Ogden Teachers Rally for Collective Bargaining

Ogden Teachers Rally for Collective Bargaining

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Some question whether new students will really be funded

Lisa Schencker writes in today's Salt Lake Tribune (www.sltrib.com) "Shifting of funds assailed as 'smoke and mirrors'. The preliminary budget proposes $76 million for enrollment growth, but it takes that amount from another pot of money, called the 'flexible allocation WPU distribution' that school districts already get to help them cover Social Security and retirement costs. Without that money, districts must make other budget cuts to cover those costs."

Rep. Marie Poulson, D-Cottonwood Hts, expressed concerns when the bill hit the House floor. "I'm concerned that what we're doing here is just a shifting of funds, kind of like using your Mastercard to pay off your Visa bill.

Today's smoke and mirrors Blog Contest question: What does WPU stand for?
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Thanks Rick