Written Public Comment

Overview

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) may have several items released for formal public comment at any given time. Below you will find information on open items for public comment, helpful resources, and information on how to report a concern. Feel free to share your input with USBE.

Members of the public are also welcome to send informal comments to their board members at any time (USBE Board Members). If you do not know the name of your board member, please go to Learn About the Candidates and Issues on the Vote.Utah.org website. 

Report a Concern

For information regarding a concern with USBE, a school district, district school, or charter school or if you believe a licensed educator has violated professional conduct rules. 

R277-123: Process for Members of the Public to Report Violations of Statute and Board Rule
USBE Administrative Rules

Public Education Hotline/Report a Concern
USBE Internal Audit

Reporting Educator Misconduct/Arrests
Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission (UPPAC)

Public Comments

Time Limited
January 17, 2023

College and Career Awareness Draft Standards
Public Comment - College and Career Awareness Strands and Standards
Google Docs

Digital Literacy Draft Standards
Public Comment - Digital Literacy Strands and Standards
Google Docs

Summary: The USBE is seeking public comment on standards drafts for two middle school courses: College and Career Awareness and Digital Literacy.

Status: These two items will be open until February 15, 2023

January 10, 2023

Supplemental Science Standards
Utah High School Supplemental Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards: Anatomy/Physiology, Genetics, Geology, Marine Biology/Oceanography, and Meteorology
Google Docs

Anatomy/Physiology Supplemental Standards
Anatomy/Physiology Supplemental SEEd Standards Public Feedback Survey
Google Docs

Genetics Supplemental Standards
Genetics Supplemental SEEd Standards Public Feedback Survey
Google Docs

Geology Supplemental Standards
Geology Supplemental SEEd Standards Public Feedback Survey
Google Docs

Marine Biology/Oceanography Supplemental Standards
Marine Biology/Oceanography Supplemental SEEd Standards Public Feedback Survey
Google Docs

Meteorology Supplemental Standards
Meteorology Supplemental SEEd Standards Public Feedback Survey
Google Docs

Summary: The USBE is seeking public comment on drafts of the state’s new supplemental science standards for Anatomy/Physiology, Genetics, Geology, Marine Biology/Oceanography, and Meteorology. These standards supplement the Utah Core Standards for Science and have been created to provide Utah educators with guidance on the specific knowledge and skills for students to learn when enrolled in these five courses. USBE staff is seeking public feedback to gather stakeholder input to guide finalizing these standards.

Status: These items will be open until February 10, 2023.

Ongoing
March 1, 2022

Accountability Redesign
USBE Assessment and Accountability

Summary: USBE is partnering with the Utah State Legislature to reexamine the state’s school accountability system.
Status: Open

January 1, 2022

Board Rule Status | Board Public Hearings 
USBE Administrative Rules

Summary: Current board rules under consideration and/or public hearing information. Those with specific rule comments should address them to rule.comments@schools.utah.gov.
Status: Open

Resources

Federal Register Education Department
The Daily Journal of the United States Government