Advocacy that supports equity, adequacy, and access for all
The organization recognizes and works collaboratively with education, government, and private organizations to meet the challenges that rural school districts face in providing access to services and support that may be more readily available in non-rural districts.
Quality educators are critical to a quality education for all students.
Competitive salary and benefits are key to resolving the shortage of quality educators.
Small demographically separated rural schools need additional per student funds to provide equitable and adequate services and support for students and educators.
Due to the economy of scale, the smaller the school and district, the more additional per student funding is needed to provide adequate and equitable services.
Educators, like all professions, need PD to perform at the highest levels.
Districts need funding to provide PD for all educators.
Regional Service Centers provide accessible endorsements state wide using UETN and IVC systems.
These pillars of advocacy in behalf of Utah's rural students and educators will drive the work of the URSA organization. It is critical that we keep at the forefront of our efforts the need to provide adequate and equitable services for all: fulfilling our mission to support educators as they work to meet the educational goals and needs of their students.