Advisory Council For The Utah Schools For The Deaf And The Blind
State Office Of Education
53E-8-204 UCA
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Wales, William
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Amended General Session 2019

(1) The state board is the governing board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
(2)
(a) The state board shall appoint a superintendent for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
(b) The state board shall make rules regarding the qualifications, terms of employment, and duties of the superintendent for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
(3) The superintendent shall:
(a) subject to the approval of the state board, appoint an associate superintendent to administer the Utah School for the Deaf based on:
(i) demonstrated competency as an expert educator of deaf persons; and
(ii) knowledge of school management and the instruction of deaf persons;
(b) subject to the approval of the state board, appoint an associate superintendent to administer the Utah School for the Blind based on:
(i) demonstrated competency as an expert educator of blind persons; and
(ii) knowledge of school management and the instruction of blind persons, including an understanding of the unique needs and education of deafblind persons.
(4)
(a) The state board shall:
(i) establish an advisory council for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and appoint no more than 11 members to the advisory council;
(ii) make rules regarding the operation of the advisory council; and
(iii) receive and consider the advice and recommendations of the advisory council but is not obligated to follow the recommendations of the advisory council.
(b) The advisory council described in Subsection (4)(a) shall include at least:
(i) two members who are blind;
(ii) two members who are deaf; and
(iii) two members who are deafblind or parents of a deafblind child.
(5) The state board shall approve the annual budget and expenditures of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
(6)
(a) The state board shall submit a report in accordance with Section 53E-1-201 on the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
(b) The state board shall ensure that the report described in Subsection (6)(a) includes:
(i) a financial report;
(ii) a report on Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind programs and activities; and
(iii) a report of student academic performance.

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