Slow and wise decisions. That’s Utah’s strategy for the spending the stimulus dollars.
By carefully weighing the options, the state is still looking at big pot of money. Officials in Utah have only spent about one-tenth of the $5.9 million in stimulus dollars the state received for special education.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that officials in those districts "say they're trying to find a balance between spending the money quickly to help revive the economy and spending it wisely to best help students." Keith Bradford, business administrator for the Canyons school district, said, "I think really what the spirit of the law is, is not to just go out and spend money to spend money, but it's to make sure the money is being spent for the benefit of kids."