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Instead of starting the day at the office, like usual, Granite's elected officials went back to school today.
Mayors, city council members, legislators and other leaders of the district toured two elementary schools, two junior highs, a high school and a technical institute. Benjamin Horsley, with the Granite School District, says, "There's so many diverse opinions about what needs to happen in public education, I think this gives our leaders and officials a chance to see what really goes on in the classroom so they can have the best information possible."
The visitors got to spend time in classrooms and learned about new programs like the dual-immersion program and science program. They also got to see how the different schools deal with at-risk students and their families.
Granite School District officials feel if the community leaders and lawmakers see for themselves how the schools function, they'll be better at representing the students and the public education system.