What if the state of Utah picked up the cost of school fees?

January 22, 2019 | Deseret News

What if the state of Utah — instead of Utah families — picked up the cost of curricular fees charged to parents of public school students in grades 7-12?

Rep. Adam Robertson, R-Provo, is working on legislation that would cover the costs of textbooks, lockers, registration and general fees through the weighted pupil unit, or WPU, a basic funding unit for public education in Utah.

“I think we need to fund this fully so education is provided for all curricular activities at no charge as the original intent of the Utah State Constitution,” said Robertson, addressing the finance committee of the Utah State Board of Education on Friday.

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