To: Francis Gibson, Lowry Snow, Patrice Arent, Richard Cunningham, Steve Eliason, Greg Hughes, Brad Last, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, Carol Moss, Jim Nielson, Val Peterson, Marie Poulson, Kraig Powell, Dean Sanpei, Keven John Stratton,
Subject: Please do not pass HB 131 out of committee
Date: Thu Feb 20 20:16:10 MST 2014
I am writing regarding House Bill 131. I would ask that you do not pass this bill out of committee. The costs associated with this bill are astronomical. The burden on tax payers would be heavy, and it is likely that the estimated costs are too low. Having one company provide all the technology and needed support is a big mistake, several different companies should compete, and the best services chosen from each. The Computer Adaptive Testing and the data storage are major concerns for me and others I associate with as well. Why should any third party be given access to my children's data, including discipline incidents and parental involvement? Why such the rush to implement this? Why not a rational roll-out complete with a pilot program to see if these things will even work before we spend $200 million plus? Thank you for your time concerning HB 131 and the hard work you do for our state.