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Utah State Board of Education 2022 Meeting Schedule

Utah State Board of Education 2021 Meeting Schedule

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 

October 7, 2021 Meeting 

The Utah State Board of Education:  

  • Approved the slide notes for an overview of administrative rule R277-328, Educational Equity in Schools.
  • Agreed to seek four additional statutory changes during the 2022 general session of the Utah Legislature. The Board will continue to work on legislative priorities on Friday.
  • Approved release of draft updates to Elementary Social Studies Standards for public comment.

USBE Board Members  

Board Approves Overview of Educational Equity in Schools Rule

The Utah State Board of Education approved the slide notes for an overview presentation of administrative rule R277-328, Educational Equity in Schools.

For additional information, please contact:  

Patty Norman
Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement
Phone: (801) 538-7515 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board to Seek Four Additional Statutory Changes

The Utah State Board of Education will seek the following four statutory changes during the 2022 general session of the Utah Legislature:

The Board also began reviewing its requests for appropriations for the 2022 session. The Board will meet again on Friday, October 8 to further review the budget and policy requests.

For additional information, please contact:  

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

Dale Frost
Fiscal Policy Analyst
Phone: (801) 538- 7606 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Deborah Jacobson
Finance Director
Phone: (801) 538- 7627 | E-mail(External Web Content)

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

Elementary Social Studies Standards Update Released for Public Comment

The Utah State Board of Education reviewed a draft update of the Elementary Social Studies Standards for 90 days of public comment. Three public meetings will be scheduled in various geographic regions of the state to gather public comment and an online survey instrument will be posted soon.

For additional information, please contact:  

Robert Austin
Humanities Team Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538- 7575 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Jennifer Throndsen
Teaching and Learning Director
Phone: (801) 538-7739 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Reviews COVID-19 Relief Funding, Approves Additional Grants

The Utah State Board of Education received a monthly update on the status of federal COVID-19 relief funding to support Utah K-12 schools and communities, including the status of reimbursements to the field and an update on the recent American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) legislation. The Board also approved the recommended list of Afterschool and Summer Learning grant applications for ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) funding.

For additional information, please contact:  

Sarah Young
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Phone: (801) 538-7528 E-mail(External Web Content)

Kamille Sheikh
ESEA Federal Programs and Related State Initiatives Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7825 E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Approves Resources for Online Learning

The Utah State Board of Education approved professional learning and parent resources for online learning and agreed to have staff either further investigate professional learning or continue on the same path.

For additional information, please contact:  

Todd Call
Digital Teaching and Learning Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538- 7785 | E-mail(External Web Content)

Jennifer Throndsen
Teaching and Learning Director
Phone: (801) 538-7739 | E-mail(External Web Content)

K-12 Library Media Standards Continued for Seven Years

The Utah State Board of Education voted to continue the existing K-12 Library Media Standards for an additional seven years following a review.

For additional information, please contact:  

Naomi Watkins
Secondary English Language Arts and Library Media Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7616 E-mail(External Web Content)

Sara Wiebke
P-12 Literacy and Library Media Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7893 E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Recognizes Do the Write Thing Challenge Winners

The Utah State Board of Education recognized the 24 finalists from the 2021 Do The Write Thing Challenge. The Do the Write Thing Challenge offers 7th and 8th grade students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives and to communicate in writing what they think should be done to prevent this type of violence.

For additional information, please contact:  

Cuong Nguyen
Prevention Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7790 E-mail(External Web Content)

Board Renews Credit Waiver for InTech Collegiate Academy

The Utah State Board of Education renewed the waiver of the number of Health/Physical Education and Arts requirements in administrative rule R277-700 for InTech Collegiate Academy. The waiver allows students to take more high school graduation credits in STEM subjects in the STEM-focused school.

For additional information, please contact:  

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

Board Extends Data Sharing Agreement with Salt Lake County Health

The Utah State Board of Education extended a data sharing agreement with the Salt Lake County Health Department involving positive tests for COVID-19 among students in light of the ongoing pandemic.

For additional information, please contact:  

Whitney Phillips
Chief Privacy Officer
Phone: (801) 538-7523 E-mail(External Web Content)

Jeffrey Eason
Salt Lake County Health Department Bureau Manager
Phone: (385) 468-4066 E-mail(External Web Content)

Administrative Rule Amendments, Repeal Approved

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

Board Approves Consent Calendar

The Utah State Board of Education approved its consent calendar.

Highlights of Friday’s Committee Meetings

The Utah State Board of Education Finance, Law and Licensing, and Standards and Assessment committees will meet on Friday, October 8. Except for the Law and Licensing Committee meeting, which will be held online with an anchor location at the Utah State Board of Education office, 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 also meet from 1 to 3 p.m.in a study session that will be held online with an anchor location at the Utah State Board of Education office.

Items approved in committee meetings will be heard by the full Board during its November 4 meeting.

Law & Licensing Committee will meet online with an anchor location at the Utah State Board of Education office from 9 a.m. to noon. Highlights of the meeting include:

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

  • Preliminary approval for a guiding framework for model training in equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Preliminary approval for suggested changes in paraeducator training and supervision in special education.

Finance Committee will meet online from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include: