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

Board of Education Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education superintendency staff

In its August 12, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Voted to allow the new Academic Pathway to Teaching Level 1 License rule go into effect following a July 26 public hearing. The Board will look at amending the rule in September and will form a committee of its members to study educator licensing generally. • Directed State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson to begin setting up work groups with education stakeholders as Utah begins putting together its state plan for the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act. • Received a report from the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation noting that there is now funding available to provide vocational rehabilitation services to an additional 2,300 Utahns with disabilities. . . . → Read More

February Meeting Summary

In its February 5, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Supported bills creating the state’s Digital Teaching and Learning Grant Program and giving the Board greater financial accountability in review contracts between school districts and charter schools and third-party vendors. • Updated the state’s physical education standards and moved forward measures to update the elementary mathematics and fine arts standards. • Approved two new charter schools, but denied two other charter applications. . . . → Read More

State Board August Meeting Summary

In its August 7, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Directed staff to incorporate changes suggested during a 90-day public comment period on draft Utah Science and Engineering Education Standards for Grades 6-8 and agreed to allow an additional 30-day comment period on the updated draft. • Gave preliminary approval to a new rule establishing procedures for turning around low-performing schools. • Swore in new Board Member Stan Lockhart who represents District 13 in Utah County. . . . → Read More