USBE Monthly Meeting

Utah State Board of Education SealUtah State Board of Education September Meeting and Work Session Agenda

The Utah State Board of Education will hold committee meetings, where committee recommendations will be made, and a work/study session, in which no action will be taken, on September 6, 2012 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City, and hold its regular meeting on September 7, 2012 also at the Utah State Office of Education. The complete agenda along with more information about agenda items can be found here. Friday’s Board meeting, though not the committee meetings, will be streamed live here. Shortly after the end of the meeting a summary of major action taken by the Board will be posted here.
Highlights of this Board meeting include:

  • The Board will continue to work on its legislative priorities for the general session scheduled to begin in January.
  • The Board will look at three potential rule changes governing the use of classroom-level assessment data.
  • The Board will review five-year trend data from criterion-referenced tests in Utah public schools.

Full agendas for both meetings along with supplemental materials on agenda items can be found at



September 6-7, 2012

Utah State Office of Education

Board Room/Conference Rooms

250 East 500 South

Salt Lake City, Utah

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

4:30 p.m.        Audit Committee (Closed) – Administration Conference Room

Charter Schools Committee – 1st Floor South Conference Room 156

USDB Committee – 2nd Floor North Conference Room 241

6:30 p.m.        Board Work/Study Session – Board Room


8:00 p.m.        Executive Session

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

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

8:15 a.m.         Board meeting begins

9:10 a.m.         Board standing committees convene

12:00 p.m.      Lunch

3:30 p.m.        Executive Session



Public Participation: To sign up in advance for Public Participation, contact Board Secretary Lorraine Austin ( or 801-538-7517) prior to the day of the meeting, or sign up at the meeting by 8:15 a.m.

NOTE: The Sept. 7 meeting 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: 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 at (801) 538-7517 or, giving at least three working days notice.



Debra Roberts, Chair

District 15

Beaver, Utah 84713

Dixie Allen, Vice-Chair

District 14

Vernal, Utah 84078

Laurel Brown

District 10

Murray, Utah 84123

Kim R. Burningham

District 5

Bountiful, Utah 84010

Keith M. Buswell

District 2

Pleasant View, Utah 84414

Janet A. Cannon

District 8

Holladay, Utah 84117

Leslie B. Castle

District 7

Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Craig E. Coleman

District 3

Genola, Utah 84655

Larry K. Shumway, Executive Officer

Joel Coleman

District 9

West Valley City, Utah 84120

David L. Crandall

District 11

Draper, Utah 84020

Michael Jensen

District 6

West Valley City, Utah 84128

Carol A. Murphy

District 12

Midway, Utah 84049

C. Mark Openshaw

District 13

Provo, Utah 84694

Tami W. Pyfer

District 1

Logan, Utah 84321

David L. Thomas

District 4

South Weber, Utah 84405

Teresa L. Theurer*

Wilford W. Clyde*

James V. (Jim) Olsen**

Isaiah (Ike) Spencer***

R. Dean Rowley****

Laura Belnap*****

Lorraine Austin, Board Secretary

* Appointed Board of Regents

**Appointed UCAT Representative

***Advisory Appointed CMAC Representative

**** Advisory Appointed USBA

*****Appointed State Charter School Board




Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

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

1. Board Standing Committee Meetings

AUDIT COMMITTEE – CLOSED Administration Conference Room

CHARTER SCHOOLS COMMITTEE  First  Floor Conference Room 156

ACTION: Valley Academy Amendment Request        Tab 6-A

ACTION: Open High School of Utah Amendment Request     Tab 6-B

ACTION: Aristotle Academy Amendment Reque           Tab 6-C

ACTION: Provo Freedom Academy Amendment Request       Tab 6-D

INFORMATION: Students with Disabilities         Tab 6-E

USDB COMMITTEE Second Floor North Conference Room 241

ACTION: USDB FY 2014 Operating Budget with Building Blocks    Tab 6-F

INFORMATION: USDB Advisory Council Training       Tab 6-G

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

2. Board Work/Study Session – NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN

DISCUSSION: Board Legislative Agenda and Budget Priorities

8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

3. Board Executive Session



250 East 500 South

Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

8:15 a.m. to 8:35 a.m.

1.    Opening Business

•   Pledge of Allegiance

•   Board Member Message

•   Promises to Keep Highlight

8:35 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

2.    Public Participation/Comment

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 8:15 a.m.

8:45 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

3.    ACTION: General Consent Calendar (Backup furnished electronically)    Tab 3

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

4.    Comments from the State Superintendent

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

5.    ACTION: Items from September 6 Executive Session

9:10 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

6.    Board Committee Meetings       Tabs 6-H to 6-W

(Tabs 6-A to 6-G discussed in September 6 committees)


2nd Floor North Conference Room 241

  ACTION: Taxing Entity Committee (TEC) to the Redevelopment  Tab 6-H

Agency of Park City Lower Park Avenue Redevelopment Project Area

ACTION: Taxing Entity Committee (TEC) to the Redevelopment        Tab 6-I

Agency of Weber County Economic Development GSL

Project Area Plan

ACTION: Taxing Entity Committee Meetings Outcomes        Tab 6-J

ACTION: R277-422 State Supported Voted Levy, Board Local Levy Tab 6-K

                        and Reading Improvement Program (Amendment and Continuation)

ACTION: R277-487 Public School Data Confidentiality and Disclosure         Tab 6-L

R277-502-8 Educator Licensing and Data Retention – Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) R277-484-9 Data Standards – Disclosure of Data for Research

(Amendment and Continuation for all)

INFORMATION: 2012 Criterion-Referenced Test Results Report     Tab 6-M


North Board Room

ACTION: Smart School Technology Schools                              Tab 6-N

  ACTION: Update on Earth Systems Core                   Tab 6-O

ACTION: R277-733 Adult Education Programs (Continuation)       Tab 6-P

         INFORMATION: Youth Suicide Prevention Training         Tab 6-Q

DISCUSSION: Standards, Curriculum, and Assessments Update  Tab 6-R


1st Floor South Conference Room 156

ACTION: R277-108 Annual Assurance of Compliance by Local                   Tab 6-S

School Boards (Amendment and Continuation)

ACTION: R277-509 Licensure of Student Teachers and Interns                 Tab 6-T

(Amendment and Continuation)

ACTION: R277-517 Board and UPPAC Disciplinary Definitions                   Tab 6-U

and Actions (New)

ACTION: R277-522 Entry Years Enhancements (EYE) for Quality               Tab 6-V

Teaching – Level 1 Utah Teachers (Continuation)

ACTION: R277-531 Public Educator Evaluation Requirements                     Tab 6-W

(PEER) (Amendment), and R277-532 Required Local Board Policies for Evaluation of Non-Licensed (Classified) Employees (New)

10:45 a.m.       BOARD MEETING

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

7.    Achievement Spotlight

11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

8.    ACTION: USBE Early Retirement Incentive Program                             Tab 8

11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

9.    INFORMATION: State Superintendent’s Report

11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

10.  INFORMATION: Board Chair’s Report

• Report from Auditor

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lunch for Board Members and Executive Staff

12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

11.  INFORMATION/ACTION: Assessment RFP                                                     Tab 11

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

12.  ACTION: Board Legislative Agenda                                                                        Tab 12

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

13.  ACTION: Board Standing Committee Reports

a.   Charter Schools

b.   USDB

c.   Accountability, Finance and Assessment

d.   Curriculum, Standards and Student Success

e.   Instruction, Support and Technology

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

14.  INFORMATION: Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission

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

15.  Executive Session

4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

16.  ACTION: Executive Session Items

4:45 p.m.

17.  Adjournment

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