School Turnaround Grant

The School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act

In 2017, the Utah State Legislature amended Senate Bill 234: School Turnaround Amendments (sponsored by Senator Ann Millner), implementing key changes to the previous Bill. The amended Bill identifies low performing schools as being in the bottom 3% of schools statewide for two consecutive years. The Bill provides for a third party to conduct a school needs assessment and root cause analysis in the identified schools. Funding is awarded directly to the identified Local Education Agency (LEA) to contract with a Utah State Board of Education-approved turnaround expert to develop and implement a school turnaround plan based on the results of the needs assessment and root cause.

School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act Frequently Asked Questions

School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act Utah State Identified Turnaround Schools

Suggested Request for Proposal (RFP) Format for Secondary Evaluation for Low Performing School Boards for Independent School Turnaround Experts

Legislative

R277-920: School Improvement, Implementation of the School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Title 53E-5-3: School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act | Title 53E-5-S301: School Turnaround and Leadership Development Definitions
Utah State Legislature

Resources

Utah State Board of Education Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): School Improvement Systems of Support 2017-2018 School Year
Title I, Part A: School Improvement and School Turnaround

Utah State Board of Education Utah Accountability Technical Manual
Assessment and Accountability

Contacts

Dr. Max Lang
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7725 | E-mail

Leslie Evans
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7851 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail