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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill provides funding for the Minimum School Program.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . establishes the value of the weighted pupil unit at $2,280;
13 . establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the maintenance and operations
14 portion of the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2005-06 of $1,795,446,575;
15 . modifies the funding formula for the Enrollment Growth Program;
16 . makes one-time appropriations to the State Board of Education for fiscal year
17 2004-05 for:
18 . the Electronic High School; and
19 . youth in custody programs; and
20 . makes one-time appropriations to the State Board of Education for fiscal year
21 2005-06 for:
22 . teachers' supplies and materials;
23 . online testing;
24 . the Enrollment Growth Program; and
25 . the Public Education Job Enhancement Program.
26 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
27 This bill appropriates:
28 . as an ongoing appropriation, $1,795,446,575 for fiscal year 2005-06; and
29 . $13,721,000 in one-time appropriations.
30 Other Special Clauses:
31 This bill provides an effective date.
32 This bill provides a coordination clause with H.B. 3.
33 This bill provides a coordination clause with H.B. 249.
34 Utah Code Sections Affected:
36 53A-17a-103, as last amended by Chapter 257, Laws of Utah 2004
37 53A-17a-104, as last amended by Chapter 257, Laws of Utah 2004
38 53A-21-103.5, as enacted by Chapter 320, Laws of Utah 2003
39 Uncodified Material Affected:
40 ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
42 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
43 Section 1. Section 53A-17a-103 is amended to read:
44 53A-17a-103. Definitions.
45 As used in this chapter:
46 (1) "Basic state-supported school program" or "basic program" means public education
47 programs for kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school students that are operated and
48 maintained for the amount derived by multiplying the number of weighted pupil units for each
49 district by [
50 (2) "Certified revenue levy" means a property tax levy that provides an amount of ad
51 valorem property tax revenue equal to the sum of:
52 (a) the amount of property tax revenue to be generated statewide in the previous year
53 from imposing a minimum basic tax rate, as specified in Subsection 53A-17a-135 (1)(a); and
54 (b) the product of:
55 (i) new growth, as defined in Section 59-2-924 and rules of the State Tax Commission;
57 (ii) the minimum basic tax rate certified by the State Tax Commission for the previous
59 (3) "Leeway program" or "leeway" means a state-supported voted leeway program or
60 board leeway program authorized under Section 53A-17a-133 or 53A-17a-134 .
61 (4) "Pupil in average daily membership (ADM)" means a full-day equivalent pupil.
62 (5) (a) "State-supported minimum school program" or "minimum school program"
63 means public school programs for kindergarten, elementary, and secondary schools as
64 described in this Subsection (5).
65 (b) The minimum school program established in the districts shall include the
66 equivalent of a school term of nine months as determined by the State Board of Education.
67 (c) (i) The board shall establish the number of days or equivalent instructional hours
68 that school is held for an academic school year.
69 (ii) Education, enhanced by utilization of technologically enriched delivery systems,
70 when approved by local school boards, shall receive full support by the State Board of
71 Education as it pertains to fulfilling the attendance requirements, excluding time spent viewing
72 commercial advertising.
73 (d) The program includes the total of the following annual costs:
74 (i) the cost of a basic state-supported school program; and
75 (ii) other amounts appropriated in this chapter in addition to the basic program.
76 (6) "Weighted pupil unit or units or WPU or WPUs" means the unit of measure of
77 factors that is computed in accordance with this chapter for the purpose of determining the
78 costs of a program on a uniform basis for each district.
79 Section 2. Section 53A-17a-104 is amended to read:
80 53A-17a-104. Amount of state's contribution toward minimum school program.
81 (1) The total contribution of the state toward the cost of the minimum school program
82 may not exceed the sum of [
83 1, [
85 (2) [
86 appropriated from [
88 in accordance with this chapter, monies for the following purposes and in the following
90 (a) basic program - kindergarten, [
92 (b) basic program - grades 1-12, [
93 (445,146 WPUs);
94 (c) basic program - professional staff, [
95 (43,541 WPUs);
96 (d) basic program - administrative costs, [
97 (1,662 WPUs);
98 (e) basic program - necessarily existent small schools and units for consolidated
99 schools, [
100 (f) special education - regular program - add-on WPUs for students with disabilities,
102 (g) preschool special education program, [
103 (7,241 WPUs);
104 (h) self-contained regular WPUs, [
106 (i) extended year program for severely disabled, [
107 (357 WPUs);
108 (j) special education programs in state institutions and district impact aid, [
110 (k) applied technology and technical education district programs, [
112 technology agriculture programs;
113 (l) applied technology district set-aside, [
115 (m) class size reduction, [
116 (n) Social Security and retirement programs, [
117 (o) pupil transportation to and from school, [
118 less than [
119 to pay for transportation costs of the schools' students;
120 (p) guarantee transportation levy, $500,000;
121 (q) Local Discretionary Block Grant Program, [
122 (r) Interventions for Student Success Block Grant Program, [
124 (s) Quality Teaching Block Grant Program, [
125 (t) highly impacted schools, $5,123,207;
126 (u) at-risk programs, [
127 (v) adult education, [
128 (w) accelerated learning programs, [
129 (x) electronic high school, [
130 (y) School LAND Trust Program, [
131 (z) state-supported voted leeway, [
132 (aa) state-supported board leeway, [
133 (bb) charter schools, pursuant to Section 53A-1a-513 , [
134 (cc) K-3 Reading Improvement Program, $12,500,000; and
135 (dd) state-supported board leeway for K-3 Reading Improvement Program,
137 Section 3. Section 53A-21-103.5 is amended to read:
138 53A-21-103.5. Qualifications for participation in the Enrollment Growth
139 Program -- State Board of Education rules -- Distribution formula.
147 (1) As used in this section:
148 (a) "ADM" means average daily membership.
149 (b) "Derived valuation" means total school district property tax current collections
150 from April 1 through the following March 31, divided by the tax rates for the same year.
151 (c) "Yield per ADM" means the product of the derived valuation multiplied by .0024,
152 divided by average daily membership.
153 (2) (a) The State Board of Education shall distribute monies in the Enrollment Growth
154 Program to qualifying school districts whose:
155 (i) average net enrollment for the prior three years is a net increase in enrollment[
157 (ii) yield per ADM is less than two times the prior year's average yield per ADM for
158 Utah school districts.
159 (b) A school district that meets the criteria of Subsection (2)(a) shall receive
160 Enrollment Growth Program monies in the same proportion that the district's three-year
161 average net enrollment bears to the total three-year net enrollment of all the districts that meet
162 the criteria of Subsection (2)(a).
163 (c) The State Board of Education shall make rules in accordance with Title 63, Chapter
164 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, to administer this section.
165 Section 4. One-time appropriation for classroom supplies.
166 (1) There is appropriated from the Uniform School Fund to the State Board of
167 Education for fiscal year 2005-06 only, $6,079,000 for classroom supplies and materials.
168 (2) (a) The board shall distribute the appropriation to classroom teachers in school
169 districts, the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, the Edith Bowen Laboratory School, and
170 charter schools on the basis of the number of classroom teachers in each school as compared to
171 the total number of classroom teachers.
172 (b) Teachers shall receive up to the following amounts:
173 (i) a teacher on salary schedule steps one through three teaching in grades kindergarten
174 through six - $350;
175 (ii) a teacher on salary schedule steps one through three teaching in grades seven
176 through twelve - $300;
177 (iii) a teacher on salary schedule step four or higher teaching in grades kindergarten
178 through six - $275; and
179 (iv) a teacher on salary schedule step four or higher teaching in grades seven through
180 twelve - $225.
181 (c) If the appropriation in Subsection (1) is not sufficient to provide to each teacher the
182 full amount allowed under Subsection (2)(b), teachers on salary schedule steps one through
183 three shall receive the full amount allowed with the remaining monies apportioned to all other
185 (d) Teachers shall spend the money for school supplies, materials, or field trips under
186 rules adopted by the State Board of Education.
187 (e) As used in this section, "classroom teacher" or "teacher" means permanent teacher
188 positions filled by one teacher or two or more job-sharing teachers:
189 (i) who are licensed personnel;
190 (ii) who are paid on the teacher's salary schedule;
191 (iii) who are hired for an entire contract period; and
192 (iv) whose primary function is to provide instructional or a combination of
193 instructional and counseling services to students in public schools.
194 Section 5. One-time appropriation for online testing and Enrollment Growth
196 There is appropriated from the Uniform School Fund to the State Board of Education
197 for fiscal year 2005-06 only:
198 (1) $2,500,000 to be distributed to school districts and charter schools to implement a
199 uniform online summative test system in accordance with Section 53A-1-708 ; and
200 (2) $5,000,000 for the Enrollment Growth Program described in Section
201 53A-21-103.5 .
202 Section 6. One-time appropriation for Public Education Job Enhancement
204 (1) There is appropriated from the Uniform School Fund for fiscal year 2005-06 only,
205 ($500,000) to the State Board of Education for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program
206 created in Section 53A-1a-601.
207 (2) The appropriation in Subsection (1) is a subtraction from amounts appropriated in
208 2nd Substitute H.B. 188, Public Education Job Enhancement Program.
209 Section 7. One-time appropriations for fiscal year 2004-05.
210 There is appropriated from the Uniform School Fund to the State Board of Education
211 for fiscal year 2004-05 only:
212 (1) $200,000 for the Electronic High School; and
213 (2) $442,000 for distribution to school districts for youth in custody programs.
214 Section 8. Effective date.
215 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005, except that uncodified Section 7, One-time
216 appropriations for fiscal year 2004-05, takes effect on May 2, 2005.
217 Section 9. Coordinating H.B. 382 and H.B. 3.
218 If this H.B. 382 and H.B. 3, Minimum School Program Act Amendments, both pass, it
219 is the intent of the Legislature that the amendments to Sections 53A-17a-103 and 53A-17a-104
220 in H.B. 382 supersede the amendments to Sections 53A-17a-103 and 53A-17a-104 in H.B. 3
221 when the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel prepares the Utah Code database
222 for publication.
223 Section 10. Coordinating H.B. 382 with H.B. 249
224 If this H.B. 382 and H.B. 249, Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarships, both pass, it
225 is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
226 make the following changes in preparing the Utah Code database for publication:
227 (1) Subsection 53A-17a-104(1) shall read: "(1) The total contribution of the state
228 toward the cost of the minimum school program may not exceed the sum of $1,794,543,275 for
229 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, except as otherwise provided by the Legislature through
230 supplemental appropriations.";
231 (2) Subsection 53A-17a-104(2)(f) shall read: "(f) special education - regular program -
232 add-on WPUs for students with disabilities, $125,076,240 (54,858 WPUs);";
233 (3) Subsection 53A-17a-104(2)(h) shall read: "(h) self-contained regular WPUs,
234 $28,999,320 (12,719 WPUs);";
235 (4) Subsection 53A-17a-104(2)(n) shall read: "(n) Social Security and retirement
236 programs, $272,224,533;" ;
237 (5) Subsection 53A-17a-104(2)(z) shall read: "(z) state-supported voted leeway,
238 $175,975,385;"; and
239 (6) Subsection 53A-17a-104(2)(aa) shall read: "(aa) state-supported board leeway,
Legislative Review Note
as of 3-1-05 9:08 AM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.