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Utah State Board of Education 2019 Meeting Schedule

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), persons needing auxiliary communicative aids and services for these meetings should contact Board Secretary Lorraine Austin at (801) 538-7517 or via e-mail at lorraine.austin@schools.utah.gov, giving at least three working days' notice.

All regular meetings will be held at the Utah State Board of Education, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111. Times are subject to change.

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Meeting Summary 

September 5, 2019 Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education:

  • Approved a scope of work and a list of representatives for a new charter school task force to look at accounting standards, finance and operations, including implementation of Governmental Accounting Standards Board standards at charter schools.
  • Approved proficiency cut scores for Utah’s new Aspire Plus tests for ninth and 10th graders.
  • The Board will consider legislative priorities during a meeting beginning September 6 at 9 a.m.

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Charter School Task Force Scope of Work Set

The Utah State Board of Education approved a scope of work for a charter school task force. The Board did add a provision to the scope of work that the work be completed by December of this year. The task force will address accounting standards, finance and operations, including implementation of Governmental Accounting Standards Board standards at charter schools.

The Board also approved a list of representatives for the task force, but added a teacher and a parent of a charter school student to the list.

For additional information, please contact:

Scott Jones
Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Phone: (801) 538-7514 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Proficiency Cut Scores Approved for Utah Aspire Plus

The Utah State Board of Education approved proficiency cut scores for Utah’s new Aspire Plus assessment for ninth and 10th graders.

The Utah Aspire Plus assessment is a hybrid of ACT Aspire and Utah Core test items. It is a computer delivered, fixed form end-of-grade-level high school assessment for students in 9 and 10. Utah Aspire Plus includes four subtests: reading, English, mathematics, and science. Students receive predicted ACT score ranges for each subtest, as well as an overall predicted composite ACT score range. The assessment also provides proficiency scores for end-of-grade-level expectations for 9th and 10th grade students in English language arts, mathematics, and science.

For additional information, please contact:

Cydnee Carter
Assessment Development Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7654 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Darin Nielsen
Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning
Phone: (801) 538-7811 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Human Trafficking Prevention Training Standards OK’d

The Utah State Board of Education approved human trafficking prevention training standards for parents and guardians and for adults serving youth in consideration of new state law on the matter.

For additional information, please contact:

Corby Eason 
Student Supports and Prevention Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7863 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Board OKs Four-hour Day Waiver for Capstone

The Utah State Board of Education approved a waiver request from Capstone Classical Academy to allow the school to have a 3.5-hour school day on Fridays. Administrative Rule requires school days to be a minimum of four hours. Capstone intends to begin school days at 8:30 a.m. Monday – Thursday but had to hold classes from 8 a.m. – noon on Fridays to meet the four-hour requirement. Parents asked for a consistent starting time at 8:30 a.m. The school will still meet the 990 hours of instruction per year required by the same rule.

For additional information, please contact:

Angela Stallings 
Deputy Superintendent of Policy
Phone: (801) 538-7550 |  E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Approves New Rules, Rule Amendments, Repeal

USBE approved the following Administrative Rule changes.

Consent Calendar Approved

USBE Consent Calendar
(External Web Content)
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Highlights from Friday’s Committee Meetings

USBE Board Committees 
Finance Committee, Law and Licensing Committee, and Standards and Assessment Committee will meet on September 6, 2019 beginning at 1 p.m.

 Meeting Agendas
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Committee items approved Friday will be heard by the full Board during its October 3, 2019 meeting.

Those who wish to comment on pending Administrative Rules or rule changes of existing rules are invited to contact us via e-mail at  rule.comments@schools.utah.gov(External Web Content).

Highlights of the Finance Committee(External Web Content) meeting include:

Highlights of the  Law and Licensing Committee(External Web Content) meeting include:

Highlights of the  Standards and Assessment Committee(External Web Content) meeting include:

 

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