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2017-2018

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

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Meeting Summary

February 1, 2018

In its February 1, 2018 meeting the Utah State Board of Education:

  • Voted to seek a waiver from the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provision that requires states to count non-tested students as zeros for school accountability purposes.
  • Voted to seek additional funding to provide teacher training on restorative justice.
  • Reviewed the state’s first Kindergarten Entry and Exit Profile (KEEP) report showing kindergarten student literacy and numeracy readiness.

The USBE Finance, Law and Licensing, and Standards and Assessment standing committees will meet on Friday, February 2, 2018.

  • Meeting agendas can be found on BoardDocs.
  • Committee items approved Friday will be heard by the full Board during its March 15, 2018 meeting.
  • Those who wish to comment on pending administrative rules or rule changes or existing rules are invited to contact us via e-mail at rule.comments@schools.utah.gov.

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Utah to seek waiver from one ESSA provision

In light of Utah’s laws on parental exclusion from state-mandated assessments, the Utah State Board of Education voted to seek a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education on the provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that requires states to count non-tested students as zeros for school accountability purposes when less than 95 percent of students in a school are tested.

The vote came as part of the Board’s review of the U.S. Department of Education’s feedback on Utah’s draft ESSA plan.

The Board also voted to accept staff recommendations in responses to federal feedback on equitable distribution of effective educators and inclusion of all schools in the accountability system. Other changes will be made to assist with clarity, organization, and to add information where requested.

For additional information, please contact:

Diana Suddreth
Teaching and Learning Director
Phone: (801) 538-7788 | E-mail

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

Leah Voorhies
Deputy Superintendent of Student Support
Phone: (801) 538-7898 | E-mail

Patty Norman
Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement
Phone: (801) 538-7515 | E-mail


Board seeks more funding for restorative discipline measures

The Utah State Board of Education voted to increase its legislative request this year for restorative discipline services to $545,000 to help pay for educator training sessions in response to a 2017 bill. There is currently no budget for restorative discipline services. This is a legislative appropriation request, not a request related to any specific bill this year.

For additional information, please contact:

Patty Norman
Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement
Phone: (801) 538-7550 | E-mail 

 

Report: 63 schools don’t meet recommended counselor ratio

The Utah State Board of Education’s annual report on comprehensive counseling and guidance programs found while 241 Utah schools currently meet the recommended 1:350 or better ratio of school counselors to students, 63 did not.

For additional information, please contact:

Kim Herrera
School Counseling Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7647 | E-mail

Holly Todd
School Counseling Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7643 | E-mail

Lillian Tsosie-Jensen
School Counseling, Educational Equity, and Prevention Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7962 | E-mail

Leah Voorhies
Assistant Superintendent of Student Support
Phone: (801) 538-7898 | E-mail

KEEP report shows literacy, numeracy rates for kindergarteners

The Utah State Board of Education accepted the state’s first Kindergarten Entry and Exit Profile (KEEP) report showing most Utah students entering kindergarten have the necessary literacy and numeracy skills needed to succeed in school.

The report is part of a new state statute for kindergarten assessment.

For additional information, please contact:

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

Jennifer Throndsen
PreK-12 Literacy and Library Media Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7893 | E-mail

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

Patty Norman
Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement
Phone: (801) 538-7760 | E-mail

Board gives final approval to eight rule amendments

The Utah State Board of Education gave final approval to the following administrative rule amendments:

 

Highlights from Friday’s Committee Meetings Schedules

All meetings will be held at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City, and will begin at 9 a.m. on February 2, 2018.

Highlights of the Finance Committee meeting include:

Highlights of the Law and Licensing Committee meeting include:

Highlights of the Standards and Assessment Committee meeting include:

  • Review of recommendations for Health Standards amendments from the Health Standards Review Committee.
  • Potential preliminary approval for amendments to Driver Education Standards.
  • Review of recommendations for K-5 and 9-12 Science Standards amendments from the Science Standards Review Committee.

 

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