Board Meetings

 

Meeting Schedule

2017-2018

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

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Meeting Summary

November 1, 2018 Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE):

  1. Directed staff to look at amendments to put greater enforcement provisions in the school fee rule.
  2. Approved a draft revision of state health education standards to be released for public review.
  3. Appointed a new 15-member Student Advisory Council.

USBE Board Committees
Finance Committee, Law and Licensing Committee, and Standards and Assessment Committee will meet on November 2, 2018.

Meeting Agendas
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Committee items approved Friday will be heard by the full Board during its December 6, 2018 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.

USBE Board Members

Board Begins Bolstering School Fee Rule

Following both the USBE Internal Audit Brief and the Utah State Legislature's A Performance Audit of Secondary School Fees in the state’s secondary schools, USBE voted on a draft plan for corrective action related to district and charter school noncompliance with school fee laws to be incorporated into the Utah Office of Administrative Rules R277-407: School Fees by adding in School Fees Corrective Action Process for noncompliance. Continued noncompliance on the school fee rule could lead to repayment of improperly charge fees, withholding of district or charter funds, or suspension of the right to charge fees.

For additional information, please contact:

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

Revised Health Standards Available for Public Review

The USBE recently directed that state’s Health Education Utah Core Standards be revised to meet current state statutes and updated information. A writing committee including educators, representatives from the Utah Department of Health, American Heart Association, Primary Children's Hospital, university professors, Utah Division of Substance Abuse Prevention and Mental Health, a district health specialist, as well as staff of the Board completed a Draft of the Utah Core Standards for Health Education, which the Board, approved to send out for a 90-day public review.

Dates and Locations of Public Review Meetings

Feedback for the Utah Health Education Core Standards

For additional information, please contact:

Jodi Kaufman
Health and Physical Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7734 | E-mail

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

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

Board Appoints Student Advisory Council

The USBE appointed 15 students as voting members of the newly created Student Advisory Council and one as a student advisor.

Utah High School Students Named to New State Student Council

The students will advise the Board on issues relevant to high school students throughout the state. They were selected following an application period this fall after the Board approved a new policy establishing the council.

For additional information, please contact:

Emilie Wheeler 
Public Information Officer
Phone: (801) 707-8421 | E-mail

Jeffrey Van Hulten
Student Advisory Council Advisor
Phone: (801) 538-7521 | E-mail

Board OKs Charter School Rule Changes

Following recent changes in the Utah State Legislature's House Bill (H.B.) 313: Public School Revisions, the USBE repealed the following Administrative Rules dealing with charter schools.

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The Board then approved the following new rules to supersede the old rules in compliance with new state law.

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After passing the new rules, the Board also voted to send R277-552: Charter School Timelines and Approval Processes to committee for further consideration. The committee will also further consider R277-551: Charter School General Provisions at a later meeting.

For additional information, please contact:

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

Benjamin Rasmussen
Director of Law and Professional Practices
(801) 538-7835 | E-mail

Board Completes Audit of CACTUS System

A USBE Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) Data Accuracy and Reliability Audit of the reliability and accuracy of the Utah Education Network (UEN) CACTUS System (the database containing Utah educator credential information) recommends the Board look at creating better definitions for data being entered in the system and additional training for system users.

For additional information, please contact:

Debbie Davis 
Director of Internal Audit
Phone: (801) 538-7639 | E-mail

Board Refines Legislative Budget/Policy Priorities

The USBE reviewed both its priorities of the 2019 Utah Legislature.

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For additional information, please contact:

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

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

Board Approves Rule Amendments

The USBE approved the following Administrative Rule changes.

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Consent Calendar Approved

USBE Consent Calendar
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Highlights from Friday’s Committee Meetings Schedules

All meetings will be held at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. All meetings and will begin at 9 a.m. on November 2, 2018.

Highlights of the Finance Committee meeting include:

  • Discussion of the proposed Utah Schools Information Management System.
  • Review of school fee assurance submissions from district and charter schools.

Highlights of the Law and Licensing Committee meeting include:

  • Consideration of an administrative rule amendment that seeks to increase the percentage of students from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds to earn college credit while still in high school.
  • Consideration of a new administrative rule dealing with teacher induction.

Highlight of the Standards and Assessment Committee meeting include:

Archived Meetings

Agendas/Minutes

USBE meeting minutes after 2017 can be accessed at BoardDocs in the Library under General, then Minutes/Summaries.