By Carlene Walker
Utah State Senator, District 8
Fifteen stakeholders attended the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee for Small School Districts this week. We agreed that we would not discuss IF large school districts should be divided. We’re beyond that. We are now discussing HOW to do it efficiently and fairly.
We divided the issue into four main areas of concern with numerous sub-categories.
- Division of Assets
- Other Questions
I opened our first bill file which will address proportionately dividing assets and debt.
We agreed that we need to enable an interim school board to be created for the new district as soon as a vote of the people establishes that the majority want a new district. We also tried to work out a timetable for the transition period
I’ll try to post periodic progress reports so that those who are following this issue will know what’s happening.