Utah State Board of Education February Meeting Agenda

Utah State Board of Education sealThe Utah State Board of Education will meet in a work/study session today, Thursday, Feb. 2, where they will discuss, but take no action on, Utah’s soon-to-be filed request for waivers from the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (commonly known as No Child Left Behind). You can see more on the proposal here: http://www.schools.utah.gov/main/INFORMATION/ESEA.aspx/.

The Board will have its regular meeting on Friday, Feb. 3, beginning at 8:15 a.m. at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City.

Key items to be discussed:

You can see the entire agenda for both Thursday’s work/study session and Friday’s regular Board meeting at http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Agenda/Current-Agenda-(1).aspx. This page also offers links to additional information about agenda items.

Friday’s full Board meeting, but not committee meetings, will be streamed live at http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Webcast.aspx.

A summary of major action taken by the Board will be posted, shortly after the end of the meeting at http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary.aspx.




February 2-3, 2012

Utah State Office of Education

Board Room/Conference Rooms

250 East 500 South

Salt Lake City, Utah

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2:00 p.m. Work/Study Session

USOE Board Room

4:30 p.m. Board Standing Committees

  • Audit Committee (CLOSED) — Administration Conference Room
  • Charter Schools Committee — 1st Floor South Conference Rm 156

*Note different location:

  • USDB Committee — DSVBI Building, Room 218-219, 250 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City

Friday, February 3, 2012

7:45 a.m. Continental breakfast available for Board members

8:15 a.m. Board meeting begins

9:15 a.m. Board standing committees convene

12:00 p.m. Lunch

4:30 p.m. Executive Session

Public Participation and Comment – To sign up in advance for Public Participation, contact Board Secretary Lorraine Austin (lorraine.austin@schools.utah.gov or 801-538-7517) prior to the day of the meeting or sign up at the meeting by 8:30 a.m.



NOTE: The February 3meeting will be broadcast live over the Internet beginning at 8:15 a.m. To view the broadcast, go to the link on the USBE home page: www.schools.utah.gov/board. Times are approximate. The standing committee meetings and the executive session will not be broadcast.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing auxiliary communicative aids and services for these meetings should contact Lorraine Austin (801) 538-7517 or lorraine.austin@schools.utah.gov, giving at least three working days notice.



Thursday, February 2, 2012

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Board Work/Study Session – No action will be taken during the study session

  • ESEA Waivers
  • DIBELS Implementation
  • Website

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Board Committee Meetings


Administration Conference Room


First Floor South Conference Room 156

ACTION: Tuacahn High School Charter Amendment Request Tab 4-A

ACTION: Salt Lake Arts Academy Charter Amendment Request Tab 4-B

ACTION: Noah Webster Academy and Provo Freedom Academy Articulation Agreement Tab 4-C

ACTION: Provo Freedom Academy Charter Amendment Request Tab 4-D


250 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City, Room 218-219

USDB COMMITTEE (Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind)

ACTION: Legislative Update Tab 4-E

DISCUSSION: Dual Immersion Deaf Program Tab 4-F

INFORMATION: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) Quarterly Financial Condition and Budget Status Report Tab 4-G

CLOSED SESSION – For the purpose of discussing the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual and pending or reasonably imminent litigation.



Friday, February 3, 2012

8:15 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

1. Welcome and Promises to Keep Highlight

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Board Member Message
  • Promises to Keep: Common Core

8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

2. Public Participation/Comment

Individuals on sign-up sheet

(Priority shall be given to those individuals or groups, who, prior to the day of the meeting, have submitted a request to address the Board, including a brief description of the issue to be addressed. Sign-up is available the day of the meeting, before 8:30 a.m.)

9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.

  • Education First

9:10 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

3. ACTION: General Consent Calendar (Backup Furnished Electronically) Tab 3

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

4. Board Committee Meetings Tabs 4 A-W

(Tabs 4 A-G discussed in February 2 committees)


North Board Room

ACTION: Taxing Entity Committee (TEC) to the Redevelopment Agency of Taylorsville City 5400 South Bangerter Highway URA Tab 4-H

ACTION: R277-479 Charter School Special Education Student FundingFormula (New) Tab 4-I

INFORMATION: Data from Assessment Pilots Tab 4-J


Second Floor North Conference Room 241

ACTION: R277-916 Technology, Life, Careers, and Work-based Learning Programs (Amend) Tab 4-K

ACTION: State Board of Education Bylaws Tab 4-L

ACTION: R277-485 Loss of Enrollment (Amend) Tab 4-M

ACTION: R277-454 Construction Management of School Building Projects (Amend) Tab 4-N

ACTION: R277-720 Child Nutrition Programs (Amend) Tab 4-O

INFORMATION: Counselor-to-student Ratios Report Tab 4-P


First Floor South Conference Room 156

ACTION: R277-104 USOE ADA Complaint Procedure (Repeal/Reenact) Tab 4-Q

ACTION: R277-419 Pupil Accounting (Amend) Tab 4-R

ACTION: Necessarily Existent Small Schools (NESS) Fund Distribution Tab 4-S

ACTION: Tintic School District Parent Survey Report Tab 4-T

ACTION: R277-420 Aiding Financially Distressed School Districts (Amend) Tab 4-U

ACTION: R277-486 Professional Staff Cost Program (Amend) Tab 4-V

INFORMATION: Educator Evaluation Tab 4-W

10:45 a.m. BOARD MEETING

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

5. Achievement Spotlight – Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Winners

11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

6. INFORMATION: Utah State Office of Rehabilitation Annual Report Tab 5

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

7. INFORMATION: State Superintendent Report

11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

8. INFORMATION: Board Chair Report

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lunch for Board Members and Executive Staff

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

9. ACTION: Legislative Update Tab 9

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.



(This item was added to the agenda on Wednesday. It is scheduled to be discussed prior to Committee Reports at 3:15 p.m., but may be moved to another point in the agenda at the discretion of the Board.)

On September 23, 2011 the U.S. Department of Education released the following: “In order to move forward with State and local reforms designed to improve academic achievement and increase the quality of instruction for all students in a manner that was not originally contemplated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), a State Educational Agency (SEA) may request flexibility, on its own behalf and on behalf of its LEAs, through waivers of ten provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and their associated regulatory, administrative and reporting requirements . . . To receive flexibility through the waivers, an SEA must submit a request that addresses each of . . . four principles . . .”

The Utah State Office of Education in collaboration with stakeholders has prepared an application to request flexibility to No Child Left Behind. The application is due February 21, 2012. The State Board will consider whether the Utah State Office of Education will submit an application for an ESEA Flexibility Waiver to the U.S. Department of Education.

3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

11. ACTION: Board Standing Committee Reports

  • a. Accountability, Finance and Assessment
  • b. Instruction, Support, and Technology
  • c. Curriculum, Standards and Student Success
  • d. Charter Schools
  • e. USDB

4:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

12. Executive Session

4:50 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

13. ACTION: Executive Session Items

5:00 p.m.

14. Adjournment

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