School Boards Make Big Decisions
School boards make decisions that affect children, families, teachers, and the overall quality of education.
Education is the Foundation to Community Growth
Education is the most important engine of economic growth and individual gain. Our success as a nation tomorrow depends on how well we educate our children today. It is critical that we invest in our children's education from cradle through career. If Utah wants to meet the goal of 90 percent of elementary students being proficient in math and reading and 66 percent of Utahn’s achieving postsecondary training by 2020, we must ensure we have a school board who understands the needs of children within the state and locally.
Get to Know Your School Board Member
State and local school board members make critical decision regarding the direction of education in our state, school districts, and local schools (see below for more information). Get to know your school board members and ensure that they know what you would like to see happen with the direction of education for Utah's children. To find out what State School District you live go to the district maps, select the State Board of Education, and insert your address. When you know your district number you can go to the Utah State Board of Education's website and find out who represents you. For local school board member information go to your school districts website to find out who is on your local board.
The State School Board VS. the Local School Board
The State Board of Education maintains general control and supervision of Utah’s Public Education System and Local School Boards are responsible for implementing state rules and providing general oversight of schools in their respective districts. Their specific duties entail:
State School Board Responsibilities Local School Board Responsibilities
State School Board Responsibilities
Local School Board Responsibilities