General Consent Calendar
January 8, 2015
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 hearing held December 4 are presented
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. Receivable Contract - Precision Exams LLC, $393,691, 01/15/2014 to 10/24/2019
To provide assistance to USOE in the development of the General Financial Literacy Assessment Training.
2. University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (KUCR), $2,707,036, 01/01/2015 to 01/31/2020
To provide a test—Dynamic Learning Maps—that is designed to assess the progress of children with significant cognitive disabilities in attaining proficiency in mathematics and English/language arts, and that complies with the Essential Elements—the standards adopted by the Utah State Board of Education.
3. Murphy Santa Maria 1 LLC, $771,975, 08/01/2015 to 07/31/2020, amendment
To lease space for the Division of Rehabilitation Services located at 5522 South 3200 West, Taylorsville, Utah.
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 Upcoming Contracts with Renewals as of 10/1/2014.
E. 2015 Board of Education Meeting Schedule Tab E
It is proposed that the Board adopt the 2015 meeting schedule as presented.
F. Approval of K-3 Reading Improvement of Deficiency Plans Tab F
Utah Code 53A-17-a-150 K-3 Reading Improvement Program was amended in 2011 to include Board approval of plans submitted by LEAs that did not meet their Uniform Growth Goals (starting fall 2014). The following LEAs did not meet their goals as outlined in their Utah Consolidated Growth Application: Nebo, DaVinci, Canyon Grove, and Dual Immersion Academy. Staff have been working with all four LEAs on their improvement plans.
It is proposed that the Board approve the plans as submitted in order for K-3 Reading funding to be released as outlined in statute.
G. R277-111 Sharing of Curriculum Materials by Public School Educators Tab G
In its December 5, 2014 meeting, the Board approved on second reading continuation of rule R277-111 consistent with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act five-year review requirement. The Board also approved on second reading amendments to the rule to update terminology and remove unnecessary language. No substantive changes have been made since that time.
It is proposed that the Board approve R277-111 Sharing of Curriculum Materials by Public School Educators on third and final reading.
H. R277-468 Parent/Guardian Review of Public Education Curriculum and Tab H
Review of Complaint Process
In its December 5, 2014 meeting, the Board approved new rule R277-468 on second reading. The rule provides for LEAs to develop policies and procedures for curriculum and material review which include parents. No substantive changes have been made since that time.
It is proposed that the Board approve R277-468 Parent/Guardian Review of Public Education Curriculum and Review of Complaint Process 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 December 2014 is provided for Board information. It is proposed that the Board receive the report.