Treasurer Damschen, State Superintendent Dickson Announce Largest Permanent State School Fund Distribution in Utah History

SALT LAKE CITY – At an event at Nibley Park School, Utah State Treasurer David Damschen, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson, and School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) Director David Ure today announced the largest distribution from the Permanent State School Fund in Utah history. The year’s disbursement to schools increased to a record $64.25 million – a 30 percent increase over the previous year’s distribution of $49.3 million. The spike in distributions is due to continued growth and investment of the $2.3 billion Permanent State School Fund and Utah voter passage of Constitutional Amendment B in November 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 19, 2017

Salt Lake District is offering teachers a 9 percent pay raise. Remember to pay your web domain name fee on time. Dual immersion students now starting to reach high school. KSL looks at who owns Utah, including the land managed by the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issue a new report on CTE. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 21

In today’s ENR: Senate President Niederhauser previews the upcoming legislative session with a big nod toward the Essential Elements education technology plan. Herald Journal looks at teacher retention up north. Superintendent Smith and School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration Director Carter discuss Sen. Hatch’s test and training range bill. How quickly are states moving to take advantage of new flexibility in the ESSA? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 21. . . . → Read More

Book Cliffs Development a Win for Schools

Map of School Trust Lands in Utah

On August 20, 2013, the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) Board of Trustees voted to approve a proposal from Anadarko E & P Onshore LLC to conduct exploratory drilling over a five-year period on SITLA’s Book Cliffs Block. . . . → Read More

Honoring a Lifetime of Service

Margaret Bird

Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell, members of the Utah State Board of Education, and members of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration Board of Trustees will honor Margaret Bird, the long-time beneficiary voice on school trust issues, in a ceremony at the Utah State Capitol on June 20. . . . → Read More