After years of work, a bill to clarify that elementary schools may send home lists of supply requests to parents is finally gaining some traction.
The House unanimously approved HB62 on Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City, would make it clear that elementary schools are allowed to request supplies from parents, though it will be optional for parents to buy them. If parents didn't wish to buy the supplies, the school would still have to provide them, according to the bill.
"This is a practice that's followed in many other states across the country but it is widely not followed in Utah," Powell told lawmakers.