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February Member Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended our meeting yesterday – it was a packed house!  Special thanks to Kristin Elinkowski, from the State Charter School Board and Tami Pyfer, the Governor’s Education Advisor for speaking with us. BIG thank you to our meeting sponsor Simpleycoding.com for lunch and sharing information about their student coding programs and to […]

Joint Education Conference

The Joint Education Conference was held yesterday at Utah Valley University where legislators and educators came together to discuss topics such as mastery-based learning, education and workforce alignment,teacher recruitment and retention, and student mental health issues.  The report entitled No Time to Lose, How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State, a two […]

May Member Meeting

Thanks for attending out meeting today!  We continue to work diligently on conference, health insurance pool and with the SBE and SCSB members on their upcoming meetings.  We are excited to announce the upcoming debates for those running for the State Board of Education open seats.  Please find the agenda, recording and handouts from the […]

March Member Meeting

Thanks everyone for attending our meeting today!  We know there is much to go over still in terms of the recent legislative session, specifically SB38.  We plan to continue our discussion on SB38 as well as the other pieces of legislation that will have an impact on your school in the Fall and moving forward. […]

February Member Meeting

Thanks for all those who attended our meeting last month!  We had great attendance both in person and on-line. Please reach out to Tina@utahcharters if you’d like the contact information for HallrApp! February’s Meeting Agenda February’s Meeting Recording

SB 38 Goes to the Governor

After months of hard work and negotiation, SB 38 – Charter Funding Amendments has passed both the House and Senate and is now headed to the Governor! We want to thank you for the support you’ve shown by reaching out to lawmakers, contacting key committee members, and continuing to back UAPCS. The success of this […]

Legislative Update | Week 6

Today marks the end of week six of the 2016 Legislative Session. With only four working days left, both the House and Senate are moving quickly to pass legislation and complete the state budget. Earlier this week UAPCS, along with district stakeholders and House and Senate leadership, introduced fourth substitute SB 38 and HB 193. […]

Legislative Update | Week 5

As week five comes to a close, SB 38 continues to progress through the legislative process. Right now UAPCS, House Leadership, key committee members, and others are working closely to craft to a policy that will garner enough support to pass the House and be signed by theGovernor. We anticipate that a new version of […]

Legislative Update | Week 4

The fourth week of the Legislative Session has come to a close, and we have officially reached the halfway point. S.B. 38 continues garner support and momentum, and much of that support is a direct result of our coordinated messaging. For years, the conversation and terminology surrounding charter schools has been fraught with misunderstanding. Many […]

Legislative Update | Week 3

Week 3 of the 2016 Legislature is drawing to a close, and there’s significant momentum in support of charter schools’ legislative priorities. Yesterday the Public Education Appropriations Committee approved their recommended funding priorities (http://le.utah.gov/interim/2016/pdf/00001489.pdf) , and charter schools fared well. Overall the Committee recommended increasing public education funding by 4.9%. Looking at state funds only, […]