Utah State Office of Education

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Utah State Office of Education
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Agency Profile
Superintendent:Martell Menlove
FY 2012 Budget:$3.4 billion[1]
Year founded:1896
Website:Department Home Page
The Utah State Office of Education oversees public K-12 education in Utah. The department was founded in 1896 and managed 1,072 K-12 schools and 683,653 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[1]

Structure

Mission

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See also
Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction
Utah school districts
List of school districts in Utah
Public education in Utah
School board elections portal
The mission statement of the Utah State Office of Education reads:[2]
Promises to Keep is a statement of vision and mission for Utah’s system of public education. The statement relies on the language of the Utah Constitution for its central premise. It is intended to provide focus to the work of the State Board of Education, the Utah State Office of Education, and all school districts, local boards of education, and charter schools within the general control and supervision of the Board.


Utah’s Public Education System keeps its constitutional promise by:

  • Ensuring literacy and numeracy for all Utah children.
  • Providing high quality instruction for all Utah children.
  • Establishing curriculum with high standards and relevance for all Utah children.
  • Requiring effective assessment to inform high quality instruction and accountability.[3]

Leadership

The current Superintendent of the Utah State Office of Education is Martell Menlove. His cabinet includes the following staff members:[4]

  • Educational Director, School Law and Legislation: Carol Lear
  • Executive Director, USOR: Don Uchida
  • Internal Auditor: Natalie Grange
  • USOE Liaison: Glenna Gallo
  • Superintendent, USDB: Steve Noyce

Departmental divisions

The State Office of Education features several divisions listed below with current administrators:[4]

  • Student Services and Federal Programs: Judy Park
  • Instructional Services: Brenda Hales
  • Business and Operations: Bruce Williams

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education consists of 21 members including 15 elected members and six non-voting representatives. Fifteen members are elected by geographic district to staggered four-year terms during the November general election. Candidates for elected positions are reviewed by a nominating committee and passed to the Governor for placement on the ballot. The six non-voting members include two members of the Utah Board of Regents and one member each from the Utah College of Applied Technology, the Utah State Charter School Board, the Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee and the Utah School Boards Association. Board members are responsible for appointing the Superintendent of Public Instruction, establishing K-12 graduation standards and coordinating with the Utah State Auditor on reviews of district performance.[5][6]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Utah State Office of Education:[4]

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