Mark Gordon on Education



Enacted exemption for private schools from zoning authority

SF49: An act exempting private schools from county zoning authority.

Jackson Hole Buckrail summary:The bill would exempt private schools--specifically Jackson Hole Classical Academy (JHCA)--from county zoning authority, as public schools are currently exempted. JHCA could begin construction on a new campus in South Park.

Legislative Outcome:Passed House 33-26-1 on Feb/25/19; Passed Senate 25-3-2 on Feb/25/19; Signed by Gov. Gordon on Mar/15/19

Source: Jackson Hole Buckrail on Wyoming voting records SF14 , Mar 15, 2019

Wyoming Works: tech education to enable nimble workforce

Over the course of the last couple of years Wyoming, like a lot of states, is suffering from a lack of a skilled workforce. Education is changing. Our economy is changing. Today, more than ever we need to provide the educational opportunities to enable a nimble workforce to find a job with companies right here in Wyoming.

That is why I support a suite of proposals including Wyoming Works, which promise new ways for high school students and even adults to continue their technical education and this would also stand up career and technical education programs in our community colleges. I believe Wyoming should create a new Trust Fund under the Amendment A provision, with private industry's support and a Wyoming match, would offer scholarships for Career and Technical Education. I look forward to making Wyoming Works a reality. I applaud those bills that would help Wyoming students move more seamlessly from high school to college and from community colleges to the University of Wyoming.

Source: 2019 State of the State address to Wyoming legislature , Jan 9, 2019

Focus on efficiency studies; ensure teachers are well paid

Touching on education, Gordon said the state needs to focus more on efficiency studies. "We want to make sure we have well paid teachers - that is one of the big draws for Wyoming and one of the big enhancements of why it is such a great place to raise your family here," he said. "But when we get the block grants to the district, the district's job is to do their best to make sure they negotiate the salaries with their teachers."
Source: Rawlins Times on 2018 Wyoming gubernatorial race , Jun 9, 2018

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