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Utah State Board of Education Focus Groups

Your Voice Matters!

As parents and professionals of students with disabilities, we have unique insight into areas additional education and training may be beneficial. Please plan to participate in the meeting in your area. See below for more information.


Dear Stakeholders,

Next week, an external contractor for the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) will be leading several stakeholder meetings around the state. The purpose of the meetings is to provide feedback into personnel development for education personnel providing services to students with disabilities, including feedback which will be used for the next State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) application.

The SPDG has historically been used to provide funding for the Utah Multi-tiered System of Supports (UMTSS), and while there is no intent to discontinue that valuable work, these meetings provide a widespread opportunity for Utah stakeholders to address additional needs.

To see current UMTSS work, please visit http://www.schools.utah.gov/umtss/.
To review current SPDG requirements and opportunities, please visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/osepsig/index.html

Parents, educators, and stakeholders are invited to attend the focus group to provide input on personnel development needs for educators serving students with disabilities. Please plan to attend meeting held in your region. Meetings will be held December 5-8, 2016 across the state. Please see the dates and locations below for the meeting nearest you.

Thank you,
Glenna Gallo
State Director of Special Education
Utah State Board of Education

Meeting Dates and Locations

DECEMBER 5, 2016
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Focus group at Cache SD
2063 N 1200 E, Logan, UT 84341
Board Room

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Focus group at Ogden SD
1950 Monroe Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401
Building 2, Rooms PDCA and PDCB upstairs in the professional development building
DECEMBER 6, 2016
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Focus group at Washington SD
121 W Tabernacle, St George, UT 84770
South Board Room
DECEMBER 7, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: SPDG proposal meeting at USBE (TBD)
The meeting on December 7th has an undetermined location, and is planned for mainly USBE and UMTSS staff; however, if you wish to
attend that meeting, please contact Emily.Nordfelt@schools.utah.gov
for the final location.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Virtual CEEDAR SLT Meeting
Facilitated by Teri Marx from Glenna’s office
DECEMBER 8, 2016
9:00 am – 10:30 am: USEAM presentation
Jones Center, 382 Baird Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Heritage Room

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Focus group at the Utah Parent Center
230 W 200 S, Suite 1101, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Free parking is available – download parking instructions here


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