The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) leads by creating equitable conditions for student success: advocating for necessary resources, developing policy, and providing effective oversight and support.
Acknowledging that all students are capable of learning, educational equity is the distribution of resources to provide equal opportunities based upon the needs of each individual student. Equitable resources include funding, programs, policies, initiatives and supports that recognize each student’s unique background and school context to guarantee that all students have access to high-quality education.
Educational Equity provides K-12 public school system support to families, districts, and charter schools regarding issues surrounding civil right compliance in accordance with the United States Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) regulations, which prohibits discrimination of students in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance based on:
If you believe that your child is experiencing discrimination, the USBE recommends the following procedures to seek resolution:
Title 34 C.F.R. 104.36: Procedural Safeguards
United States Department of Education
Regulates due process hearings or under Section 504/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These processes resolve differences involving the education of Section 504/ADA and qualified students with disabilities when such differences cannot be resolved by means of a less formal procedure.
R277-328: Educational Equity in Schools
Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rules
Note: A school may not retaliate against any person who has made a complaint, or who has testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation or proceeding.