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The Office of Special Projects is responsible for the following:

  • Records Officer
    The Office of Special Projects processes and responds to all records requests to the Utah State Office of Education (USOE), Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR), and their subdivisions under the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA). The Office is also the agency contact for issues that arise with records classification and schedules with State Archives.
  • Rulemaking
    The Office of Special Projects provides logistical support in the Rulemaking process. This includes formatting, editing, reviewing, and handling all aspects of the rule filing process with the state’s Division of Administrative Rules.
  • Fee Waivers
    The Office of Special Projects is responsible for monitoring compliance with state laws and court orders related to fee waivers.
  • Legal Issues
    The Office of Special Projects is available to respond to questions from USOE staff.
  • Training and Guidance
    The Office of Special Projects provides resources to local education agencies requesting training or guidance on issues of education law, student privacy, and educator ethics.
  • Public Assistance
    The Office of Special Projects staff fields calls to the USOE from the general public with questions on education law or how to handle various grievances with the public education system.
  • Special Projects
    The Office of Special Projects assists with other projects that arise from time to time under the direction of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.