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Legislature Provides Modest Funding Increase
The 2019 Utah General Legislative Session ended March 14. “Given the overall budget situation, education was clearly prioritized by our legislature,” said UEA President Heidi Matthews. Highlights include: full funding of student enrollment growth; a 4% increase in the Weighted Pupil Unit; $60 million in additional new money that can be used for school mental health professionals, teacher salaries or directed at the school level; and new programs to address the teacher shortage...more

Heidi Matthews Renee Pinkney
Heidi Matthews Renee Pinkney
2019 UEA Elections
The UEA 2019 General Election closed on February 20 for the four statewide UEA offices and five UEA Board positions subject to election. In the race for UEA president, Heidi Matthews was elected to serve a second three-year term. Renee Pinkney was elected to a three-year term as vice president. Also elected were Danny McKenna as NEA-RA delegate-at-large and Chelsie Acosta as NEA-RA successor delegate-at-large...See the full election results

Top Utah Teachers Honored
Congratulations to the ten teachers honored by the UEA and doTERRA International with 2019 Excellence in Teaching awards (view winners and profiles). The awards were presented during the KeyBank Superstars in Education banquet on May 17 at The Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City. Also presented at the banquet were the 2019 UEA Honor Roll Award, the Charles E. Bennett Human and Civil Rights Award and the Elaine Tzourtzouklis Service to Association Award...more