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Friday, June 23, 2006

Small School Districts Update

By Carlene Walker
Utah State Senator, District 8

Our Small School District Ad Hoc Committee has now grown to 22 attendees.

In our last meeting we discussed the services that need to be provided such as bussing, school lunches and IT services. Two members went away with assignments to sketch out proposals on the creation of an Interim School Board for a new district and how to address various bonding questions posed by the committee.

One idea that we are floating is to mandate mediation (or arbitration) as a final solution to problems rather than taking them to court.

We continue to come up with new questions but we all want to proceed with this venture with our eyes wide open.

Our next meeting is July 14th.


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