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State School Board’s funding priorities: growth, 6% bump in per-pupil funding and optional extended-day kindergarten

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:03am

According to the latest enrollment figures, some 666,858 students were enrolled in Utah schools this fall, up from 658,952 a year ago, or a 1.19% increase. Some $55.6 million in new funding is needed to fund growth for the next school year, according to board documents.

South Salt Lake elementary school named for former Utah Gov. Olene Walker

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 5th - 5:52pm

Granite School District’s new elementary school in South Salt Lake will be named for former Utah Gov. Olene Walker.

Utah Supreme Court punts on BYU records fight

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Dec 5th - 4:07pm

Court says a decision would not be useful because a new law has reshaped the legal battle waged by journalists.

Tooele County launches campaign aimed at decreasing underage drinking

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 5th - 2:17pm

All of Tooele County's school buses will feature new signs with slogans designed to remind parents about the risks involved with binge drinking.

Students sent home after Hillcrest High School in Midvale evacuated due to gas leak

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Dec 4th - 8:37am

Hillcrest High School students were sent home after the school was evacuated due to a gas leak on Wednesday morning, authorities say.

Granite board votes unanimously to close 2 elementary schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 4th - 7:44am

The Granite School District Board of Education voted unanimously to close Westbrook Elementary School and Carl Sandburg Elementary School.

Interim principal named at West High School

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 8:51pm

A district-level administrator and veteran school principal has been named interim principal of West High School. Principal Ford White has been paid administrative leave since mid-November.

Rumor of Tooele High shooting threat unfounded, police say

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Dec 1st - 9:07pm

Extra police officers will be patrolling Tooele High School and Blue Peak High School on Monday after rumors of a possible shooting spread over social media.

Salt Lake City School District superintendent among finalists for Arizona position

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Nov 29th - 1:17pm

Salt Lake City School District Superintendent Alexa Cunningham is on a list of finalists for the Peoria Unified School District in Arizona, where she taught and served as a principal 17 years of her career.

Schools teach refugee, migrant kids skills to succeed in US

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 28th - 9:59am

International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School in Phoenix. It's among a handful of U.S. public schools dedicated to helping some of the thousands of children who arrive in the country each year.

Gratitude for the harvest: Agriculture is ‘big business in Utah,’ Gov. Herbert tells students

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 27th - 10:32pm

While Utah farmers and ranchers fill people’s plates and bellies, their work is also a key economic driver, Gov. Gary Herbert says.

'White supremacist' propaganda found on BYU campus

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Nov 27th - 12:29pm

Stickers and posters promoting a white supremacist group were found on Brigham Young University's campus Wednesday, according to a series of tweets from the university.

At University of Utah engineering day, high schoolers get glimpse of different fields

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Nov 23rd - 8:22pm

Nearly 500 teens got a glimpse into the life of an engineering major at the University of Utah on Saturday.

Salt Lake debate coach charged with 8 felonies in sex with student case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 21st - 9:31pm

A volunteer assistant debate coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a student was charged with numerous felonies on Thursday.

Boy made false school threat, prompting hundreds of absences, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 21st - 6:26pm

A 15-year-old boy is under investigation for spreading false rumors about a possible school shooting, prompting an increased police presence and an even larger number of students staying home from school, according to police.

‘I did not kidnap a child,' says Utah teacher facing criminal charge

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:11pm

A sixth grade teacher charged with child kidnapping after allegedly taking an unauthorized walk with a student off of school property calls the incident a huge misunderstanding.

SLC school board member defends West High principal

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 21st - 7:06am

A Salt Lake City school board member came to the defense of West High School Principal Ford White, nearly a week after a teacher reported in an email that the principal drove intoxicated students home instead of calling the police.

Proposed law allows Utah schools to take, destroy students’ vaping devices

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:01pm

Sen. Mitt Romney questions nominated FDA commissioner, who fails to commit to flavor ban.

Volunteer debate coach accused of sexual activity with student

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 20th - 7:31pm

Henry Steven Olson, 23, of Taylorsville, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Tuesday for investigation of four counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.