Pyfer: school priorities include new buses, grants for school improvement

It’s too early to know how much money will be available but members of the Utah State Board of Education have a list of priorities for what one member called “one time money.” On KVNU’s Crosstalk program Friday, Utah State School Board member Tami Pyfer talked about those priorities.

“We’ve asked for $10 million to provide grants to schools based on those schools’ improvement plans and their ability to match those funds in an effort to do one-to-one devices,” Pyfer explained. “We are asking for $20 million for districts and charters to upgrade their buses to more clean and efficient bus transportation for students.”

Pyfer said that is just one example of the one-time requests the board of education will be making when the legislature meets in January.

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