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         P.O. BOX 145030 . SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84114-5030 . (801) 538-1029         February 6, 2012

Madam Speaker:

    The Education Committee reports a favorable recommendation on H.B. 230, UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND AMENDMENTS, by Representative J. Seelig, with the following amendments:

1.    Page 1, Lines 18 through 19 :    

             18              .    report

  verbally and in written form       annually to the Education Interim Committee on the Utah Schools for the

             19      Deaf and the Blind;

2.    Page 3, Lines 64 through 89 :    

             64          [(3) (a)] (4)
  (a)       The board shall:

             65          [(i) appoint members of the Advisory Council for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and
             66      the Blind; and]
             67          [(ii) receive and consider the recommendations and advice of the advisory council.]
             68          [(b) The board is not obligated to follow the recommendations of the advisory council.]
             69          
{   (a)   }        (i)       establish the Advisory Council for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and

             70      appoint no more than 11 members to the advisory council;
             71          
{   (b)   }        (ii)       make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative

             72      Rulemaking Act, regarding the operation of the advisory council; and
             73          
{   (c)   }        (iii)       receive and consider the advice and recommendations of the advisory council but is

             74      not obligated to follow the recommendations of the advisory council.
    
  (b) The advisory council described in Subsection (4)(a) shall include at least:

    (i) two members who are blind;
    (ii) two members who are deaf; and
    (iii) two members who are deafblind or parents of a deafblind child.  

             75          [(4)] (5) The board shall approve the annual budget and expenditures of the Utah


             76      Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
             77          (6)
  (a)       On or before the November interim meeting each year, the board shall report to the

             78      Education Interim Committee on the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
    
  (b)       The report shall        be presented verbally and in written form to the Education Interim Committee and shall      

             79      include:
             80          
{   (a)   }        (i)       a financial report;

             81          
{   (b)   }        (ii)       a report on the activities of the superintendent and associate superintendents;

             82          
{   (c)   }        (iii)       a report on activities to involve parents and constituency and advocacy groups in

             83      the governance of the school; and
             84          
{   (d)   }        (iv)       a report on student achievement including:

             85          
{   (i)   }        (A)       student academic achievement data, including longitudinal data for both current and

             86      previous students served by the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind;
             87          
{   (ii)   }        (B)       graduation rates; and

             88          
{   (iii)   }        (C)       students exiting the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and their educational

             89      placement after exiting the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

    Respectfully,

    Francis D. Gibson
    Committee Chair
Voting: 12-0-3
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*HB0230*
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*HCRAMD*

HB0230
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HCRAMD