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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 22, 2020 Meeting 

September Enrollment Counts Show Higher Volume of Student Transfers

In addition to its annual October 1 census this year, the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is conducting at least two additional enrollment counts to help the Board, districts, charter schools, and the Utah Legislature understand school enrollment trends this year, particularly in light of enrollment’s role in school funding.

The first of those enrollment counts took place September 9. Much more analysis is needed, but an initial review shows:

  • Larger than usual transfer of students from district schools to charter schools, including online-only charter schools. Earlier this year Utah increased enrollment caps at online-only charter schools by 2,500 students.
  • Larger than normal transfer of students to home schooling and private schools.
  • A decline in kindergarten enrollment generally, noting that kindergarten enrollment is optional in the state of Utah.
  • A decrease in enrollment due to reduced migration into the state.

Districts and charters will be working with USBE to better understand the enrollment trends to inform potential funding implications and enrollment growth projections.

Enrollment Count Estimates

For additional information, please contact: 

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

USBE Agrees to Settle Dispute with Alpine District over Special Education Funding

In May of this year the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), exercising what it believed was due diligence in financial matters, denied a request from the Alpine School District for state and federal intensive services funds for special education students in the district.

Believing the costs were justified, Alpine appealed the decision. To resolve the matter quickly and fairly so that intensive needs students can continued to be served, USBE and Alpine agreed to mediation in the matter.

A mediator was brought in earlier this month and negotiated a settlement of $1,424,784. USBE and Alpine agreed to the terms, which were approved by the Board in a vote on Tuesday. Alpine is expected to review and vote on this matter in its next school board meeting. Both sides also agreed to enforce and comply with Administrative Rule R277-752 Special Education Intensive Services Fund moving forward.

For additional information, please contact: 

Bryan Quesenberry
Assistant Attorney General
Phone: (801) 538-7885 | E-mail(External Web Content)