Sage Valley Junior High Student Council and Hope Squad students welcomed Jillian Balow, Wyoming’s superintendent of public instruction, back to the same halls she’d walked as a youth.

Balow was at the school as part of a sort of listening tour. She told students about the federal money that had come to the state as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

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Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow visited area schools, including Sage Valley Junior High School, on Tuesday to get feedback on how the American Recovery Plan COVID-19 relief can best serve students in Wyoming.

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David Dominguez, 13, talks with Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow about how COVID-19 and at-home learning impacted he and his fellow student body Tuesday at Sage Valley Junior High School.

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Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow chats with Sage Valley Junior High School head principal Adam Miller as they walk through the hallways during a visit Tuesday. Balow visited area schools in Gillette to garner feedback on how the American Recovery Plan COVID-19 relief can best serve students in Wyoming.

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