Utah Indian Education Bill – HB 0033

This Bill will be moving forward this session in the Utah Legislature.  The Bill can be seen here, and can be monitored here. It appears the Bill has already passed the Utah House and is now in front of the Utah Senate, already receiving a positive vote from the Senate Education Committee.  An excerpt:

Highlighted Provisions:

This bill:

– enacts a chapter providing for an American Indian-Alaskan Native Education State Plan, including:

  • defining terms;
  • providing the position of American Indian-Alaskan Native Public Education Liaison;
  • requiring reporting to the Native American Legislative Liaison Committee;
  • creating the American Indian-Alaskan Native Education Commission;
  • establishing the duties of the commission; and
  • providing for the adoption of a state plan to address the educational achievement gap of the state’s American Indian-Alaskan Native students; and

– makes technical and conforming amendments.

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