In 16 years, the Utah Legislature has changed the way that State Board of Education members are elected four different times. Now we have SB236, State Board of Education Candidacy Amendments, a fifth attempt to alter the election method for this important office that has governance responsibility for Utah’s public education.

This attempt is especially onerous because a Utah Supreme Court case is pending that could rule that SB236, in effect, is unconstitutional because it allows for partisan elections.

A 2017 district court ruling overturned a previous bill from 2016 that made State Board of Education

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