HB 250 Local School Board Amendments — Draxler, J. (Support)

“As an individual board member, you have no authority,  we are a body corporate, you are only a board member when the board is in session” The Utah School Board Association (USBA) has indoctrinated new school board members into believing that they do not have authority outside of a convened school board meeting. See blog link to new board member orientation process: What Really Happen at the December 1, 2012 -USBA Orientation In the picture … Continue reading

School Grading Working Group Update (01/16/14)

The manner and results of our new school grading system does not match the legislative intent. This is one of the things I learned this past Thursday, while participating in the school grading working group chaired by Senator Stuart Adams (Senate sponsor of SB 271 School Grading Amendments [2013]). I was particularly intrigued with the presentation by Frank Anderson of Timpanogos Academy. Mr. Anderson demonstrated that the current manner in which school grades are calculated, … Continue reading