By Sutherland Institute
Published on September 19, 2018

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, the Utah Education Debate Coalition kicks off its State School Board Debate Series with its first debate and candidate Meet & Greet! Tonight’s event is hosted by Viewmont High School (120 W. 1000 North, Bountiful, UT 84010) from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

There are 15 state school board districts that represent over 150,000 people each. The members representing these districts make critical decisions regarding the direction of education in our state. This year, eight districts will be voting for new members on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Of those eight districts, five of them will have debates hosted by the Utah Education Debate Coalition.

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The debates give candidates time to discuss their stances on important issues, and for voters to meet, learn more about the individual candidates, and ask questions that matter to them.

Debate schedule:

  • District 5: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Viewmont High School – 120 W 1000 N, bountiful, UT 84010
  • District 1: Thursday, September 20, 2018 – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Edith Bowen Laboratory School – 6700 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84321
  • District 3: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – 7 to 8:30 p.m. American Preparatory Academy – 3636 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, UT 84120
  • District 9: Thursday, September 27, 2018 – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Renaissance Academy – 3435 N. 1120 East, Lehi, UT 84043
  • District 2: Thursday, October 4, 2018 – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Ogden High School – 2828 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403
About the Utah Education Debate Coalition
Made up by the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Sutherland Institute, KSL, United Ways of Utah, and the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, the Utah Education Debate Coalition is a partnership created out of the commitment to advancing education in the state. Our mission is to create a better-informed community through raising awareness of the importance of State Board of Education candidates and races. For more information, please visit


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