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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 

July 9, 2020 Meeting 

The Utah State Board of Education:  

  • Reviewed the results of the 2020 school safety survey of Utah school building administrators.
  • Agreed to alter several administrative rules to include the phrase “subject to appropriation” in light of budget uncertainties attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Approved an updated standards revision process that relies more on full Board participation.

USBE Board Members 

 

Survey: Administrators Concerned about Academic Delay, Student Mental Health as a Result of Pandemic

For the second straight year, the Utah State Board of Education surveyed public school building administrators in Utah asking about school safety. This year’s survey, taken earlier this year, was able to capture some information on the COVID-19. Once the pandemic is over, administrators worry most about academic delay for students (41 percent of respondents) and student mental health (27 percent of respondents). Anxiety, stress, and social isolation topped the list of increased risk factors brought on by the pandemic.

For additional information, please contact: 

David Christensen 
School Safety Data Analyst
Phone: (801) 538-7714 | E-mail(External Web Content)

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

Board to Alter Some Administrative Rules in Light of Budgetary Uncertainties

The Utah State Board of Education agreed to add the phrase “subject to appropriations” in light of budgetary uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Several programs that had been funded by the 2020 Legislature had funding removed before the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1 due to diminished revenue projections.

For additional information, please contact:  

Jeffrey Van Hultun
Director of Public Affairs
Phone: (801) 538- 7521 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Angela Stallings
Deputy Superintendent of Policy
Phone: (801) 538- 7830 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Approves New Standards Revision Process

The Utah State Board of Education approved an updated standards revision process that now includes a presentation to the full Board the recommendations of the Standards Review Committee before a writing committee is formed.

For additional information, please contact: 

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

Board Approves Five Charter School Revolving Account Loans

The Utah State Board of Education approved the following loans from the state Charter School Revolving Account:

For additional information, please contact:

Daniel Davis 
Financial Reporting & Compliance Auditor
Phone: (801) 538-7953 E-mail(External Web Content)

Stewart Okobia 
Financial Auditor, State Charter School Board
Phone: (801) 538-7817 E-mail(External Web Content)

New Administrative Rules, Amendments, and Repeals Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved the following new rules, 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, July 10. 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 July 9 meeting.

Finance Committee will meet online from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

Standards and Assessment Committee will meet online from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

  • Preliminary adoption of the Dynamic Learning Map’s (DLM) Alternate Science Standards and approve convening a stakeholder group to write Alternate Achievement Science Standards that align with the few Utah specific SEEd standards not addressed in DLM’s Science Standards. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that the Utah State Board of Education have Alternate Achievement Standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
  • Discussion of the biennial SHARP Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
  • Preliminary approval of amendments to Administrative Rule R277-406 Early Literacy Program and Benchmark Reading Assessment to extend the time for districts and charter schools to administer the test due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Law and Licensing Committee will meet online from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

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