From: Barbara Ward
Subject: Please pass HB 228 on state board of education elections
Date: Mon Feb 24 16:07:52 MST 2014

Dear Representative,

Please pass HB 228 by Rep. Brian Greene on state board of education election reform.   These people need to be elected not appointed.  With election comes public exposure to questions & concerns that must be answered.  As it now stands there is no accountability for a state school board that decides how & for what programs millions of tax dollars are to be spent.  Look what the state education board gave the citizens of Utah – Common Core!!!!!  And in our Alpine Schools the removal of the multiplication tables & long division for investigation math.  That was tried in the California schools 40 years ago & failed.  The board is too removed from the people they serve.


Dean & Barbara Ward, Lehi, Utah