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This act modifies provisions relating to the State System of Public Education and School
and Institutional Trust Lands by conforming statutes on the permanent State School
Fund and Uniform School Fund with the Utah Constitution. This act prescribes what
revenues shall be used to fund the School LAND Trust Program. This act has an
immediate effective date.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
53A-16-101, as amended by Statewide Initiative B, Nov. 7, 2000, Laws of Utah 2000
53A-16-101.5, as last amended by Chapter 324, Laws of Utah 2002
53C-3-103, as last amended by Chapters 13 and 42, Laws of Utah 1998
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 53A-16-101 is amended to read:
53A-16-101. Uniform School Fund -- Contents.
The Uniform School Fund established by Utah Constitution, Article X, Section 5,
consists of [
(1) interest [
State School Fund established by Utah Constitution, Article X, Section 5;
(2) money transferred to the fund pursuant to Title 67, Chapter 4a, Unclaimed Property
(3) revenue from the sale of forfeited property as provided by Title 24, Chapter 1, Utah
Uniform Forfeiture Procedures Act; and
received under Utah Constitution, Article XIII, Section 12(3), from taxes on income or intangible
property, except for those income tax revenues appropriated to the state's higher education
Section 2. Section 53A-16-101.5 is amended to read:
53A-16-101.5. School LAND Trust Program -- Contents -- Purpose -- Distribution
of funds -- School plans for use of funds.
(1) There is established the School LAND (Learning And Nurturing Development) Trust
Program for the state's public schools to provide financial resources to enhance or improve
student academic achievement and implement a component of the school improvement plan.
(2) The program shall be funded each fiscal year from that portion of the Uniform School
Fund consisting of [
fiscal year from the investment of monies in the permanent State School Fund [
(3) (a) The State Board of Education shall allocate all the monies referred to in
Subsection (2) annually for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, and for each fiscal year
thereafter as follows:
(i) school districts shall receive 10% of the funds on an equal basis; and
(ii) the remaining 90% of the funds shall be distributed on a per student basis, with each
district receiving its allocation on the number of students in the district as compared to the state
(b) Each school district shall distribute its allocation under Subsection (3)(a) to each
school within the district on an equal per student basis.
(c) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
board may make rules regarding the time and manner in which the student count shall be made
for allocation of the monies.
(4) In order to receive its allocation under Subsection (3), a school shall have established
a school community council under Section 53A-1a-108 .
(5) (a) The school community council or its subcommittee shall develop a program to use
its allocation under Subsection (3) to implement a component of the school's improvement plan,
(i) the school's identified most critical academic needs;
(ii) a recommended course of action to meet the identified academic needs;
(iii) a specific listing of any programs, practices, materials, or equipment which the
school will need to implement a component of its school improvement plan to have a direct
impact on the instruction of students and result in measurable increased student performance; and
(iv) how the school intends to spend its allocation of funds under this section to enhance
or improve academic excellence at the school.
(b) The school may develop a multiyear program, but the program shall be presented and
approved by the school community council and the local school board of the district in which the
school is located annually and as a prerequisite to receiving program funds allocated under this
(6) (a) Each school shall:
(i) implement the program as approved by the school community council and approved
by the local school board;
(ii) provide ongoing support for the council's or its subcommittee's program;
(iii) meet school board reporting requirements regarding financial and performance
accountability of the program; and
(iv) publicize to its patrons and the general public on how the funds it received under this
section were used to enhance or improve academic excellence at the school and implement a
component of the school's improvement plan, including the results of those efforts.
(b) (i) Each school through its council or its subcommittee shall prepare and present an
annual report of the program to its local school board at the end of the school year.
(ii) The report shall detail the use of program funds received by the school under this
section and an assessment of the results obtained from the use of the funds.
Section 3. Section 53C-3-103 is amended to read:
53C-3-103. Disposition of interest on permanent funds.
(1) The interest[
belonging to the [
institutions shall be distributed for use for the maintenance of public elementary and secondary
schools or the state institutions in accordance with Title 51, Chapter 7, State Money Management
(2) Realized and unrealized gains shall be retained in the Permanent State School Fund.
Section 4. Effective date.
If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this act takes effect
upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto, the
date of veto override.
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