Youth-In-Custody provides educational services to students who are in the custody of the Utah Department of Human Services, a juvenile detention facility, or an equivalent agency of a tribe recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $20,974,500 from all sources for Youth in Custody. This is a 5.4 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $20,974,500 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 5.4 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.
In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:
The following statute governs the Youth-In-Custody program.
- UCA 53A-1-403 -- details the Youth-In-Custody program, including the purpose and objective, funding distribution, restrictions, and reporting
Prior to FY 2012, Youth-In-Custody was part of the Youth At-Risk program in the Minimum School Program. Legislators separated the Youth At-Risk program into the Enhancement for At-Risk Students program and Youth-In-Custody. This provides greater transparency for funding dedicated for students in the custody of the state.
The Legislature intends that the State Board of Education review the Pupil Transportation Allocation Formula and recommend ways to improve the formula to increase efficiency, simplify allocation methodology to school districts, and provide incentives for alternative transportation methods. The Legislature further intends that the State Board of Education report its recommendations to the Education Interim Committee and the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee by October 31, 2015.
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The Legislature intends that the State Board of Education and State Board of Regents provide joint recommendations on how to ensure that each concurrent enrollment course is taught by a qualified instructor, that credits earned by students count towards major and minor degree requirements at state colleges and universities, and that students are advised on the transferability of credits to private and out of state institutions. The Legislature also intends that these recommendations be reported to the Education Interim Committee and the Public Education Appropriations Committee by October 31, 2015.
Program funding in FY 2012 includes the amount for Youth-In-Custody previously budgeted in the Youth At-Risk program. Please refer to this program for budget history.
COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.