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Utah State Board of Education meeting agenda: August 7-8, 2014

The Utah State Board of Education will meet on August 7-8, 2014 in the Utah State Office of Education Board Room, 250 East 500 South, in Salt Lake City.

To view the following agenda as a PDF, click here: 08-08-14 USBE Agenda.

Agenda items are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

1.      DISCUSSION: Standards Setting –                                                                                          Tab 13

                   Jon Cohen, American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Friday, August 8, 2014


7:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

         Finance Committee

         2nd Floor North Conference Room 241

                   ACTION: Proposed Revised FY 2015 Discretionary Budget                                    Tab 1-A

                   ACTION: Proposed Review of Budget Calendar                                                      Tab 1-B

                   ACTION: Taxing Entity Committee to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Salina Tipperary Industrial Park Economic Development Project Area                                               Tab 1-C

                   ACTION: R277-471 Oversight of School Inspections (Amendment and Continuation)                                                                                                                                                                             Tab 1-D

                   ACTION: R277-422-4 State Supported Voted Local Levy, Board Local Levy and Reading Improvement Program – Reading Achievement Program (Amendment)                                Tab 1-E

                   INFORMATION: Indirect Cost Pool                                                                          Tab 1-F

                   INFORMATION: Outcome of Taxing Entity Committee Meeting                        Tab 1-G

8:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

        Law and Licensing Committee

         Basement West Conference Room

        ACTION: STEM Schools                                                                                                          Tab 1-H

ACTION: R277-504 Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Special Education (K-12), Communication Disorders, Speech-Language Pathologist and Speech-Language Technician, and Preschool Special Education (Birth-Age 5) Licensure (Continuation and Repeal/Reenact)                                   Tab 1-I

ACTION: R277-506 School Psychologists, School Social Workers, and School Counselors Licenses and Programs (Amendment and Continuation)                                                                                      Tab 1-J

        ACTION: Spectrum Academy Charter Amendment Request                                              Tab 1-K

        ACTION: Hawthorn Academy Charter Amendment Request                                             Tab 1-L

        ACTION: Utah State Office of Rehabilitation Quarterly Report                                          Tab 1-M

        ACTION: Utah State Board of Education Bylaws                                                                  Tab 1-N

        ACTION: Grant Reviewer Funding Recommendations for the Implementation of S.B. 43 Intergenerational Poverty Interventions in Public School                                                       Tab 1-O

8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. 

        Standards and Assessment Committee

                 1st Floor South Conference Room 156

        ACTION: Standard Test Administration and Testing Ethics Policy                                     Tab 1-P

        ACTION: R277-800 Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Continuation and Amendment)                                                                                                                                                                              Tab 1-Q

        ACTION: R277-404 Requirements for Assessments of Student Achievement (Amendment)                                                                                                                                                                                  Tab 1-R

        DISCUSSION: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Quarterly Report                      Tab 1-S 

        ACTION: SAGE University Study                                                                                              Tab 1-T

10:30 a.m. BOARD MEETING 

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

2.    Opening Business

           •    Pledge of Allegiance

           •    Board Member Message

           •    Introduction of new employees

10:45 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

3.    ACTION: General Consent Calendar (Backup furnished electronically)                               Tab 3

10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

4.    Public Participation/Comment

All slots for public comment have been filled for this meeting. You are welcome to send written comment to the Board at

11:20 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.

5.    ACTION: Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver                    Tab 5

12:35 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.

6.      ACTION: Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Recommendations             Tab 6

12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.


2:15 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.

8.    ACTION: Executive Session Items

                  UPPAC Recommendations


2:25 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

9.    ACTION: FY 2015 Board Budget Priorities                                                                                Tab 9

2:45 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. 

10.  ACTION: Resolution on Local Control of Curriculum                                                             Tab 10

2:55 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

11.  DISCUSSION/ACTION: Board Legislative Priorities                                                                  Tab 11             

4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

12.  ACTION: Standing Committee Reports


                  Law and Legislation

                  Standards and Assessment

4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

13.  ACTION: Standard Setting                                                                                                         Tab 13

5:00 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

14.  INFORMATION: Superintendent’s Report  

5:10 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.

15.  INFORMATION: Board Chair’s Report 

5:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

16.  INFORMATION: Board Member Closing Comments

5:30 p.m.


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