EDUCATION + SCHOOLS
Utah State Board of Education votes to oppose school choice bill
Jan 23, 2023, 9:07 AM | Updated: Feb 23, 2023, 1:07 pm
(Adam Small, KSL NewsRadio)
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Board of Education voted on Monday to oppose the school choice bill making its way through the Utah Legislature this session.
The Board voted on H.B. 215, which would create a school choice scholarship — or voucher program — as well increasing teacher salaries.
The Board initially voted not to remain neutral on the bill. Soon after, it voted 10 to 5 to outright oppose the bill as it is currently written.
The vote was called for on Sunday, two days after the bill passed through the Utah House.
The bill will now go before the Utah Senate Education Committee at 2 p.m. on Monday.
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