Does your child go to an A school or an F school? You'll soon likely find out.
After months of discussion and debate, the Legislature passed a bill, SB59, Wednesday night that would assign grades of A, B, C, D and F to schools based on students' proficiency and progress in language arts, math, science and writing and, in high schools, their graduation rates and measures of college and career readiness. The bill now awaits the governor's signature after passing the House 39-32.
"This provides transparency and accountability for all of our schools," said Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, the bill's House floor sponsor. "This kind of transparency engages our parents and community members to assist in their schools becoming even better."