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Construction ban lifted for Draper charter school

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American Preparatory Academy in Draper was given the green light Tuesday to resume construction of its new high school campus. The Utah Board of Education issued a stop-work order last week until the state fire marshal could approve an emergency access route the charter school created by purchasing a nearby residential property and converting its driveway into a construction entrance. Without that driveway, American Preparatory Academy’s property is landlocked, forcing it to rely on an easemen... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>

Utah LGBT-rights group plans to negotiate school lawsuit

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SALT LAKE CITY • An LGBT-rights group says it plans to start negotiating with Utah officials about a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on the “advocacy of homosexuality” in schools. State lawmakers recently approved a measure that gets rid of this ban. It is expected to go into effect in May. Equality Utah’s Troy Williams said on Monday that they plan to talk with the attorney general’s office and the state’s board of education to make sure all of Utah’s school districts will implement the pol...

Regents hike tuition at Utah's colleges and universities

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Utah’s Board of Regents voted unanimously on Friday to raise tuition by an average of 3.4 percent. The change will cost college and university students in the state an extra $80 to $290 next year, depending on their school. “All of us are concerned that tuition remain as low as possible,” Regents vice-chair France Davis said. “But it is out of necessity that we find ourselves having to deal with recommendations for increases.” Each of the eight campuses in the Utah System of Higher Education w...

American Preparatory Academy ordered to halt construction of Draper high school campus

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A Draper charter school’s attempt to open a new high school this fall was hit with a one-two punch this week. Third District Judge Su Chon ruled Tuesday that American Preparatory Academy’s property falls short of a nearby roadway. On Thursday, the school was ordered to halt construction on its new high school campus until the state fire marshal can sign off on an emergency access route that reaches the site through a nearby residential neighborhood. “They were sent a stop-work order this morni...

Herbert completes 2017 bill signings during visit to Riverton middle school

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Riverton • Before adding his signature to the final bills of the 2017 legislative session on Wednesday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert donned a pair of rainbow-colored safety goggles and took a robot for a spin. Touring Oquirrh Hills Middle School, Herbert visited members of the school’s Velocity Raptors robotics team, who handed the controls to their competition machine over to the governor for an attempt at scooping up a blue exercise ball. Herbert was able to line the robot up with its target. But a...

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