PASSION FOR EDUCATION:
Because of my passion for education and my desire to see improvements in the primary education system of Utah, in 2012 I ran for a four-year seat on Utah State Board of Education (USBOE) for district 8. I was very pleased to be elected. Please see my issues page listing areas of improvement.
WHAT IS THE UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION?
Many people are confused about what the USBOE is and its relationship to the local school boards. The USBOE is a board of 15 voting members who govern the primary education system in Utah. The USBOE is instituted by the Utah Constitution in Article X which gives it “control and supervision of the public education system” and directs the USBOE to appoint the State Superintendent as the executive officer of the board. As such the USBOE has oversight over the State Superintendent and all of the other local school boards, schools, funds, etc. pertaining to primary education.
1. Contact me with your ideas and questions: email@example.com
2. The USBOE meets monthly on the first Friday of the month as well as weekly during the legislative session. These are public meetings which you can attend. See the USBOE website of for information regarding upcoming meetings as well as minutes and archived webcasts of past meetings.