State Board Meeting Summary




In its December 9, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Elected Mark Huntsman as the next chairman and elected Terryl Warner, Brittney Cummins, and Alisa Ellis as first, second, and third vice chairs respectively. • Adopted the Board’s Charter School Task Force recommendations seeking to clarify the governing roles of the Utah State Board of Education and the Utah State Charter School Board. • Adopted a resolution seeking a single, coherent school accountability system in the state. . . . → Read More

September Meeting Summary




In its September 9, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Preliminarily approved an amended new rule giving the Board some oversight to the Utah High School Activities Association, but not dealing with student athlete transfer. . . . → Read More

State Board’s May Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary Briefly

In its May 13, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education:

Agreed, conditionally, to review the state’s math and English language arts standards and to support Gov. Gary Herbert in his request to look at replacing Utah’s SAGE tests in high school with the ACT . . . → Read More

USOR Interim Director Named Associate Superintendent at USOE




State Superintendent of Public Instruction Brad C. Smith today named Scott Jones as associate superintendent for business and operations at the Utah State Office of Education. Jones has been serving as interim director of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. Before that Jones served as finance director for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. . . . → Read More

State Board May Meeting Summary




In its May 8, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Released draft changes to secondary mathematics standards for a 90-day public comment period. The Board also revised its standards adoption process. Asked for a rule to be drafted about components of Utah’s Public Educator Evaluation Requirements (PEER) program for annual educator evaluation ratings. Agreed to form a digital teaching and learning task force to look at that issue in elementary and secondary schools. . . . → Read More

State Board March Meeting Summary

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In its March 7, 2014 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Supported the Public Education Modernization Act, HB131, which provides for a substantial increase to fund educational technology in Utah public schools. Formed both a finance and a policy task force to address concerns raised in the Board’s audit of online and distance education programs in Utah. . . . → Read More

UT State Board of Ed. October Meeting Summary

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At this meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: •Moved forward on updates and revisions to core standards in the areas of Earth Science, honors math, social students and essential elements of language arts and math. •Opted to wait for legislative clarification before creating a rule on distribution of classroom-level student performance data. •Reviewed the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind’s annual report. . . . → Read More

USOE Leading Statewide Student Activity and Club Accounts Trainings

Davis High School vs Enochs High School, 2-10-10, Modesto Metro Conference/hharryus/CC/flickr




Across Utah, there are rising concerns over accounting and fiscal practices regarding accounts for student activities, athletic programs and clubs in our public schools. To address these concerns, the Utah State Office of Education is leading four regional training sessions over the next two weeks. In these meetings, public school leaders, athletic directors and local school board members will learn best practices for handling student activity, athletic and club accounts. . . . → Read More