[Curriculum Directors] Board of Education Meeting

Suddreth, Diana Diana.Suddreth at schools.utah.gov
Mon May 8 09:37:24 MDT 2017


Curriculum Directors,

You can find the summary of Friday's Board of Education meeting at http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary.aspx#Middle.

Of particular interest to you are most likely, the following:

The Utah State Board of Education is considering adding additional flexibility to junior high/middle school course requirements. The Board specifically asked staff to look at the options in column three of this document<http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary/MiddleSchoolOptions.aspx> and report back to the Board in June with potential changes to Administrative Rule R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School General Core<https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-700.htm>.

he Utah State Board of Education approved a change to Administrative Rule R277-474-3 School Instruction and Human Sexuality - General Provisions<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=ALMM6S59599D> that removes language prohibiting the advocacy of homosexuality in Utah public schools. The change is in accordance with a recent change in Utah state statute<https://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/SB0196.html>.

If you have any questions about these items or any other, do not hesitate to ask.

Diana Suddreth, Director of Teaching and Learning
Utah State Board of Education
250 E. 500 S.
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>

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