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

School Community Council Trainings

The Utah State Office of Education School Children’s Trust Section and school districts are offering several school community council training meetings this fall. See the schedule below for dates and places. All meetings will go from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Topics of discussion will include: . . . → Read More

School Community Councils Touch the Future

The new training video, School Community Councils Touch the Future, covers the principles of the School LAND Trust Program with a focus on student academic performance, local control, working as a team, and making a lasting difference for students using their trust dividend. You will touch their future with your choices. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education meets this week

The Utah State Board of Education meets on Thursday and Friday with a loaded post-legislative session agenda. There are three areas in particular the State Board wishes to highlight: new rules, a legislative overview and a resolution honoring a community partner. . . . → Read More