Education Sub Committee
We strongly encourage the Legislature to provide funding for growth in student populations. We support Prosperity 2020 objectives and encourage the Legislature to consider funding programs such as STEM in order to remain globally competitive in the decades ahead.
Quality Education is a Priority
We recognize that education is the very foundation on which Utah will build its strength and vitality.
Jobs for Economic Prosperity
Any company wishing to begin, expand or relocate to the Beehive State requires a dedicated, well-trained workforce in order to be successful. Because of our educators, students in Davis County learn necessary reading and math, in addition to the high-level technical and critical thinking skills needed to be job-ready in an increasingly competitive environment, thereby promoting Utah’s economic prosperity.
Support Prosperity 2020 Goals and STEM Education
We encourage the development of an educational pathway in which every student, no matter the background or family situation, can receive a world-class education leading to a degree or certification, whether it be through traditional educational institutions such as Davis School District, Davis Applied Technology College and Weber State University or other alternatives such as public charter schools, private higher education institutions and Job Corps.
Support Funding Growth
The number of students in public and higher education has increased dramatically during recent years. When funding doesn’t increase at the same rate as the student population, less money is spent per student, resulting in a reduction in the quality of services offered.
To support improving the quality and quantity of educational outcomes, we request that the Legislature fund the amount required to cover the cost of our increase in student population. In addition, more funding for improved and expanded program offerings and certifications would have a beneficial impact.
Higher Education Performance Funding
We support a performance funding model for UCAT and USHE institutions that rewards certificate and degree completions, efficiency, and addressing high-demand workforce needs.
Chair, Ann Mackin, Davis Applied Technology College
Dr. Bryan Bowles, Davis School District
Mike Bouwhuis, Davis Applied Technology College
Jodi Lunt, Davis School District
Justin Manning, Extreme Auto Service
Brad Mortensen, Weber State University
Lisa Spencer, Clearfield Job Corps
Dave Thurgood, Staker Parson Companies
Russell Walker, Holly Refining & Marketing
Chris Williams, Davis School District
Oliver Young, Young Automotive Group