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

March 7, 2019 Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education:

  • Agreed to develop a scope of work to study Utah’s educational funding looking for ways to improve equity, outcomes, and efficiency.
  • Approved a new administrative rule on teacher preparation programs to better integrate studies with future classroom needs.
  • Agreed to work with the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health on improving the biennial Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) Statewide Survey.

USBE Board Members

Board seeks scope of work study on statewide school funding

The Utah State Board of Education voted to develop a scope of work study to study Utah’s public education funding system.

Among the questions the Board seeks to answer are:

  • To what extent are student and taxpayer equity achieved through the distribution formulas of the Minimum School Program (MSP)?
  • To what extent can schools deliver better outcomes with existing resources or will better outcomes require more resources?
  • How should new resources be invested to maximize outcomes?
  • Does the funding provided through the MSP cover the expenses of providing a minimum or basic education for each student?
  • To what extent does funding provided through the MSP support education innovation including competency-based education?

For additional information, please contact:

Tiffany Stanley
Chief of Staff
Phone: (801) 538-7715 |  E-mail

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

New teacher preparation program rule approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved new Administrative Rule R277-304 Teacher Preparation Programs. The aim of the new rule is to provide greater continuity between educator preparations programs and classroom needs.

For additional information, please contact:

Travis Rawlings 
Educator Licensing Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7601 |  E-mail

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

Board to work with DSAMH to improve SHARP survey

The Utah State Board of Education met with representatives from the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) about improving both the questions and dissemination of the biennial Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) Statewide Survey, which is administered by DSAMH.

The survey is given every other year to students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 to assess adolescent substance use, anti-social behavior, and risk and protection factors. Parents have to actively consent to allow their children to participate in the survey.

Board Members expressed interest in improving questions for students and in ensuring student privacy and parental concerns are addressed.

For additional information, please contact:

Rhett Larsen 
Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Specialist
Phone: (801) 803-0751 |  E-mail

Board takes positions on two bills as session nears end

The Utah State Board of Education voted to oppose Senate Bill 177 Scholarships for Special Needs Students and to support House Bill 374 Modifications to Education Funding as the 2019 general session of the Utah Legislature winds down. The Board also voted to note that the state would not be able to comply with all the provisions of House Bill 385 Medicaid Reimbursements to Public Schools without additional funding.

The Board previously voted to support 21 bills and oppose two others.

For additional information, please contact:

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

Angela Stallings
Deputy Superintendent of Policy
Phone: (801) 538-7550 |  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 Friday’s Committee Meetings

USBE Board Committees
Finance Committee, Law and Licensing Committee, and Standards and Assessment Committee will meet on March 8, 2019.

Meeting Agendas
BoardDocs

Committee items approved Friday  will be heard by the full Board during its April 4, 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.