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Lauren Tanner, fourth-grade teacher at Barnett Elementary, received a $1,250 grant from the Utah Aerospace Education Foundation to run an after-school science class to help keep students interested in space, technology, math, and science.

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Welcome to Utahns for Public Schools  

Achieving the goal of quality public education for every child in Utah will require every one of us to take action. Take the time to learn, vote and act on behalf of our children's future. Understand key issues and decisions that impact Utah's education system, and make quality education a priority.  Together, we can give kids a better education.


2014 Voter Information

Know where your State Board of Education candidates stand on the important issues before you vote. Utahns for Public Schools has requested that each candidate respond to several survey questions regarding their positions on key public education issues. View your Utah State School Board candidate's response here.

Offices up for Election

State School Board Districts - 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 14

Utah House Seats - All seats

Utah Senate Districts - 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 26, 28

U.S. Congress - All seats

Attorney General - 2-year term

Important Utah Election Dates


Voter Registration Deadline (by mail) - October 6th

Early voting - October 21st

Last day for in-person voter registration - October 27th

Final disclosure report from state office candidates, legislative office candidates, state school board candidates, PAC's, PIC's, and corporations - October 28th

Early voting ends at 5:00 p.m. - October 31st


Regular general election - November 4th


Online Voter Registration Form

Early Voting Locations

Financial disclosure reports and statement of organizations (if applicable) for candidates, political action committees, political issues committees, political parties, corporations, electioneers, and labor organizations.


Public School Funding—Are We Doing Enough?

Reports show changes to Utah tax policies over the past decade have eroded public education funding by more than $1 billion per year.


The School Funding and Tax Policy Series Reports I-IV issued by Utahns for Public Schools (UTPS) highlights legislative policy changes that are responsible for Utah’s decline in Public Education funding effort. In addition, it is a warning that if these trends persist, they will continue to significantly limit funding to Public Education in the future. These research reports find that systemic, if not systematic, changes have occurred in the past decade that, if reversed, would bring more than a $1 billion in revenue back into Public Education. View reports...



What's going on in your school?

On this website, educators, parents and policymakers from all across the state are sharing what's already working in public schools—and sparking a conversation about how to make it work for children in every school.  Join the conversation!





This site is your resource for information on education issues facing the state of Utah.  We hope you will visit often and join our efforts to strengthen public schools and improve education for all Utah students.