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All regular meetings will be held at the State State Board of Education, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Times are subject to change.

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Meeting Summary

May 3, 2018

In its May 3, 2018 meeting the Utah State Board of Education:

  • Approved a new three-tier educator licensing system.
  • Approved updated educator leadership standards.
  • Approved new STEM school designations to nine Utah schools.

The USBE Finance, Law and Licensing, and Standards and Assessment standing committees will meet on Friday May 4, 2018.

  • Meeting agendas can be found on BoardDocs.
  • Committee items approved Friday will be heard by the full Board during its June 7, 2018 meeting.
  • Those who wish to comment on pending administrative rules or rule changes or existing rules are invited to contact us via e-mail at rule.comments@schools.utah.gov.

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Board approves new three-tier educator license

The Utah State Board of Education approved Administrative Rule R277-301 Educator Licensing, setting up a three-tier educator licensing system. There were several amendments prior to final approval; most dealt with district- and charter school-specific licenses. Districts and charter schools would be required to set up a policy on a license specific to their jurisdiction. The Board also eliminated the possibility for a specific license for a private school. Teachers at private schools would still be able to obtain associate or professional educator licenses.

For additional information, please contact:

Travis Rawlings
Educator Licensing Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7601 | E-mail

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

 

Board approves Utah Educator Leadership Standards

The Utah State Board of Education approved revisions to the state’s Education Leadership Standards following a 90-day public review. The standards apply to principals, assistant principals and district leaders.

For additional information, please contact:

David Smith
Education Leadership Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7766 | E-mail

Jeannie Rowland 
Educator Effectiveness Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7923 | E-mail

Diana Suddreth
Teaching and Learning Director
Phone: (801) 538-7788 | E-mail

Darin Nielsen
Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement
Phone: (801) 538-7811 | E-mail

Patty Norman
Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement
Phone: (801) 538-7760 | E-mail

Nine earn STEM School designation

The Utah State Board of Education designated the following nine schools as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Schools in accordance with Utah law.

The schools are:

  • Arrowhead Elementary, Santa Clara, Washington School District
  • Cedar North Elementary, Cedar City, Iron School District
  • Coral Canyon Elementary, Washington, Washington School District
  • Diamond Valley Elementary, St. George, Washington School District
  • Hillcrest Elementary, Logan, Logan School District
  • Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (NUAMES), Layton, charter school
  • Sunset Elementary, St. George, Washington School District
  • Westridge Elementary, Provo, Provo School District
  • Willow Elementary, Grantsville, Tooele School District

For additional information, please contact:

Joleigh Honey
STEM Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7794 | E-mail

Kellie Yates
STEM Action Center Liaison with the Utah State Board of Education
Phone: (801) 538-8765 | E-mail

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

Three Tooele schools OK’d to move to four-day schedule

The Utah State Board of Education approved a request from the Tooele School District to move rural schools Dugway Schools, Ibapah Elementary, and Vernon Elementary to a four-day school schedule. Schools would still be required to teach students for 990 hours, just not over 180 days as is true with most Utah schools.

Other schools on a four-day schedule in Utah are:

  • All schools in the Daggett School District (since 2014-15)
  • All schools in the Rich School District (since 2006-2007)
  • All schools in the Tintic School District (since 2013-14)
  • Grouse Creek School (Box Elder School District and since 2016-17)
  • Park Valley School (Box Elder School District and new this school year)
  • Tabiona Elementary (Duchesne School District and since 2009-10 school year)
  • Tabiona High School (Duchesne School District and since 2009-10 school year)
  • American Leadership Academy (charter school and new this school year)
  • Winter Sports School (charter and since 2013-14)

 

For additional information, please contact:

Scott Jones
Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Phone: (801) 538-7614 | E-mail

Utah County Academy of Science expansion approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved a plan from the Utah County Academy of Science in Orem to expand its program by 600 students in phases between 2019 to 2021.

For additional information, please contact:

Jennifer Lambert
State Charter School Board Executive Director
Phone: (801) 538-7676

 

Elementary school counselor grant program approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved a new elementary school counselor program rule in light a new legislation.

For additional information, please contact:

Holly Todd
School Counseling Program Management Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7643 | E-mail

Kim Herrera
School Counseling Program Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7647 | E-mail

Lillian Tsosie-Jensen
Student Services Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7962 | E-mail

Patty Norman
Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement
Phone: (801) 538-7760 | E-mail

Allison Nicholson
Policy Advisory
Phone: (801) 538-7550 | E-mail

Board approves school fee task force scope, timeline

The Utah State Board of Education approved a scope of work and a timeline for its school fee task force to be appointed to address issues from the Board’s audit of school fees.

For additional information, please contact:

Bryan Quesenberry
Assistant Attorney General
Phone: (801) 538-7885 | E-mail

 

Bullying administrative rule approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved amending Administrative Rule R277-613 LEA Bullying, Anti-bullying, Hazing, Retaliation, and Abuse Conduct Policies and Training.

For additional information, please contact:

Corby Eason
Student Support and Prevention Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7863 | E-mail

Lillian Tsosie-Jensen
School Counseling Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7962 | E-mail

Leah Voorhies
Assistant Superintendent of Student Support
Phone: (801) 538-7898 | E-mail

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

Board offers options on measuring effective educators

The Utah State Board of Education offered options to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson in defining educator effectiveness for the purpose of assessing equitable distribution of teachers as required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Utah’s ESSA state plan may be submitted using either student growth or educator evaluations to measure overall effectiveness.

For additional information, please contact:

Tiffany Stanley
Chief of Staff
Phone: (801) 538-7515 | E-mail

Board approves four rule amendments

The Utah State Board of Education gave final approval to the following administrative rule amendments:

 

Consent calendar approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved its consent calendar.

 

Highlights from Friday’s Committee Meetings Schedules

All meetings will be held at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City, and will begin at 9 a.m. on May 4, 2018.

Highlight of the Finance Committee meeting include:

  • Consideration of awarding early intervention grants to qualified charter schools.

Highlight of the Law and Licensing Committee meeting include:

  • Discussion of changes required to the parent/guardian consent form for human sexuality instruction considering new state law.

Highlight of the Standards and Assessment Committee meeting include:

  • Discussion of progress made in writing updated health standards.

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