November Meeting Summary




n its November 4, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Gave preliminary approval to an amended rule dealing with public school participation in organizations like the Utah High School Activities Association. Approved Digital Teaching and Learning grants for four school districts and two charter schools. Reviewed student enrollment numbers from the October 1 head count conducted in Utah public schools. . . . → Read More

USBE November Agenda




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a training session, a study session meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings beginning at 2:15 p.m. at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. . . . → Read More

State Board June Meeting Summary




In its June 10, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Reviewed teacher entry and retention data in Utah. • Gave approval to a new academic pathway to teacher licensure. • Gave final approval to Utah’s new Digital Teaching and Learning Grant Program. . . . → Read More

Send your Nominations for UPPAC

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Interim State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson is soliciting nominations for positions on the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. UPPAC reviews investigative reports, considers evidence, and makes recommendations to the Utah State Board of Education on educator licensing. Four positions are open for three-year terms beginning on July 1, 2016. All positions must be filled by licensed educators. . . . → Read More

Law and Licensing Committee Hearing




The Utah State Board of Education Law and Licensing Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. This meeting is open to the public, but will not be streamed on the Board’s website. The agenda is as follows: . . . → Read More

Openings on the UPPAC

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State Superintendent Brad Smith is soliciting nominations for positions on the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. Four positions are open for three-year terms beginning on July 1, 2015. All positions may be filled by licensed educators. . . . → 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

Request for Public Comment




The Utah State of Board of Education (Board) seeks comments from the public about educator licensing, the disciplinary process for Utah educators, and specifically about presumptions that are used by the Board to determine punishments or penalties when there is educator misconduct. . . . → Read More

UPPAC Q&A: Teachers and Campaigning

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A




The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system. In this edition, a teacher wants advice on campaigning for a local school board candidate. The answer and how to submit your question are in the July 18 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . → Read More