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Utah State Board of Education 2021 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 

May 6, 2021 Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education:  

  • Welcomed newly appointed Board Member Stacey Hutchings representing District 6.
  • Received an update Utah COVID-19 relief funding and authorized four additional expenditures.
  • Approved nine supplemental course standards.
  • Received update reports from six of Utah’s Turnaround schools.

USBE Board Members  

COVID-19 Relief Spending Reviewed

The Utah State Board of Education reviewed Utah public school COVID-19 relief funding and approved the following additional expenditures:

For additional information, please contact:  

Sarah Young
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Phone: (801) 538- 7528 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Jennifer Throndsen
Director of Teaching and Learning
Phone: (801) 538- 7739 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Chaundra Johnson
Utah State Library Division Director
Phone: (801) 715-6776 E-mail(External Web Content)

Tiffany Stanley
Chief of Staff
Phone: (801) 538- 7715 | E-mail(External Web Content)

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

Sara Wiebke
PreK-12 Literacy and Library Media Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538- 7893 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Shannon Olsen
Elementary Mathematics/Gifted and Talented Specialist
Phone: (801) 538- 7617 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Approves Supplemental Course Standards

The Utah State Board of Education approved the following supplemental course standards:

For additional information, please contact:  

Jennifer Throndsen
Director of Teaching and Learning
Phone: (801) 538- 7739 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Updated on Turnaround Schools

The Utah State Board of Education received required updates from six schools in Cohort 3 of the School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act program.

For additional information, please contact:  

Max Lang
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538- 7725 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Tracy Vandeventer
Director of the Utah State Board of Education Center for Continuous School Improvement
Phone: (801) 538-7590 | E-mail(External Web Content)

State Board Budgets Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved fiscal year 2022 budgets for the Board’s office.

For additional information, please contact:  

Deborah Jacobson
Finance Director
Phone: (801) 538- 7627 | E-mail(External Web Content)

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

USU Charter School Transfer Request Process Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved Utah State University's (USU) process to review and approve a request from a school to change authorizers.

For additional information, please contact:  

Dallin Peugnet
Auditor IV
Phone: (801) 538-7965 E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Bylaws Updated

The Utah State Board of Education approved updates to its Bylaws.

For additional information, please contact:  

Jeff Van Hulten
Public Affairs Director
Phone: (801) 538- 7521 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Michelle Beus
Assistant Attorney General
Phone: (801) 538-7820 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Adds New Condition to Utah Framework for School Safety

The Utah State Board of Education approved the addition of a ninth condition, Student Health Services, to the Utah Framework for School Safety. Adding this condition provides a designated area on the website for information and resources pertinent to student health, and creates a more holistic approach to student and school safety efforts.

For additional information, please contact:  

Rhett Larsen
School and Student Safety Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7997 E-mail(External Web Content)

Christy Walker
Safe and Healthy Schools Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7502 E-mail(External Web Content)

Kendra Mui
School Nursing/Wellness Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7904 E-mail(External Web Content)

New Administrative Rule Adopted, Amendments Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved the following rule amendments and repeals:

Board Approves Consent Calendar


The Utah State Board of Education approved its consent calendar.

Highlights of Friday’s Committee Meetings

The Utah State Board of Education Finance, Law and Licensing, and Standards and Assessment committees will meet on Friday, May 7. The meetings will be held online. Members of the public who wish to comment on items on committee agendas should contact the committee secretaries by e-mail before the meeting. Public comment is at the discretion of committee chairs.

Items approved in committee meetings will be heard by the full Board during its June 3 meeting.

Standards and Assessment Committee will meet online from 8 – 11 a.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

  • Review of school counselor-to-student ratio plans submitted by districts and charters that did not meet the 1:350 ratio requirement.
  • Potential action on the Board's Advisory Committee on Equity of Educational Services for Students' (ACEESS) recommendation for providing educators professional learning opportunities to conquer the digital divide.

Finance Committee will meet online from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

Law and Licensing Committee will meet online from 3 to 6 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include: