Utah State School Board http://kuer.org en State School Board Selection Committee Looks for Open-Minded, Collaborative Candidates http://kuer.org/post/state-school-board-selection-committee-looks-open-minded-collaborative-candidates <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The nominating committee tasked with narrowing the pool of Utah State School Board candidates began interviewing applicants this morning. The governor-appointed group is questioning 36 candidates from 6 districts about funding, the role of the state board and the controversial common core standards.</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:40:44 +0000 Whittney Evans 47222 at http://kuer.org State School Board Selection Committee Looks for Open-Minded, Collaborative Candidates Partisan School Board Races Fails in House http://kuer.org/post/partisan-school-board-races-fails-house <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah won’t be subjecting state school board candidates to partisan elections this year. House Bill 228, sponsored by Republican Representative Brian Greene, would have done away with the current process of choosing candidates for the ballot in favor of partisan election. The House narrowly voted it down on Friday.</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:32:59 +0000 Whittney Evans 43067 at http://kuer.org Partisan School Board Races Fails in House GOP Lawmaker Tries to Change State School Board Election Process http://kuer.org/post/gop-lawmaker-tries-change-state-school-board-election-process <p></p><p>A Republican State lawmaker from Bountiful wants to change the way state school board members in Utah are elected to office, and he hopes to leave politics out of the equation.&nbsp;</p><p>Right now, a seven-member committee appointed by the Governor is responsible for vetting state school board candidates. That group sends it’s nominations to the governor who then selects two candidates for each position. House Bill 59, sponsored by State Representative Jim Nielson would get rid of that committee and the governor’s role in process.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:06:18 +0000 Whittney Evans 40917 at http://kuer.org GOP Lawmaker Tries to Change State School Board Election Process