Utah would be well-advised to look at my home state of Wyoming in fixing the problem of school finances. When I attended the public schools of Wyoming 50-plus years ago, it was a state with rich school districts and poor school districts. Star Valley, where I went to school, was in the latter category. However, under the prod of the state Supreme Court, the money for schools was generally equalized across the board. This has resulted in fine schools everywhere and reasonably well-paid teachers.
It is not my place to advocate reform in Utah (I vote in Wyoming), but looking at the Wyoming model would do no harm.