The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) shall distribute money to local education agencies (LEAs) through a competitive grant to implement a pilot program for the evaluation of School Social Workers (SSWs). Data from this pilot program will assist in the development of Utah’s evaluation model for SSWs, which will be based on the School Social Worker Association of America (SSWAA) model.
Awarded LEAs will receive funds to compensate the evaluators who are assigned to complete evaluations and the SSWs being evaluated. All components of the evaluation must be completed outside participants' contract hours and in addition to current job requirements. Each evaluator will be permitted to evaluate no more than ten SSWs, completing at least two evaluations per year (pre and post) per SSW. LEAs may utilize multiple evaluators to allow for the evaluation of more SSWs.
LEAs interested in participating in the School Social Work Evaluation Program must complete and submit an application, to be approved by USBE.
Due Date: Friday, December 17, 2021 by 5 p.m.
Applications should be submitted as a digital link, in a Google Doc format, to Shaleece Oldroyd.
Note: To be considered, USBE must receive your electronic copy by the date specified above. All e-mail submissions will be confirmed with a receipt e-mail from USBE within two business days. An LEA shall resubmit if a receipt is not received.
LEAs are required to submit an accountability and data report following the completion of the grant cycle. The information collected in this report will include:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the School Social Work Evaluation Program Grant (coming soon)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW):
School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA):