“Draper has improved a great deal since Greg Hughes took office. As Draper residents, we’d have to agree the changes have been for the better. Draper is considered one of the best places to live in America. Greg’s strong voice on the Hill is one of the key reasons Draper City’s relationship with state government has been so productive. Let’s keep him in the Legislature where he can continue to do us – and the state – a lot more good.
-Mayor Troy Walker
Some of the Legislative achievements of which I am most proud, include:
A tuition waiver to any Utah state institution of higher learning for any Utah recipient of a Purple Heart.
A bill that allowed for the splitting of school districts in order to enable more local control over education. This ultimately led to the formation of the Canyons School District.
Spending limitations amendments which had a significant impact on controlling state spending increases during times of surplus.
Grading of public schools. This process allows community members, policymakers and administrators to ask the kinds of questions of those schools that are struggling, as well as those that are excelling, that can ultimately lead to positive change within the schools and communities most needing help.
A Computer Adaptive Testing bill. The use of this technology provides much more efficiency in the testing and placement of students. Teachers can assess students’ capabilities quickly in order to place them in appropriate learning levels in a timely manner. It also allows for the tailoring of each test to the individual student taking it, as the program will adapt the difficulty level of questions based on students’ answers. Within the bill there is also the establishment of a parent committee to ensure that questions are appropriate for our community standards here in Utah.