We just read an interesting Salt Lake Tribune Editorial from late September by Utah State Representative Aaron Osmond. He takes a view counter to what many Parkites feel. He argues that we need complete equity in our schools and that places like Park City should not be able to use our higher property taxes to achieve better schools than locations with lower property taxes. Therefore, he argues for a Utah State Property tax to make sure all schools receive equal funding. Essentially, those tax dollars would be distributed equally across all schools (based on number of students).
Perhaps this is what representative Kraig Powell meant when he said he feared bringing up anything with regard to equalization in the legislature (i.e. the use of our tax dollars to fund other school districts).
It’s worth a read to understand where other areas of the state are coming from. Click here for the editorial.