"The children of a recession deserve the same educational opportunities as the children of prosperity," said UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh. "Each day we delay getting this money into our classrooms is a day lost in a child's education."
"The reality is we need this money now...for our students and our economy. I am disappointed to hear some state leaders suggest we delay getting this money to the schools where is is so desparately needed. This funding will go to urban and rural school districts and help stimulate Utah's economy."
Ogden could see as much as $2.1 million and Weber would receive as much as $5.6 million that could used for employee benefits and salary.