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Cheyenne legislator hopes to better support military-connected students

CHEYENNE — Rep. Landon Brown has filed a bill for the Wyoming Legislature’s upcoming general session that would set the foundation for the Purple Star School program in the state’s K-12 schools.

The Cheyenne Republican lawmaker wants to streamline assistance for military-connected students and to ensure their transitions from one school to another are well-supported.

He said he was approached two years ago by the U.S. Department of Defense to introduce the bill and has been working since then to implement the program with the Wyoming Department of Education.

There are an estimated 1.2 million...