State Board August Agenda

Utah State Board of Education

Meeting Agenda for
August 7 Work/Study Session and August 8 Regular Board Meeting


The Utah State Board of Education will hold a work/study session on Thursday, August 7 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. Thursday’s work/study session will focus on standards setting and no action will be taken during the meeting. Both full Board meetings will be streamed live here, but only the full Board meeting on Friday will be streamed. Committee meetings will not be streamed. Shortly after the end of the meeting a summary of major action taken by the Board will be posted here.

Highlights of the Board meeting include:

View the complete Board agenda.






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

Thursday, August 7, 2014


1.      DISCUSSION: Standards Setting –                                                                                        Tab 13

                   Jon Cohen, American Institutes for Research (AIR)





Friday, August 8, 2014




7:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

         Finance Committee

         2nd Floor North Conference Room 241


                   ACTION: Proposed Revised FY 2015 Discretionary Budget                                    Tab 1-A


                   ACTION: Proposed Review of Budget Calendar                                                        Tab 1-B


                   ACTION: Taxing Entity Committee to the Redevelopment Agency of the           Tab 1-C

                             City of Salina Tipperary Industrial Park Economic Development

                             Project Area


                   ACTION: R277-471 Oversight of School Inspections (Amendment and                Tab 1-D



                   ACTION: R277-422-4 State Supported Voted Local Levy, Board Local                  Tab 1-E

                             Levy and Reading Improvement Program – Reading Achievement

                             Program (Amendment)


                   INFORMATION: Indirect Cost Pool                                                                              Tab 1-F


                   INFORMATION: Outcome of Taxing Entity Committee Meeting                          Tab 1-G


8:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

        Law and Licensing Committee

         Basement West Conference Room


        ACTION: STEM Schools                                                                                                             Tab 1-H


ACTION: R277-504 Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Special  Tab 1-I

                Education (K-12), Communication Disorders, Speech-Language Pathologist

                and Speech-Language Technician, and Preschool Special Education

                (Birth-Age 5) Licensure (Continuation and Repeal/Reenact)


ACTION: R277-506 School Psychologists, School Social Workers, and Tab 1-J

                School Counselors Licenses and Programs (Amendment and Continuation)


        ACTION: Spectrum Academy Charter Amendment Request                                              Tab 1-K


        ACTION: Hawthorn Academy Charter Amendment Request                                             Tab 1-L


        ACTION: Utah State Office of Rehabilitation Quarterly Report                                        Tab 1-M


        ACTION: Utah State Board of Education Bylaws                                                                  Tab 1-N


        ACTION: Grant Reviewer Funding Recommendations for the Implementation            Tab 1-O

                of S.B. 43 Intergenerational Poverty Interventions in Public Schools


8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. 

        Standards and Assessment Committee

                 1st Floor South Conference Room 156


        ACTION: Standard Test Administration and Testing Ethics Policy                                     Tab 1-P


        ACTION: R277-800 Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Continuation                   Tab 1-Q

                and Amendment)


        ACTION: R277-404 Requirements for Assessments of Student Achievement                  Tab 1-R



        DISCUSSION: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Quarterly Report                        Tab 1-S


        ACTION: SAGE University Study                                                                                              Tab 1-T



10:30 a.m. BOARD MEETING 


10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

2.    Opening Business

           •    Pledge of Allegiance

           •    Board Member Message

           •    Introduction of new employees


10:45 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

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


10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

4.    Public Participation/Comment

All slots for public comment have been filled for this meeting. You are welcome to

                   send written comment to the Board at


11:20 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.

5.    ACTION: Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver                    Tab 5


12:35 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.

6.      ACTION: Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Recommendations             Tab 6


12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.



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



2:15 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.

8.    ACTION: Executive Session Items

                •  UPPAC Recommendations

                •  Appointments


2:25 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

9.    ACTION: FY 2015 Board Budget Priorities                                                                                Tab 9


2:45 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. 

10.  ACTION: Resolution on Local Control of Curriculum                                                             Tab 10


2:55 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

11.  DISCUSSION/ACTION: Board Legislative Priorities                                                                Tab 11


4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

12.  ACTION: Standing Committee Reports

                •  Finance

                •  Law and Legislation

                •  Standards and Assessment


4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

13.  ACTION: Standard Setting                                                                                                         Tab 13


5:00 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

14.  INFORMATION: Superintendent’s Report  


5:10 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.

15.  INFORMATION: Board Chair’s Report 


5:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

16.  INFORMATION: Board Member Closing Comments


5:30 p.m.


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