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Utah to reevaluate who pays for school supplies

from The Associated Press via Deseret News

Utah's elementary school children are guaranteed a free education in the state constitution, but a state lawmaker wants to make it clear that doesn't necessarily include items such as glue, scissors and notebooks. Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City, is sponsoring a resolution that would amend the constitution so schools could ask students to voluntarily provide their own school supplies. State law prohibits elementary schools from charging anything resembling a fee. Courts have ruled that means teachers can ask students to bring school supplies they might have at home, but they can't ask them to bring specific items. more


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