Community members can shape what Wyoming students must learn to be eligible to graduate.

The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking state residents who are interested in serving on the standards review committees for health and physical education, fine and performing arts, and math extended.

The standards outline what students should know and be able to do by the time they graduate. They are written descriptions of educational objectives, not restrictions that mandate any particular teaching practice, curriculum or assessment method.

The committee that will discuss math-extended standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities will meet June 14 through 16. Fill out a call-to-participate survey at Bit.ly/2Z1MMq8 by April 21 if you’re interested.

Committees for art and physical education will meet August 15 through 17. The deadline to fill out a form at Bit.ly/2D6630y or Bit.ly/2Ge99jR expressing interest is April 28.

Filling out a survey doesn’t commit anyone to serving on a review committee. Committee members are chosen from the list of those interested, and the education department will contact them directly through the email address provided in the survey.

Even if you don’t end up serving on a committee, there are still avenues to offer feedback.

There will be meetings at educational facilities in Saratoga, Casper, Gillette and Pinedale on the evenings of April 23 and 30, May 1 and 16, respectively.

Contact Kylie Mohr at 732-7079 or schools@jhnewsandguide.com.

Kylie Mohr covers the education and health beats. Mohr grew up in Washington and came to Wyoming via Georgetown. She loves seeing the starry night sky again.

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