Utah Board Feeling Flirty with Federal Funding

Utah Board Feeling Flirty with Federal Funding

February 2, 2018

According to the Salt Lake City Tribune, the Utah Board of Education has voted to request a waiver to for ESSA’s requirement that public-school students take part in annual assessments. But some board members went even farther, arguing that the state should “intentionally reject those federal rules,” which could jeopardize $123 million in low-income and special education student federal funding for the state.