ERIC Number: ED366063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-12
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The 1993 Utah Legislative Session: Policy Implications for Educational Structure and Governance.
Johnson, Bob L., Jr.; Sperry, David J.
This paper presents an overview and description of "significant" education legislation passed during the 1993 Utah Legislative Session. Specific attention is given to legislation that affects the governance and structure of education in the state. The centerpiece of the Governor's educational agenda and the definitive action of the 1993 Legislative Session was HB 100: The Centennial Schools Program. HB 100 represents an attempt in Utah to move toward site-based governance in public education. Although many questions surround its viability as an instrument of reform, the Centennial Schools Program is likely to remain an important part of the Governor's educational agenda. Other reforms addressed include the following: class size reduction; amendments to the state's public school-choice laws; revision of the Coordinated Service for Children and Youth At-Risk Act, and expansion of the role of the state's Strategic Planning Task Force on Education. Other than the Centennial Schools Program, none of the actions taken by the 1993 Legislature represent a radical departure from existing educational practices. Most represent refinements to existing legislation or the codification of that which reflects the ideas and philosophy expressed in the Strategic Plan for Public Education adopted by the Legislature in 1991. Two tables and a list of concerns about the Centennial Schools Program are included. (Author/LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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