The Utah State Board of Education's (USBEs) first imperative regarding educational excellence for each student is to:
Respect is acknowledging differences by looking for the good in everyone, including oneself, and showing due regard for feelings, rights, cultures and traditions (Utah’s Portrait of a Graduate, USBE, 2018). Educators and staff in P-12 classrooms must create safe places where students from all backgrounds can come together, learn, and be successful. In classrooms where there is student discourse, differing opinions are inevitable and help students gain a deeper understanding of the ideas and perspectives of others. Active student discourse prepares students to participate in a democratic society.
In August 2021, USBE Administration Rules approved R277-328: Educational Equity in Schools. This rule is intended to support school districts and charters with standards for educators and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) regarding professional learning, guidelines and requirements for curriculum, and classroom instruction on educational equity. To support LEAs and educators in successful implementation of this rule, the Teaching and Learning team are developing supportive resources for educators to help advance educational equity in every Utah classroom.
When precedent-setting cases in the courts clarify specific elements of application of the law, the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) utilizes Dear Colleague Letters (DCL) and accompanying supplementary materials to help ensure that the general public understands how the decisions apply to schools, districts, and educational institution of higher learning.
Withdrawn: Refer to 2017 Transgender Students DCL.
Guidance Issued on Responsibilities of Schools to Address Sexual Violence, Other Forms of Sex Discrimination
Guidance withdrawn and updated 9/22/2017
The CRDC collects a variety of information including student enrollment and educational programs and services, most of which is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency, and disability. The CRDC is a longstanding and important aspect of the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) overall strategy for administering and enforcing the civil rights statutes for which it is responsible. Information collected by the CRDC is also used by other education offices as well as policymakers and researchers outside of Education.
Utah State Board of Education Data and Statistics
The Utah State Board of Education collects and evaluates education data. The Data and Statistics department is primarily responsible for data quality and analyzing data related to education in Utah and supports the Board's strategic plan for excellence for each student by reviewing and auditing the states data collection, and compiles and analyzes a wide variety of information about schools, student progress, graduation rates, school districts, and other useful statistics and reports on the condition of Utah's education.
Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) Survey Reports
Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH)
These reports summarize the findings from the Utah Prevention Needs Assessment Survey that is conducted as part of the SHARP Statewide Survey. The survey is administered every two years, to students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 in most public and certain charter school districts across Utah. The survey was designed to assess adolescent substance use, anti-social behavior, and the risk and protective factors that predict these adolescent problem behaviors.
The Office of the Utah Lieutenant Governor
Guardianship of a Minor in Utah
Utah Juvenile Courts
Apostille or Non-Apostille Seals
Notary Division of the Governor's Office
Utah State Capital Complex, Suite 220
PO Box 142325
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Phone: (801) 538-1041
Monday through Thursday
Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Processing and authentication of documents stop at 5:30 p.m.
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Region VIII (Denver Office)
United States Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Cesar East Chavez Memorial Building
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310
Denver, Colorado 80204-3582
Phone: (303) 844-5695 | Fax: (303) 844-4303 | TDD: (877) 521-2172 | E-mail
7069 South Highland Drive, Suite 201
Salt Lake City, Utah 84021
Phone: (801) 944-4049 | E-mail
4250 West 5415 South
Kearns, Utah 84118
Phone: (801) 262-4550 | Fax: (801) 262-4622 | E-mail
InSync Interpreters, LLC
9149 South Monroe Street, Suite C
Sandy, Utah 84070
Phone: (801) 838-8100 | Toll-Free: (866) 501-2002 | Fax: (800) 755-8357 | E-mail
Note: Effective Dates August 1, 2015 through July 30, 2020
Education and Outreach
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Feminist Majority Foundation
Living Traditions Festival
Salt Lake City Arts Council
A Practical Dictionary of Modern Nepali
Ruth Laila Schmidt (1994)
Karl-Heinz Kramer (2007)
Multiculturalism and Storytelling
Center for Documentary Expression and Art
National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
aha! Process, Inc.
Refugee and Immigration Center
Asian Association of Utah
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Southern Poverty Law Center