Board Meetings

Meeting Schedule

2018-2019

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Schedule 2019

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

Note: Times are subject to change.

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Note: A live meeting Webcast or Audiocast is typically available while meetings are in session.

Meeting Summary

February 8, 2019 Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education:

  • Updated the electronic devices in schools policy.
  • Approved new requirements for two schools from the first cohort of the School Turnaround Program that failed to exit the program after three years.
  • Approved an update to the school fees rule.

USBE Board Members

Updated School Electronic Device Policy Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved the Draft 4 amendment to Administrative Rule R277-495, Required Policies for Electronic Devices in Public Schools along with amendments from Board Member Linda Hansen.

This rule requires districts and charters to have a policy on electronic device use for private use devices in or on school property and district- or charter-owned devices that are provided by the school. The rule does not contain anything about the type of use or the length of use in a classroom. It is more about districts and charters having a policy regarding devices they issue, cell phone use, or personal device use while on campus. The policy should also cover district- and charter-owned devices that are taken home.

For additional information, please contact:

Jeffrey Van Hulten
Policy Advisor
Phone: (801) 538-7521 |  E-mail

Sarah Young
Teaching and Learning Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7959 |  E-mail

Diana Suddreth
Teaching and Learning Director
Phone: (801) 538-7739 |  E-mail

Board Reviews Legislative Priorities

The Utah State Board of Education removed a $5 million request for more school nurses from its budget priorities list and reviewed several pieces of legislation from the 2019 general session.

USBE also took the following positions on measure now before the Legislature:

Support:

Oppose:

USBE bill tracking sheet

For additional information, please contact:

Scott Jones 
Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Phone: (801) 538-7514 |  E-mail

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

Jeffrey Van Hulten
Policy Advisor
Phone: (801) 538-7521 |  E-mail


Board Approves New Requirements for Two Schools in Turnaround Program

USBE voted to place new requirements on Midvale Elementary School in Canyon School District, and charter school Entheos Academy’s Magna campus, two of three schools from Cohort 1 that did not exit from the Turnaround School and Leadership Development Program.

The Board approved state review panel recommendations for the two schools to continue trying to make academic improvement. USBE will review Entheos Academy’s progress after one year.

A third school from Cohort 1, Oquirrh Hills Elementary in the Granite School District, was closed by the Granite School District Board.

For additional information, please contact:

Max Lang 
Turnaround Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7725 |  E-mail

Updated School Fees Rule Approved

USBE voted to approve Draft 6 of the updated Administrative Rule R277-407 School Fees. The rule is being updated following Board and a legislative audits that found problems in school fees among districts and charter schools.

For additional information, please contact:

Scott Jones 
Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Phone: (801) 538-7514 |  E-mail

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

Board Alters Meeting Schedule for Remainder of Year

USBE voted to alter its meeting schedule for the remainder of the year. Full Board meetings will now take place on the first Thursday of the month beginning at 10 a.m. and committee meetings will take place the following day beginning at 9 a.m.

For additional information, please contact:

Lorraine Austin 
Board Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7517 |  E-mail

Board Approves Rule Amendments

USBE approved the following Administrative Rule changes.

BoardDocs:

Consent Calendar Approved

USBE Consent Calendar
BoardDocs

Highlights from Thursday’s Committee Meetings

USBE Board Committees
Finance Committee, Law and Licensing Committee, and Standards and Assessment Committee met on February 7, 2019.

Meeting Agendas
BoardDocs

Committee items approved Thursday will be heard by the full Board during its March 7, 2019 meeting.

Those who wish to comment on pending Administrative Rules or rule changes of existing rules are invited to contact us via e-mail at  rule.comments@schools.utah.gov.

Highlights of the  Finance Committee meeting include:

Highlights of the  Law and Licensing Committee meeting include:

Highlights of the  Standards and Assessment Committee meeting include:

Archived Meetings

Agendas/Minutes

Utah State Board of Education meeting minutes after 2017 can be accessed at BoardDocs in the Library under General, then Minutes/Summaries.