Utah Capitol Hill: Jackson Elementary

  Spending the lunch hour to the wonderful sounds of Jackson Elementary School violinists in the capitol rotunda. USING THE POWER OF MUSIC! Jackson Elementary provides music instruction in grades K-6. Instrumental music is a part of students’ educational experience. Students in grades K-2 begin their musical journey by playing rhythm and tone instruments. Jackson students are first introduced to violin instruction in the third grade and continue to refine their skill in grades 4-6. Jackson’s music program … Continue reading

SB 184: Youth Suicide Prevention Bill -Received a Favorable Recommendation

Thank you Senator Robles, for your advocacy in helping our children. SB 184 Passed out of the senate education committee today with a favorable recommendation. Senator Robles sponsored Senate Bill 184,  Youth Suicide Prevention. Which requires a school to notify a parent if the student threatens to commit suicide or is the victim of bullying. You can read the entire bill here: SB 184 Audio:  Senator Robles Senate Committee Testimony … Continue reading

POINT OF ODER: School Board Meeting

In the January 08, 2013 I raised a point of order because the agenda stated that the newly elected Board members represented PRECINCTS. The text of the entire letter is at the bottom of this post. Here is the agenda:   Here is the first page of the letter: Point of Order Letter 01/08/2013 In the January 22, 2013 meeting the board President handed out this bullet point memo, the notes in the margin are mine: Board President’s Response to my … Continue reading

Utah Law: Evolution of a Precinct into a District

At the Turn of the Century Local City School Board Members represented local area referred to as Municipal Wards:Utah Code 1953 In 1953 The area was referred to as a Precinct if you represented a county school board: 1953 County School Board In 1953 The definition for a Precinct and District are the reverse of how we define them in 2013: 1953 Definition of Precinct & District In 1994 HB 84 Changed the word Precinct to District: HB 84 (1994) In 2013 The definition for a Precinct is: Utah Code 20A-5-303 Current … Continue reading