CHARTER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHARTER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) State board wants better communication about school lunch accounts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57776486-78/board-policy-schools-model.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57776486-78/board-policy-schools-model.html.csp">State board wants better communication about school lunch accounts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T20:46:18.25-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 08:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">School districts and charter schools from throughout the state will have a chance to comment before a model school lunch policy is approved by the state Board of Education . The board voted Friday afternoon to send the policy out for comment, but member Keith Buswell said there’s no reason a district or charter school can’t write its own policy right away. Gov. Gary Herbert asked the board to create a model policy for schools to use in the wake of a fiasco at Salt Lake City’s Uintah Elementary t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57776486@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:46:18 MDT Russia vetoes UN resolution on Crimea’s future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57686909-200/russia-crimea-resolution-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57686909-200/russia-crimea-resolution-council.html.csp">Russia vetoes UN resolution on Crimea’s future</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EDITH M. LEDERER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T15:11:58.545-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 03:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">UNITED NATIONS • Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution declaring Sunday’s referendum on the future of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula illegal, and close ally China abstained, underlining Moscow’s international isolation. Supporters of the U.S.-sponsored resolution knew Russia would use its veto. But they put the resolution to a vote Saturday morning to show the strength of opposition to Moscow’s takeover of Crimea in the U.N. Security Council and got China to abstain rather than join Russia in casting a v...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57686909@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:11:58 MDT N. Idaho sheriff’s office drops Boy Scouts charter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57656585-68/scouts-charter-idaho-sheriff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57656585-68/scouts-charter-idaho-sheriff.html.csp">N. Idaho sheriff’s office drops Boy Scouts charter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T22:17:17.693-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Coeur D’Alene, Idaho • A charter that the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office in northern Idaho had with Boy Scout troop 911 has expired after the Boy Scouts of America opened its ranks to gay Scouts. Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger last spring said he would be compelled to drop the charter because the organization is promoting a lifestyle that’s against Idaho law. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports that the charter the sheriff’s office had with the troop expired at the end of 2013. Tim McCandle...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576565852014-03-09T22:17:17.693-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-09T22:17:17.693-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57656585@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:17:17 MDT Utah board calls for task forces to fix online ed problems http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57648507-78/audit-board-charter-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57648507-78/audit-board-charter-district.html.csp">Utah board calls for task forces to fix online ed problems</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T19:11:53.918-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 07:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah State Office of Education will appoint two task forces to deal with problems disclosed in an audit of distance learning and online programs in Utah schools. The state Board of Education on Friday voted to have Superintendent Martell Menlove appoint the task forces to study the financial and operational sides of online education. Besides board members, the task forces will include charter school and school district representatives, lawmakers and members of the public. The audit, publishe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57648507@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:11:53 MDT New Utah military charter school to open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57648935-78/open-military-charter-application.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57648935-78/open-military-charter-application.html.csp">New Utah military charter school to open</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T17:09:38.954-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 05:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new military charter school received official permission Friday to open as soon as this fall. The state school board voted Friday to approve the application of Utah Military Academy to be located in Riverton. The public school is slated to open in the fall and may serve 360 students in grades 7-12. According to the school’s application it will focus on “aggressive academics, strong work ethic, leadership opportunities, physical engagement and task oriented assignments.” The school also plans t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57648935@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:09:38 MDT Malodorous deals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57603014-82/schools-state-utah-charter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57603014-82/schools-state-utah-charter.html.csp">Malodorous deals</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T01:01:04.66-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is so much wrong with the way some Utah charter and district schools are siphoning tax money and their responsibility to educate children to private online providers, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Utah charter schools — public schools organized and run by individuals or nonprofit organizations and overseen by a state board — are contracting with two online course providers in a malodorous deal to boost school enrollment and taxpayer funding, a state audit shows. The more students...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57603014@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Building schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57558389-82/charter-schools-cunningham-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57558389-82/charter-schools-cunningham-law.html.csp">Building schools</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T10:00:03.217-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 10:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Rich Cunningham may be right that the original sponsors of a law allowing charter schools to be built just about anywhere were more interested in furthering their own interests than in helping schoolchildren. And Cunningham might or might not have some ulterior motive of his own in helping a developer with property next to a charter school who is battling with the school’s directors over access and property rights. But, regardless of its origin, the 2005 law favoring charter-school develop...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57558389@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:00:03 MDT Rolly: Charter school bill harks back to alleged legislative shakedown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57557526-90/county-davis-party-charter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57557526-90/county-davis-party-charter.html.csp">Rolly: Charter school bill harks back to alleged legislative shakedown</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T08:21:56.984-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake Tribune’s story Monday about Rep. Rich Cunningham’s allegations that pro-charter-school measure in 2005 was more about financially benefiting three legislators than good governance reminded me of a 2006 incident that some Alpine residents pointed to as a legislative shakedown. Cunningham, R-South Jordan, is trying to roll back the law that gives charter schools free rein to locate on land, regardless of zoning designations, and limits a city’s ability to regulate them. He asserts...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57557526@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:21:56 MDT Lawmaker: Time to roll back special break for Utah charter schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57548088-90/schools-charter-cunningham-price.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57548088-90/schools-charter-cunningham-price.html.csp">Lawmaker: Time to roll back special break for Utah charter schools</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T14:23:52.888-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Draper • State Rep. Rich Cunningham is trying to roll back special treatment the state has given to charter schools for nearly a decade that he says has resulted in schools popping up in ill-advised areas and causing clashes with neighbors and endangering students. But charter school officials say there’s nothing wrong with the law and Cunningham is doing the bidding of a wealthy developer, upset with a school that was built next to one of his industrial parks. At issue is a 2005 law passed by t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57548088@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:23:52 MDT