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Utah State Board of Education 2022 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 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 

August 4, 2022 Meeting 

The Utah State Board of Education:  

  • Voted to seek six statutory changes and seek funding for three programs from the 2023 Utah Legislature. The board will meet on Friday to further discuss funding requests.
  • Extended until October 1 the deadline for districts and charter schools to establish a policy and accompanying procedures for the selection and reconsideration of library materials that is consistent with current state and federal law.
  • Approved an update to the state’s effective educator standards. 

USBE Board Members  

Board to Seek Six Statutory Changes from Legislature

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) voted to seek the following six statutory changes from the Utah Legislature during the next legislative session in January:

For additional information, please contact:  

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

Board Supports New Business Cases for Upcoming Legislative Session

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) voted to support the following business cases for funding in the upcoming legislative session:

  • Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program. $9,882,720 to allow hiring of implementation coaching specialists to support rural districts and charters in implementation of best practices and to provide professional learning through funding to USBE and request funding to provide equity and access to every K-6 student by providing funding for every public elementary school in the state for a qualified arts educator to provide integrated arts learning.
  • USBE School Improvement USBE Capacity. $250,000 to codify in-house school improvement specialists, that can provide support and services in lieu of external service providers, to schools that are considered Springboard or Elevate schools (formally school turnaround). The request is seeking for the allocation of two new full-time equivalent employees to be in-house experts and provide more consistency than the outside service providers. Districts and charters will be able to select between an external service provider and those employed through USBE.
  • Statewide Online Education Program (SOEP) - Small Schools. $7,212,339 to eliminate barriers to access to SOEP that exist because of the budgetary constraints of small schools, that discourage program participation, and limit access to college and career readiness coursework without the aid of the program.

Additional business cases will be considered by the board in its August 5 meeting

For additional information, please contact:  

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

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

Board Extends Deadline for District, Charter Library Materials Policies

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) granted a waiver of administrative rule R277-628- School Libraries to Utah district and charter schools. The waiver extends the deadline from September 1 to October 1 to establish a policy and accompanying procedures for the selection and reconsideration of library materials that is consistent with current state and federal law. Because the board just recently approved a model policy on library materials, districts and charters requested USBE provide them an additional month for their boards to meet over the next two months to establish their library material selection and reconsideration policies and procedures.

For additional information, please contact:  

Davina Sauthoff
Library Media Specialist
E-mail(External Web Content)

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

Board Extends Deadline on District, Charter Mental Health Screeners

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) granted a waiver of administrative rule R277-625- Mental Health Screeners extending the deadline for districts and charter schools to inform USBE that the district or charter schools plan to implement a board-approved mental health screener for the upcoming school year. The deadline was May 1 and it is now extended to September 1.

The Mental Health Screening Program is a fairly new program. Staff have found that districts and charters were still unaware of the program and the guidelines that go along with it. With the deadline several months prior to the school year, staff turnover makes it challenging for the appropriate personnel to receive the required training.

For additional information, please contact:  

Tiana McCall
School-based Mental Health Specialist

Phone: (801) 910-2307 E-mail(External Web Content)

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

Effective Teaching Standards Update Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved revisions to Utah’s Effective Teaching Standards (UETS). These standards direct and ensure implementation of Utah's Core Standards and form the basis for educator evaluation. These standards were last revised in August 2013. Since then, efforts have been made to move toward a more personalized learning environment in Utah as articulated in the board's Strategic Plan. The proposed revision to the UETS is intended to align statewide efforts to support personalized competency-based learning (PCBL) as a pathway to developing the competencies outlined in Utah's Portrait of a Graduate.

For additional information, please contact:  

Kami Dupree
Educator Development Specialist
Phone: (801) 538- 7923 E-mail(External Web Content)

Katie Hill
Quality Instruction Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-77766 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Updates to Utah’s Braille Standards Approved

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) approved updates to Utah’s Braille standards for English language arts and mathematics for students who are blind and visually impaired. The Braille Standards have no independent content, they simply align the use of Braille with the Utah Core Standards.

For additional information, please contact:  

Dana Archuleta
Special Education Utah Program Improvement Planning System (UPIPS) Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7698 E-mail(External Web Content)

LauraLee Gillespie

Utah Program Improvement Planning System (UPIPS) Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7866 E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Honors Second Cohort of Purple Star Schools

The Utah State Board of Education honored Utah’s second cohort of Purple Star Schools:

The Purple Star School program is designed to help schools respond to the educational and social-emotional challenges military-connected children face during their transition to a new school and keep them on track to be college, workforce, and life-ready. Military-connected refers to children of service members on active duty and in the National Guard and Reserves.

For additional information, please contact:  

Ben Rasmussen
Utah Military Interstate Children's Commission (MIC3) Commissioner
Phone: (801) 538-7835 E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Approves Funding for Outside Study of USBE Data Privacy

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) approved the use of $195,600 to enter into a sole source agreement with Brigham Young University to conduct research on data sharing between USBE’s office, districts and charter schools, vendors, and other agencies for the purpose of reporting on the specific data being shared, the reasons for the data being shared, and the use of the data being shared. The research will determine if there is a­­­dherence to the law at all levels and by all entities.

For additional information, please contact:  

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

David Sallay
Chief Privacy Officer
Phone: (801) 538-7758 | E-mail(External Web Content) a

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

Human Trafficking, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Instructional Materials Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved 3 Strands Global Foundation, PROTECT Utah Student Instructional Materials for child sexual abuse and human trafficking prevention in classrooms.

State statute directs the state board to implement a process to approve age-appropriate instructional materials for instruction on child sexual abuse and human trafficking prevention and awareness for elementary school students, in partnership with the Utah Department of Health and Human Services. Districts and charters may only use training approved by USBE. 3 Strands Global Foundation PROTECT Utah Student Instructional Materials will be placed on the approved list. Districts and charters will still have final say on what materials are used locally.

For additional information, please contact:  

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

Tanya Albornoz
Prevention and Student Services Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7812 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Test Taking Times Added to Parental Exclusion Form

The Utah State Board of Education approved annual updates to the parental exclusion form for state assessments. Testing times have been added to the draft form in response to a request from the Standards and Assessment Committee.

For additional information, please contact:  

Kim Rathke
Test Administration & Data Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7876 E-mail(External Web Content)

Darin Nielsen

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

New Administrative Rules, Amendments, and Repeal 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 and Study Session

The Utah State Board of Education Finance, Law and Licensing, and Standards and Assessment committees will meet on Friday, August 5. 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. The board will hold a study session beginning at 1 p.m. focused on business cases for the upcoming legislative session.

Items approved in committee meetings will be heard by the full board during its September 8 meeting.

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

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

  • Preliminary approval of new administrative rule R277-728, Honors Courses to clarify the expectations for honors courses as opposed to other course descriptions.
  • Preliminary approval for repeal and reenactment of administrative rule R277-911, Secondary Career and Technical Education. The rule is being updated to create new definitions that are more consistent with current practices and to better outline the processes followed for district or charter schools to qualify for varying streams of funding for the state career and technology education appropriation.

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