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General Consent Calendar

May 7-8, 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 meeting held April 9-10, 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.  Utah Independent Living Center, $648,913, 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2016, amendment

To provide independent living, assistive technology services, and nursing home transition services to individuals with disabilities residing in the Wasatch Front of Utah Independent Living District. 

 

2.  Ability 1st Utah, $606,280, 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2016, amendment

To provide independent living, assistive technology services, and nursing home transition services to individuals with disabilities residing in Utah, Juab, Sanpete, and Wasatch Counties. 

                 

                  3.  Active Re-Entry, $609,710, 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2016, amendment

To provide independent living, assistive technology services, and nursing home  transition services to individuals with disabilities residing in the Eastern Utah Independent Living Rehabilitation District. 

                 

                  4.  OPTIONS for Independence, $5 43,885, 09/30/2015 to 10/01/2016, amendment

To provide independent living, assistive technology services, and nursing home  transition services to individuals with disabilities residing in the Northern Utah Independent Living Rehabilitation District. 

                  

                  5.  Red Rock Center for Independence, $606,637, 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2016, amendment

To provide independent living, assistive technology services, and nursing home transition services to individuals with disabilities residing in the Southern Utah Independent Living Rehabilitation District. 

                

                  6.  American Institutes for Research, $6,301,086.80, 05/15/2015 to 01/31/2018, amendment

To add to the scope of work specified in the original contract and amendments between the Utah State Office of Education and American Institutes for Research (AIR) regarding, specifically, the addition and modification of: 1) additional hand scoring due to prompt pair changes; 2) dictionaries (English and Spanish-to-English); 3) additional Content/Bias meeting costs for using AIRCore items in the SAGE summative banks; 4) additional Data Review meeting costs for using AIRCore items in the SAGE summative banks; 5) rubric validation for AIRCore items; 6) item development for 2016 field testing; 7) item development for 2017 field testing. 

               

                  7.  Waterford Institute, Inc., $950,000, 07/01/2015 to 07/31/2019, amendment

Pilot program for a home-based education technology program to develop school readiness skills of preschool children (UPSTART).

 

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.         Operating and Maintenance Agreement                                                                                  Tab E

It is proposed that the Board approve the State Office of Education entering into a renewal agreement with the Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) for operating and maintenance of the Board of Education Building for FY 2016.

 

F.          R277-490 Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program                                                    Tab F

In its April 10, 2015 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-490 on second reading. The amendments reflect changes made in legislation to allow LEAs more flexibility in use of grant money as well as defining roles of the USOE and Beverley Taylor Sorenson endowed universities. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-490 Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, as amended, on third and final reading.

 

G.         R277-502 Educator Licensing and Data Retention                                                                  Tab G

In its April 10, 2015 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-502. The rule was amended to more explicitly link STEM endorsement courses to local education agency salary schedules. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-502 Educator Licensing and Data Retention, as amended, on third and final reading.

 

H.         R277-520 Appropriate Licensing and Assignment of Teachers                                               Tab H

In its April 10, 2015 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-520, and continuation of the rule, on second reading. The rule was amended to define the licensure requirements for non-teaching positions and provide consistency with other licensure rules. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-520 Appropriate Licensing and Assignment of Teachers, as amended, and continuation of the rule, on third and final reading.

 

I.           Requests for Temporary Authorizations                                                                                   Tab I

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

 

J.          List of Educator Licenses Processed                                                                                         Tab J

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