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Utah State Board of Education 2021 Meeting Schedule

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), persons needing auxiliary communicative aids and services for these meetings should contact Board Secretary Lorraine Austin at (801) 538-7517 or via e-mail at lorraine.austin@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 

April 8, 2021 Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education:  

  • Authorized new spending of federal dollars for Utah K-12 schools affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board also reviewed Utah pandemic-related spending so far.
  • Revised the definition of “equity” used in the Board’s strategic plan.
  • Acknowledged staff contributions in helping to keep schools operating during the pandemic.

USBE Board Members  

Board Reviews and Directs COVID-related funding

The Utah State Board of Education reviewed the state’s federal K-12-related COVID-19 funding. The Board also authorized the following COVID-related spending:

For additional information, please contact:  

Sarah Young
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Phone: (801) 538- 7528 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Tracy Vandeventer
Director for Utah Center for Continuous School Improvement
Phone: (801) 538-7590 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Sara Wiebke
PreK-12 Literacy and Library Media Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538- 7893 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Revises Equity Definition for Strategic Plan

The Utah State Board of Education approved the following amended definition for “equity” referenced in its strategic plan:

Acknowledging that all students are capable of learning, educational equity is the distribution of resources to provide equal opportunities based upon the needs of each individual student. Equitable resources include funding, programs, policies, initiatives and supports that recognize each student’s unique background and school context to guarantee that all students have access to high-quality education.

For additional information, please contact:  

Casey Dupart
Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Phone: (801) 538-7539E-mail(External Web Content)

Optional Waiver Template on Federal School Accountability Approved

In October 2020, the Board directed staff to take steps to relieve schools from federal and state school accountability determinations based on 2020-2021 assessments in light of the COVID-19 pandemic conditions. Staff submitted a federal waiver request in January. With a subsequent change in administrations, a new waiver template made available. The Board approved staff seeking the new optional waiver.

For additional information, please contact:  

Darin Nielsen
Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning
Phone: (801) 538- 7811 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Ann-Michelle Neal
Accountability Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7651 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Chair, Superintendent Honor Employees for Work During Pandemic

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Chair Mark Huntsman and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson signed a proclamation of accomplishment honoring USBE staff for their significant contributions to public education.

New Board Secretary Appointed

The Utah State Board of Education appointed Policy, Law and Professional Practices Cybil Child as Secretary to the Board. Child will replace Lorraine Austin who will retire in June.

New Administrative Rule, Amendments Approved

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

Board Approves Consent Calendar


The Utah State Board of Education approved its consent calendar.

Highlights of Friday’s Committee Meetings

The Utah State Board of Education Finance, Law and Licensing, and Standards and Assessment committees will meet on Friday, April 9. The meetings will be held online. Members of the public who wish 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.

Items approved in committee meetings will be heard by the full Board during its May 6 meeting.

Law and Licensing Committee will meet online from 8 – 11 a.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

Standards and Assessment Committee will meet online from 11.30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

Finance Committee will meet online from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include: