Utah School Grades Decline Slightly in 2017

Mirroring a slight decrease in student scores from the Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) tests in language arts, mathematics and science released earlier this month, fewer Utah elementary schools earned grades of A or B this year. There was, however, a slight uptick in Utah high schools earning a grade of A, according to results released today by the Utah State Board of Education. . . . → Read More

Treasurer Damschen, State Superintendent Dickson Announce Largest Permanent State School Fund Distribution in Utah History

SALT LAKE CITY – At an event at Nibley Park School, Utah State Treasurer David Damschen, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson, and School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) Director David Ure today announced the largest distribution from the Permanent State School Fund in Utah history. The year’s disbursement to schools increased to a record $64.25 million – a 30 percent increase over the previous year’s distribution of $49.3 million. The spike in distributions is due to continued growth and investment of the $2.3 billion Permanent State School Fund and Utah voter passage of Constitutional Amendment B in November 2016. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary: July 17, 2014

In its July 17 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Postponed until August 8 a decision on whether to apply for an extension to Utah’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver. • Announced the hiring of a firm to assist in the State Superintendent of Public Instruction search process and set a tentative time line for a new hire. . . . → Read More

UT Superintendent Job Opening

Utah State Board of Education Seal

The Utah State Board of Education approved the announcement of the opening for Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Board also approved sending out a request for proposals (RFP) seeking an executive recruiting firm to provide a minimum of six qualified and interested candidates for the position. . . . → Read More

Supt. Martell Menlove Announces Retirement

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove at the 2013 State of Education Address.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove today announced he would retire, but has agreed to remain on the job until the Utah State Board of Education can name a new superintendent and has offered to work through any transition time that may be helpful. . . . → Read More