To: David Lifferth,
Subject: State School Board
Date: Mon Mar 02 02:51:14 MST 2015
I understand that a variety of bills are currently being discussed that would change the way members of the State School Board are chosen. Currently, the process is non-partisan and involves an approach that has functioned effectively for some time. I would be reluctant to change to any procedure that adds a partisan component to this process. The key qualification for any school board should be a familiarly with the educational environment and a willingness to work, in a collaborative way, with educators, parents, students, and related government entities. The goal is to maximize the value of Utah’s educational resources to the students and communities where they are deployed. A non-partisan approach is more likely to encourage this commitment to collaboration than is a partisan process.
S Jan Haug