Before you vote, know the facts of Question 1:

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The Utah State Legislature placed Question 1 on the ballot to determine public support for increased funding for education in Utah. 

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Question 1 asks Utahns if the state gas tax should be increased by 10 cents per gallon.

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A 10 cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax would cost the average Utah driver $4 per month

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A 10 cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax would generate an additional $180 million in state revenue.

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$125 million would be invested in education;  $55 million would be invested toward repairing city and county roads.

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The additional funding for education would increase per-student spending by approximately $150 per K-12 student.

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This funding would be placed in a restricted account called the Teacher and Student Success Account.

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School districts would allocate the funding to each school based on the number of students enrolled at each school.

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Prior to receiving their funding, a local school would create a plan detailing how the funding would be used to increase student achievement. This plan must be consistent within the framework of the school district's funding priorities, and would be created by local parents, principals, teachers and other school stakeholders.

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Funding can only be used for academic purposes and could not be used to build school buildings, increase district administration or for athletics.

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Funding could be invested in teacher salaries, class size reduction, professional development, additional teachers and school support staff, technology, community support programs or before, after or summer school programs.

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School plans would be posted on each school's website. The local school board would monitor and measure the success of each school each year. If a school does not show improvement, the board would work with the local school to modify the plan.