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Utah State Board of Education 2023 Meeting Schedule

Utah State Board of Education 2022 Meeting Schedule

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), persons needing auxiliary communicative aids and services for these meetings should contact Board Secretary Cybil Child at (801) 538-7517 or via e-mail at cybil.child@schools.utah.gov, giving at least three working days' notice.

All regular meetings will be held at the Utah State Board of Education, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111. Times are subject to change.

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Meeting Summary 

December 1, 2022 Meeting 

The Utah State Board of Education:  

USBE Board Members  

Updates to Fifth-, Sixth-grade Social Studies Standards Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved updates to fifth grade and sixth grade social studies standards with the following amendments:

  • In fifth grade standards: Amend strand three, compelling question one to add the Bill of Rights.
  • In sixth grade standards: Add the following compelling question to strand one: ““How does appreciating and allowing for differences while seeking out commonalities contribute to the strength, resiliency, and sustainability of civilizations?”

For additional information, please contact:  

JoAnna Sorensen
Elementary Social Studies Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7534 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Patty Norman
Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement
Phone: (801) 538-7515 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Pupil Accounting Rule Updates Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved updates to administrative rule R277-419, Pupil Accounting to clarify several issues for school districts and charter schools. Among the changes:

  • Clarification of National School Lunch Program rules (lines 254-265).
  • Removal of language associated with the COVID-19 pandemic (lines 305-311, 494-503).
  • Clarification of student membership for students who intend to graduate early (lines 411-414).
  • Expectations for counting of students with disabilities (lines 372-384).
  • Extending the rule through the 2023-24 school year (line 682).

For additional information, please contact:  

Angie Stallings
Deputy Superintendent of Policy
Phone: (801) 538-7550 E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Reviews State Revenues, Seeks Change in Bus Funding

The Utah State Board of Education reviewed state revenues ahead of the 2023 general session of the Utah Legislature. They also agreed to seek an amendment to state statute to allow the board to set aside a percentage of pupil transportation funding for distribution to districts that demonstrate efficiencies in how they implement their transportation programs.

For additional information, please contact:  

Nestor Rodriguez
Utah State Board of Education Economist
Phone: (801) 538-7500 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Scott Jones
Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Phone: (603) 516-7514 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Greg Connell
Program Analyst
Phone: (801) 538-7957 E-mail(External Web Content)

Angie Stallings
Deputy Superintendent of Policy
Phone: (801) 538-7550 E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Approves CTE Course Strands, Standards Updates

The Utah State Board of Education approved updates to a dozen Career and Technical Education (CTE) strands and standards to keep the courses up-to-date in their career clusters. The board also added the words “and developmentally appropriate” to the phrase “Creating a caring, equitable and developmentally appropriate community of learning” to page 244, Stand 2, Standard 1 on the Early Childhood Education standards.

For additional information, please contact:  

Thalea Longhurst
Career and Technical Education Director
Phone: (801) 538-7889 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Standards Revision Process Updated

The Utah State Board of Education approved amendments to its standards revision process aimed at refining future K-12 standards revision.

For additional information, please contact:  

Jennifer Throndsen
Teaching and Learning Director
Phone: (801) 538-1213 E-mail(External Web Content)

Patty Norman
Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement
Phone: (801) 538-7515 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Requests Title I Carry Over Funding Waiver

The Utah State Board of Education voted to submit a Title I waiver request for the state and local school districts and charter schools that were affected by a recent funding reduction in federal Title I money. The waiver will allow the districts and charters to carry over 15 percent or more of Title I Funds more frequently than once every three years.

For additional information, please contact:  

Max Lang
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Program and Related State Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7725 E-mail(External Web Content)

Leah Voorhies
Assistant Superintendent of Student Support
Phone: (801) 538-7898 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Child Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking Prevention Materials Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved instructional materials for child sexual abuse and human trafficking prevention submitted by Prevent Child Abuse Utah. State law requires the board, in partnership with the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, approve age-appropriate instructional materials for training and instruction in this area.

For additional information, please contact:  

Rita Brock
Prevention Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7761 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Tanya Albornoz
Prevention Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7812 E-mail(External Web Content)

Administrative Rule Amendments Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved the following new administrative rule and administrative rule amendments:

Board Approves Consent Calendar

The Utah State Board of Education approved its consent calendar.

 

Highlights of Friday’s Committee Meetings, USDB Meeting and Leadership Election

The Utah State Board of Education Finance, Law and Licensing, and Standards and Assessment committees will meet on Friday, December 2. The meetings will be held online. Members of the public who want to comment on items on committee agendas should contact the committee secretaries by e-mail before the meeting. Public comment is at the discretion of committee chairs. The board will meet as the governing board of the Utah Schools of the Deaf and the Blind at 1 p.m. and will meet at 1:30 p.m. to elect new board leadership.

Items approved in committee meetings will be heard by the full board during its January 12 meeting.

Finance Committee will meet online from 9 a.m. to noon. Highlights of the meeting include:

Standards and Assessment Committee will meet online from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

Law and Licensing Committee will meet online from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include: