USBA's monthly newsletter for September 2015. Headlines include: Letter from USBA's President, NSBA News, FAQ, Legislative Update, etc...
The Board Bulletin September 2015

A Letter from USBA's President,
Kristi Swett

Back to School! The summer is coming to a close and all of us have begun another school year. I hope all went well, and the challenges were minimal. Thank you for contributing to your district through your board work. Keep up the good work.

Our Delegate Assembly was a success. Thanks to all who traveled to attend and contribute to the conversation about our legislative priorities. It is vital our three associations, USSA/UASBO/USBA, are working and meeting together, focusing our conversations on the students of our state. A united voice, especially at the legislature, will provide opportunities for the Joint Legislative Committee (JLC) to be proactive during the session.

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How Do Public School Parents Rate Their Local Public School?

The 47th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of The Public Attitudes Toward The Public Schools was recently released and the results reveal that the majority of public school parents have a positive view of their child's local public school.

Click here to read the full NSBA report of the findings.

NSBA News - JoDee Sundberg

Back to School! I hope everyone has had a great start to school this new year. I know that there has been a great work going on to prepare for all the students we bring into our schools. The work of public education is the greatest work we can do outside of our own families to ensure our communities are strong and viable. Our children need all who are willing to make a difference for their opportunities to learn. Thank you for all you do.
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Recent Legislation

USBA is committed to keeping public education at the forefront of Utah's Legislature.

Click here to read an important article from Dr. Patti Harrington regarding the Utah State Board of Education.

"Education is all a matter of building bridges"

- Ralph Ellison

Safety Spotlight - A Trip and Fall Lesson

Not too long ago, I attended a dance recital at a popular venue in Utah County. As I was walking in, I noticed a raised section of sidewalk, right near the main entry. After notifying an employee, I stayed to warn patrons, while the employee went to get a member of the maintenance team. The employee returned and I went in to watch the recital. Before maintenance arrived, an elderly gentleman tripped on the raised section of sidewalk and fell onto the concrete, severely injuring his head.

Click here to read the full article.

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Board Bulletin, September 2015-

Richard Stowell - Executive Director
Brandon Hardle - Editor