[Curriculum Directors] Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for June 19, 2015

Suddreth, Diana Diana.Suddreth at schools.utah.gov
Wed Jun 24 10:15:19 MDT 2015


A summary of the Utah State Board of Education meeting is below.  Of particular interest to curriculum directors, please note:

R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary Core Curriculum<http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary/materials/R277-700-June2015.aspx>. This rule is being amended in light of recent legislative action in the subject areas of civics<http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/SB0060.html> and math<http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/SB0196.html>. Because these changes need to be in place for the upcoming school year, this rule was passed on both second and third reading for final approval by the Board.
R277-406 Reading Improvement Program and the State Reading Goal<http://schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Agenda/docs/TAB4CC.aspx> (with addendum<http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary/materials/R277-406-June2015.aspx>). This rules is being amended to take into account an approach to calculating the uniform growth goal for districts and charter schools based on a reading test and student growth.
R277-498 Grant for Math Teaching Training<http://schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Agenda/docs/TAB4EE.aspx>. This rule is being amended for technical change and to keep it current with recent changes in Utah law<http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/HB0030.html>.
R277-444 Distribution of Funds to Arts and Science Organizations<http://schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Agenda/docs/TAB4GG.aspx>. This rule is being repealed and reenacted to provide technical changes and clarification for the request for proposals (RFP) process.


Diana Suddreth, Director of Teaching and Learning
Utah State Office of Education
President, Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics
250 E. 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
801-538-7739
diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov<mailto:diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov>


[cid:image002.jpg at 01D0AE66.4D4CCB40]Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary



Briefly

In its June 19, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education:
*         Approved the appointments<http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary.aspx#Appoint> of Ogden School District Assessment Director Rich Nye as new Utah State Office of Education associate superintendent for data, assessment, and accountability, and Community Development Corporation of Utah Executive Director Darin Brush as executive director of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation.
*         Approved the budgets<http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary.aspx#Budget> for the Utah State Office of Education, Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation.
*         Mourned the loss<http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary.aspx#Openshaw> of Utah State Board of Education Member C. Mark Openshaw who died, along with his wife and two of this children, in a plane crash in Missouri on June 12. The Board also announced that a scholarship fund named for C. Mark and Amy Openshaw has been set up at Utah Valley University.

View the full summary at: http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary.aspx


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