U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary visits Cheyenne schools.

Published: Jan. 24, 2020 at 8:22 PM CST
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Today, the U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Mitchell (Mick) Zais, appeared at two local Cheyenne schools days before the national school choice week and catholic schools week which run from Jan. 26th to Feb. 1st

His First stop on his two school tour was at Poder Academy Secondary.

The visit by the Deputy Secretary highlighted the need for students to be able to access the educational setting that suits the students best.

During the visit, Deputy Secretary Zais commented, "I am here to advocate on behalf of a bill by the united states congress, called the education freedom scholarship and opportunity act. Which would make available $25million dollars to the state of Wyoming and any scholarship granting organization that your general assembly should establish to provide scholarships for students”.

According to Zais, the scholarships can be used for internships, transportation to schools or careers, special education programs etc.

The money will be funded on the federal level, however, the dollars will be managed at the state level and are totally voluntary.

Representative Liz Cheney has signed on as one of the sponsors for the bill. Leaving the deputy director confident families will appreciate the additional options that will be provided by this act.

The Deputy Secretary had also visited St. Mary's Catholic School earlier this afternoon.