USBA's monthly newsletter for January 2013. Headlines include: New Board Member Welcome, School Safety, Conference Planner, Legislative Updates, etc...
The Board Bulletin (January 2013)

USBA Welcomes Our New Board Members

USBA would like to send a warm welcome to all of our new school board members. Please help us in greeting the following new school board members:
  • Brian Halladay & Scott Carlson, Alpine School District
  • Kristina Brown, Beaver County School District
  • Kathy Christiansen, Cache County School District
  • Chad Iverson, Nancy Tingey, & Robert Green, Canyons School District
  • Kristen Taylor & Melanie Fausett, Carbon School District
  • Kathie Bone & Larry Smith, Davis School District
  • Mark Thacker, Duchesne County School District
  • Melaney Draper, Michael Savage, & Myron Cottam, Garfield County School District
  • Melissa Byrd & Peggy Nissen, Grand County School District
  • Shane Adams, Iron County School District
  • J. Lynn Crane, Janice Voorhies, & S. Kayleen Whitelock, Jordan School District
  • Alicen Allred, Juab School District
  • Connie Morgan, Logan School District
  • Adam Britt & Daniel Anderson, Millard County School District
  • Nanalee Cook & Stacey Goble, North Sanpete School District
  • Susan Richens, North Summit School District
  • Nancy Garrison & Tania Knauer, Park City School District
  • Joyce Sudweeks & Marty Morgan, Piute County School District
  • Jim Pettersson, Julie Rash, Marsha Judkins, & Vance Checketts, Provo School District
  • Scott Sabey, Rich School District
  • Michael Clara & Tiffany Sandberg, Salt Lake City School District
  • Suni Woolstenhulme, South Summit School District
  • Drake Underwood & Ron Barlow, Tintic School District
  • Kathy Taylor, Tooele County School District
  • Mark Davis & Shad Sorenson, Wasatch County School District
  • Barbara Beckstrom & Debra Zockoll, Washington County School District
  • April Torgerson & David Chappell, Wayne County School District
  • Rick Favero, Weber School District
  • Barbara Corry, Jefferson Moss, & Jennifer Johnson, State Board of Education

USBA's 90th Annual Conference Planner

Thursday, Jan. 10
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Superintendents Breakfast with Prosperity 2020 - Arizona Room
9:00 - 2:30 p.m. USSA Meeting and Lunch at 11:30 - Arizona Room
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. UASBO Meeting - Teton Room
12:00 noon USBA Board Meeting - Olympus Room
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Joint Legislative Committee Meeting - Olympus Room
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Conference Registration
5:00 p.m. Joint USBA - USBE Meeting - Arizona Room
6:00 p.m. Booth Exhibits Open
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. First General Session

Friday, Jan. 11
8:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Second General Session
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Third General Session
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions Repeated
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions Repeated
4:30 p.m. Utah High School Activities Association Region Elections
6:00 p.m. Fourth General Session - Annual Buffet Dinner

Saturday, January 12
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Annual Breakfast Buffet
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Fifth General Session
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
12:00 noon Luncheon Session
2:00 p.m. Adjourn

Congratulations to Mark Marsh he was elected as Chair of the National School Boards Association Pacific Region, he will preside over the region meetings in 2013.

Recent Legislation

USBA is committed to keeping public education at the forefront of Utah's legislature.

Click here to view the 2013 Legislative Priorities of the Joint Legislative Committee.

Loss Control Safety Spotlight

Certain school district professions must deal with possible excessive noise on a frequent basis. In this picture, OSHA Consultant Evelyn Partner measures the decibel level in the Richfield High School band class, as Business Administrator Pat Wilson looks on. Kudos to Sevier School District for being proactive in their safety program.

Congratulations to Sevier School District!

School Safety

In light of the recent events surrounding the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the American School Board Journal posted a collection of articles regarding school security and safety. To view the online anthology click here.


During the USBA State Conference those that completed the Level I MBA by Dec. 14th will be awarded and recognized! Congratulations to all of you who were able to complete the Level I MBA!

Please continue to check Power Up frequently as new trainings and the Level II MBA will be available shortly. For any questions or help please contact a USBA representative.

Congratulations to JoDee Sundberg she was selected as the Pacific Region Nominee for the National School Boards Association Board of Directors, she will be officially elected in April at the National Conference in San Diego.

Upcoming Events

1/10 - 1/12
USBA State Conference
Little America Hotel

2013 Legislative Day on the Hill
Utah State Capitol Complex Auditorium (in North Executive Office Building)

President & Vice-Presidents Workshop
USBA Office

News Corner

Utah kids memorialize victims of Connecticut shooting. View the article here.

Education gets top priority in Gov. Gary Herbert's budget plan. View the article here.

The Statewide School Community Council Conference that was originally going to be held on Nov. 9th but was postponed due to weather will be held on Thursday Jan. 24th at Crescent View Middle School (11150 S. 300 E. Sandy).

Please organize teams from each of your school community councils to attend this exceptional training opportunity. This is a fantastic opportunity for networking and training with other school community council members from around the state.

Attending this conference will meet one of your MBA Level I requirements.

Registration and more information will be available the first week in January. For questions call 801-560-6511.

Did you know that USBA offers flexible spending and health savings account administration.
If you are interested in learning more click here to request more information.
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Board Bulletin, January 2013-

Richard Stowell - Executive Director
Brandon Hardle - Editor