Amy Garner

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Amy Garner
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Candidate for
Board member, Alpine Board of Education, District 5
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Amy Garner is a candidate for the District 5 seat on the Alpine Board of Education in Utah. She is running for election in the primary election on June 24, 2014 against incumbent JoDee C. Sundberg and five fellow challengers. The top two vote-getters will move onto the general election on November 4, 2014.

Elections

2014

See also: Alpine School District elections (2014)

Opposition

Amy Garner is running against incumbent JoDee C. Sundberg and five fellow challengers in the primary election on June 24, 2014.

Funding

As of June 10, 2014, Garner has not filed a campaign finance report with the Utah County Clerk.[1]

Endorsements

As of June 10, 2014, Garner has not received an endorsement in this election.

What's at stake?

Issues in the district

Anti-Common Core lawsuit

In February 2014, a family filed a lawsuit against Alpine School District regarding Common Core's effect on their 11-year old son. The parents alleged that after their son's school moved him to a different classroom, he started to suffer both psychologically and academically. According to the lawsuit, the parents requested an individual education plan (IEP) which they were denied on the grounds that their son didn't qualify for the parameters of the plan. Furthermore, the lawsuit stated:

  • Allegations of retaliation for utilizing professional help linked to “Anti-Common Core” advocacy.
  • Allegations of unethical and invalid use of psychological testing to conform to predetermined outcome.
  • Allegations of ignoring parent’s desperate pleas for assistance for son.
  • Allegation of callous attitude towards parents as exhibited in 50 pages of “obtained” Alpine District inter-office/district emails.

The lawsuit is one of the first filed relating to Common Core.[2][3]

About the district

See also: Alpine School District, Utah
Alpine School District is located in Utah County, Utah
Alpine School District is located in Utah County, Utah. The county seat of Utah County is Provo. Utah County is home to 516,564 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] Alpine School District is the largest school district in Utah, serving 69,639 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[5]

Demographics

Utah County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Utah in terms of higher education achievement and median household income in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 35.7 percent of Utah County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 29.9 percent for Utah as a whole. The median household income in Utah County was $59,864 compared to $58,164 for the state of Utah. The poverty rate in Utah County was 13.6 percent compared to 12.1 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Utah County (%) Utah (%)
White 93.8 91.8
Black or African American 0.7 1.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 1.6 2.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.8 1.0
Two or More Races 2.3 2.3
Hispanic or Latino 11.0 13.3

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[6]

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