Current Agenda





 December 4-5, 2014


Utah State Office of Education

Board Room/Conference Rooms

250 East 500 South

Salt Lake City, Utah


Thursday, December 4


             5:00 p.m.         Public hearing on Board rule R277-419-9 Pupil Accounting–Provisions for Maintaining Student Membership and Enrollment Documentation and Documentation of Student Education Services Provided by Third Party Vendors


             6:00 p.m.         Board Audit Committee



Friday, December 5


             7:30 a.m.         Finance Committee

             8:00 a.m.         Law and Licensing Committee 

             9:00 a.m.         Standards and Assessment Committee


             10:00 a.m.       Board meeting begins


             4:45 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 9:50 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 December 5 meeting will be broadcast 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.






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


Brad C. Smith, 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





Thursday, December 4


5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

1.      Public Hearing

         Board Room


ACTION: R277-419-9 Pupil Accounting–Provisions for Maintaining StudentTab 1

                   Membership and Enrollment Documentation and Documentation of

                   Student Education Services Provided by Third Party Vendors


6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

         Audit Committee (portions of the meeting will be closed)

         1st Floor Conference Room 156



Friday, December 5 




7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

         Finance Committee

         Basement West Conference Room


         ACTION: USOE/USDB/USOR Half-year Annual Budget Review                                        Tab 1-A


         ACTION: FY 2015 Discretionary Budget Review                                                                 Tab 1-B


         INFORMATION: USOE Budget Practices and Procedures                                                 Tab 1-C


         INFORMATION: Common Data Committee Report                                                           Tab 1-D


         ACTION: Parameters for RDA/EDA Votes by the USBE                                                      Tab 1-E


         ACTION: Taxing Entity Committee Representative Appointment                                    Tab 1-F


         INFORMATION: Outcome of Taxing Entity Committee (TEC) Meetings                        Tab 1-G

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

         Law and Licensing Committee

          1st Floor South Conference Room 156


         ACTION: General Financial Literacy Standards Approval                                                  Tab 1-H


         ACTION: R277-111 Sharing of Curriculum Materials by Public School                             Tab 1-I

                   Educators (Continuation and Amendment)


         ACTION: Loan Recommendation from the Charter School Revolving                             Tab 1-J

                   Account Committee


         ACTION: USOR Request for Role Clarity by the Board                                                       Tab 1-K


         INFORMATION: Accreditation Status of the University of Phoenix–Utah                      Tab 1-L


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

         Standards and Assessment Committee

         2nd Floor North Conference Room 241


ACTION: R277-468 Parent/Guardian Review of Public Education Curriculum Tab 1-M

                   and Review of Complaint Process (New)


         ACTION: R277-497 School Grading System (Amendment)                                               Tab 1-N


         INFORMATION: Update on Implementation of H.B. 286 Child Sexual Abuse               Tab 1-O




10:00 a.m. BOARD MEETING 


10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

2.      Opening Business

            ∙     Pledge of Allegiance

            ∙     Board Member Message

            ∙     Introduction of new employees

            ∙     Acknowledgment of student art

            ∙     Recognition of outgoing members


10:30 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

3.      ACTION: General Consent Calendar (Backup furnished electronically)                              Tab 3


10:35 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

4.      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 9:50 a.m.


10:45 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.

5.      ACTION: Item Licensing                                                                                                             Tab 5


10:55 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

6.      ACTION: Board Legislative Priorities                                                                                        Tab 6


11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

7.      ACTION: Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission (UPPAC) Cases                     Tab 7


12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

8.      Governor’s School Report Card                                                                                                Tab 8


12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch / Executive Session


1:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

9.      ACTION: Executive Session Items

                UPPAC Cases



1:40 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

10.    ACTION: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Education Association                       Tab 10



2:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.



2:40 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

11.    ACTION: Committee Reports



                 Law and Legislation

                 Standards and Assessment


3:20 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

12.    DISCUSSION: Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility                     Tab 12

                   Waiver Renewal


3:50 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.

13.    INFORMATION: USOR Budgetary Issues and Order of Selection                                      Tab 13


4:10 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.

14.    INFORMATION: Superintendent’s Report


4:25 p.m. to 4:35 p.m.

15.    INFORMATION: Board Chair’s Report


4:35 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

16.    INFORMATION: Board Member Closing Comments


4:45 p.m.