Provisional teacher bill heads to governor, other ed bills pass and some fail

A bill reinforcing that provisional teachers are at-will employees and districts don’t need to provide cause for their termination is on its way to the governor after the Utah Legislature passed it this morning. Also read about the other bills that have passed and those that haven’t since our last legislative update. . . . → Read More

Utah Senate gives preliminary approval to resolution changing public education governance

Stack of Bills

The Senate gives preliminary approval to a resolution changing the governance of the state’s public education system. Also, read a recap of what happened on Friday at the Utah Legislature, including news about a teacher tenure bill the State Board of Education sees as unnecessary. . . . → Read More

Education bills and budget discussions progress

Stack of Bills

As I write this post, the Senate Education Committee is tackling a full agenda. The committee convened at 7:30 a.m. today to get through four bills. This morning full of education bill debates follows a late evening yesterday at the Utah Capitol when appropriations subcommittee members delivered their budget recommendations to the Executive Appropriations Committee. . . . → Read More

School bus advertising proposal heads to Senate

The biggest news from yesterday was the passage of West Valley City Republican Jim Bird’s H.B. 199 Advertisements on School Buses on the House floor after the body previously shot down the proposal. . . . → Read More

“Lacrosse” bill passes Utah Legislature, other ed bills on the move

Stack of Bills

Yesterday at the Capitol was a relatively quiet day in what’s been a rather heated legislative session for education issues. That said, several of the bills we’ve been watching did advance, including a bill allowing clubs like lacrosse teams to use public school facilities. . . . → Read More