USBA's monthly newsletter for June 2014. Headlines include: Letter from USBA's President, Frequently Asked Questions, NSBA News, etc...

A Letter from USBA's President, Carolyn White

Utah School Board Members,

I have had the opportunity this past month to see the many wonderful talents and abilities of the young people attending Utah public schools. From Bountiful to St. George and Beaver in between there are great things happening in our schools. I have attended concerts, plays, and ballet recitals. I have been present at several high school graduations. It is exciting to see students graduating with honors, many with associate degrees. The students have varying talents with many earning scholarships to continue their post-high school education.

I am grateful for the strong leadership of local school boards throughout this state.

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Code of Conduct

Often I get a call from a Board President regarding a sample Code of Conduct. USBA developed the following sample Code of Conduct a few years ago and we recommend that every Board develop and adopt an agreed upon Code of Conduct / Code of Ethics document and add it to your Board Handbook.

Click here to view USBA's sample Code of Conduct.

NSBA News - JoDee Sundberg

The new NSBA President Anne Byrne has made it her cause this year to not only support public education and all the good things happening in our schools but to concentrate on low performing schools and how local boards can make a difference.

I am serving on the Agenda for Action committee, which is working to find best practices of turn around schools and what helped them to do so.

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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 regarding liabilities for school facilities.

"What greater gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?"


Exclusive Auto Insurance Savings and Benefits with Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual has partnered with USBA to offer exclusive auto insurance savings and benefits to our members. Click here to view more details.

Loss Control Safety Spotlight - Housekeeping

Poor housekeeping creates unsafe conditions for teachers, staff, and students. Tripping hazards, hidden electrical dangers, as well as extreme fire loads are just a few of the concerns that are associated with an unclean and disorganized work area. With the summer break upon us, now is a great time to clean and organize your classroom, office, work area, and create a safer teaching/ working atmosphere. Have a great summer break!

For any questions regarding PowerUP please contact a member of USBA's staff at (801)-566-1207.

Upcoming Events

USBA Executive Meeting
USBA Office

6/18 - 6/20
USSA Summer Conference
Homestead, Midway

6/27 - 6/29
NSBA Pacific Region

News Corner

Utah’s One-to-One School Device Proposal Likely to Return. View this Salt Lake Tribune article here.

Growing Up Digital: How Digital Platforms and Screens are Changing the Way We Read. View this Deseret News article here.

Bipartisan Workforce Bill Would Help Students Leaving Special Education. View this Education Week article here.

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Board Bulletin, June 2014-

Richard Stowell - Executive Director
Brandon Hardle - Editor