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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill provides base funding for the Minimum School Program.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the maintenance and operations
14 portion of the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2006-07 of $1,858,118,140;
15 . appropriates $27,288,900 to the State Board of Education for fiscal year 2006-07 for
16 school building aid programs for school districts; and
17 . makes technical corrections.
18 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 This bill appropriates for fiscal year 2006-07:
20 . $1,848,198,140 from the Uniform School Fund;
21 . $9,920,000 from the Interest and Dividends Account; and
22 . $27,288,900 from the Uniform School Fund for school building aid programs.
23 Other Special Clauses:
24 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2006.
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 53A-17a-104, as last amended by Chapters 9 and 184, Laws of Utah 2005
28 53A-17a-135, as last amended by Chapter 9, Laws of Utah 2005
29 53A-21-105, as last amended by Chapter 9, Laws of Utah 2005
31 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
32 Section 1. Section 53A-17a-104 is amended to read:
33 53A-17a-104. Amount of state's contribution toward minimum school program.
34 (1) The total contribution of the state toward the cost of the minimum school program
35 may not exceed the sum of [
36 1, [
38 (2) There is appropriated from state and local funds for fiscal year [
39 for distribution to school districts and charter schools, in accordance with this chapter, monies
40 for the following purposes and in the following amounts:
41 (a) basic program - kindergarten, [
42 (b) basic program - grades 1-12, [
44 (c) basic program - professional staff, [
46 (d) basic program - administrative costs, [
48 (e) basic program - necessarily existent small schools and units for consolidated
49 schools, [
50 (f) special education - regular program - add-on WPUs for students with disabilities,
52 (g) preschool special education program, [
54 (h) self-contained regular WPUs, [
55 (i) extended year program for severely disabled, [
57 (j) special education programs in state institutions and district impact aid, [
59 (k) applied technology and technical education district programs, $54,943,440 (24,098
60 WPUs), including $985,880 for summer applied technology agriculture programs;
61 (l) applied technology district set-aside, $2,348,400 (1,030 WPUs);
62 (m) class size reduction, $70,162,440 (30,773 WPUs);
63 (n) Social Security and retirement programs, [
64 (o) pupil transportation to and from school, $59,058,267, of which not less than
65 $2,050,537 shall be allocated to the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind to pay for
66 transportation costs of the schools' students;
67 (p) guarantee transportation levy, $500,000;
68 (q) Local Discretionary Block Grant Program, $21,820,748;
69 (r) Interventions for Student Success Block Grant Program, $15,842,347;
70 (s) Quality Teaching Block Grant Program, $59,428,023;
71 (t) highly impacted schools, $5,123,207;
72 (u) at-risk programs, $26,557,600;
73 (v) adult education, $7,630,805;
74 (w) accelerated learning programs, $8,999,293;
75 (x) electronic high school, $1,000,000;
76 (y) School LAND Trust Program, $9,920,000;
77 (z) state-supported voted leeway, [
78 (aa) state-supported board leeway, [
79 (bb) charter schools, pursuant to Section 53A-1a-513 , [
80 (cc) K-3 Reading Improvement Program, $12,500,000; and
81 (dd) state-supported board leeway for K-3 Reading Improvement Program,
83 Section 2. Section 53A-17a-135 is amended to read:
84 53A-17a-135. Minimum basic tax rate -- Certified revenue levy.
85 (1) (a) In order to qualify for receipt of the state contribution toward the basic program
86 and as its contribution toward its costs of the basic program, each school district shall impose a
87 minimum basic tax rate per dollar of taxable value that generates [
88 in revenues statewide.
89 (b) The preliminary estimate for the [
91 (c) The State Tax Commission shall certify on or before June 22 the rate that generates
93 (d) If the minimum basic tax rate exceeds the certified revenue levy as defined in
94 Section 53A-17a-103 , the state is subject to the notice requirements of Section 59-2-926 .
95 (2) (a) The state shall contribute to each district toward the cost of the basic program in
96 the district that portion which exceeds the proceeds of the levy authorized under Subsection
98 (b) In accord with the state strategic plan for public education and to fulfill its
99 responsibility for the development and implementation of that plan, the Legislature instructs
100 the State Board of Education, the governor, and the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst in each
101 of the coming five years to develop budgets that will fully fund student enrollment growth.
102 (3) (a) If the proceeds of the levy authorized under Subsection (1) equal or exceed the
103 cost of the basic program in a school district, no state contribution shall be made to the basic
105 (b) The proceeds of the levy authorized under Subsection (1) which exceed the cost of
106 the basic program shall be paid into the Uniform School Fund as provided by law.
107 Section 3. Section 53A-21-105 is amended to read:
108 53A-21-105. State contribution to capital outlay programs.
109 (1) As an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, there is
110 appropriated from the Uniform School Fund for fiscal year [
111 the State Board of Education for the capital outlay programs created in Section 53A-21-102 .
112 (2) Of the monies appropriated in Subsection (1), the State Board of Education shall
114 (a) $24,358,000 in accordance with the Capital Outlay Foundation Program described
115 in Section 53A-21-103 ; and
116 (b) $2,930,900 in accordance with the Enrollment Growth Program described in
117 Section 53A-21-103.5 .
118 Section 4. Appropriation.
119 (1) As an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, there is
120 appropriated from the Uniform School Fund for fiscal year 2006-07, $2,500,000 to the State
121 Board of Education for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program created in Section
122 53A-1a-601 .
123 (2) The monies appropriated in Subsection (1) shall be used to provide:
124 (a) signing bonuses to attract new teachers who have at least a baccalaureate degree in
125 mathematics, physics, chemistry, physical science, learning technology, or information
126 technology; or
127 (b) scholarships for teachers to cover tuition costs for a master's degree, an
128 endorsement, or graduate education in mathematics, physics, chemistry, physical science,
129 learning technology, or information technology.
130 (3) The money appropriated in Subsection (1) is nonlapsing.
131 Section 5. Effective date.
132 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2006.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-16-05 9:24 AM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.