Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Some Wyoming residents have begun an effort to repeal a new state law that removes many duties from the state superintendent of public instruction.

Organizers of the statewide petition drive want to get enough signatures to put Senate File 104 n known as the “Hill bill” n on the general election ballot in November 2014.

Gov. Matt Mead signed the bill into law. The measure replaces current State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill with a director appointed by the governor. Jim Rose has been appointed as interim director, and a permanent director must be appointed by Dec. 1 from three names submitted to the governor by the State Board of Education.