STATEMENT: State, not federal funds, are largest source of revenue for Utah [UPH Wire]

For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 State, not federal funds, are largest source of revenue for Utah SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 19, 2014) – Marty Carpenter, spokesman for Gov. Gary R. Herbert, issued the following statement regarding a report released by the state auditor today: “Contrary to a report released by the state auditor, federal funds are not the state’s largest single revenue source. The report lumps all federal funding into one group while breaking state funding sources into various groups. It is a misleading and unfair comparison.…

Is Trust Money & Common Core the Answer for Utah Schools?

A report in the Salt Lake Tribune on August 20, 2014 reported that the Utah School system will receive $39.2 million in trust money this year.  In 2004 they received  $8.3 million so over the last 10 years there has been a $30.9 million dollar increase in trust monies for the states school system.   Is this increase in state trust money helping the school system educated Utah students better?