From: Kristi Orn
To: Jack Draxler, Curt Webb, Brad Dee, Roger Barrus, Susan Duckworth, Jennifer M. Seelig, Janice Fisher, Johnny Anderson, Jim Dunnigan, Jim Bird, Marie Poulson, Greg Hughes, John G. Mathis, peterson, Francis Gibson, Brad Last, John Westwood, Don Ipson, Angela Romero, Becky Edwards, Brian Greene, Rebecca Lockhart, Brad Wilson, Brian King, Craig Hall, Curtis Oda, Carol Moss, Dana Layton, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, Doug Sagers, Dixon Pitcher, Dean Sanpei, Earl Tanner, Eric Hutchings, Edward Redd, Gage Froerer, Jacob Anderegg, Joel Briscoe, Jon Cox, Jeremy Peterson, Jerry Anderson, Jim Nielson, John Knotwell, Jon Stanard, Kay Mciff, Kay Christofferson, Keith Grover, Ken Ivory, Kraig Powell, Keven John Stratton, larrywiley, LaVar Christensen, Lee Perry, Lynn Hemingway, Mark A. Wheatley, Melvin Brown, Mike Kennedy, Michael Noel, Michael Mckell, Merrill Nelson, Marc Roberts, Patrice Arent, Paul Ray, Rebecca Houck, Richard Cunningham, Richard Greenwood, rhouck, Ronda Menlove, Robert Spendlove, Ryan Wilcox, Stewart Barlow, Steve Eliason, Steve Handy, Tim Cosgrove,
Subject: HB 228
Date: Fri Mar 07 01:36:23 MST 2014

To whom it may concern.


I was informed today about HB 228. I am asking you to vote YES on this bill. In the few short years since my kids have stared school I have watched as our local and state school board have made decisions reagarding my childs education that I feel are more about the money than getting the best education for our future leaders. Example: Common Core, they sold our kids to the federal government for a few extra dollars for what a crappy education and tracking our children. Sorry but that is not ok with me. I am asking you to consider voting YES on this bill so we can vote for our school board members. Also with that being said I would ask that if you have any influence what so ever please see what can be done to overturn Common Core. GO out talk to Parents and teachers alike. I have yet to find one in favor of it. (that actually knows what it is) This was something that was voted on and approved under the radar of parents actually knowing what is going on.


Thank you for your time


A very concerned Parent

Kristi Orn


As stated along with many other parents this is how we feel.



It was the State School Board that voted to adopt Common Core. They did it without holding statewide public hearings for the parents to express their opinions and to learn about Common Core and if it was something we wanted for our children.

All of the members of the board voted for Common Core (see board meeting minutes for August 2010). When we try to talk to them they tell us we don't know what we are talking about and demean us, calling us extremist. Debra Roberts, State School Board member, when testifying at a legislative interim education meeting, accused those who opposed Common Core as believing in black helicopters. She said these things because she knows she does not have to answer to the people.

H.B. 228 will change that. When this bill becomes law the State School Board election will become a partisan election. Those running for the State School Board will have to declare party affiliation and face the delegates at a state convention just like the other candidates for state office. When their names are placed on the ballot for the primary or general election the citizen will know their party affiliation and be able to vote for the candidate whose philosophy is most closely aligned with theirs.