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General Consent Calendar

September 5, 2014

 

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

 

A.         Minutes of Previous Meeting                                                                                                 Tab A

 

Minutes of the State Board of Education meetings held August 7-8, 2014 and August 21, 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

 

1.It is proposed that the Board approve the following contracts:

 

American Institutes for Research, $7,261,911, 09/01/2014 to 10/31/2018, Amendment, federal

 

To provide Utah Statewide Computer Adaptive Assessment and related services.

 

             2.   Utah State Independent Living Center, $159,653, 10/01/2014 to 09/30/2015, Amendment, federal

 

To provide resources to the Independent Living Program in accordance with Title VII Part B and the State Plan for Independent Living.

 

Contracts 3 through 30 are done in order to meet the USOE Special Education Section responsibility to monitor compliance with federal and state requirements within a framework of supporting positive results for students with disabilities.

 

3.Karen Kowalski, $143,983.76, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a Complaint Investigator, UPIPS Coach, Mentor and Site Monitor.

 

4.Education Directions, $896,713.04, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Site Monitor.

5.Scott & Geri, $115,314.43, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a Hearing Officer.

 

6.Louise Ogden, $896,394.49, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Site Monitor and Parent Advocate.

 

7.Pingora Consulting, LLC, $1,302,702.65, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a Complaint Investigator, Hearing Officer, Fiscal Monitor and Mediator.

 

8.Stefanie Crugun, $997,692.80, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Mentor, Site Visit Monitor, and Parent Advocate.

 

9.Mary Ann Williams, $818,159.06, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Coach, Mentor, and Site Monitor.

 

10.Ann Miller, $206,419.20, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Site Monitor.

 

11.Utah Parent Center, Inc., $392,082.33, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a Parent Advocate.

 

12.Amy Groll, $623,717.27, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Coach, Mentor, and Site Monitor.

 

13.Amy Trombetti, $987,371.84, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Coach, Mentor, and Site Monitor.

 

14.Barbara Spark, $787,960.70, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Coach, Mentor, and Site Monitor.

 

15.Connie Nink, $65,778.84, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Mentor and Site Monitor.

 

             16. Janet Gibbs, $312,941.70, 09/15,2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as UPIPS Mentor and Site Monitor.

 

             17. Janet Hanson, $381,684.39, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Mentor and Site Monitor.

 

18.Sage SpEd Consulting, Inc., $32,518.06, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Monitor.

 

19.Lisa Morris, $497,699.63, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Mentor and Site Monitor.

 

20.Nan Gray, $932,454.14, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Coach, Mentor, and Site Monitor.

 

21.Nicole Broberg, $595,812.46, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a Behavior SWAT and UPIPS Site Monitor.

 

             22. Richard Schwermer, $398,185.19, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a Hearing Officer.

 

23.Russell Price, $28,350.79, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a Mediator and IEP Facilitator.

 

24.Sally Dyches, $777,512.32, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Mentor and Site Monitor.

 

25.Sandra Hanson, $999,986.35, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2015, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Coach, Mentor and Site Monitor.

 

26.Susan Scherer, $206,419.20, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Site Monitor.

 

27.Thomas Walker, $334,284.43, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Mentor and Site Monitor.

 

28.Wade Glathar, $2,058,458.14, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Coach, Mentor and Site Monitor.

 

29.Wallace Calder, $408,378.73, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a Complaint Investigator, Hearing Officer, Mediator, and IEP Facilitator.

 

30.Cheryl Hostetter, $206,419.20, 09/15/2014 to 09/14/2019, federal

 

To act as a UPIPS Site Monitor.

 

D.         Contract Reports                                                                                                                      Tab D

 

It is proposed that the Board receive the following report:

 

             1.   Contracts with renewals within the next six months.

 

E.          Ratification of Hiring

 

It is proposed that the Board ratify the hiring of Douglas Livingston as an Education Specialist in the CTAE Section.

 

F.          R277-404 Requirements for Assessment of Student Achievement                                   Tab F

 

In its August 8, 2014 meeting the Board approved amendments to R277-404 on second reading. The rule was amended to remove outdated information. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-404 Requirements for Assessment of Student Achievement, as amended, on third and final reading.

 

 

 

G.         R277-422-4 State Supported Voted Local Levy, Board Local Levy and Reading            Tab G

             Improvement Program - K-3 Reading Achievement Program 

 

In its August 8, 2014 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-422-4 on second reading. The rule was amended to address changes to assessed valuation numbers. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-422 -4 State Supported Voted Local Levy, Board Local Levy and Reading Improvement Program - K-3 Reading Achievement Program, as amended, on third and final reading.

 

H.         R277-504 Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Special Education (K-12),              Tab H

and Preschool Special Education (Birth-Age 5) Licensure

 

In its August 8, 2014 meeting the Board on second reading repealed/reenacted R277-504 with amendments. The rule was amended to provide specifics on requirements of teacher preparation programs. The rule was also approved for continuation consistent with the Administrative Rulemaking Act five-year review requirement. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-504 Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Special Education (K-12), and Preschool Special Education (Birth-Age 5) Licensure and continuation of the rule on third and final reading.

 

I.           R277-506 School Psychologists, School Social Workers, School Counselors,                    Tab I

Communication Disorders (Audiologists), Speech-Language Pathologists, and Speech-Language Technicians Licenses and Program

 

In its August 8, 2014 meeting the Board approved amendments to R277-506 on second reading. The rule was amended as a result of changes to R277-504. The rule was also approved for continuation consistent with the Administrative Rulemaking Act five-year review requirement. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-506 School Psychologists, School Social Workers, School Counselors, Communication Disorders (Audiologists), Speech-Language Pathologists, and Speech-Language Technicians Licenses and Program, as amended, and continuation of the rule, on third and final reading.

 

J.          R277-800 Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind                                                              Tab J

 

In its August 8, 2014 meeting the Board approved amendments to and continuation of R277-800 on second reading. The rule was amended to provide updated regarding assessment. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-800 Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, as amended, and continuation of the rule, on third and final reading.

 

K.         R277-471 School Construction Oversight, Inspections, Training and Reporting            Tab K

 

In its August 8, 2014 meeting the Board approved amendments to and continuation of R277-471 on second reading. Board members expressed concern about the appeals procedures in the rule. The Board attorney hasreviewed the rule and suggests that one additional sentence be added to

             R277-471-12.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-471 School Construction Oversight, Inspections, Training and Reporting, as amended, and continuation of the rule, on third and final reading.

 

L.          Adoption of Per Diem Rates                                                                                                    Tab L

 

It is proposed that the Board adopt, in accordance with its Bylaws, the per diem rates for boards established by the director of the State Division of Finance [63A-3-106 and 107]. The rates established for FY 2015 are listed in Utah Administrative Code R25-5-4.

 

M.        List of Educator Licenses Processed                                                                                     Tab M

 

A summary of the total number of educator licenses and license areas processed in August 2014 is provided for Board information. It is proposed that the Board receive the report.