General Consent Calendar
October 10, 2014
Backup furnished electronically at http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Agenda.aspx
A. Minutes of Previous Meetings Tab A
Minutes of the State Board of Education meetings held September 4-5, 2014
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 contract:
Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, $590,659, 10/15/2014 to 06/30/2017
The purpose of the contract is to provide a mentoring program for the governing boards and key administrators of Utah’s new and operational charter schools as described in UCA 53A-1a-513 and R277-470.
D. Contract Reports Tab D
It is proposed that the Board receive the following report: Contracts
Approved by State Superintendent or USOR Director (less than $100,000).
E. NASBE Bylaws and Public Education Positions Tab E
Proposed amendments to the Bylaws of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and NASBE’s Public Education Positions will be voted upon at the annual NASBE Conference in October. It is proposed that the Board approve the Bylaws and Public Education Positions in order to provide direction to its delegate on how to vote.
F. Eminence Authorization Tab F
Davis School District, Wasatch School District, and Paradigm High School have requested eminence authorization for three educators, Stephen Batchelor, Maria Heredia, and Maren Christensen, respectively. Eminence authorization allows individuals with exceptional training or expertise to teach or work in the public schools on a limited basis.
It is proposed that the Board grant eminence authorization to Stephen Batchelor, Maria Heredia, and Maren Christensen.
G. R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School Core Curriculum Tab G
In its June 6, 2014 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-700 on second reading. The rule was amended to provide for Computer Science to be used as a Core Science credit and for other Board-approved courses to be counted toward the required .5 Computer Technology credit. No substantive changes have been made since that time.
It is proposed that the Board approve R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School Core Curriculum, as amended, on third and final reading.
H. Requests for Temporary Authorizations Tab H
It is proposed that the Board approve temporary authorizations for licenses as submitted by school districts and charter schools.
I. List of Educator Licenses Processed Tab I
A summary of the total number of educator licenses and license areas processed in September 2014 is provided for Board information. It is proposed that the Board receive the report.