Some timely information for the week of September 12

The following are four items of interest for this week.  Thanks for following the blog and please take time to write me at beckyedwards@utah.gov with any suggestions or concerns you may have, especially as we gear up for the legislation session that begins in January, 2012.  Please note I am moving to a new email server and hope to have all updates to my email list completed soon.  Let me know if you’d like to be on my email list to receive legislative and other updates throughout the session and beyond.


1. Statewide Education Accountability Results

The Utah State Office of Education has released the 2011 accountability results of the UPASS and AYP school testing. This includes information on all public and charter schools. The link for this information is:
http://www.schools.utah.gov/data/Educational-Data/Accountability-Reports.aspx

Additionally, the Fingertip Facts link includes state-wide data on the following subjects and is worthy of an examination: CRT language arts and math scores, public education general funding and expenditures, and enrollment demographics. That link is:
http://www.schools.utah.gov/data/Fingertip-Facts/2011_FingertipFacts.aspx

2. Redistricting Meeting

The Republican Women of Northern Utah are hosting Representative Roger Barrus (State Representative from our neighboring District 18) for a dialogue of ‘How Redistricting Affects You.’ The meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 13th at Barnes Park (950 West 200 North, Bowery #1) in Kaysville at 12:00 P.M. (noon)

The Legislative Redistricting Committee voted on 9.12.11 and adopted a “Base Map” for the State Senate, which can be found here: http://www.redistrictutah.com/maps/senate-redistricting-committee-adopted-base-map-91211

Other maps can also be found on the www.redistrictutah.com site.

The state of Utah will have 4 U.S. Congressional districts, a U.S. senate seat and a gubernatorial election in 2012. Each state Senate, state House of Representatives and state school board seat will be realigned, too. All of these changes affect us directly. Take the opportunity to hear from someone who was involved in the process.

Please bring your neighbors and friends! This brown bag (bring your own lunch) event is FREE, the public is invited.  Dessert will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

3. Meet the Governor!

Open house with the Governor

 Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. 
 
Centerville Library, 45 South 400 West, Centerville

This event is open to the public and will include an opportunity for a Q&A with the Governor for those in attendance. We hope to have a great turn-out!

4. Municipal Primary Elections are  Tuesday, September 13

To find out your polling place, the election day requirements, and candidate information go to: http://vote.utah.gov/

City Council races in many cities will be decided in the general election in November.  Only the following cities in Davis County will be holding a primary:

Centerville, Clearfield, Farmington, Kaysville, Layton, South Weber, Syracuse, and West Bountiful.

The complete list of Utah cities holding primaries tomorrow can be found in the graphic included in the Deseret News story here: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705390665/Primary-elections-on-Tuesday-hone-local-elections.html?pg=1

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