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Utah State Board of Education meeting agenda: September 4-5, 2014

The Utah State Board of Education will meet on September 4-5, 2014 in the Utah State Office of Education Board Room, 250 East 500 South, in Salt Lake City. Thursday’s work/study session will focus on standards setting and on Board roles and responsibilities. No action will be taken then. The Board’s regular meeting is scheduled for Friday. Both the Thursday session and the Friday regular session will be streamed live here. Friday committee meetings will not be streamed.

Highlights of the Board meeting include:

– Setting cut scores for proficiency levels on the state’s new SAGE computer-adaptive tests.
– A lunchtime discussion with Gov. Gary R. Herbert and a review of his proposed school report card.
– A review of the Board’s 2015 legislative priorities.
– Consideration of allowing computer science to be used as a core science credit for high school graduation.
– A review of the School Children’s Trust annual report.

Agenda items are scheduled as follows:

Friday, September 5, 2014


7:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

         Finance Committee

          Basement West Conference Room

         ACTION: R277-419-9 Pupil Accounting – Provisions for Maintaining Student               Tab 1-A

                   Membership and Enrollment Documentation and Documentation of Student

                   Education Services Provided by Third Party Vendors (Amendment)

         ACTION: Proposed Compensation Plan                                                                               Tab 1-B

         INFORMATION: Final FY14 Budget and Actual Expenditures                                           Tab 1-C

         INFORMATION: USOR Quarterly Budget Review                                                               Tab 1-D

         INFORMATION: USOE Budget Practices and Procedures                                                 Tab 1-E

8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

        Law and Licensing Committee

        2nd Floor North Conference Room 241

        ACTION: Amendment Request from MyOptions                                                                 Tab 1-F

ACTION: Conceptual Draft – R277-505 Administrative License Areas of                             Tab 1-G

                Concentration and Programs

        ACTION: Review of District Evaluation Plans in compliance with R277-531                   Tab 1-H

                Public Educator Evaluation Requirements

        ACTION: R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School Core Curriculum                    Tab 1-I


        INFORMATION: Legislative Report – Educator Peer Assistance and                                  Tab 1-J

                Review (PAR) Pilot Program

        ACTION: Utah State Board of Education Bylaws and Policies and Procedures               Tab 1-K

        8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

        Standards and Assessment Committee

         1st Floor South Conference Room 156

        INFORMATION: Legislative Report – Progress of English Learners in Utah                      Tab 1-L

        INFORMATION: Legislative Report – UPSTART Pilot Project                                             Tab 1-M

        INFORMATION: Legislative Report – Utah Approved Educator License                          Tab 1-N

                Preparation Programs

        INFORMATION: Legislative Report – Implementation of SB 43 Intergenerational        Tab 1-O

                Poverty Interventions in Public Schools

        DISCUSSION: LEA Parent Curriculum Review Committee                                                  Tab 1-P

10:00 a.m. BOARD MEETING 

10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.

2.    Opening Business

           •    Pledge of Allegiance

           •    Board Member Message

           •    Swearing in of Interim Superintendent

           •    Introduction of new employees

10:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

3.    Public Participation/Comment

Priority shall be given to those individuals or groups, who, prior to the day of the meeting, have submitted a request to address the Board. Sign-up is available the day of the meeting before 10:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

4.    ACTION: General Consent Calendar (Backup furnished electronically)                   Tab 4

10:35 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

5.      INFORMATION: STEM Action Center Update                                                                        Tab 5

10:50 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

6.      Discussion with Auditor John Dougall

11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

7.      ACTION: SAGE Proficiency Level Cut Scores                                                                            Tab 7

11:20 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

8.      INFORMATION: Superintendent’s Report

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

9.      Lunch discussion with Governor Herbert

1:00 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.

10.    INFORMATION: Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Presentation         Tab 10

1:25 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.

11.    ACTION: Governor’s Report Card                                                                                          Tab 11

1:35 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

12.    ACTION: Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Recommendations      Tab 12

1:40 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

13.    Executive Session

3:00 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.


3:10 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. 

14.    ACTION: Executive Session Items

                     UPPAC Recommendations

3:20 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.

15.    INFORMATION: School Children’s Trust Report                                                                   Tab 15

3:35 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

16.    ACTION: Resolution on Federal Land Management Policy                                                Tab 16

3:50 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.

17.    DISCUSSION/ACTION: Board Legislative Priorities                                                              Tab 17

4:25 p.m. to 4:35 p.m.

18.    ACTION: R277-419-9 Pupil Accounting – Provisions for Maintaining Student               Tab 1-A

                   Membership and Enrollment Documentation and Documentation of Student

                   Education Services Provided by Third Party Vendors (Amendment)

4:35 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

19.    ACTION: Committee Reports



                  Law and Legislation

                  Standards and Assessment

                  Superintendent Search Committee

                  UPPAC Review Task Force

5:15 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.

20.  INFORMATION: Board Chair’s Report 

5:25 p.m. to 5:35 p.m.

21.    INFORMATION: Board Member Closing Comments

5:35 p.m.


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