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A proposal to keep state school board elections nonpartisan is currently stuck in the House Rules Committee and likely to stay there, House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, said Monday. Without legislative action, elections for state school board are scheduled to become partisan in 2018, the result of what Hughes called a âhard-earnedâ compromise approved last year. But after years of debate on the issue, Hughes said the state needs to see its existing law put into effect before looking to make ...
Utah lawmakers are looking to increase per-student education spending by roughly $90 million this year, a 3 percent increase, and end the practice of charging fees for educator licenses. Those budget details were teased out Monday by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, co-chairman of the Public Education Appropriates Subcommittee. The subcommittee is expected to finalize its budget recommendations Monday afternoon, but McCay said lawmakers are committed to prioritizing the weighted pupil unit, or WPU,... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
A day after students dressed up for âThug Thursdayâ at a Utah high school, the principal has apologized to parents and students for the âvery inappropriateâ Spirit Week celebration. This week at Olympus High School, students have been encouraged to dress according to themes, such as â âMerica Monday,â âTropical Tuesdayâ and âWorkout Wednesday.â But Thursdayâs event, where students were encouraged to dress like âthugs,â was met with controversy. In a written apology addressed to the Olympus High ...
A debate over the proper start time for Utahâs high schools is headed to the House floor. Members of the House Education Committee voted 8-2 on Thursday in favor of a resolution that encourages high schools to postpone their morning bells until 8:30 am or later. The resolutionâs sponsor, Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, said there is a growing body of research suggesting that teenagers are naturally impeded from waking at early hours. That can lead to inattention in class, she said, and c...
Generally when a public entity opens a current year’s budget for revisions, they are simple housekeeping items. But during a
Police have arrested a knife-wielding felon who was released from the Utah State Prison last week. According to a news
Workers are framed beneath the articulated arm of the big crane pouring concrete at the construction site of Castleview Hospital’s
The Sun Advocate’s Darla Lee, right, helps unload donations at the Carbon County Food Bank. Readers contributed more than 600
A woman and her dog suffered superficial burns as a result of a motor home fire at 280 North 600
The internationally acclaimed Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance Company performed in concert at Carbon High School Friday to a capacity
Depending on how Utahns look at the Our Schools Now ballot initiative, their income taxes would go up by seven-eighths of 1 percent, or by 17.5 percent. Both figures are accurate, as Our Schools Now would lift the income tax rate from 5 percent to 5.875 percent â a bump of less than 1 percent. But the practical impact of that change is a 17.5 percent increase in the dollars an income earner owes the state each year. âSeven-eighths of 1 percent, from a marketing perspective, sounds really, reall... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Concern over parking space Carbon County Commissioners have put off a decision about vacating roads in the Campsite Subdivision at
Despite several setbacks during the past year, Price Mayor Joe Piccolo declared that the city is in good shape and
Helper City gained a new building last week courtesy of Wells Fargo Bank. The bank closed its Helper branch office
Youngsters at the Helper Library look though a whole stack of new books on display. The acquisition was made possible
It is reported every year that the Monday after Superbowl Sunday is a day when most Americans take more sick
2017 is a new year so we will start with some new questions from readers. Q1- Lisa from Price asks,
Utah schools will continue to teach an abstinence-based sexual education curriculum after a bill to allow comprehensive instruction was defeated in committee. Despite several Republican lawmakers saying sex education in Utah needs improvement, the House Education Committee voted 12-2 along party lines to reject HB215, sponsored by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City. âIâm not ready to go here yet,â said Rep. Eric Hutchings, R-Kearns. âBut Iâm not ready to stop yet because things are broken.â The c...
A proposal to set aside funding for Utahâs poorest school districts earned early Senate approval on Monday. By a preliminary 20-8 vote, Senators advanced SB80, which would capture one-third of annual education spending increases in order to incrementally raise the funding floor for public schools. Bill sponsor Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, R-South Jordan, said the bill is necessary to address the disparity in local property tax revenue, which is used by districts to supplement state dollars. School ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
A Utah senator apologized to the University of Utah and its athletic director, Chris Hill, on Monday, while urging his legislative colleagues to do the same. Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, made his comments in response to a legislative audit of the University of Utah athletic department, which found relatively minor financial and inventory infractions amid generally positive budgetary practices. Legislative auditors had conducted their investigation professionally, Dabakis said, but their... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>