Riverton-area Officials Back Slowing School Reform

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Riverton-area school officials are backing a proposal to delay school reforms around the state. The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees is asking the state Legislature to slow down the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act. The district has about 2,500 students in and around Riverton. The law was passed last year. Its goals include making sure all students leave high school ready to enter college or careers, increasing the rate of student growth and improving teacher and principal quality. Consultants have criticized the way state public schools Superintendent Cindy Hill has been handling the law. Last week, a legislative committee backed a bill that would delay implementation of some components by up to several years. It will go before the full Legislature.