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    Utah State Board of Education praises Governor on proposed increased spending for schools

    “The Utah State Board of Education appreciates Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s continued attention to public education and the encouraging fiscal proposals in his 2015-16 education budget recommendations. We share his belief that a strong educational system that is robustly funded is the foundation to economic growth and success in Utah. The Board of Education is very pleased that the Governor […]

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    Utah State Board of Education sets 2015 legislative priorities

    At the top of the Utah State Board of Education’s 2015 budget priority list is a $122.5 million expectation that the Legislature will fully fund the expected growth in Utah public schools and increase the weighted-pupil unit by 1.5 percent to match the inflation rate. Beyond that, the Board seeks $960,000 in new ongoing funding to hold itself and the Utah State Office of Education more fiscally […]

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    Ogden City School District Superintendent Brad Smith accepts offer as new Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah State Board of Education on Friday selected Ogden School District Superintendent Brad C. Smith as the next State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Eight members of the Board voted to extend the offer following several hours of discussion both Thursday night and Friday. Smith accepted the offer Friday afternoon and announced plans to begin work at the Utah State […]

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    U.S. Department of Education grants Utah NCLB flexibility waiver

    SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Department of Education today approved a one-year extension of Utah’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), meaning that the state will not have to follow some requirements related to the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The Utah State Board of Education and Interim Superintendent Joel Coleman were notified today that Utah is one of […]

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  • Board of Education requests public comment on education discipline presumptions

    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. BACKGROUND Under Utah’s Constitution, “the general control and supervision of the public education system [is] […]

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