I attended the legislature today. Every Friday during the session I attend a 7am (surprisingly little traffic at 6am) Chamber of Commerce Legislative caucus at the capitol. Most of our Weber County legislators attend and briefly talk about their legislation. We also have the chance to ask questions about specific bills. Usually both Supt. Jacobsen and Supt. Zabriskie attend. I then attended the House Education Committee where they discussed a bill on changing the date Kinder kids start school (failed on a 6-6 vote) and a bill forcing districts to count more years of service when a teacher is hired. (tabled) It is always interesting to listen to the testimony and debate. I also sat in on the House Republican Caucus (open to public this time) and they talked about another $15 Million that they had found to help soften the cuts in this years (2009) budget. Check the UEA website for more info and updates. www.utea.org
Have a great super bowl weekend. Go Cards.