<strong>LOGAN—</strong> Incumbent State School Board member Tami Pyfer of Logan is running for another two-year term and she says her background in working with teachers, schools and PTA qualify her for this position. Her challenger is Allen Shakespeare of Brigham City.
On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday Pyfer said the board is not listing funding the growth of public education or the two percent increase in the weighted pupil unit as priorities this year. Instead, she said they are listed as expectations.
“We’re putting those at the top of the list as expectations, and then we have priorities after that – computer adaptive testing is one of those priorities,” Pyfer said. “Funding the ACT testing that now all of Utah students will take, not just those that express a desire or an interest to go to college. We’re using it with all of our students, encouraging them to see where they might be at and to encourage higher education.”
If the legislature approves, she said the test will be given to every student in the state. Contrary to some rumors, Pyfer said there is no intention to do away with teaching cursive writing.