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Advancing quality choice, innovation, and student success through rigorous authorizing and supportive oversight.


Every student has access to an excellent education that meets their unique learning needs.




We continue to be the best charter authorizer in the state and a model to authorizers across the country. We do not settle for average and celebrate high achievements. We learn and grow from mistakes and adjust when necessary. What we do, we do well.


We are accountable to the people of Utah to authorize and oversee good schools. Great trust is placed in us to hold schools accountable. At times this means making hard decisions, which cannot be passed to any other entity. To quote President Truman, “The buck stops here.”


The work of an authorizer is far more than bureaucratic regulation. We oversee compliance and performance in order to provide guardrails for authorized schools and pathways to success.


We stay true to our mission and vision regardless of pressures to act otherwise. We are transparent and honest to our stakeholders. We do what we say we are going to do and be what we commit to be.


We show kindness and respect while holding schools accountable. Compassion does not change the actions we take but the way we take those actions.




By the end of SY2023, all charter LEAs authorized by the SCSB will have all required policies publicly available and have posted their meetings, minutes, and recordings as required by the Open and Public Meetings Act. 

By January 2022, one or more Utah State Charter School Board members or USCSB staff members will have met with 100% of schools.

Innovation and Support

By June 30, 2023, the SCSB will launch a micro-credential system that provides access to all charter school governing board members within its portfolio. At launch, at least ten micro-credentials will exist. Twenty additional micro-credentials will be developed by June 30, 2024.

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