EDUCATION INTERIM COMMITTEE

UTAH LEGISLATURE

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Room 30 House Building

 

 

Approximate

Time Frame

9:00 a.m. 1. Committee Business

         Call to order

         Approval of the minutes of the May 20, 2015, meeting

         Chairs' recommendations for required reports

         Meeting objectives

 

 

9:20 a.m. 2. Educator Professional Learning in Utah

The committee will hear about the history of the state's role in educator professional learning, relevant statutes, and policy options for educator professional learning.

 

         Allyson R. Goldstein, Policy Analyst, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

         Tiffany A. Stanley, Policy Analyst, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

 

 

9:50 a.m. 3. Educator Professional Learning Best Practices

The committee will hear about current best practices in educator professional learning.

 

         Kami Christensen, President-Elect, Learning Forward Utah

         Sydnee Dickson, Deputy State Superintendent, Utah State Office of Education

         Committee discussion

 

 

10:20 a.m. 4. Educator Professional Learning School District Experiences

The committee will hear from school districts about educator professional learning programs, and recommendations on how the state can support educator professional learning.

 

         Cheri Stevenson, Washington County School District

         School district superintendents

 

 

11:00 a.m. 5. State Role in Educator Professional Learning Committee

Discussion

The committee will discuss policy and funding options for educator professional learning. Presenters will be available to provide input and respond to questions.

 

         Committee discussion/ action

 

 

11:45 a.m. 6. Sunset Review Performance-Based Compensation Pilot Program

The Performance-Based Compensation Pilot Program (53A-17a-163) was created to pilot the development and implementation of performance-based compensation plans in elementary schools. The State Board of Education awarded grants on a competitive basis over a two-year period. The program has not received funding since the completion of the initial two-year pilot program, and is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2016. The committee will hear about the program and have the opportunity to discuss the program and take action.

 

         Representative from the Utah State Office of Education

         Committee discussion/ action

 

 

12:00 p.m. 7. Other Committee Business/Adjourn