From: Robin Devey
Subject: We urge you--please NOT pass HB 131 out of committee.
Date: Fri Feb 21 03:53:30 MST 2014
Please do not pass HB 131 out of committee. These are my grave concerns, and the grave concerns of many:

1. requires by law specific data the SLDS will store (148-165)
2. requires that one-to-one mobile devices be used in the classroom (twice)
3. Legally reinforces Utah's core curriculum use (89)
4. Reinforces CAT testing laws (90-91)
5. Expands the "statewide network" (SLDS) (125)
6. Gives 3rd party contractor access to data including: discipline incidents,parental involvementcommunity involvement, etc... (148-164)
7. Forces the board to choose a technology provider to provide(183) 

  • Utah Core aligned digital instructional materials (193)
  • digital devices (197)
  • Digital content
  • software
  • support service 
  • Technical support

8.. $200,000,000--this is a LOT of money for things that we don't need to implement (304).

Thank you for all you do.

Robin Devey