AGENDA

 

EDUCATION INTERIM COMMITTEE

UTAH LEGISLATURE

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:30 a.m. Room 445 State Capitol

 

 

1. Committee Business

 

         Call to order

         Approval of the minutes of the November 16, 2016, and December 19, 2016, meetings

         2017 interim study items, draft schedule, and required agency reports

         Open and Public Meetings Act training

 

 

2. Recodification of Public Education Code

In the October 19, 2016, meeting, the committee discussed a possible approach to recodifying the public education code. The committee chairs and legislative staff will provide further detail about this possible approach and seek committee input.

 

         Sen. Ann Millner and Rep. Val L. Peterson

         Tracy Nuttall, Associate General Counsel, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

         Committee discussion/action

 

 

3. Review of 2017 General Session Legislation Related to Education, Including

2017 H.B. 239, "Juvenile Justice Amendments"

The committee received a summary of education bills and resolutions passed during the 2017 Legislative General Session. Representatives from public education, higher education, and the Utah System of Technical Colleges (formerly the Utah College of Applied Technology) will be available to answer questions about specific bills. In addition, the committee will discuss the effects of 2017 H.B. 239, "Juvenile Justice Amendments," on public education.

 

         Sen. Ann Millner and Rep. Val L. Peterson

         Rep. V. Lowry Snow

         Committee discussion/action

 

 

4. Statewide Goals and Outcome Metrics for Education, Preschool through Advanced Degrees and Careers (P-20) (Long-Term Planning)

The committee will hear about efforts underway to create goals and outcome metrics for education for preschool through advanced degrees and careers (referred to as P-20) and will discuss the possibility of consolidating these efforts to create a statewide dashboard. The committee will also review examples of outcomes and metrics put in place by other states and dashboards used by other states to communicate education performance information.

 

         Representative, Utah State Board of Education

         Representative, Utah System of Higher Education

         Dr. David R. Woolstenhulme, Commissioner of Technical Education, Utah College of Applied Technology

         Representative, Office of the Governor

         Committee discussion/action

 

 

5. Legislative Audit: A Survey of P-Card Controls in Higher Education (#ILR 2017-B)

In accordance with Utah Code Section 36-12-8, the Legislative Audit Subcommittee passed a motion referring this audit of purchase card controls in higher education to the Education Interim Committee. The committee will hear a briefing on this audit and agency responses. The committee has been asked by the Legislative Audit Subcommittee to determine, based on this information, whether appropriate action is being taken to address the audit findings.

 

         Tim Osterstock, Audit Manager, Office of the Legislative Auditor General

         David Gibson, Audit Supervisor, Office of the Legislative Auditor General

         Representative, Utah System of Higher Education

         Committee discussion/action

 

 

6. Legislative Audit: A Survey of Allegations Involving Utah State University's Anthropology Program (#ILR 2016-G)

In accordance with Utah Code Section 36-12-8, the Legislative Audit Subcommittee passed a motion referring this audit of allegations involving Utah State University's Anthropology Program to the Education Interim Committee. The committee will hear a briefing on this audit and agency responses. The committee has been asked by the Legislative Audit Subcommittee to determine, based on this information, whether appropriate action is being taken to address the audit findings.

 

         Brian Dean, Audit Manager, Office of the Legislative Auditor General

         Matthew Harvey, Lead Auditor, Office of the Legislative Auditor General

         Dave Cowley, Vice President for Business and Finance, Utah State University

         Committee discussion/action

 

 

7. Other Committee Business/Adjourn