State Board June Meeting Summary




In its June 19, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Approved the appointments of Ogden School District Assessment Director Rich Nye as new Utah State Office of Education associate superintendent for data, assessment, and accountability, and Community Development Corporation of Utah Executive Director Darin Brush as executive director of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. • Approved the budgets for the Utah State Office of Education, Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. • Mourned the loss of Utah State Board of Education Member C. Mark Openshaw who died, along with his wife and two of this children, in a plane crash in Missouri on June 12. The Board also announced that a scholarship fund named for C. Mark and Amy Openshaw has been set up at Utah Valley University. . . . → Read More

State Board June Meeting Summary




In its June 6 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Postponed a decision on whether to apply for an extension to Utah’s waiver under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). • Began putting together a high school graduation initiative as well as adding some course flexibility to the computer technology requirement. • Reaffirmed local district and charter school control over curriculum and pedagogy and asked for a new rule setting a formal process for parents and patrons to raise concerns over curriculum. . . . → Read More