USBA's monthly newsletter for December 2014. Headlines include: Letter from USBA's President, NSBA News, etc...
The Board Bulletin December 2014

A Letter from USBA's President, Carolyn White

The Thanksgiving Holiday helps me reflect on the many blessings that are mine. I want you to know that I feel very blessed to serve as the President of the Utah School Boards Association. It has given me the opportunity to get to know so many wonderful board members, superintendents, and business administrators across the State of Utah. I am grateful for the many board members that have served on their local boards and have now made a decision to end their board service; I appreciate the hours that you have given to help the students in your district. For those board members that did not win in their elections and will give up their seat to another, I will miss the association that I have had with you. It is hard to see friends leave the service of their districts in which they have had such concern and passion. Thank you for being willing to put your name forward in such an important position.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  1.  I would just like to say thank you to all the School Board Members who will not be re-turning in January. I hope that your School Board experience was enjoyable, rewarding and you left office with a feeling that you made a contribution to your District.
  2. Also just a reminder that today is the last day to complete the Master Boards Award (MBA) requirements. We look forward to recognizing both the Individuals and the Boards who have completed the MBA during the 2015 Annual Conference.
  3. I want all of you to know how much I have appreciated your support, thoughts, prayers and cards as I continue to receive treatments for Lymphoma. Thanks to the world’s most supportive staff everything continues to move forward.  Please feel free to email me at if I can help in any way.
Happy Holidays and the best to you and your family.

NSBA News - JoDee Sundberg

There are many good changes that are going on with NSBA and it is very exciting to be part of this new look. One of the committees that I am serving on is the Agenda for Action Committee. This committee is looking for ways to help state associations, districts, and schools help local board members be the up-front leaders in education.

Leading the Change
Currently we are supporting a new process in helping turnaround low performing schools.

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Recent Legislation

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

Click here to read an important article from Dr. Patti Harrington.

"Genius without education is like silver in the mine."

- Benjamin Franklin

Loss Control Safety Spotlight - Performing an Office Ergonomic Workstation Assessment

Quick Tips

Ergonomics is defined as “the science of designing the job to fit the worker, rather than forcing the worker to fit the job.”

2/3 of all workplace illnesses are the result of a Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD). Many of these illnesses occur at the seemingly safe confines of your own desk, while working at your computer. Click here to view common risk factors and how you can prevent future injuries.

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News Corner

Report: Utah among top 10 states for effective use of student data. View this Deseret News article here.

Slower Education Growth Relieves Some Budget Pressure. View this Salt Lake Tribune article here.

Model Lessons. View this American School Board Journal article here.

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Board Bulletin, December 2014-

Richard Stowell - Executive Director
Brandon Hardle - Editor