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'Our Schools Now' and 'Question 1' Messaging for Teachers

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As a teacher, people trust what you say about public education issues – and right now, there is no more important Utah public education issue than Question 1. Are you prepared to talk about Question 1 with your colleagues, friends, family and neighbors? Here are a few simple messages to help:

Why Question 1…

Question 1 is our once-in-a-generation opportunity to really make a difference for the future of our students and for Utah public schools.

What it is…

Question 1 raises the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon, generating new funding for K-12 public schools, higher education and local roads.

What it does…

Question 1 provides about $100 million annually for Utah K-12 schools, money that can be used to reduce class sizes, address the teacher shortage or other school uses.

Where it goes…

Most Question 1 K-12 funding goes directly to schools where principals work with teachers, parents, students, and other stakeholders to direct funding where it’s needed most.

What it costs…

Question 1 will cost the average driver about $4 per month.

Who supports it…

Question 1 is supported by organizations representing an amazingly diverse array of interests including businesses, chambers of commerce, cities and towns, parents, school administrators, school boards, parents, the governor, and many others.

What is at stake…

A ‘yes’ on Question 1 demonstrates support for investments in public education, while a ‘no’ vote signals to legislators the public’s unwillingness to support students, thereby devastating chances for significant future funding increases.

Where to get more information…