State Senator Wayne Niederhauser wants a school's performance to be summed up with a single letter, an idea several members of the Utah State School Board of Education resisted at the board's monthly meeting. The senator discussed details of a bill he is drafting that if passed would assign letter grades A, B, C, D or F, to schools based on their test performance. Niederhauser, R-Sandy (and the majority whip) said he sees his proposal as a way to simply convey to the public how schools are performing while also holding schools accountable.
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