The Provo School Board has adopted a resolution opposing tax-funded vouchers for private and parochial schools.
The resolution approved Tuesday says vouchers would drain resources intended for public schools. The resolution also opposes tuition tax breaks.Board member Scott Cameron said the argument in favor of vouchers is that taxpayers pay for education twice when they send their children to private schools.
"We need to support public education," said board member Ken-neth Matheson.
The National School Board Association asked for the resolution as part of its lobbying effort to oppose a national voucher effort, said board president Mossi White.
Resident Michael Wilcox expressed concern over the resolution.
"Why do you need to take a stand?" he asked. "It seems fear-based."
The issue of school vouchers has twice come before the Utah Legislature in recent years.
The measure, sponsored by Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, was unsuccessful.