Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says it's not true that he is using delaying tactics to stall the return of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill to leadership of the Wyoming Department of Education.

Mead notes Hill rejected an offer to return while the courts decide on five issues the state is still contesting in regard to management of the department. Hill argues that the Wyoming Supreme Court's decision striking down Senate File 104 means the entire act is unconstitutional, including the five items in question. The legislation, which was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Mead, removed Hill as leader of the department.

The Attorney General's office has conceded Hill's right to lead the department but says the five other issues, which deal with such things as reports to the legislature, are still in question.