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Utah State Board of Education 2021 Meeting Schedule

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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 

June 22, 2021 Meeting 

The Utah State Board of Education:  

USBE Board Members  

Board Will Seek Statutory Amendments for Dropout Prevention, Turnaround Programs

The Utah State Board of Education will seek repeal of the dropout prevention and recovery program in statute. While the statutory language largely codifies what districts and charters are doing already for every student, it also requires that they enter into a contract with a third-party provider for dropout prevention and recovery services if a district or charter school meets certain conditions. However, there is no ongoing state appropriation for this program.

The Board will also seek repeal a redundant section of the School Turnaround program and potentially make further amendments to the program to increase alignment with federal improvement programs.

The Board will also recommend the Legislature maintain the State Instructional Materials Commission in Utah Code and not allow the commission to sunset.

For additional information, please contact:  

Jill Curry
Program Analyst
Phone: (801) 538- 7678 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Angie Stallings
Deputy Superintendent of Policy
Phone: (801) 538- 7380 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Renews Two Waivers for Itineris Early College High School

The Utah State Board of Education approved renewing its waiver of the requirement in R277-419 Pupil Accounting of 180 school days per year, and the requirements in R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School General Core regarding Arts and Health/Physical Education credits for earning a diploma.

The purpose of the waiver of R277-419 has been to align the school's schedule to align with university standards, as the school's students are highly involved in on-campus college level courses. The waiver of R277-700 would reduce the number of Arts and Health/Physical Education requirements to allow students to increase the number of STEM courses taken.

For additional information, please contact:  

Michelle Beus
Assistant Attorney General
Phone: (801) 538-7820 | E-mail(External Web Content) 

Board Approves Loan for Wasatch Waldorf Charter School

The Utah State Board of Education approved a $107,826 loan from the Charter School Revolving Account for Wasatch Waldorf Charter School. The funds will be used to create additional space at the school.

For additional information, please contact:  

Dallin Peugnet
School Finance Specialist
Phone: (801) 538- 7965 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Stewart Okobia
Financial Auditor
Phone: (801) 538-7817 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Secretary Lorraine Austin Honored at Retirement

Members of the Utah State Board of Education and staff paid tribute to Secretary Lorraine Austin who will retire on July 1 after 31 years with the Board, the last 11 as Board Secretary.

Administrative Rule Amendments Approved

The Utah State Board of Education approved the following rule amendments, new rule, and rule repeal:

2) Coaches and designated school leaders are responsible for a student as long as a student remains on school grounds following a school-sponsored activity, subject to LEA policy consistent with this rule.

R277-726-8:
(24) A provider is subject to:
(a) The same approval and annual performance review as described for a certified online course provider in Subsections R277-726-12(1)-(10) including the cure period for non-compliance described in Subsection R277-726-12(9); and
(b) while utilizing the applicable application for a provider described in Subsections R277-726-3(1)(a) & (b).

R277-726-12(9):                              

(9) If the certified online course provider fails to correct instances of non-compliance within the following state fiscal year allotted timeline, the certified online course provider shall be removed from the program.

Board Approves Consent Calendar

The Utah State Board of Education approved its consent calendar.