From: JaKell Sullivan
Subject: Please PASS HB 228 - State Board Elections
Date: Mon Feb 24 17:57:13 MST 2014
Dear House Education Committee Members,

The State Board is not responsive or accountable to the parents and students they represent because of how they are appointed. Please pass HB 228 out of committee so that partisan elections can hold State School Board members accountable to parents. Legislators have grown weary of parents' concerns regarding recent federal education reforms. This bill will remove much of the need for parents to petition their legislators by fixing the flawed nature of how the State Board members are currently chosen.

Thank you.
JaKell Sullivan
Sandy, UT