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General Consent Calendar

April 4, 2014

 

Backup furnished electronically at http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Agenda.aspx

 

 

A.         Minutes of Previous Meetings                                                                                               Tab A

 

Minutes of the State Board of Education meetings held February 27, 2014, March 7, 2014 and March 21, 2014 are presented for approval.

 

B.         Contracts                                                                                                                                    Tab B

 

It is proposed that the Board approve the following contract:

 

             1.    Utah State University/TAESE, $11,151,178.16, 04/07/14 to 06/30/19, Fed.

 

For technical assistance and professional development systems.

 

It is proposed that the Board receive the following report:

 

             2.    Contracts less than $100,000 approved by the State Superintendent

                     or USOR Director (all expiring as of June 30).

 

C.         Ratification of Hiring

 

It is proposed that the Board ratify the hiring of Ann-Michelle Neal as a USOE Education Specialist for Title III, and Kim Suzanne Rathke as a USOE Formative Assessment Specialist.

 

D.         R277-102 Adjudicative Proceedings                                                                                      Tab D

 

In its March 7, 2014 meeting, R277-102 was reviewed for continuation and repeal/reenactment. The rule was approved for continuation on second reading, consistent with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act five-year review requirement. It was determined that legal counsel would be consulted prior to making amendments to the rule.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve continuation of R277-102 Adjudicative Proceedings on third and final reading.

 

E.          R277-105 Recognizing Constitutional Freedoms in the Schools                                        Tab E

 

In its March 7, 2014 meeting, the Board approved continuation of R277-105 on second reading, consistent with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act five-year review requirement. Amendments to the rule were also approved on second reading, with the understanding that the rule will come back for further review. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve continuation of and amendment to

R277-105 Recognizing Constitutional Freedoms in the Schools on third and final reading.

 

F.          R277-118 Post-employment Benefits Plans                                                                          Tab F

 

In its February 7, 2014 meeting, the Board approved new rule R277-118 on second reading. The rule provides procedures and criteria for LEAs with Other Post-employment Benefit Plans (OPEB) and existing retirement incentive plans.

 

The rule was on the Consent Calendar for third reading in the Board’s

March 7, 2014 meeting. The rule was removed from the Consent Calendar pending legislation that might require further changes in the rule. No legislation passed that would require changes to the rule, therefore no substantive changes have been made to the rule.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-118 Post-employment Benefits Plan on third and final reading.

 

G.         R277-410-5 Accreditation of Schools - Accreditation Procedures                                    Tab G

 

In its March 7, 2014 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-410-5 on second reading. The rule was amended to reinstate provisional status for new schools requesting accreditation through AdvancED. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-410-5 Accreditation of Schools - Accreditation Procedures on third and final reading.

 

H.         R277-477 Distribution of Funds from the Interest and Dividend                                      Tab H

             Account and Administration of the School LAND Trust Program

 

In its March 7, 2014 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-477 on second reading. The amendments clarify for what the School LAND Trust funds may be spent. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-477 Distribution of Funds from the Interest and Dividend Account and Administration of the School LAND Trust Program on third and final reading.

 

I.           R277-503-4 Licensing Routes                                                                                                   Tab I

 

In its March 7, 2014 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-503-4 on second reading. The rule was amended to change some definitions as necessary. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-503-4 Licensing Routes on third and final reading.

 

J.          R277-601 Standards for Utah School Buses and Operations                                              Tab J

 

In its March 7, 2014 meeting, the Board approved continuation of R277-601, and amendments to the rule, on second reading. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-601 Standards for Utah School Buses and Operations on third and final reading.

 

K.         R277-725 Electronic High School                               Tab K

 

In its March 7, 2014 meeting, the Board approved continuation of R277-725 consistent with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act five-year review requirement. The Board also approved on second reading amendments to the rule to make the rule consistent with current state law and legislative audit recommendations. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve continuation of and amendment to

             R277-725 Electronic High School on third and final reading.

 

L.          R277-916 Career and Technical Education Introduction and Work-Based                      Tab L

             Learning Programs

 

In it March 7, 2014 meeting, the Board approved continuation of R277-916 on second reading, consistent with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act five-year review requirement.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve continuation of R277-916 Career and Technical Education Introduction and Work-Based Learning Programs on third and final reading.

 

M.        Requests for Temporary Authorizations                                                                             Tab M

 

It is proposed that the Board approve temporary authorizations for licenses as submitted by school districts and charter schools.

 

N.         List of Educator Licenses Processed                                                                                     Tab N

 

A summary of the total number of educator licenses and license areas processed in March 2014 is provided for Board information. It is proposed that the Board receive the report.