Jun. 17, 9:00 AM
The Education Interim Committee of the State Legislature holds a public meeting.
Feb. 23 - Mar. 22
Comcast Newsmakers interviews Robyn Bagley about www.Utah-EducationFacts.com
watch the video>>
The 2009 Legislative Session concluded on Thursday, March 12th at midnight
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark report, A Nation at Risk.
In the 2007-08 school year, Utah spent $8,224 per public school student.
Charter schools are independent public schools run by parents or non-profits.
The average class size in Utah is 22.2
High school students can graduate with an associate's degree and a scholarship worth 75% of college tuition.
Jan. 26th - Mar. 12th
The 2009 Legislative Session officially ended Thursday, March 12th at midnight. We hope this page was a resource for you during the Session.
Look Up Education Bills
Each bill has a homepage where you can read the bill's text and check its status in the legislative process.
Most bills must pass a committee vote before being voted on by the rest of the legislature.
Each committee's homepage includes meeting schedules, agendas, video feeds, and materials presented in committee meetings.
Get Email Notifications
You can have meeting agendas and minutes emailed to you as soon as they're available.
Thu, Mar 12
- Session Ended at Midnight
LAST WEEK OF THE SESSION
Fri, Mar 13
- House passes education budget with amendments>>
- Special-needs scholarship sails through Senate>>
- House squashes PTA bill>>
- Budget capsule: Public education>>
- Session is a roller-coaster for public-education issues>>
- 'Smooth' session ends>>
- Senate takes cap off charter school growth>>
- Lawmakers pass $2.4 billion education budget>>
- Lawmakers pass performance pay bill>>
- Lawmakers use scalpel, not ax, on education budget>>
- House kills school-access bill>>
Wed, Mar 11
- Hard choices await education: Charter schools facing new limits>>
- Parents clash over school access bill>>
- Home school win>>
- Senate approves charter board bill>>
- Utah House passes $2.4B budget, but freezes charter schools>>
Utah State Legislature Website>> This is the homepage of the Utah State Legislature.
Citizen's Guide to the Legislature
This is an online resource that explains and links you to everything you'll need to get involved in the legislative process.
Visit the Capitol
The Utah State Capitol is open to visitors every day during the Legislative Session. Visit the Capitol to attend committee meetings, listen to floor debates, or meet your legislator in person.
Attend a Committee Meeting
Committee meetings are open to the public and provide a forum for citizens to express their views about proposed legislation.
You can attend a committee meeting in person or watch it online. Those in attendance are often given time to voice their opinion about a bill to legislators.
Contact Your Legislator
Contact your legislators about issues that are important to you. The most effective forms of contact are in person or on the phone. Letters are more effective than emails. If you email your legislator, please be sure to indicate in the subject line that you are his or her constituent. You'll be much more likely to get a response.