House passes bill allowing State School Board to sanction districts for accepting federal funds

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  • Utefan60 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2014 8:28 p.m.

    I want to thank Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek. She seemed to be the voice of sanity against yet another perceived, but not real problem. She has my vote again as a reasonable person with an educated head on her shoulders. Thanks for being sane in the midst of the insanity of the legislature. We hardly need another level of bureaucracy.

  • concretebo Sandy, UT
    March 11, 2014 8:00 a.m.

    Typical Utah Politics,
    The Utah State Legislature, when there is a shortage of funds the first place they look to cut
    is Education. Well I would think that the State Board of Education would gladly accept any help it can get without The legislatures oversight.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 11, 2014 7:55 a.m.

    Just another effort by the Utah legislature to intrude into local school district business. If you look at this session the majority of the bills dealing in with education are an intrusion into what local school districts do. If the legislature wants to micromanage education in Utah and continue to take away local autonomy (which the do) then lets do what Hawaii has done and have a single school district. It would make their micromanagement much easier.

    The other part of this bill, is that the bills sponsor clearly does not have a clue about the amount of money coming to local districts from the federal government. There are literally thousands of different grants available. How does he expect the state office of education to track those for all 41 districts? Oh and who determines what grants are unacceptable? Funny that republicans complain about bureaucracy all the time and yet this law will require the state office to add personal to track this information, and will require districts to spend additional hours that reporting this information.

    Simply a stupid bill to chase an imagined boogy man in the closet.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 10, 2014 10:47 p.m.

    Federal intrusion? If they want to give us money, let them give us money!!

    This is insane.