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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill appropriates money for math teacher training programs.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . appropriates money to the State Board of Education to award grants to institutions
13 of higher education or nonprofit education organizations for math teacher training
15 . specifies the qualifications of individuals eligible to receive the training; and
16 . requires the State Board of Education to make rules establishing criteria for
17 awarding grants for math teacher training programs.
18 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 This bill appropriates:
20 . as an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, $250,000 from the
21 Uniform School Fund for fiscal year 2010-11 to the State Board of Education.
22 Other Special Clauses:
23 This bill provides an effective date.
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 53A-6-901, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 53A-6-901 is enacted to read:
31 53A-6-901. Grants for math teacher training programs.
32 (1) The board may award grants to institutions of higher education or nonprofit
33 educational organizations for programs that provide mentoring and training leading to a
34 secondary education license with an endorsement in mathematics for an individual who:
35 (a) is not a teacher in a public or private school;
36 (b) does not have a teaching license;
37 (c) has a bachelor's degree or higher; and
38 (d) demonstrates a high level of mathematics competency by:
39 (i) successfully completing substantial course work in mathematics; and
40 (ii) passing a mathematics content exam.
41 (2) (a) The board shall make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
42 Administrative Rulemaking Act, that establish criteria for awarding grants under this section.
43 (b) In awarding grants, the board shall consider the amount or percent of matching
44 funds provided by the grant recipient.
45 Section 2. Appropriation.
46 As an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, there is appropriated
47 $250,000 from the Uniform School Fund for fiscal year 2010-11 to the State Board of
48 Education for grants for math teacher training programs as provided in Section 53A-6-901 .
49 Section 3. Effective date.
50 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), if approved by two-thirds of all the members
51 elected to each house, this bill takes effect upon approval by the governor, or the day following
52 the constitutional time limit of Utah Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's
53 signature, or in the case of a veto override.
54 (2) Uncodified Section 2, Appropriation, takes effect on July 1, 2010.
Legislative Review Note
as of 9-29-09 10:56 AM