Kristen Evans, who is chairwoman of Woodstock Elementary School’s community council, said she is committed to her neighborhood school because it serves all students, and she believes her children benefit from a public school population that is economically and ethnically diverse.
Salt Lake teachers “overwhelmingly” voted to approve a new working agreement with the Salt Lake City Board of Education that includes a 4.1% across-the-board teacher salary increase and maintains a salary steps and lanes system that compensates teachers for education attainment and years of service.
A former state senator who two decades ago carried legislation establishing charter schools in Utah shed light on the recent closure of American International School of Utah, a public charter school in Murray.
Utah spends less – and in most cases far less – per student than surrounding states and its peer states, yet performs “respectably overall in terms of outcomes,” according to a new Utah Foundation report.
A record $82.6 million in school trust funds will be distributed to Utah schools this academic year and state education officials are urging parents to join their school community councils to determine how to best spend the funds allotted to their neighborhood schools.