Superintendent Sues Over Public Records

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill (Courtesy Photo)

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill has asked the court to assist her in her effort to collect public records. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

A media release issued by Hill Tuesday, states that over four months ago, she requested certain documents from Governor Matt Mead's office and the Wyoming Department of Education, and that she has received only a small fraction of the documents requested.

Hill stated in the release that she's requesting the documents to provide the people of Wyoming an accurate picture of what their government is doing. She added that the documents would shed light on the driving force behind Senate File 104 and the political attacks that she's endured as a result of the legislation that essentially stripped her of her duties as superintendent.

Along with the media release, Hill sent a letter to House Speaker Tom Lubnau that outlined her concerns over the secretive nature of the work that is being conducted by the committees that are investigating her. In particular, Hill pointed out the three-hour executive session that the full committee held Monday in Cheyenne. The superintendent also pointed out that four separate times she's requested in writing, the documents that support Lubnau's allegations against her, and that she has not received one single document to date.

Hill ended her correspondence to the house speaker by saying that the letter should be viewed as a formal request for documents under the Wyoming Public Records Act.

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