Current Agenda





 October 9-10, 2014


Utah State Office of Education

Board Room/Conference Rooms

250 East 500 South

Salt Lake City, Utah



Thursday, October 9


             3:30 p.m.         State Superintendent Finalist Interviews

             8:40 p.m.         Executive Session


Friday, October 10


             7:00 a.m.         Finance Committee

             8:30 a.m.         Law and Licensing Committee 

             8:00 a.m.         Standards and Assessment Committee


             10:00 a.m.       Board meeting begins


             5:10 p.m.         Board meeting adjourns




Public Participation: To sign up in advance for public comment, contact Board Secretary Lorraine Austin ( or 801-538-7517) prior to the day of the meeting or sign up at the meeting by 10:00 a.m. Priority will be given to those that sign up in advance. You are welcome to send written comment to the Board at


NOTE: The October 9 interviews will be open to the public. The October 10 meeting will be broadcast live over the Internet beginning at 10:00 a.m. To view the broadcast, go to the link Times are approximate. The committee meetings and executive session will not be broadcast.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing auxiliary communicative aids and services for these meetings should contact Lorraine Austin at (801) 538-7517 or, giving at least three working days notice.


                                                                                            UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION




David L. Crandall, Board Chair

District 10

Draper, Utah 84020


David L. Thomas, Vice Chair

District 4

South Weber, Utah 84405


Dixie L. Allen

District 12

Vernal, Utah 84078


Kim R. Burningham

District 5

Bountiful, Utah 84010


Keith M. Buswell

District 2

Pleasant View, Utah 84414


Leslie B. Castle

District 7

Salt Lake City, Utah 84108


Barbara W. Corry

District 15

Cedar City, Utah 84720


Dan Griffiths

District 6

West Jordan, Utah 84081


Joel Coleman, Interim Chief

    Executive Officer


Heather Groom

District 9

Highland, Utah 84003


Michael Jensen

District 3

West Valley City, Utah 84128


Jennifer A. Johnson

District 8

Murray, Utah 84107


Jefferson Moss

District 11

Saratoga Springs, Utah 84045


C. Mark Openshaw

District 13

Provo, Utah 84694


Debra G. Roberts

District 14

Beaver, Utah 84713


Terryl Warner

District 1

Hyrum, Utah 84319



Teresa L. Theurer*

Marlin K. Jensen*

Steven R. Moore

Freddie Cooper***

R. Dean Rowley****

Kristin Elinkowski*****



Lorraine Austin, Board Secretary


* Appointed Board of Regents

**Appointed UCAT Representative

***Advisory Appointed CMAC Representative

**** Advisory Appointed USBA

*****Appointed State Charter School Board





Finalist Interviews for

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction


Thursday, October 9, 2014


3:30 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.

1.      Opening Business


3:35 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.

2.      Finalist interviews


5:40 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. 



6:30 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.

3.      Finalist interviews


8:40 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

4.      Executive Session




Friday, October 10, 2014




7:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

         Finance Committee

          Basement West Conference Room


         ACTION: FY 15 USOE Compensation Adjustment Plan                                                     Tab 1-A


         ACTION: FY 15 USOE Proposed Budget Amendment and Quarterly                              Tab 1-B

                   Budget Review


Time Certain: 8:00 a.m.

         ACTION: R277-419-9 Pupil Accounting - Provisions for Maintaining Student                Tab 1-C

                   Membership and Enrollment Documentation and Documentation of Student

                   Education Services Provided by Third Party Vendors (Amendment)


         ACTION: Review Draft USOE Risk Mitigation Plan                                                             Tab 1-D


         INFORMATION: Final FY14 Budget and Actual Expenditures                                           Tab 1-E


         INFORMATION: USOE Budget Practices and Procedures                                                  Tab 1-F


8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

         Law and Licensing Committee

         2nd Floor North Conference Room 241


         ACTION: Loan recommendation from the Charter School Revolving Account             Tab 1-G



         INFORMATION: Smart School Technology Program Report                                            Tab 1-H


         INFORMATION: Civic and Character Education Report                                                      Tab 1-I


         INFORMATION: K-3 Reading Report                                                                                     Tab 1-J


         ACTION: General Financial Literacy Curriculum Standards                                               Tab 1-K

8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

         Standards and Assessment Committee

          1st Floor South Conference Room 156


         ACTION: R277-468 Parent/LEA Committee Review of Public Education                         Tab 1-L

                   Instructional Materials and Complaints (New)


         ACTION: Implementation of HB 286 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention                             Tab 1-M


         ACTION: R280-203 Certification Requirements for Interpreters for the                         Tab 1-N

                   Hearing Impaired (Amendment and Continuation)


         ACTION: R277-487 Public School Data Confidentiality and Disclosure                           Tab 1-O

                   (Amendment and Continuation)


         INFORMATION: Report on Title III Visit and Findings by the U.S. Department             Tab 1-P

                   of Education



10:00 a.m. BOARD MEETING 


10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.

2.      Opening Business

            ∙     Pledge of Allegiance

            ∙     Board Member Message

            ∙     Introduction of new employees

            ∙     Acknowledgment of student art

            ∙     Recognition - Utah State Office of Rehabilitation


10:20 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

3.      Executive Session


11:15 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.

4.      ACTION: Possible Appointment of State Superintendent of Public Instruction


11:25 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

5.      ACTION: General Consent Calendar (Backup furnished electronically)                            Tab 5


11:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

6.      Public Participation/Comment

Priority shall be given to those individuals or groups, who, prior to the day of the meeting, have submitted a request to address the Board. Sign-up is available the day of the meeting before 10:00 a.m.

11:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

7.      ACTION: USOE Risk Mitigation Plan                                                                                     Tab 1-D


12:30 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.

8.      ACTION: Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Recommendations             Tab 8


12:40 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

9.      Lunch and Executive Session


2:15 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. - BREAK 


2:25 p.m. to 2:35 p.m.

10.    ACTION: Executive Session Items

                UPPAC Recommendations



2:35 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

11.    INFORMATION: School Children’s Trust Annual Report                                                    Tab 11


2:50 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.

12.    ACTION: Board Legislative Priorities                                                                                      Tab 12

                Discussion with Education First


3:40 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.

13.    ACTION: Accountability Update and School Grading Direction                                         Tab 13


3:55 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.

14.    ACTION: Amendment Request from MyOptions                                                                 Tab 14


4:05 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

15.    ACTION: Committee Reports



                 Law and Legislation

                 Standards and Assessment


4:45 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.

16.    INFORMATION: Superintendent’s Report


4:55 p.m. to 5:05 p.m.

17.    INFORMATION: Board Chair’s Report


5:05 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

18.    INFORMATION: Board Member Closing Comments


5:10 p.m.