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General Consent Calendar

April 10, 2015

 

Backup furnished electronically at http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Agenda.aspx

 

A.         Minutes of Previous Meeting                                                                                                 Tab A

 

Minutes of the Utah State Board of Education meetings held January 29, 2015, February 12, 2015, February 19, 2015, February 26, 2015, March 5-6, 2015 and March 19, 2015 are presented for approval.

 

B.         Monthly Budget Report                                                                                                           Tab B

 

A monthly budget report is provided to give information to the Board in meeting its fiduciary responsibilities for the Utah State Office of Education, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, and Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. It is proposed that the Board receive the report.

 

C.         Contracts                                                                                                                                    Tab C

 

             It is proposed that the Board approve the following contracts:

 

1.National Staff Development Council, $239,825, 04/01/2015 to

                   03/31/2020

 

To support the state in auditing the quality and impact of professional learning experienced by educators in Utah public schools.

 

             2.   SR Plus Consulting, LLC, $92,060.41, 04/01/2015 to 03/31/2020

 

To provide Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) behavior support services to local education agencies and the Utah State Office of Education Special Education Section.

 

             3.   Echo Cunningham, $229,354.67, 04/01/2015 to 03/31/2020

 

To provide Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) behavior support services to local education agencies and the Utah State Office of Education Special Education Section.

 

             4.   iBehaveConsulting, Inc., $283,507.85, 04/01/2015 to 03/31/2020

 

To provide Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) behavior support services to local education agencies and the Utah State Office of Education Special Education Section.

 

             5.   USU Special Education & Rehab - Utah Behavior Clinic, $286,693.33, 04/01/2015 to 03/31/2020

 

To provide Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) behavior support services to local education agencies and the Utah State Office of Education Special Education Section.

 

             6.   Education Direction, $4,061,412.55, 05/01/2015 to 04/30/2020

 

To work with the USOE to develop and implement professional learning experiences for schools and districts to assist them in effectively using data to improve student achievement.

 

D.         Contract Reports                                                                                                                      Tab D

 

It is proposed that the Board receive the following reports: Contracts approved by State Superintendent or USOR Director (less than $100,000) and USOE/USOR Expiring Contracts with Renewals.

 

E.          R277-114 Corrective Action and Withdrawal or Reduction of Program Funds              Tab E

 

Rule R277-114 provides procedures for public education program monitoring and correct action for noncompliance with identified program requirements, accountability standards, and financial propriety. In its March 6, 2015 meeting, the Board approved on second reading continuation of R277-114 consistent with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act five-year review requirement, and amendments to the rule. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed the Board approve R277-114 Corrective Action and Withdrawal or Reduction of Program Funds, as amended, and continuation of the rule, on third and final reading.

 

F.          R277-459 Teacher Supplies and Materials Appropriation                                                  Tab F

 

In its March 6, 2015 meeting, the Board approved on second reading continuation of R277-459 consistent with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act five-year review requirement, and amendments to the rule. The rule was amended to clarify the funding process followed in the event that the teacher supplies and materials appropriation is not sufficient to provide each teacher the full amount allowed by law. The rule title was also amended. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-459 Teacher Supplies and Materials Appropriation as amended, and continuation of the rule, on third and final reading.

 

G.         R277-474 School Instruction and Human Sexuality                                                            Tab G

 

In its March 6, 2015 meeting, the Board approved on second reading continuation of R277-474 consistent with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act five-year review requirement, and amendments to the rule. The rule was updated for language and style. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-474 School Instruction and Human Sexuality, as amended, and continuation of the rule, on third and final reading.

 

H.         R277-475 Patriotic, Civic and Character Education                                                            Tab H

 

In its March 6, 2015 meeting the Board approved on second reading continuation of R277-475 consistent with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act five-year review requirement, and amendments to the rule. The rule was amended to clarify who distributes the funds. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-475 Patriotic, Civic and Character Education on third and final reading.

 

I.           R277-516-3 Education Employee Required Reports of Arrests and Required                  Tab I

Background Check Policies for Non-licensed Employees - Licensed Public Education Employee Personal Reporting of Arrests

 

In its March 6, 2015 meeting the Board approved amendments to R277-516-3 on second reading. The rule was amended to expand the requirements for licensed educator self-reporting and to broaden the list of specified offenses. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-516-3 Education Employee Required Reports of Arrests and Required Background Check Policies for Non-licensed Employees - Licensed Public Education Employee Personal Reporting of Arrests, as amended, on third and final reading.

 

J.          R277-517-5 Board and UPPAC Disciplinary Definitions and Actions - Board                   Tab J

             Disciplinary Actions

 

In its March 6, 2015 meeting the Board approved amendments to R277-517-5 on second reading. The rule was amended to provide updated language for Board action against an educator for failure to respond to a complaint resulting in a default action, and an educator’s failure to appear for a disciplinary hearing. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-517-5 Board and UPPAC Disciplinary Definitions and Actions - Board Disciplinary Actions, as amended, on third and final reading.

 

K.         R277-700-6 The Elementary and Secondary School Core Curriculum - High                  Tab K

             School Requirements

 

In its March 6, 2015 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-700-6 on second reading. The rule was amended to modify the Utah high school graduation requirements. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-700-6 The Elementary and Secondary School Core Curriculum - High School Requirements, as amended, on third and final reading.

 

L.          Requests for Temporary Authorizations                                                                               Tab L

 

It is proposed that the Board approve temporary authorizations for licenses as submitted by school districts and charter schools.

 

M.        List of Educator Licenses Processed                                                                                     Tab M

 

A summary of the total number of educator licenses and license areas processed in March 2015 is provided for Board information. It is proposed that the Board receive the report.