[Curriculum Directors] FW: Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Nov. 2, 2017

Suddreth, Diana Diana.Suddreth at schools.utah.gov
Fri Nov 3 08:56:53 MDT 2017

The summary of yesterday's board meeting is below.  Of particular note is the status of standards currently in process:

*         The Educational Leadership Standards are released for 90 days of public review. We will send a link soon where you can provide electronic feedback.

*         The Early Childhood Standards are in the process of being written.

*         The K-5, 9-12 Science Standards have been opened.  That process begins with the Standards Review Committee composed of parents and science experts. If you have recommendations for involvement, please contact Ricky Scott or me.

If you have any questions, please let me know and we can also discuss details at the curriculum director's meeting next Wednesday.

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
diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov<mailto:diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov>

From: Peterson, Mark
Sent: Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:14 PM
To: Wheeler, Emilie <Emilie.Wheeler at schools.utah.gov>
Subject: Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Nov. 2, 2017

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for November 2, 2017

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Quick Links

Complete Agenda and Backup<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/Public>

Board Member Contact Information<https://schools.utah.gov/board/utah/members>

Live Streaming Information<http://uvc.uen.net/videos/channel/84/>

Comment on Board Rules<mailto:rule.comments at schools.utah.gov>

Directions to Meeting<https://www.google.com/maps/place/250+E+500+S,+Salt+Lake+City,+UT+84111/@40.7579335,-111.8857749,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8752f5145326f439:0x68f5cb39f048426b!8m2!3d40.7579335!4d-111.8835862?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjp1Mzmp-fOAhUHyGMKHSJlCrIQ8gEIGzAA>

Meeting Summary<https://schools.utah.gov/board/utah/meetings>

Meeting Summary
November 2, 2017
In its November 2 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education (USBE):

  *   Advanced Utah Educational Leadership Standards for public review and began  the process for updating both the state's K-5 and 9-12 Science Standards and Early Childhood Core Standards.
  *   Voted to suspend a statewide writing assessment for grades 9-10 for the 2017-18 school year.
  *   Began looking at potential statutory change requests for the upcoming Utah legislative session.
The Utah State Board of Education Finance, Law and Licensing, and Standards and Assessment standing committees<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/files/AKHUBB6D55CE/$file/2017%20USBE%20Standing%20Committees.pdf> will meet on Friday, November 3, 2017.  Agendas for those meetings can be found on BoardDocs<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/Public>. Committee items approved Friday will be heard by the full Board during its December 7, 2017 meeting.
Those who wish to comment on pending administrative rules or rule changes or existing rules are invited to contact us via e-mail<mailto:rule.comments at schools.utah.gov>.
Click here<https://schools.utah.gov/board/members> for Board Member contact information.

Board advances science, early childhood, effective leadership standards
The Utah State Board of Education voted to:

  *   Open the K-5 and 9-12 Science Standards<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RTF6F122A> to begin a revision process.
  *   Approve recommendations from a review committee and take the next step in the review process of Early Childhood Core Standards<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RT66F0705>.
  *   Release proposed Utah Educational Leadership Standards<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RSP6EF78A> for a 90-day public review.

Standards revision process approved
The Utah State Board of Education approved a process for adopting new standards<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RSV6EFD59> for non-core courses not governed by state statute or administrative rule.
For additional information contact:

  *   Diana Suddreth, Teaching and Learning Director, at (801) 538-7739 | E-mail<mailto:diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov>
  *   Thalea Longhurst, Career and Technical Education Director, at (801) 538-7889 | E-mail<mailto:thalea.longhurst at schools.utah.gov>
  *   Patty Norman, Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement, at (801) 538-7760 | E-mail
<mailto:patty.norman at schools.utah.gov>
Writing assessment for grades 9-10 suspended for 2017-18 school year
The Utah State Board of Education clarified that there will be no statewide writing assessment for grades 9-10 in the 2017-18 school year.

Updated Testing Ethics policy approved
The Utah State Board of Education approved and updated Testing Ethics policy<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RUC6F2FCE>.
For additional information contact:

  *   Jared Wright, Test Administration and Data Coordinator, at (801) 538-7871 | E-mail<mailto:jared.wright at schools.utah.gov>
  *   Patty Norman, Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement, at (801) 538-7760 | E-mail
<mailto:patty.norman at schools.utah.gov>
Board looks at potential statutory change requests for Utah Legislature
The Utah State Board of Education began looking at potential requests for statutory changes<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7SXX74E1DC> that would need legislative action.
For additional information contact:

  *   Angela Stallings, Deputy Superintendent of Policy and Communication, at (801) 538-7550 | E-mail
<mailto:angela.stallings at schools.utah.gov>
Board gives final approval to five administrative rules changes
The Utah State Board of Education gave final approval to the following administrative rule changes:

  *   R277-621 District of Residence<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RQ36EBD38>. This new rule dealing with requests for alternative district of residency is being created in response to changes in state law<https://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/HB0125.html>.
  *   R277-491-4 School Community Councils - School Community Council Principal Responsibility<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RQV6ECCF0>. This rule is being amended to clarify the duties of a school principal on the community council.
  *   R277-469 Instructional Materials Commission Operating Procedures<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RR96ED2D9>. This rule is being amended to clarify book depository provisions.
  *   R277-515 Utah Professional Standards<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RRK6ED826>. This rule is being amended for clarification. The Board also voted to return this rule to the Law and Licensing Committee in December for further potential amendment.
  *   R277-519 Educator Professional Learning Procedures and Credit - Professional Learning Requirements for Course Submission<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RS46EE3CC>. This rule is being amended to clarify authority lines on professional learning proposals.
  *   R277-920 Implementation of the School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RU26F251C>. This rule is being amended to include new changes in state law<https://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/SB0234.html>.

Board approves consent calendar
The Board approved consent calendar items<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AR52UF03CCC3>.

Board approves legislative reports on Utah's public schools
The Utah State Board of Education approved the following reports produced at the request of the Utah Legislature:

  *   Class Size Reduction<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RMB6E9666>.
  *   High Quality School Readiness Expansion<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RSZ6F0201>.
  *   Career and Technical Education<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/files/ARTQKH5E3DEC/$file/CTE%20Legislative%20Report%202017%20FINAL.pdf>.
  *   Dropout Prevention and Recovery<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/files/ARVNAG5ECA3F/$file/2017%20Dropout%20Prevention%20and%20Recovery.docx%20final.pdf>.
  *   Strengthening College and Career Readiness<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/files/ARVNB55EF353/$file/Strengthening%20College%20and%20Career%20Readiness%20Program%20Report.pdf>.

Highlights from Friday's committee meetings schedules
The Utah State Board of Education Finance Committee<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7SVK748957> will meet Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, beginning at 8 a.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

  *   Discussion on the feasibility of the Utah State Board of Education providing public access to school-level expenditures<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS8VQJ7F6063>.
  *   Discussion of Utah's Oct. 1 student headcount<https://schools.utah.gov/File/4bb46446-df04-406b-8b4a-746b787543d0> and projections<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS92LH02B4FA> out to 2019.
The Utah State Board of Education Law and Licensing Committee<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS8RKH6A1911> will meet Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

  *   A discussion of next steps in the Board's educator licensing proposal<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS2QXD68EFC3>.
  *   Consideration of updates to R277-613 LEA Bullying, Cyber-bulling, Hazing, and Harassment Policies and Training<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7R986BA7F9> in response to recent<https://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/SB0161.html> changes<https://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/HB0062.html> in Utah law.
  *   Consideration of updates to R277-705 Secondary School Completion Diploma<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7SFY726B8E> to provide better definitions and standards.
  *   Consideration of updates to R277-211-8 Disciplinary Letters and Dismissal<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7R4V69D8FC> for clarification.
The Utah State Board of Education Standards and Assessment Committee<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS8LUP5847EA> will meet Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

  *   Reconsideration of R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School General Core<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS7RHB6D809A> to look at next steps following an Oct. 12 public hearing on the rules which deals with middle school/junior high school required course flexibility.
  *   An update<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS9URT7D449D> on the Digital Teaching and Learning Grant Program<https://schools.utah.gov/curr/digital>.
  *   An update<http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/usbe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AS8MJK59D438> on the Underage Drinking Prevention Program Advisory Council as newly created<https://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/HB0442.html> in state law.

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