Consent Calendar


General Consent Calendar

December 5, 2014


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A.         Minutes of Previous Meetings                                                                                               Tab A


Minutes of the State Board of Education meetings held November 6-7, 2014

             are presented for approval.


B.         Contracts                                                                                                                                    Tab B


             It is proposed that the Board approve the following contracts:


             1.   Imagine Learning, Inc., $15,000,000, 12-31-2014 to 12-01-2019, federal


To provide license of use for existing and new accounts within schools for use of Imagine Learning software for ELL students and their families.


C.         Contract Reports                                                                                                                      Tab C


It is proposed that the Board receive the following reports: Contracts Approved by State Superintendent or USOR Director (less than $100,000) and Upcoming Contracts with Renewals as of 10/1/2014.


D.         R277-504 Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Special Education (K-12),              Tab D

             and Preschool Special Education (Birth-Age 5) Licensure


In its November 7, 2014 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-504 on second reading. The rule was amended to provide a clear definition of student teachers and interns, to address a timeline of the cumulative GPA requirements, and to address waiver of entrance requirements. No substantive changes have been made since that time.


It is proposed that the Board approve R277-504 Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Special Education (K-12), and Preschool Special Education (Birth-Age 5) Licensure, as amended, on third and final reading.


E.          Appointment to WestEd Board of Directors


As a signatory agency to WestEd, the Utah State Board of Education can fill two positions on WestEd’s Board of Directors. Generally the State Superintendent of Public Instruction fills one of the positions on the WestEd Board.


It is proposed that the Board appoint State Superintendent Brad C. Smith to the WestEd Board of Directors for a term ending May 31, 2017.


F.          State Instructional Material Commission Recommendations                                           Tab F


On November 21, 2014, the State Instructional Materials Commission met and approved 1,537 records of titles for recommendation to the Board. The Commission also recommends that the Board accept the bids received from publishers and direct staff to award contracts to the publishers to furnish instructional materials to the schools of Utah.


It is proposed that the Board adopt the recommendations made by the State Instructional Materials Commission, and direct staff to award contracts to the various publishers.


G.         Requests for Temporary Authorizations                                                                              Tab G


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


H.         List of Educator Licenses Processed                                                                                      Tab H


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