2015 Legislative Session
The 2015 Legislative session will begin on Monday January 26th and end on March 12th. If you would like to see the Legislative meetings each week, you can log onto the following web page at http://le.utah.gov/~2015/schedule/schedule.htm. Each year we have questions from the public inquiring about why are schools requiring certain information or why students are required to do testing and such. The majority of the time, the answer is the Utah Legislature passed a Bill that requires districts to provide the State of Utah with that information. The best way to be proactive is to have citizens contact our local Legislators when they see Bills they are in favor of passing or when they see Bills they would like to have defeated. Public education continues to have a very large percentage of Bills filed each year. To date, there are 83 Bills filed by Utah Legislators to be considered in the 2015 Legislative session. If you would like to track the Education Bills specifically you can access them at: http://le.utah.gov/asp/billsintro/SubResults.asp?Listbox4=00790
The Education Bills that have been field range from property tax equalization amendments to high school athletics classifications. In the Senate, Senator Ralph Okerlund represents Garfield County; his contact information can be found at http://www.utahsenate.org/aspx/senmember.aspx?dist=24. In the House of Representatives, Michael Noel is our Representative and his contact information can be found at: http://le.utah.gov/house2/detail.jsp?i=NOELME. Please take time to become involved in this Legislative session by contacting our representatives and voicing your opinions.
–Superintendent Ben Dalton