Senate Passes Resolution Encouraging Utah School Districts, Charters to Study Benefits of Late Starts for High Schools

The Utah Senate gave final passage Friday to a resolution that asks school districts and charter schools to study the benefits of late starts to high schools. HCR3, sponsored by Rep. Suzanne Harrison, D-Draper, encourages schools to study the physical health, mental health and academic benefits of starting high school at a later hour, and then craft solutions that would work for them. The Senate voted 22–1 to pass the resolution. Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, R-South Jordan, cast the lone no vote, explaining that schools and districts are already having these conversations and implementing changes.

2020 State Education Policy Watch List

We are closely monitoring 2020 policy action on several education issues and updating this database with pending, enacted and vetoed bills on an ongoing basis. The legislation we are monitoring from introduction includes bills related to Career/TechEd, charter schools, financial aid, high school, postsecondary affordability/finance, postsecondary campus safety, postsecondary workforce development, school safety, and teaching.