WY Dept. of Education to Host Listening Sessions

The Wyoming Department of Education has scheduled listening sessions around the state over the next two weeks to gather feedback on how career technical education (CTE) grant funding will be administered over the next five years. The majority of funding for CTE comes from the Perkins Act.

“First, I want to thank Senator Mike Enzi for leading the way in getting this important legislation reauthorized last year,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. “Perkins funds will provide over $5 million to Wyoming during the 2019-20 school year for career and technical education for our youth, and for adults who go back to school to explore new career opportunities.”

There will be three listening sessions hosted at each location in order to accommodate a wide variety of participants at each meeting location:

  • Thursday, April 11 – Eastern Wyoming Community College, Torrington
  • Friday, April 12 – Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne
  • Monday, April 15 – Casper College, Casper
  • Tuesday, April 16 – Gillette College, Tech Center Flex Space, Gillette
  • Wednesday, April 17 – Sheridan School District #2, Boardroom, 201 N. Connor St., Sheridan
  • Thursday, April 18 – Northwest Community College, Powell
  • Tuesday, April 23 – Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Central Wyoming Community College, Riverton
  • Monday, April 29 – Virtual Meeting via ZOOM  or via phone at (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 493 757 259.

The two-hour sessions will begin at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5:30 p.m., respectively. Anyone is welcome to attend and share their thoughts, including local educators, parents, students, and community members.