Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee
The committee chairs have scheduled the following meeting:
DATE: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
PLACE: Room 445, State Capitol Building
If committee members would like to be excused from the meeting, they may call Sally Thompson at 801-538-1034.
Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard, Chair
Rep. Daniel McCay, Chair
Rep. Robert M. Spendlove, House Vice Chair
Please be aware that the public portions of this meeting will be broadcast live over the Internet. Also, be aware that an audio recording of the public portions of this meeting, along with any materials presented or distributed in the public portions of this meeting, will be posted on the Legislature’s website. Witnesses with questions or concerns should contact staff.
1. 8:30 a.m. Approve Minutes
Meeting Dates: February 1, 2017; February 7, 2017; February 9, 2017; and February 19, 2017.
2. 8:35 a.m. Introduction to Budget Deep-Dive
Appropriations Subcommittees will conduct budget “deep-dives” over the course of the 2017 interim. The subcommittee chairs have narrowed this review to categorical programs within the Related to Basic School Program and the Initiatives Program. The subcommittee will discuss the process and specific programs for these budget deep-dives.
3. 8:50 a.m. Categorical Program Review & Decision Tree
During the 2017 General Session, several committee members expressed interest in reviewing categorical programs and determining if these programs should continue, be placed in a block grant, or be folded into the WPU Value. As an extension to the budget deep-dives, subcommittee members will discuss the above methods for reducing or maintaining categorical programs and a decision tree that was developed to assist in this process.
4. 9:45 a.m. Line Item Performance Measures
The Legislature approved several performance measures for budget line items during the 2017 General Session. At the time, there was concern about some of the measures approved. These measures were included in the budget with the understanding that the subcommittee would continue to review them over the 2017 interim. The subcommittee will review all measures, discuss which measures may need to change, and set a timeline for receiving new measures from affected agencies and line items.
5. 10:00 a.m. Cost Tracking & Expenditure Reporting
State Board of Education staff will report on recent efforts to align the chart of accounts used by school districts and charter schools to report financial information to the state and federal government. This reporting will begin to capture budget data at the school level (currently we only have district level reporting). The State Auditor will discuss the impact of this change and a proposal to move to class/course level data reporting in the future. The subcommittee will discuss these concepts, hear from local school districts and charter schools, identify follow-up questions, and determine what further action may be needed.
6. 10:45 a.m. Other Business
7. 11:00 a.m. Adjourn