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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 

October 1, 2020 Meeting 

The Utah State Board of Education:  

USBE Board Members  

Salt Lake City Sixth Grade Teacher Named Teacher of the Year

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson today named John Arthur, a sixth grade teacher at Salt Lake City’s Meadowlark Elementary School as 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year.

Arthur, of Bluffdale, was presented with a check for $10,000 and will compete with his state fellow teachers of the year in a national competition. He will participate in a number of state and national leadership opportunities.

Copper Hills High School (Jordan School District) American Sign Language teacher Rae Boren and Eastmont Middle School (Canyons School District) Career and Technical Education teacher Emma Moss were each named runners up and will receive $4,000.

For additional information, please contact:  

Robert Austin
Utah Teacher of the Year Specialist
Phone: (801) 538- 7575 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Reviews September Enrollment; Approves 2019-20 Attendance Proration

The Utah State Board of Education continued to review the September 9 enrollment count which now includes data from individual districts and charter schools. District and charter exit codes for students do show an increase in both home school and private school enrollment. The annual October 1 census of students will provide additional information.

The Board also approved a proration method for calculating a school’s membership during the COVID-19-related soft closure that occurred between March 16 and the end of the school year last spring. A school district or charter school’s membership is an important component of determining school allocations of funds.

The Board reviewed the number of actions it has undertaken during the pandemic.

For additional information, please contact: 

Jake Houtrouw
Minimum School Program Administrator
Phone: (801) 538-7670 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Aaron Brough
Data and Statistics Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7922 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Patrick Lee 
School Finance Director
Phone: (801) 538-7667 E-mail(External Web Content)

Scott Jones
Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Phone: (801) 538- 7500 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Reviews Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Education Funding

This fall Utah voters will have a chance to vote on proposed Constitutional Amendment G: Shall the Utah Constitution be amended to expand the uses of money the state receives from income taxes and intangible property taxes to include supporting children and supporting people with a disability?

The Board voted in March to support the two bills in the Legislature that became Amendment G. They reviewed potential funding implications for the measure, but took no further action.

For additional information, please contact: 

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

Dale Frost
Fiscal Policy Analyst
Phone: (801) 538-7606 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Agrees to New Waiver, Will Seek Statutory Change

The Utah State Board of Education voted to extend a deadline for districts and charter schools to apply for a state-supported mental health screening program from October 1 to December 20. They also agreed to seek changes in state statute to alleviate midterm disruptions for students with a parent serving in the military.

For additional information, please contact:

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

Additional Coronavirus Relief Funds Directed to School Grants

The Utah State Board of Education approved setting aside up to $2,852,907 from the Utah Coronavirus Relief Fund to award to district and charter schools grants with a $5,000 base award for personal protective equipment solutions.

The Board also approved setting aside up to $14.1 million in relief funds to award district and charter schools grants with a $5,000 base award for coronavirus relief solutions for classroom supplies, enhancements, and equipment.

For additional information, please contact:

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

Scott Jones
Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Phone: (801) 538- 7500 | E-mail(External Web Content)

USDB Annual Report Received

The Utah State Board of Education received an annual report from the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB).

For additional information, please contact:

Joel Coleman
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Superintendent
Phone: (801) 629-74712 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Administrative Rule Amendments and Repeals 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, October 2. 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 November 5 meeting.

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

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

  • Preliminary approval of new Administrative Rule R277-311 Specialized Endorsements, which outlines requirements for endorsements for driver education and physical education.

Standards and Assessment Committee will meet online from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include: