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Utah State Board of Education 2021 Meeting Schedule

Utah State Board of Education 2020 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 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 

August 7, 2020 Meeting 

The Utah State Board of Education:  

  • Reviewed school reopening plans and made adjustments to the Board’s requirements and recommendations for reopening.
  • Agreed to purchase additional personal protective equipment for schools, additional software for students, and help fund counselor training with federal emergency funds granted to state education agencies.
  • Approved additional administrative rules and agreed to seek additional statutory waivers to give districts and charter schools more flexibility in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

USBE Board Members 

School Reopening Plans Reviewed;
Reopening Requirements, Recommendations Updated

The Utah State Board of Education reviewed reopening plans districts and charter schools submitted to the agency earlier this month. Plans had to meet Board minimum requirements. Plans are posted on local school websites and will be posted shortly on the Utah State Board of Education website.

Most districts and charters are offering options for students. Twenty-four of the 41 districts are offering full-time, in-person option. The remining districts, except Salt Lake City District, are offering a form of hybrid instruction which includes in-person instruction and shortened or remote learning days with distance education. Salt Lake, which is in the state’s orange risk phase, will begin school with full-time distance education.

The Board also voted to make a limited number of amendments to its Planning Requirements and Recommendations for K-12 School Reopening in light of new information about the pandemic.

For additional information, please contact: 

Tiffany Stanley 
Chief of Staff
Phone: (801) 538-7715 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Jeffrey Van Hulten 
Director of Public Affairs
Phone: (801) 538-7521 E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Uses Emergency Funding for PPE, Early Intervention Software, Counseling Training Assistance

The Utah State Board of Education voted to allocate part of its state reserve of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for the purchase of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) like non-contact thermometers, sanitary wipes, etc., for schools. The vote also included the purchase of additional early intervention software in response to increased demand from districts and charters, and to assist in school counselor training.

The Board also voted to use the 10 percent of state reserve of ESSER funds the Department of Education authorized as an administrative set aside for the Board’s office to support the development, implementation, and reporting of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

For additional information, please contact:  

Patrick Lee
School Finance Director
Phone: (801) 538- 7415 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Scott Jones
Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Phone: (801) 538- 7415 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Waives Administrative Rules, Seeks Statutory Waivers Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of the national and state declarations of state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Utah State Board of Education provided the following Administrative Rule waivers if districts’ and charter schools’ reopening plans meet the Board’s Planning Requirements and Recommendations for K-12 School Reopening.

The Board also voted to seek the following waivers from state statute.

For additional information, please contact: 

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

Board Begins Work on 2021 Legislative Session

The Utah State Board of Education began taking an early look at the proposed budget, funding requests, and requests for statutory changes for the 2021 Legislative Session set for January.

For additional information, please contact:

Jeffrey Van Hulten 
Director of Public Affairs
Phone: (801) 538-7521 E-mail(External Web Content)

Dale Frost
Fiscal Analyst
Phone: (801) 538- 7415 | E-mail(External Web Content)

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

Scott Jones
Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Phone: (801) 538- 7415 | E-mail(External Web Content)

New Administrative Rule, Amendments, and Repeal Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved the following new rules, 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, August 7. 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 September 3 meeting.

Standards and Assessment Committee will meet online from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

  • Preliminary approval of new Administrative Rule R277-721 PRIME Pilot Program, creating a pilot program that establishes different levels of certification for a student who completes the required concurrent enrollment courses as envisioned in new legislation.
  • Preliminary approval of a plan to ensure equal access and success for all students in Career and Technical Education programs.
  • Preliminary approval of new Administrative Rule R277-403 School Safety Program to establish the school safety grant program

Law and Licensing Committee will meet online from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

  • Preliminary approval of a request from the Box Elder School District to renew waivers granted to allow Park Valley School and Grouse Creek Elementary to operate on a four-day school week.
  • Preliminary approval of the State Charter School Board’s process to approve satellite requests.
  • Preliminary approval of an amendment to Administrative Rule R277-302 Educator Licensing Renewal to strike the Return to Licensure program in light of the simplified renewal procedures adopted by the Board.

Finance Committee will meet online from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

 

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