Program funding provides grants to Local Education Agencies to take students on field trips to the State Capitol. Grant funding can be used by the LEA to pay for transportation costs related to the student field trips.
During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $150,000 from all sources for Civics Education - State Capitol Field Trips. This is a 0 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $150,000 in new approprations from the General/Education Funds.
In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:
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.
The Legislature appropriated one-time funding to support grants during FY 2014.
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.