April 21, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Members of the public are invited to take a short survey conducted by the Utah State Board of Education in regard to course credit requirements for grades 7 through 12.
The survey can be accessed at www.surveymonkey.com/r/UtahCourseCreditRequirements. It closes Friday, April 28, 2017.
A task force recently formed by the State Board of Education is beginning to examine course credit requirements for grades 7-12. As a first step, the task force would like to gather input on this topic from a variety of stakeholders.
“We are ultimately looking for new ways to promote each student’s academic success,” said Laura Belnap, chair of the Graduation Credit Task Force. “We are looking for ways to build upon Utah’s public education system and provide an opportunity for each student to thrive. Doing what is in the best interest of students can only be accomplished through community engagement.”
Parents, educators, and any interested residents are invited to take the survey. Some questions include open-response boxes in which additional comments can be made.
The task force, comprised of members of the State Board and staffed by education and policy experts employed by the Board, will continue meeting throughout the spring and summer. Several small meetings with stakeholders are planned to gather more specific feedback on the issue. Input from the survey and stakeholder meetings will inform any recommendations made by the task force to the full State Board.
Contact: Emilie Wheeler, public information officer
801-707-8421 · email@example.com