Recent legislation required that school districts offer child sexual abuse prevention and awareness training to school personnel and also parents or guardians of elementary school students. With help from the Utah State Board of Education we now have those resources available from Prevent Child Abuse Utah. You can access this valuable training at https://pcau.enspark.com The site will ask for you to register and identify if you are a parent or school personnel. When you complete the course you will get a certificate of completion. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This training is a great way to join the community in working to learn about abuse and effective ways to prevent it in our area. For district staff who complete the training, please make sure you email the certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year-end testing begins in a few weeks. I would like to take a moment to discuss why we need several of you to reconsider and not opt your children out of testing for the sake of your student and everyone else’s. Utah has participated in year-end testing for generations. I remember as a child doing the same type testing, always wondering why the results were never available for 6 months. Times have changed and test results are immediately available, so instant feedback is given to both the student and the teacher. Over the past several years, I am sure you have all heard the hype of subversive content in the exams that secretly alter your child’s thoughts. The truth is, the exams test our students on the values taught from the “core.” In this case it is the Common Core and when I was a student, it was the Utah…
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