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Meeting Schedule

2017-2018

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

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Meeting Summary


In its September 6, 2018 meeting the Utah State Board of Education:

  • Created a new 15-member Student Advisory Council. The council will provide advice to the board on policy issues. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for membership to the council.
  • Created a task force to review Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission processes.
  • Voted on recommendations from the Eliminating Barriers to Excellence in Education Task Force.

The USBE Finance, Law and Licensing, and Standards and Assessment standing committees will meet on Friday, September 7, 2018.

  • Meeting agendas can be found on BoardDocs.
  • Committee items approved Friday will be heard by the full Board during its October 4, 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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Board creates Student Advisory Council, encourages applications

The Utah State Board of Education voted Thursday to create a Student Advisory Council that will provide suggestions and feedback to the 15-member elected body.

In a unanimous vote, the Board approved an internal policy establishing the council, which is the first of its kind in Utah. The council will include 15 juniors and seniors who will represent the same geographical areas represented by each member of the Board.

Board Member Linda Hansen, of West Valley City, brought the idea to the full Board after she was approached by a student advocating for the involvement of student voices in statewide education policy decisions.

Student Advisory Council application.

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

 

Task force to review UPPAC procedures

The Utah State Board of Education voted to create a neutral review task force to review Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission (UPPAC) processes.

The review will look at:

  • The role of the overall fairness of process from flagging to final action and notification.
  • The role of proportionality and consistency.
  • The role of aggravating and mitigating factors: do presumptions act as a floor/ceiling and how do the aggravating/mitigating factors affect that?
  • Is the Board like an appeals board (i.e. only reviews UPPAC's decision)? If not, should the Board take evidence, briefing, and hold a hearing?
  • Is an appeal to the superintendent necessary for judicial review?

For additional information, please contact:

Benjamin Rasmussen
School Law Director
Phone: (801) 538-7835 | E-mail

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

Board adopts vision, mission, goals in strategic plan process

The Utah State Board of Education is engaged in a strategic planning effort. As part of that effort, the Board adopted:

  • Vision: Upon completion, all Utah students are prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives.
  • Mission: The Utah State Board of Education leads by creating conditions for student success: advocating for necessary resources, developing policy, and providing effective oversight and support.
  • Goals:
  1. Early Learning: Each student starts strong through early grades with a foundation in literacy and numeracy
  2. Personalized Teaching & Learning: Each student and educator has access to personalized teaching and learning experiences
  3. Safe & Healthy Schools: Each student learns in a safe and healthy school environment
  4. Effective Educators & Leaders: Each student is taught by effective educators who are supported by effective school leaders

For additional information, please contact:

Tiffany Stanley
Chief of Staff
Phone: (801) 538-7515 | E-mail

Board votes on final recommendations from Eliminating Barriers task force

The Utah State Board of Education approved most recommendations from its Eliminating Barriers to Excellence in Education Task Force. A recommendation to adopt a resolution dealing with parental rights and testing was referred to a Board committee for further work before action is taken.

Other recommendations will move forward as noted in the recommendations.

For additional information, please contact:

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

Board approves rule amendments and repeal

The Utah State Board of Education approved the following administrative rule changes:


Consent calendar approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved its consent calendar.

 

Highlights from Friday’s Committee Meetings Schedules

All meetings will be held at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. The Law and Licensing Committee meeting will begin at 8 a.m.; the other two committees and will begin at 9 a.m. on September 7, 2018.

Highlights of the Finance Committee meeting include:

  • Consideration of changes to Administrative Rule R277-477 Distribution of Funds from the Trust Earnings Account and Administration of the School LAND Trust Program and R277-491 School Community Councils because of recent changes in Utah law.
  • Consideration of changes to Board bylaws dealing with unsolicited pitches made by potential vendors.

Highlights of the Law and Licensing Committee meeting include:

  • Consideration of changes to the educator licensing administrative rule.
  • Consideration of approval of expansions for Reagan Academy and Excelsior Academy charter schools.

Highlight of the Standards and Assessment Committee meeting include:

  • Discussion of alternative school accountability.
  • Consideration of school report cards and assignment of performance indicators for the 2017-18 school year when there will not be school report cards.

 

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