Christensen Law Firm Helps Bridge Budget Gap in Utah Public Schools

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Christensen Law Firm gives $100 Office Max Gift Card every week during the school year to help teachers limit how much they have to spend our of pocket for class room materials.

In March of this year, Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas of the Christensen Law Firm learned of a study published by the National School Supply and Equipment Association that documented $1.33 billion coming out of public school teachers’ pockets for class room supplies due to budget cuts in 2009-2010. That’s an annual average of $356 per teacher. It’s outrageous! As both attorneys have children that attend public schools, they were concerned about the quality of education decreasing, and inspired that underpaid teachers are using their own funds to make up the difference.

In an attempt to enrich Utah classrooms, show support for the public system, and lend a helping hand to teachers that are going above and beyond the call of duty, Christensen and Hymas launched the Christensen Law Firm School Supplies Gift Program.

Every week during the school year the program gives out the Golden Apple Award, a $100 office max gift card to be used for the class room. Anyone can nominate a teacher or classroom for the award. However, nominees must demonstrate how funds are currently being used in the classroom and show that should they win, the funds will be used responsibly for the classroom.

The program is open to public school teachers in Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah counties. For more information about the program or winners of the program when the school year starts next month visit our website

About the Christensen Law Firm
The Christensen Law Firm, a Utah based personal injury firm, was founded by Ken Christensen in 2003. Partners Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas are great advocates that knowledge is power. Thus, they have authored several books regarding wrongful death, bicycle, dog bite, and car accident law to help educate the public about what their rights are. The success of their books has led to recognition by local media (including KSL, ABC, Fox and KUTV) as legal experts. They are frequently asked to offer opinions on news stories and events. They are also sponsors of the Hit-and-Run Rewards Program, which rewards honorable citizens for providing information leading to the arrest and felony conviction of Hit-and-Run Drivers.

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