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General Consent Calendar

June 19, 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 May 7-8, 2015

             are presented for approval.

 

B.         Contracts                                                                                                                                    Tab B

 

             It is proposed that the Board approve the following contracts:

 

1.Multidimensional Software Creations, $278,222, 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2020

 

To provide continuing development, enhancements, deployment, training and maintenance for the Utah State Office of Education Transition from Early Intervention Data Information System.

 

             2.   ACT Inc., $2,469,145, 08/01/2015 to 08/31/2016, Amendment #2

 

To exercise an available on-year contract extension, to enact the college readiness examination mandate in SB 175 (2013), and to add 470,000 one-time funds from H.B. 2 (2015).

 

             3.   Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, $114,156, 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2020

 

To provide quality assurance American Sign Language National Interpreter Certification and Certified Deaf Interpreter testing and re-testing (if needed) of interpreter mentees participating in the Interpreter Certification Advancement Network interpreter mentoring program under the Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

 

             4.   Precision Exams, $128,727, 06/01/2015 to 06/30/2017, Amendment #2

 

To enhance existing Precision Exams Industry Exams Reporting Tool to support the ability to upload full class rosters with associated scores and pass/fail data, to associate exams to specific LEAs and to separate program types in different reports.

 

 

 

             5.   Price Acquisitions LLC, $339,540, 05/01/2016 to 04/30/2021, Amendment #1

 

To lease office space for the Division of Rehabilitation Services located at 475 West Price River Drive, Price, Utah.

 

             6.   $3,000,000, 08/01/2015 to 07/31/2020 - Vendors to be determined based on an RFP process that closes June 11, with vendors evaluated June 17. Licenses need to be determined per awarded vendor, per legislative mandate, by August 1, 2015

 

Interactive computer software to address literacy early intervention. The RFP and ultimate award are to expand the vendor pool for Literacy Intervention Software.

 

             7.   Old Dominion, $330,000, 08/01/2015 to 07/31/2016, Amendment #1

 

For transportation of USDA foods for Child Nutrition Programs.

 

             8.   Department of Administrative Services, $108,000, 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2016, Amendment #18

 

To renew the operating and maintenance agreement between DFCM and the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, located at 5709 South 1500 West, Taylorsville.

 

             9.   Department of Administrative Services, $124,027, 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2016

 

To renew the operating and maintenance agreement between DFCM and the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, located at 250 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City.

 

             10. Utah Afterschool Network, $96,750, 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2016, Amendment #4

 

To facilitate the development of a comprehensive after-school/ community school professional development system by fostering multiple pathways for training and technical assistance to ensure high quality programs that meet the needs of a diverse student population.

 

 

 

             11. University of Wisconsin’s Madison Center for Educational Research, $2,258,340, 06/30/2016 to 06/30/2018, Amendment #2

 

To provide ACCESS for ELLs and continue Utah’s membership in the WIDA Consortium, a multi-state coalition of state educational agencies that acts in collaboration to research, design and implement a standards-based educational system that promotes equitable educational opportunities for English language learners in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

 

             12. The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, $1,398,175, 06/15/2015 to 06/14/2020

 

To provide consultancy on assessment and accountability issues.

 

             13. LRP Publications, $1,006,459, 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2020

 

For statewide subscription to online Individuals with Disabilities Education Act newsletter and research through LRP.

 

             14. Department of Administrative Services, $204,156, 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2016

 

To renew the operating and maintenance agreement between DFCM and the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, Division of Rehabilitation Services, the located at 500 South 1595 West, Salt Lake City.

 

C.         Contract Reports                                                                                                                      Tab C

 

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.

 

D.         Four-day School Week Renewals                                                                                          Tab D

 

Rule R277-419 sets minimum standards for minimum school days and instructional hours required for schools. Rich School District, Tabiona School (Duchesne District), and Tintic School District applied for and received waivers of the minimum school days in order to implement four-day school weeks. Each waiver was granted for a period of three years. Those waivers have now expired and the districts and school outlined above are requesting renewal of the three-year waiver.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve three-year waivers of the minimum school days required in R277-419 for Rich School District, Tabiona School, and Tintic School District in order for them to implement four-day school weeks, and approve the agreements, effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018, with those local boards of education as outlined.

 

E.          State Instructional Materials Commission Recommendations                                         Tab E

 

On May 21, 2015 the Utah State Instructional Materials Commission met and approved 224 records of titles for recommendation to the Board. The Commission also recommended that the Board accept the bids received from the publishers and direct staff to award contracts to the publishers to furnish instructional materials to the schools of Utah.

 

It is proposed that the Board adopt the recommendations of the State Instructional Materials Commission and direct staff to award contracts to the various publishers.

 

F.          R277-107 Educational Services Outside of Educator’s Regular Employment                Tab F

 

In its May 8, 2015 meeting, the Board approved continuation of R277-107 on second reading, consistent with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act five-year review requirement. The Board also approved amendments to the rule on second reading. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed the Board approve R277-107 Educational Services Outside of Educator’s Regular Employment as amended, and continuation of the rule, on third and final reading.

 

G.         R277-410 Accreditation of Schools                                                                                        Tab G

 

In its May 8, 2015 meeting, the Board approved amendments to and continuation of R277-410. The rule was amended to make it consistent with current accreditation procedures. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed that the Board approve R277-410 Accreditation of Schools as amended, and continuation of the rule, on third and final reading.

 

H.         R277-500 Educator Licensing Renewal, Timelines, and Required Fingerprint                Tab H

             Background Checks

 

In its May 8, 2015 meeting, the Board approved amendments to and continuation of R277-500 on second reading. The rule was amended in response to H.B. 124 Education Background Check Amendments passed in the 2015 Legislative Session. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed the Board approve R277-500 Educator Licensing Renewal, Timelines, and Required Fingerprint Background Checks as amended, and continuation of the rule, on third and final reading.

 

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

             Background Check Policies for Non-licensed Employees

 

In its May 8, 2015 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-516 on second reading. The rule was amended in response to H.B. 124 Education Background Check Amendments passed in the 2015 Legislative Session. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

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

 

J.          R277-609 Standards for LEA Discipline Plans                                                                        Tab J

 

In its May 8, 2015 meeting, the Board approved amendments to R277-609 on second reading. The rule was amended to include protections for all Utah students regarding the use of emergency safety interventions by school personnel. No substantive changes have been made since that time.

 

It is proposed the Board approve R277-609 Standards for LEA Discipline Plans, as amended, on third and final reading.

 

K.         List of Educator Licenses Processed                                                                                      Tab K

 

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