UEA Opposes House Bill 344
HB 344 – LOCAL POLICIES FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM TRANSPARENCY
- The bill is unnecessary. Locally elected school boards can establish school district policy. UEA asks legislators to find opportunities to enact fewer regulations and trust locally elected school boards and professional educators.
- The bill creates an unlevel playing field. The bill creates new expectations for public schools when the same expectation is not required for private schools and private providers receiving publicly funded vouchers.
- The bill does not require specific components to be included in a local district policy. However, the bill requires school boards to make a public record explaining how each component was considered while creating their policy. UEA is concerned this may inadvertently pressure school boards rather than giving them the discretion to create a local policy reflective of their community.