Proposed Revisions Will Clarify Requirements Addressing Student Placement Due To Medical Necessity

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education is looking for public comment on proposed revisions to the Chapter 14 Rules: Education Program Approval of Public and Private Institutions Receiving State Funds for the Education Costs of Students.

The revisions are a result of the passage of Wyoming Statute 21-13-336 in 2016 (SEA 0034).

The current rules (from 2006) detail the requirements for institutional schools in cases where Wyoming students are placed by court order. However, there are no requirements addressing placement due to medical necessity.

The revised rules will define the expectations that institutions and facilities must meet in order to receive payment from the WDE for the educational costs of students placed by court order, or placed for medical necessity as verified by the Wyoming Department of Health. The proposed revisions are a combination of rules and regulations for both W.S. 21-13-315 and W.S. 21-13-336.

Public comment on the proposed rules is open, both online and by mail from through April 30. Comments can be submitted online or mailed to:

Wyoming Department of Education
Attn: Jo Ann Numoto
122 West 25th Street, Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002

All public comments will be recorded verbatim, including the submitter’s name and the city of residence, on the Secretary of State website as part of the rules promulgation process. When commenting, please specify which rule change the comment is concerning.