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May 8, 2015 Meeting

 

Briefly

In its May 8, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education:

 

Draft Secondary Math Standards Go Out for Public Review
Fine Arts Standards to be Brought Back in June

 

The Utah State Board of Education approved for a 90-day public review draft updates to the secondary mathematics standards. Comments are now being accepted, and a schedule of public meetings will be posted later this month.

The Board requested the draft fine arts standards be brought back for further consideration in June.

 

For Additional Information: 

joleigh[dot]honey[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Joleigh Honey), Secondary Mathematics Specialist, at 801-538-7794.

cathy[dot]jensen[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Cathy Jensen), K-12 Fine Arts Specialist, at 801-538-7793.

diana[dot]suddreth[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Diana Suddreth), Teaching and Learning Director, at 801-538-7739.

sydnee[dot]dickson[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Sydnee Dickson), Deputy State Superintendent, at 801-538-7515.

 

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Revised Standards Adoption Process Approved


The Utah State Board of Education approved a revision to its standards adoption process and will continue to look at the process for improvements.

 

For Additional Information:

sydnee[dot]dickson[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Sydnee Dickson), Deputy State Superintendent, at 801-538-7515.

 

 

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Board Advances Proposed Components of Annual Educator Evaluation Ratings


The Utah State Board of Education asked to have a rule prepared to set components of Utah's Public Educator Evaluation Requirements (PEER) program based on the initial percentages of:

  • 20 percent for evidence of student growth.
  • 70 percent on observation of instructional quality.
  • 10 percent on stakeholder input.

The rule will come back at a later Board meeting and will address growth measurement and flexibility.

 

For Additional Information

linda[dot]alder[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Linda Alder), Educator Effectiveness Coordinator, at 801-538-7923.

diana[dot]suddreth[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Diana Suddreth), Teaching and Learning Director, at 801-538-7788.

sydnee[dot]dickson[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Sydnee Dickson), Deputy State Superintendent, at 801-538-7515.

 

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Digital Teaching and Learning Task Force to be Formed

The Utah State Board of Education approved forming a digital teaching and learning task force to develop a funding proposal for digital teaching and learning in elementary and secondary schools. Board Members David L. Thomas, C. Mark Openshaw, and Laura Belnap will serve on that task force.


For Additional Information 

angie[dot]stallings[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Angie Stallings), Associate Superintendent for Law and Legislation, at 801-538-7550.

brad[dot]smith[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Brad C. Smith), State Superintendent of Public Instruction, at 801-538-7510.

 

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Board OKs Two New Charter Schools

The Utah State Board of Education approved the following two charter schools for the 2016-17 school year:

  • American Academy of Innovation, a proposed 6-12 charter school to be located in the Jordan School District.
  • St. George Academy, a proposed 9-12 charter school to be located in the Washington School District.

 

The Board denied application of Athlos Academy of Utah, a proposed K-9 charter school to be located in the Jordan School District, and returned it to the Utah State Charter School Board for additional information.

 

Read more about the proposed charter schools.

 

For Additional Information 

marlies[dot]burns[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Marlies Burns), State Charter School Director, at 801-538-7817.

 

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Board Advances Several Rule Changes

The Utah State Board of Education gave preliminary approval to the following rule changes. Final approval will likely come during the Board's June 19 meeting, except where noted below.

 

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Board Moves June, September Meetings

The Utah State Board of Education moved its meetings in June and September. The meetings in June will now be on the 18th and 19th. The September meetings will now be on the 10th and 11th.


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Board Approves Consent Calendar

The Utah State Board of Education approved the consent calendar.

 

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