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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D">Greetings,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D">For your information, here is a brief Legislative Update from Mary Shumway. Please see highlighted areas. Now is the time to start communicating with your representatives.
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Ahhee' (thanks)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:16.0pt;font-family:&quot;Brush Script MT&quot;;color:#2E74B5">Lillian Tsosie-Jensen<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D">Utah State Office of Education<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D">Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program Specialist<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b>From:</b> Shumway, Mary <br>
<b>Sent:</b> Sunday, February 16, 2014 12:15 PM<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Legislative Update<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Dear CTE Directors:<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Below are some legislative items we are tracking.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><b><span style="mso-list:Ignore">1.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></b><![endif]><b>&nbsp;Appropriations<o:p></o:p></b></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">a.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow">The Public Education Appropriations Committee meeting met Thursday and developed a priority list for funding.&nbsp; The list can be found at:
<a href="http://le.utah.gov/interim/2014/pdf/00002392.pdf">http://le.utah.gov/interim/2014/pdf/00002392.pdf</a> .&nbsp;
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">b.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>This list is not final but gives you an idea of the funding priorities. &nbsp;Things can change quite a bit between now and the end of the legislative session.&nbsp; (Quarterly income tax projects come out in a two weeks.&nbsp; The Executive Appropriations
 Committee will have some additional input.&nbsp; Then the education appropriations bill will go through the House and the Senate for final approval the last few days of the session.)&nbsp;
<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">c.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Currently <u>there is a 2.5% increase proposed to the WPU</u>.&nbsp; There is are
<u>also funding&nbsp; for growth</u>.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">d.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>It is expected that the District CTE Add-on line would receive the 2.5% increase to the WPU and growth.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">e.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Below are some items of interest on the appropriations list;<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>The <u>IT Academy</u> would be at <u>$300,000</u><o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Wingdings"><span style="mso-list:Ignore"><span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">
</span></span></span><![endif]>The <u>General Financial Literacy</u> program would receive
<u>$300,000</u> for an on-line assessment, new curriculum resources and extensive professional development<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>A <u>$50 million initiative for technology</u> in the schools<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Wingdings"><span style="mso-list:Ignore"><span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">
</span></span></span><![endif]>The <u>STEM Action Center</u> is expected to be allocated
<u>$10 million</u><o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>CTE On-Line Testing and ProStart are expected to receive approximately the same amount as last year.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>The <u>Suicide Prevention</u> Initiative would be provided
<u>$180,000 which would provide $500 to each secondary school</u>&nbsp; to select and implement a program.&nbsp; This is in addition the staffing we received last year.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow">There is
<u>$4 million</u> in the appropriations list for a <u>&#8220;College and Career Ready Initiative&#8221;</u> and it is expected that a portion of these funds would go to provide
<u>additional guidance counselors</u>.&nbsp; </span><span style="background:fuchsia;mso-highlight:fuchsia">This is last on the list and you may want to communicate need for these funds to your legislators to ensure this gets funding.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><u>UtahFutures</u>/Utah Data Alliance is at <u>$2.5 million</u>
<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><b><span style="mso-list:Ignore">2.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></b><![endif]><b>Overlap between school district Career and Technical Education (CTE) and the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT)<o:p></o:p></b></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">a.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>On the second day of the legislative session I was asked to provide information on any overlap that exists between the high school programs and UCAT programs.&nbsp; I presented with the President of UCAT and we tried to share information
 about the region planning processes,&nbsp; articulation, and mission and roles.&nbsp; Representatives from Alpine and Cache School Districts presented with the President of MATC and BATC.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">b.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Enrollment of secondary students student in UCAT has gone down.&nbsp; Some and legislators are concerned with this trend.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">c.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Last year DATC restricted the age of students able to access the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program and the Davis District started programs in the high schools to fill the gap.&nbsp; DATC complained initially to legislators last year
 and as a result there have been concerns about overlap, use of tax payer dollar, and quality of UCAT vs district CTE programs, etc.&nbsp; Unfortunately this incident continues to be brought to the attention of legislators.&nbsp;
<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">d.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Legislators recognize the merits of UCAT programs and want to ensure that high school students are being encouraged to attend by high school counselors, that districts are not playing a money game and that fees UCAT charges high school
 students do not prohibit participation.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">e.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Many times legislators are told that UCAT does not receive funding for high school students, however this is not true.&nbsp; UCAT campuses receive a block of legislative funding.&nbsp; UCAT does not receive tuition revenue from high school students,
 but they do charge fees and there is legislative appropriation to support training.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">f.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>There has been some talk about funding UCAT differently for serving high school students, but I don&#8217;t expect anything will happen this year.&nbsp; (There have been suggestions that some of the District CTE Add-on should flow to UCAT to serve
 high school students in CTE.)&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></b><![endif]><b>IT Academy<o:p></o:p></b></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">a.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>We estimate that $600,000 is needed to meet the growing needs of the IT Academy.&nbsp; The appropriations committee has proposed $300,000.&nbsp;
<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">b.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>A group of students and a teacher from one of our high schools provided testimony on their experience with the IT Academy.&nbsp; It was very effective.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></b><![endif]><b>UCAT Amendments<o:p></o:p></b></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">a.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>There is a bill that will change the makeup of the local UCAT Regional Boards.&nbsp; Currently in some regions there two to three local school board members on the UCAT board, depending on the region.&nbsp; The bill provides one representative
 from each school district.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">b.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>The bill (HB 95) has passed out of the House and the Senate Committees and will most likely be passed by both bodies of the legislature.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><b><span style="mso-list:Ignore">5.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></b><![endif]><b>Suicide Prevention and Youth Suicide<o:p></o:p></b></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">a.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>There are two bills that would make modifications to the bills passed last year.&nbsp; One bill attempts to clarify F<span style="color:#1F497D">E</span>RPA and the Utah Family Privacy law as related to taking to students about suicide.&nbsp;
 The other bill provides the ability for schools to adopt and implement programs and provides $500 for each secondary school.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">b.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>The Youth Protection Parent Seminars bill would be changed to have districts provide a parent seminars for every 11,000 students.&nbsp; Currently each district is just required to do one seminar so this would provide more opportunities for
 the seminar to serve more parents.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><b><span style="mso-list:Ignore">6.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></b><![endif]><b>STEM Action Center<o:p></o:p></b></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">a.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>The STEM Action Center Bill has not been released, however I heard it was finalized on Friday.&nbsp; There is an expected appropriation for $10,000.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">b.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>We expect that there will be some funding for Technology and Engineering (CTE) for the 7<sup>th</sup> grade CTE Intro and some grant opportunities for districts in the high schools.&nbsp; We have been working with several individuals on this
 initiative.&nbsp; There are several vendors who have been involved with lobbyists to influence this bill.&nbsp; It is hard to know how this will be rolled out.&nbsp; I have worked with some of the key players, including the vendors to direct the policy and the money.&nbsp; I
 have advocated for professional development d curriculum for IT, Technology, and Engineering (includes health science and a few other pathways) in a 7<sup>th</sup> through 12<sup>th</sup> grade pathway trajectory.&nbsp;&nbsp;
<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><b><span style="mso-list:Ignore">7.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></b><![endif]><b>Vo Tech High School in Washington County<o:p></o:p></b></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">a.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Senator Urquhart form St. George is interested the establishment of a vo tech high school model that would either be a charter school or a school established with the DXATC, Dixie State, and the school district.&nbsp;
<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">b.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>This model has not been finalized but might have implications state wide.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">c.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>We have meetings with Superintendent Menlove, leaders from UCAT and legislators this week.&nbsp;
<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">d.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Apparently there could be some legislation to address Career Ready issues.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><b><span style="mso-list:Ignore">8.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></b><![endif]><b>General Financial Literacy (GFL)<o:p></o:p></b></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">a.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Senator Pat Jones has a bill that would implement recommendations of the GFL Task Force<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">b.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>The bill would provide money for professional development, curriculum resources and an assessment<o:p></o:p></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">c.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>The bill would also have USOE narrow the number of teaching endorsements who would be qualified to teach the course.&nbsp; (For example, math teachers currently can teach the course.&nbsp; A teacher with a history major can teach the course.&nbsp;
 Some math teachers do not have background in finance, personal finance, etc. so teachers would need some coursework in GLF content in order to teach the course.)<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><b><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">9.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span></b><![endif]><b><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow">College and Career Ready Initiative<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">a.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow">The State Board has had &#8220;College and Career Ready Initiative&#8221; with an appropriation of $4 million as a high priority<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">b.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow">This would provide additional guidance counselors and would address drop outs and other issues related to college and career ready.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">c.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow">We will be working on some intent language this week and will let you know the details.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">d.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow">This is one area were local School Districts and High Schools can help by letting legislators know the importance of these funds.&nbsp; So watch for&nbsp; details the first of the week.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">The legislative session ends March 14th.&nbsp;&nbsp; Let me know if you need clarification on any of these items.&nbsp; Thank you for your support.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Mary<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:black">Mary M. Shumway, Director<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">Career, Technical, and Adult Education</span><span style="color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">Utah State Office of Education</span><span style="color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">250 E 500 S&nbsp; PO Box 144200</span><span style="color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200</span><span style="color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">801.538.7852</span><span style="color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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