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Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3 and Title 53A of the Utah Code describe in detail the specific legal duties of the Board. Among these duties are:

  • Appoint the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  • Adopt administrative rules directed to the whole system.
  • Establish minimum standards for public schools.
  • Make rules that establish basic ethical conduct standards for licensed public education employees.
  • Define, establish and implement a core curriculum.
  • Maintain general control and supervision over Adult Education.
  • Annually prepare and submit to the Governor and Legislature a budget for the operation of the institutions and agencies under the Board.
  • With the State Auditor, set and approve auditing standards for auditors employed by local school boards and charter schools.
  • Verify audits of financial and student accounting records of school districts and charter schools for purposes of determining the allocation of Uniform School Fund monies.
  • Fulfill statutory responsibility for the management of the Utah State Office of Education, Utah Office of Rehabilitation, and the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

To view a PDF of Board Member responsibilities, click here.

Utah State Board of Education
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