Summary for May 5, 2011, Utah State Board of Education Meeting

Briefly:

In this meeting, the Utah State Board of Education:

  • Helped clarify the maturation program for Utah teachers by beginning the process of placing it under Board rule.
  • Helped eight charter schools begin operations, renovate or expand through the use of $1.4 million in revolving loan funds.
  • Examined the development of Utah’s Public Education Online website that will put Utah K-12 students in touch with online educational options. 

Public Education Online to go Online May 14

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway announced that Utah’s Public Education Online will go online May 14. Public Education Online is the result of Senate Bill 65 from the most recent session of the Utah Legislature. The website will offer parents and students information on taking online classes as part of the public school experience. Public Education Online will be available from the homepage of the Utah State Office of Education website.

 

For more information contact:

Sean Thomas, School Finance Auditor, 801-538-7674.

Larry Newton, School Finance Director, (801) 538-7668.

 

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Board Gives Preliminary Approval to 10 Rules

The Utah State Board of Education gave preliminary approval to the following proposed new rules or changes to existing rules. Final approval will likely come during the Board’s June 3 meeting.

 For more information contact:

John Jesse, Assessment and Accountability Director, 801-538-7811.

Marlies Burns, State Charter School Director, 801-538-7817.

Paula Plant, School Children’s Trust Trainer, 801-538-7555.

Karl Wilson, Title I Director, 801-538-7509.

Sydnee Dickson, Teaching and Learning Director, 801-538-7739.

Todd Hauber, Associate Superintendent for Business and Operations, 801-538-7514.

Brenda Hales, Associate Superintendent for Instructional Services, 801-538-7515.

Judy Park, Associate Superintendent for Student Services and Federal Programs, 801-538-7550.

Martell Menlove, Deputy Superintendent, 801-538-7762.

 

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$1.4 Million in Revolving Loans Approved for Charter Schools

The Utah State Board of Education approved the follows loans from the Charter School Revolving Account:

  • Aristotle Academy, American Fork, $150,000 in startup funds.
  • Endeavor Hall, West Valley City, $221,000 in startup funds.
  • Entheos Academy-Magna, $175,000 in startup funds for a satellite campus.
  • Good Foundations Academy, Riverdale, $138,200 in startup funds.
  • Moab Charter School, Moab, $100,000 for purchase of portable classrooms and renovation.
  • Mountainville Academy, Alpine, $300,000 for expansion and renovation.
  • North Peak Academy, Perry, $182,000 for startup funds.
  • Pacific Heritage Academy, Glendale, $165,000 for startup funds.

 

For more information contact:

Marlies Burns, State Charter School Director, 801-538-7817.

Todd Hauber, Associate Superintendent for Business and Operations, 801-538-7514.

 

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Board Reivews Redevelopment Taxing Entities for 2010

The Utah State Board of Education reviewed the five new redevelopment agencies created in Utah in 2005 as well as changes to existing redevelopment projects.

You can review a summary of the agencies here

 

For more information contact:

Larry Newton, School Finance Director, 801-538-7668.

Todd Hauber, Associate Superintendent for Business and Operations, 801-538-7514.

 

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Board Approves Consent Calendar

The Board approved its consent calendar.

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