State Board November Meeting Agenda

Utah State Board of Education Seal

The Utah State Board of Education will hold committee meetings on Thursday, Nov.7 and its regular meeting on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda along with more information about agenda items can be found here. The 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:

View the complete Board agenda.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

4:00 p.m. Work/study session

6:30 p.m. Audit Committee (closed) – 2nd Floor North Conference Room 241

Charter Schools Committee – Basement West Conference Room

USDB Committee – 1st Floor South Conference Room 156

Communications Committee – 1st Floor South Conference Room 156


Friday, November 8, 2013

9:45 a.m. Board meeting begins

10:20 a.m. Board committees

12:15 p.m. Full board reconvenes

5:00 p.m. Board meeting adjourns




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 10:00 a.m. Priority will be given to those that sign up in advance.

NOTE: The November 8 meeting will be broadcast live over the Internet beginning at 9:45 a.m. *To view the broadcast, go to the link on the USBE home page: Times are approximate. The committee meetings and 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.







Thursday, November 7, 2013

4:00 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.

1. Work/Study Session


4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

INFORMATION: Higher Education presentation: Strategic Priority of

Increasing Completion/Graduation Rate

4:30 to 6:20 p.m.

DISCUSSION: Legal Review Panel – R277-517 Board and UPPAC Tab 1

Disciplinary Definitions and Actions

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

2. Board Committees



2nd Floor North Conference Room 241



Basement West Conference Room


ACTION: Amendment Request from Vista at Entrada School of Tab 4-A

Performing Arts and Technology


ACTION: Amendment Request from Good Foundations Academy Tab 4-B


ACTION: Amendment Request from The Early Light Academy at Daybreak Tab 4-C


ACTION: Amendment Request from Jefferson Academy Tab 4-D


ACTION: Amendment Request from Mountainville Academy Tab 4-E


ACTION: Amendment Request from American Preparatory Academy Tab 4-F


ACTION: R277-470-6 Charter Schools–General Provisions – Charter Tab 4-G

School Mentoring Programs (Amendment)


ACTION: R277-481-4 Charter School Oversight, Monitoring and Appeals– Tab 4-H

Charter School Governing Board Compliance with Law (Amendment)



1st Floor South Conference Room 156

INFORMATION: Communication from the USDB Advisory Council Tab 4-I



1st Floor South Conference Room 156

DISCUSSION: Board Communications Priorities Tab 4-J




 Friday, November 8, 2013

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

1. Opening Business

• Pledge of Allegiance

• Board Member Message

• Promises to Keep Highlight


10:00 a.m. to 10:10 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. Sign-up is available the day of the meeting before 10:00 a.m.


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

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


10:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

4. Board Committee Meetings (Tabs 4 A-J discussed in November 7 meetings)



1st Floor South Conference Room 156


ACTION: Request for approval to utilize funds from the Visually Tab 4-K

Handicapped Trust Fund


ACTION: R277-116 Utah State Board of Education Audit Procedures Tab 4-L

(Amendment and Continuation)


ACTION: Approval of the Internal Audit and Audit Committee Charters Tab 4-M


INFORMATION: Quarterly Budget Review Tab 4-N


INFORMATION: Update on Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Tab 4-O


ACTION: Taxing Entity Committee to the Redevelopment Agency of Tab 4-P

Salt Lake City West Capitol Hill Redevelopment Project Area request


INFORMATION: Outcome of Taxing Entity Committee meetings Tab 4-Q



Basement West Conference Room


INFORMATION: Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Tab 4-R


ACTION: Computer Science and Regents Scholarship Tab 4-S


INFORMATION: Financial and Economic Education Legislative Task Tab 4-T

Force Report


INFORMATION: Core Revision Timeline Tab 4-U


INFORMATION: Report on Meeting the Needs of Utah’s Secondary Tab 4-V

Students in Career and Technical Education


INFORMATION: Four-day School Week Annual Reports Tab 4-W




2nd Floor North Conference Room 241


ACTION: R277-437 Student Enrollment Options (Continuation and Tab 4-X



ACTION: R277-495 Required Policies for Electronic Devices in Public Tab 4-Y

School (Continuation and Amendment)


ACTION: R277-527 International Guest Teachers (Continuation Tab 4-Z

and Amendment)


DISCUSSION: Utah Statute, Board Rules, and Policies in regard to the Tab 4-AA

Statewide Online Education Program


DISCUSSION: Using Summative Test Scores in Student Grading Tab 4-BB


12:15 p.m. BOARD MEETING


12:15 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.

5. INFORMATION: STEM Center Progress Report


12:40 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

6. ACTION: UPPAC Recommendations Tab 6


12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

7. Lunch / Executive Session


2:00 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

8. ACTION: Executive Session Items

• UPPAC Recommendations

• Appointments


2:10 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

9. DISCUSSION/ACTION: Determination of Computer Adaptive Testing Tab 9

Performance Level Descriptors and Labels


3:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

10. Superintendent’s Report


3:25 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.

11. ACTION: Response to communication from Congressman Bishop Tab 11


3:40 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.

12. ACTION: Key School Level Practices Contributing to High Student Achievement Tab 12


3:55 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

13. Board Chair’s Report

• Audit Report

∙ School LAND Trust Program Working Group

∙ Chair’s Report


4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

14. ACTION: Committee Reports


a. Charter Schools Committee


b. USDB Committee


c. Communications Committee


c. Accountability and Finance Committee


d. Curriculum, Standards and Student Success Committee


e. Instruction, Accountability and Technology Committee


5:00 p.m.

15. Adjournment

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