Utah Public Education Shines

 

Our goal is to highlight Utah public school achievements by showcasing schools from all 41 school districts.

Davis School District

Sunset Jr High Social Studies Project

Students in John Pitt’s Social Studies class learn about Utah geography through unique xeriscaping project.

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Sevier School District

Richfield Reaper – CTE Article May 2018

When Richfield High School senior Cayden Acord walks across the stage later this month to accept his diploma, he’s going to be able to start working at his new job as an automotive technician in St. George. Acord will be starting right out of high school with a career — although he doesn’t plan to stop.

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Murray School District

Murray High School Assistant Principal Laura deShazo is the 2018 Women in Tech Award Recipient for Education Innovation.  This award, presented by the Women Tech Council, recognizes women throughout the technology sector who are trailblazing new paths.  Assistant Principal deShazo was recognized for her work with providing technology education opportunities for students through her work at the Utah State Board of Education and in Murray School District.

Provo School District

Why I Teach: Judy Rose

Provo School District features Judy Rose. Judy Rose has been a classroom teacher for 22 years. Until this year, she has been teaching sixth grade at Lakeview Elementary School. She is now our Math Curriculum Specialist. Judy loves the challenges of teaching and loves to see students progress from a desire to get it done, to a desire to do it well. Her students love her and want to do their best and her classroom is always fun to visit!

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Jordan School District

High School Club Making a Difference

The Golden Gate Movement is a nonprofit organization that provides effective solutions for schools that struggle with bullying, exclusion, and other Pro-social obstacles among students.

Unlike other school clubs and initiatives, The Golden Gate Movement employs a hands-on, all-inclusive, prosocial approach to the problems students face today. We don’t limit our clubs and we don’t provide a stagnant system. Instead, we welcome students from all walks of life to participate in various Pro-social opportunities and programs that are as dynamic and diverse as our members.

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Alpine School District

Utah bus driver braids hair of an 11-year-old girl who lost her mother to illness

After losing her mother at nine years old, Isabella Pieri learned to get ready on her own, but had a hard time with her hair. Bus driver Tracy Dean’s simple act of kindness gave Pieri new confidence.

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North Summit School District

2019 Superintendent of the year Jerre Holmes makes a difference in his schools

Superintendent Holmes is currently serving his 8th year as the superintendent of the North Summit School District. A graduate of Cokeville High School in Wyoming, The University of Utah, and Utah State University, Jerre has spent his 31-year career in the beehive state.

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Carbon School District

Mont Harmon Middle School Makes the Grade

Carbon School District through its educational alliances, will empower all students to become successful, productive, lifelong learners.

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Juab School District

Third-grade students from Juab School District, Nebo View Elementary learned that if they harness the energy of the Sun it will make the best snack ever invented! S’Mores!. Students demonstrated that mechanical and electrical machines produce heat and sometimes light. They learned about different sources of heat and discovered by exploring how electricity is used to produce heat and light by cooking a S’more.Read More

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USBA Resources

2018 Fall Regional Meetings

Enjoy dinner and discussion on topics including regional business, advocacy, legislative priorities, and the V.P. election process. This meeting is designed for school board members, superintendents, and business administrators. We look forward to seeing you there. Feel free to attend the meeting most convenient to you.

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USBA Annual Conference Tentative Program

The purpose of the Statewide Annual Conference is to provide excellent training for school board members, superintendents, business administrators, and middle-management staff. We encourage all elected school board members to attend.

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MBA PowerUp Training

We know job training can be inconvenient and, well . . . dull. USBA Power Up is a way to inject some fun and, if you like, some friendly competition into your board’s district professional development training program.

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USBA Programs

Axis Plus

AxisPlus Benefits

AxisPlus Benefits™ is a comprehensive flexible-spending and employee-benefits provider. Our bottom line is to improve yours. We provide Flex Spending, Health Savings Accounts, and other employee-benefit administration services. Our quality products and services are the reason that we have consistently maintained the highest customer service satisfaction and appreciation since our establishment in 1999.

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Workers’ Compensation

Utah School Boards Risk Management Mutual Insurance Association (USBRMMIA) was formed to serve only school districts; we focus on the day-to-day issues, from managing workers compensation claims, managed care, and return-to-work initiatives to providing consulting services a source of communication among other school districts.

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Risk Management and loss control

Risk Management and Loss Control

USBA’s Risk Management and Loss Control programs utilize in-house professionals, including two deputized state fire marshals with several fire-training certifications. All loss-control staff are also certified to perform in-depth playground inspections utilizing ASTM and CPSC guidelines. We also provide training and other opportunities for school districts to reduce liability and their liability premiums at the same time.

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BoardBook’s digital board packet

BoardBook

BoardBook’s digital board packet is designed to make board meetings easier for everyone. Through USBA’s partnership with BoardBook, you can receive special pricing when you sign up. To learn more about this product contact the USBA Office for more information.

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