Name of organization: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) Advisory Council
Date Posted: April 5, 2017
Date nominations are due: April 26, 2017
Brief background of what the organization does and the reference in statute or rule establishing the organization: The USDB Advisory Council is established in Utah Code 53A-25b-201. The Council advises and makes recommendations to the Board, USDB superintendent and associate superintendents regarding staffing, policies, enrichment funding approval and budget operations of USDB.
Who the group advises: The State Board of Education Acting as the Governing Board for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and USDB administration.
Number vacancies: Six
Specific representation needed for each vacancy and terms of appointment: All terms are for two years.
1 – Deaf or hard of hearing adult
1 – Parent of a deafblind child
1 – Blind or visually impaired adult
1 – Person with interest in or knowledge of deaf, blind or deafblind
1 – USDB teacher of the blind and visually impaired
1 – USDB teacher of the deaf
Person(s) currently in the positions open for vacancy and their representation:
Jaren Allebest – deaf or hard of hearing adult
Melanie Hooten – parent of a deafblind child
Vickie Hathaway – blind or visually impaired adult
Richard Gurgel – person with interest in or knowledge of deaf, blind or deafblind
Suzy Blackham – USDB teacher of the blind and visually impaired
Stephanie Morgan – USDB teacher of the deaf
Meetings (specific dates or how often the group meets, where, and for how long): The Council meets monthly on the fourth Thursday (excluding July and December) at the Openshaw Education Center in Salt Lake City, from 4:00 p.m. to approximately 7:00 p.m.
Contact for questions: Tamara Flint, email@example.com, 801-629-4712
Nomination and Bio Submission: If you are interested in serving on this organization, please submit the attached application and accompanying documentation by April 26 to Tamara Flint at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advisory Council for Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
COUNCIL MEMBER NOMINATION FORM
PLEASE FILL OUT FORM COMPLETELY
Individual completing the nomination:
1. ____ Self
2. ____ Other individual.
a. Name of Person Making this Nomination:
b. Home Phone:
c. Work Phone:
NOTE: Prior to submitting this nomination the above named individual must be contacted regarding serving on the Advisory Council. Do not make this nomination until this person has been contacted and agreed to have his/her name submitted for membership on the Advisory Council. For more information please contact Tamara Flint (801] 629-4712 or email@example.com).
NOMINATION FORMS MUST INCLUDE:
1. Letter that explains your interest in and knowledge of the needs and education of those who are blind/visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, or deafblind. Please limit to two pages.
2. Biography or Resume (including background information relating to individual interest in and knowledge of the needs/education of those who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, or deafblind). Please limit to one page.
3. Three letters of support.
The nominee is applying for a position on the Advisory Council representing the following category:
____ Individual who is Blind or Visually Impaired
____ Individual who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing
____ Individual who is Deafblind or Parent of Deafblind Child
____ Individual who has an interest in and knowledge of the needs and education of students who are deaf, blind or deafblind
____ Teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired; Deaf or Hard of Hearing; or Deafblind
Place of Employment:
Please list two references (include contact information) of individuals who are familiar with the nominee’s interest in and knowledge of the needs and education of those who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, or deafblind (may be the same individuals as those providing letters of support).
Mail or e-mail this completed form and the required attachments to:
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
742 Harrison Boulevard
Ogden, Utah 84404-5298
Completed forms and attachments must be received no later than Friday, April 28, 2017.