Board Meetings

Meeting Schedule

2018-2019

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Schedule 2019

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

Note: Times are subject to change.

BoardDocs/Meeting Agendas

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Live Webcast/Audiocast

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Note: A live meeting Webcast or Audiocast is typically available while meetings are in session.

Meeting Summary

January 10, 2019 Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education:

USBE Board Members

Board Seeks 5.5 Percent Increase in WPU Funding

Funding Requests Infographic
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The Utah Legislature will open its 2019 general session on January 28, and USBE will seek $35.6 million to fund growth in public schools and an additional $176 million in weighted-pupil unit (WPU) funding to give districts and charter schools a 5.5 percent funding increase. Growth and an increase in WPU funding are the largest USBE requests this year. Legislative priorities also include requests for additional funding for safe and healthy schools, school nurses, and a school information management system.

For additional information, please contact:

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

2019 Utah Education Bill Tracker Available

The Utah State Board of Education has posted its 2019 education-related bill tracker as part of its Legislative Session webpage and legislative policy priorities. The tracker will be updated periodically before the session begins on January 28 and will then be updated daily.

For additional information, please contact:

Jeffrey Van Hulten
Policy Advisor
Phone: (801) 538-7521 |  E-mail

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

Public Comment Sought on Draft K-5, 9-12 Science Standards

USBE released draft updates to the K-5 and 9-12 science standards for a 90-day public comment period. Public hearings are being scheduled on January 22 in American Fork, February 12 in Brigham City, and March 20 in Cedar City. Three additional online meetings will be scheduled later.

For additional information, please contact:

Richard Scott
K-12 Science Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7808 |  E-mail

Joleigh Honey
STEM Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7794 |  E-mail

Diana Suddreth
Teaching and Learning Director
Phone: (801) 538-7739 |  E-mail

Board, Treasurer Discuss Unenhanced Charter School Bonds

Utah State Treasurer David Damschen opened a discussion with USBE concerning Utah charter schools that are not using the credit enhancement program. USBE took the discussion under advisement.

For additional information, please contact:

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

Funding for School Lunch Available into March

As part of his monthly budget report Deputy Superintendent of Operations Scott Jones announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture had released funds to Utah and other states so that Child Nutrition Programs, including school breakfast and lunch, will be funded into March despite the partial federal shutdown.

Unlike the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which operates child nutrition programs, the U.S. Department of Education is forward funded and has funding until September 30, 2019.

For additional information, please contact:

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

Updated School Bus Operations Standards Manual Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved the 2019 update for the Standards for Utah School Buses and Operations Manual.

For additional information, please contact:

Natalie Grange 
Assistant Superintendent of Financial Operations
Phone: (801) 538-7668 |  E-mail

Board Approves Rule Amendments

USBE approved the following Administrative Rule changes.

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Consent Calendar Approved

USBE Consent Calendar
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Highlights from Wednesday’s Committee Meetings

USBE Board Committees
Finance Committee, Law and Licensing Committee, and Standards and Assessment Committee met on January 9, 2018.

Meeting Agendas
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Committee items approved Wednesday will be heard by the full Board during its February 8, 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.

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:

Archived Meetings

Agendas/Minutes

Utah State Board of Education meeting minutes after 2017 can be accessed at BoardDocs in the Library under General, then Minutes/Summaries.