“The Utah State Board of Education appreciates Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s continued attention to public education and the encouraging fiscal proposals in his 2015-16 education budget recommendations. We share his belief that a strong educational system that is robustly funded is the foundation to economic growth and success in Utah.
The Board of Education is very pleased that the Governor recommends such a large investment in Utah’s public education and its children. Like the Governor, the Board of Education believes the best educational policy in Utah is made in Utah by Utahns. We also anticipate continuing discussions regarding prioritizing best policies and best actions for students and creating and utilizing the right incentives and accountability systems to improve student achievement, increased educational quality, graduation rates, and capital and technology needs.
We look forward to partnering with the Legislature and Governor in finding the best fiscal solutions for Utah students.”