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
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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.
Open enrollment allows Utah students to attend any public school in the state so long as it has capacity (based on the school district's average class size). Local school boards are required to post information on their district's website showing each school's open enrollment capacity.
School districts may charge a one-time $5 processing fee paid at the time of application.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
All public school students in Utah may transfer to a non-residential public school, without discrimination, as long as the school has capacity. During the Early Enrollment period, which ends on the 3rd Friday in February for the upcoming school year, capacity is based on the school's physical capacity and the average class size in the school district. During the Late Enrollment period, which begins after the 3rd Friday in February, capacity is based on the number of teachers in the school and the average class in the school district.
HOW TO ENROLL
Local school districts are required by law to post information about capacity at all of heir schools and on the school district's website. Once a school has been located with space for your student, submit an application. You will be notified within 6 weeks for an application submitted during the open enrollment period, and within 2 weeks during the late enrollment period if your application has been accepted.
Utah's open enrollment program was broadened in 2008 through passage of House Bill 349
Representative Julie Fisher
Senator Dan Eastman (no longer a Senator)
HB 349 Status
HB 349 Text
HB 349 Summary