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Wilson: Great Salt Lake mitigation efforts could take a couple of decades

Editor’s note: This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative that partners news, education and media organizations to help inform people about the plight of the Great Salt Lake — and what can be done to make a difference before it ...

Roy, Weber, Fremont high schools to lose students to fill West Field HS

WASHINGTON TERRACE — Roy, Weber and Fremont high schools will ultimately see their boundaries shifted and pared back, resulting in the removal of perhaps 300 to 600 students from each to fill West Field High School, the new school taking shape in western Weber County. That's been the plan ...

State data shows public school enrollment slowdown in 2022

According to new data from the Utah State Board of Education, enrollment growth in Utah’s public schools is starting to dwindle. According to data released by the USBE on Wednesday, Utah added 299 students to its public school system in 2022. This was a 0.04% increase in students that ...

All Ogden School District students will be able to get free meals

OGDEN — All Ogden School District students will be able to get free meals for the rest of the school year, the district announced Wednesday. "We hope this decision will benefit families by easing the financial burden of paying for school meals," the district said in a statement. The ...

$14.5M claim filed against Davis School District in Izzy Tichenor’s death

FARMINGTON — The mother of a 10-year-old Black and autistic student who died by suicide last year after alleged bullying and neglect at Foxboro Elementary School has served a $14.5 million damages claim against the Davis School District. A community furor erupted after the Nov. 6, 2021, ...

Utah technical colleges report increase in enrollment

Enrollment at Utah’s public technical colleges is on the rise, according to data from the Utah System of Higher Education. The USHE’s second annual data release on Thursday showed that enrollment statewide at public technical colleges is just over 20,000 students, having risen 1.16% ...

Weber school board hopefuls split on taxes, injection of party affiliation

The messaging is getting partisan at least on one side in the race for the precinct 6 spot on the Weber school board, deemed a nonpartisan post by election officials. At the same time, differing views on the Weber school board's decision to hike property taxes last August distinguish the two ...

Ogden school board race features teacher, community advocate

OGDEN — The race for the District 2 seat on the Ogden school board features a junior high school teacher vying for his third term and a community advocate aiming to bolster her civic involvement. Douglas Barker said at a community forum earlier this month that one of his focuses as a board ...

Ogden school board hopefuls running to be involved, boost academics

OGDEN — Two contenders for the District 4 seat on the Ogden school board face off again this cycle — incumbent Amber Allred and Jeremy Shinoda. Allred, a dental hygienist, is driven by a desire to serve and be a cheerleader for the Ogden School District. "I thought it was another ...

Groups cite school board ethical lapses, seek legislation

SALT LAKE CITY — A loose coalition of groups urged Utah legislators on Wednesday to toughen ethics requirements for school boards to rein in claimed bad behavior by elected education officials around the state. The group reported a smorgasbord of controlling, abusive and secretive actions ...