Related State Initiatives

American Indian/Alaskan Native Education Amendments

State Education Amendment

In 2017, the Utah State Legislature passed House Bill (H.B.) 43: American Indian and Alaskan Native Education Amendments (sponsored by Senator Michael Noel), which received and appropriation of $250,000 for the next four years to create a pilot program to fund stipends, recruitment, and retention of teachers who teach in American Indian and Alaskan Native concentrated schools.

State Plan Pilot Program

In 2016, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill (S.B.) 14: American Indian and Alaskan Native Amendments, the American Indian and Alaskan Native Education Amendments (sponsored by Senator Kevin Van Tassell), which received an appropriation of $250,000 for the next five years to create a pilot program to fund stipends, recruitment, and retention of teachers who teach in American Indian and Alaskan Native concentrated schools.

Contacts

Dr. Harold (Chuck) Foster
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7838 | E-mail

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | E-mail

Intergenerational Poverty Interventions (IGPI) Grant

In 2014, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill (S.B.) 43: Intergenerational Poverty Interventions in Public Schools (sponsored by Senator Reid), which received an annual appropriation of $1,000,000 for afterschool programming. Administered through the Utah State Board of Education, individual grants were made available to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for new or existing afterschool programs that provided targeted services for students affected by intergenerational poverty. Through a competitive application process, six LEAs were awarded grants ranging from approximately $34,000 to $303,000.

The eight LEAs that received this funding include:

  • American Preparatory Academy
  • Canyons School District
  • Entheos Academy
  • Grand School District
  • Guadalupe School
  • Logan School District
  • Ogden School District
  • Provo School District

Resources

Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Afterschool Program
University of Utah Education Policy Center

School Fees and After School Programs
YouTube

Utah's Intergenerational Poverty (IGP) Initiative
Department of Workforce Services

Legislation

R277-710: Intergenerational Poverty Interventions in Public Schools
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Contacts

Kamille Sheikh
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7825 | E-mail

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | E-mail

Partnership for Student Success (PFSS) Grant

The Partnership for Student Success Grant Program supports grantees in improving educational outcomes for students who are economically disadvantaged through the formation of cross sector partnerships that use data to align and improve efforts focused on student success.

Grant Information

Partnerships for Student Success Grant Application

Partnerships for Student Success Grant Annual Grant Orientation

Partnerships for Student Success Grant Bidder's Workshop

Partnerships for Student Success Grant Program Evaluation (Year One: 2017-2018)

Senate Bill 67: Partnerships for Student Success 2016 Timeline and Resources

Utah State Board of Education Approved Technical Assistant Providers

Legislation

Rule R277-924: Partnerships for Student Success Grant Program
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Senate Bill (S.B.) 67: Partnership for Student Success
Utah State Legislature

Contacts

Robert Palmer
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7629 | E-mail

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | E-mail

Program Quality Enhancement (PQE) Grant

During Utah's 2018 Legislative Session, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 202, which authorized Department of Workforce Services (DWS) and the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) to use up to $125,000 in General Funds to provide grants to promote high quality afterschool programs.

To be eligible to apply for grant funds, organizations must first certify the availability of private match funds equal to the amount of grant funds requested.

Additionally, the bill required the Department of Workforce Services and the Utah State Board of Education to work together to set and track academic and enrichment components and quality standards.

Grant Information

Program Quality Enhancement (PQE) Grant Orientation 2018-2019

Program Quality Enhancement (PQE) Afterschool Grantees 2018-2019

Department of Workforce Services, Office of Child Care and Utah State Board of Education Program Quality Enhancement (PQE) Grant Reporting Requirements Due Dates 2018-2019

Legislation

R277-718: Out-of-School Time Program Quality Improvement Grants
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Senate Bill (S.B.) 202: After School Program Amendments
Utah State Legislature

Resources

School Fees and After School Programs
YouTube

Contacts

Kamille Sheikh
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7825 | E-mail

Robert Palmer
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7629 | E-mail

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | E-mail

School Turnaround Grant

The School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act

In 2017, the Utah State Legislature amended Senate Bill 234: School Turnaround Amendments (sponsored by Senator Ann Millner), implementing key changes to the previous Bill. The amended Bill identifies low performing schools as being in the bottom 3% of schools statewide for two consecutive years. The Bill provides for a third party to conduct a school needs assessment and root cause analysis in the identified schools. Funding is awarded directly to the identified Local Education Agency (LEA) to contract with a Utah State Board of Education-approved turnaround expert to develop and implement a school turnaround plan based on the results of the needs assessment and root cause.

School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act Frequently Asked Questions

School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act Utah State Identified Turnaround Schools

Suggested Request for Proposal (RFP) Format for Secondary Evaluation for Low Performing School Boards for Independent School Turnaround Experts

Legislative

R277-920: School Improvement, Implementation of the School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Title 53E-5-3: School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act | Title 53E-5-S301: School Turnaround and Leadership Development Definitions
Utah State Legislature

Resources

Utah State Board of Education Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): School Improvement Systems of Support 2017-2018 School Year
Title I, Part A: School Improvement and School Turnaround

Utah State Board of Education Utah Accountability Technical Manual
Assessment and Accountability

Contacts

Dr. Max Lang
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7725 | E-mail

Leslie Evans
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7851 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail