Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for October 12, 2017

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In its October 12 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education:


  • Delayed setting an effective date for approved changes to core course requirements for grades 7 and 8 and referred the rule back to committee for further consideration.
  • Revised its funding priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Priorities include funding growth and a 5.5 percent increase in the weighted-pupil unit.
  • Appointed Darin Nielsen as Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning.

The Utah State Board of Education Finance, Law and Licensing, and Standards and Assessment committees will meet on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Agendas for those meetings can be found here. Committee items approved Friday will be heard by the full Board during its Nov. 2, 2017 meeting.

Board Member contact information can be found here.

View the full meeting summary here: https://schools.utah.gov/board.

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