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General Consent Calendar

March 6, 2015

 

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

 

A.         Minutes of Previous Meeting                                                                                                 Tab A

 

Minutes of the State Board of Education meeting held February 6, 2015 are presented for approval.

 

B.         Monthly Budget Report                                                                                                           Tab B

 

A monthly budget report is provided to give information to the Board in meeting its fiduciary responsibilities for the Utah State Office of Education, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, and Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. It is proposed that the Board receive the report.

 

C.         Contracts                                                                                                                                    Tab C

 

             It is proposed that the Board approve the following contracts:

 

1.Precision Exams LLC, $393,691, 02/01/2015 to 1/31/2020

 

To provide assistance to USOE in the development of the General Financial Literacy Assessment Training.

 

This contract was mistakenly listed as a receivable on the Consent Calendar of the Board’s January 8, 2015 meeting, and the Board approved it as such. It has been resubmitted as a regular contract.

 

             2.   Educational Research and Training Corporation, $595,000, 03/20/2015 to 03/19/2020, federal

 

To provide online Migrant Achievement and Performance System (MAPS)/State Migrant Education Program comprehensive needs assessment, State Service Delivery Plan, Migrant Education Program Evaluation, and Prospective Re-interview.

 

             3.   Utah Parent Center, $180,000, 03/09/2015 to 03/09/2020, federal

 

To provide information and training to parents of children with disabilities through the Parent Training Information (PTI) Project of the Utah Parent Center.

 

D.         Contract Reports                                                                                                                      Tab D

 

It is proposed that the Board receive the following report: Upcoming Contracts with Renewals. There were no contracts less than $100,000 that were approved by the State Superintendent of USOR Director.

 

E.          Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program (WIPA) Grant                                   Tab E

 

The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) has received a WIPA grant since 2000. The grant funds the Utah Work Incentive and Planning Services (UWIPS) program, which provides services to help people with disabilities understand the impact of returning to work on their benefits through comprehensive analysis.

 

The $100,000 grant is up for renewal. The grant will fund 1 (one) FTE, .25 (one quarter) of a second FTE, and .10 (one tenth) of a third FTE. The grant requires a five percent match.

 

It is proposed by USOR that the Board approve the renewal application and receipt of the WIPA grant.

 

F.          R277-116 Utah State Board of Education Internal Audit Procedure                                Tab F

 

In its February 6, 2015 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-116 on second reading. The rule was amended to bring it into consistency with the Board Bylaws and update definitions of the Audit Committee and Internal Auditor. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-116 Utah State Board of Education Internal Audit Procedure, as amended, on third and final reading.

 

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

             Preschool Special Education (Birth-Age 5) Licensure

 

The Board approved major revisions to R277-504 in its December 2015 meeting. Staff were directed to gather further input from the public and bring the rule back for additional amendment. In its February 6, 2015 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-504 on second reading. The rule was amended to clarify the expectation of technology instruction for educator preparation programs to include instruction in the use of software for personalized learning. Amendments also updated language regarding working with students with disabilities to include positive behavior supports and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). 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.

 

H.         R280-200 Rehabilitation                                                                                                         Tab H

 

In its February 6, 2015 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R280-200 on second reading. A new section was added to give clarity to the authority required for the State Office of Rehabilitation to make application for new federal grants or reallotment funding. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R280-200 Rehabilitation, as amended, on third and final reading.

 

I.           Requests for Temporary Authorizations                                                                                Tab I

 

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

 

J.          List of Educator Licenses Processed                                                                                      Tab J

 

A summary of the total number of educator licenses and license areas processed in February 2015 is provided for Board information. It is proposed that the Board receive the report.