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6 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION; CREATING A READING PERFORMANCE
7 IMPROVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO ASSIST SELECTED ELEMENTARY
8 TEACHERS IN OBTAINING A READING ENDORSEMENT; PROVIDING A $9,000
9 APPROPRIATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
10 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
11 REPEALS AND REENACTS:
12 53A-3-402.11, as enacted by Chapter 340, Laws of Utah 1999
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
14 Section 1. Section 53A-3-402.11 is repealed and reenacted to read:
15 53A-3-402.11. Reading Performance Improvement Scholarship Program.
16 (1) There is established a Reading Performance Improvement Scholarship Program to
17 assist selected elementary teachers in obtaining a reading endorsement so that they may help
18 improve the reading performance of students in their classes.
19 (2) The State Board of Education shall award scholarships of up to $500 to each recipient
20 under the program.
21 (3) The board shall give weighted consideration to scholarship applicants who:
22 (a) teach in grades kindergarten through three;
23 (b) are designated by their schools as, or are seeking the designation of, reading specialist;
25 (c) teach in a rural area of the state.
26 (4) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
27 board shall provide by rule for:
28 (a) the application procedure for the scholarship; and
29 (b) what constitutes a reading specialist at the elementary school level.
30 (5) The board shall provide the Legislature, through its Education Interim Committee, and
31 the governor with an annual evaluation of the program, together with recommendations for
32 continuance or expansion of the program.
33 Section 2. Appropriation.
34 There is appropriated from the Uniform School Fund for fiscal year 2000-01, $9,000 to the
35 State Board of Education to fund the Reading Performance Improvement Scholarship Program
36 established under Section 53A-3-402.11 .
37 Section 3. Effective date.
38 This act takes effect on July 1, 2000.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-4-00 11:49 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.