State Board January Agenda

Utah State Board of Education Seal

The Utah State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, January 9. Highlights of this Board meeting include: •A review of the Board’s legislative priorities and activity prior to the opening of the 2014 Utah Legislature, which begins on Jan. 27. •Preliminary approval of the policy amendment on the use of electronic devices in public schools clarifying local district and charter responsibilities with both school-owned and privately-owned devices in public schools. . . . → Read More

State Board tackles massive post-legislative session agenda

The Utah State Board of Education tackled a massive post-legislative session agenda today, making and amending rules to implement the record number of education laws passed this session. The Board received an overview of the education budget that passed this session and got a peak at what else the Utah Legislature has in store for public education for the interim session. The Board also passed a resolution honoring an important community partner, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. . . . → Read More

Achievement Spotlight honors student volunteers

However effective government may be in serving the needs of its citizens, the soul of our state, and its vitality as a place to live and work, ultimately depend on the relationship of families, friends, and neighbors. Strengthening those bonds is not as much in the hands of institutions or governments as it is in the hearts of the people – especially those who volunteer to help others of all ages, races, and religions when life throws challenges at them or when they have a goal to achieve. These volunteers are the unrecognized, unsung heroes of our society. . . . → Read More

State Board welcomes new member, says goodbye to another

The Utah State Board of Education swore in a new member today, and said goodbye to another. The Board welcomes new Utah State Board of Regents representative Dan Campbell and honored Utah School Boards Association representative Tamara Lowe, who will leave the board later this spring. . . . → Read More

Work continues even after legislative session ends

Just because the legislative session is over, doesn’t mean the work is. For instance, Utah State Office of Education officials are now traveling across the state to participate in a series of regional meetings in conjunction with the Utah School Boards Association. These legislative debriefings are an opportunity for local school districts to learn what’s in store for them as a new batch of education laws go into effect. For a peek at what they’ll learn, check out the “2011 Legislative Summary” PDF on USOE’s 2011 Legislative Session page. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education meets this week

The Utah State Board of Education meets on Thursday and Friday with a loaded post-legislative session agenda. There are three areas in particular the State Board wishes to highlight: new rules, a legislative overview and a resolution honoring a community partner. . . . → Read More