Parent Portal

 

Parent Guides to Student Success

Overview

Utah’s Constitution and laws respect parents’ primary role in the education of their children. The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) deeply appreciates the trust that parents have placed in Utah’s public education system and is committed to supporting them in this critical mission.

This Parent Portal outlines the basic structure of Utah’s public education system, some of the rights of parents regarding their children’s education, and opportunities to engage with and support your schools at the state and local levels. Participation at the local level is the most effective way for parents to ensure that their voices are heard, and that their concerns are addressed. USBE welcomes and encourages participation of parents and community members from all backgrounds. 

Recent research has also emphasized effective family engagement as a key component of school transformation and improvement efforts, as well as student success. Students with highly engaged families:

  • Attend school regularly
  • Have stronger social skills
  • Earn higher grades
  • Graduate from high school
  • Go on to college or other postsecondary programs

We hope that this Parent Portal helps you stay connected with, and better understand and support your child’s education.

Cassie Hays, M. Ed.
Parent Liaison and Engagement Education Specialist
Utah State Board of Education
cassie.hays@schools.utah.gov
801-538-7845