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H.B. 123

             1     

ACCELERATED LEARNING PROGRAMS

             2     
AMENDMENTS

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Ben C. Ferry

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill increases the appropriation for accelerated learning programs and creates a
             11      grant program with a portion of the monies.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    increases the appropriation for accelerated learning programs; and
             15          .    requires the State Board of Education to award certain grants to:
             16              .    ensure that small school districts and charter schools receive adequate funds to
             17      offer accelerated learning programs; and
             18              .    allow certain courses with a potential small enrollment to be offered; and
             19          .    makes technical corrections.
             20      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          This bill appropriates:
             22          .    as an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, $1,000,000 from
             23      state and local funds for fiscal year 2008-09 to accelerated learning programs.
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2008.
             26          This bill coordinates with H.B. 1 by providing that certain amendments in this bill
             27      supersede the amendments in H.B. 1 and that certain amendments in H.B. 1 supersede


             28      the amendments in this bill.
             29          This bill coordinates with S.B. 2 by providing that certain amendments in this bill
             30      supersede the amendments in S.B. 2 and that certain amendments in S.B. 2 supersede
             31      the amendments in this bill.
             32      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             33      AMENDS:
             34          53A-17a-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 2, 344, 368, and 372
             35          53A-17a-120, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 368
             36     
             37      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             38          Section 1. Section 53A-17a-104 is amended to read:
             39           53A-17a-104. Amount of state's contribution toward minimum school program.
             40          (1) The total contribution of the state toward the cost of the minimum school program
             41      may not exceed the sum of $2,273,574,120 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, except as
             42      otherwise provided by the Legislature through supplemental appropriations.
             43          (2) There is appropriated from state and local funds for fiscal year 2007-08 for
             44      distribution to school districts and charter schools, in accordance with this chapter, monies for
             45      the following purposes and in the following amounts:
             46          (a) basic program - kindergarten, $61,819,260 (24,590 WPUs);
             47          (b) basic program - grades 1-12, $1,202,446,200 (478,300 WPUs);
             48          (c) basic program - professional staff, $112,436,136 (44,724 WPUs);
             49          (d) basic program - administrative costs, $4,072,680 (1,620 WPUs);
             50          (e) basic program - necessarily existent small schools and units for consolidated
             51      schools, $19,229,586 (7,649 WPUs);
             52          (f) special education - regular program - add-on WPUs for students with disabilities,
             53      $143,034,030 (56,895 WPUs);
             54          (g) preschool special education program, $20,918,994 (8,321 WPUs);
             55          (h) self-contained regular WPUs, $33,587,040 (13,360 WPUs);
             56          (i) extended year program for severely disabled, $922,638 (367 WPUs);
             57          (j) special education programs in state institutions and district impact aid, $4,090,278
             58      (1,627 WPUs);


             59          (k) career and technical education district programs, $65,147,796 (25,914 WPUs),
             60      including $1,114,000 for summer career and technical education agriculture programs;
             61          (l) career and technical education district set-aside, $2,742,774 (1,091 WPUs);
             62          (m) class size reduction, $82,330,986 (32,749 WPUs);
             63          (n) Social Security and retirement programs, $333,315,119;
             64          (o) pupil transportation to and from school, $70,928,797, of which not less than
             65      $2,462,300 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, $17,953,612;
             70          (s) Quality Teaching Block Grant Program, $73,947,829;
             71          (t) highly impacted schools, $5,123,207;
             72          (u) at-risk programs, $29,926,867;
             73          (v) adult education, $9,781,008;
             74          (w) accelerated learning programs, [$3,975,546] $4,975,546;
             75          (x) concurrent enrollment, $9,215,497;
             76          (y) electronic high school, $2,000,000;
             77          (z) School LAND Trust Program, $21,000,000;
             78          (aa) state-supported voted leeway, $227,700,777;
             79          (bb) state-supported board leeway, $62,066,336;
             80          (cc) charter schools, pursuant to Section 53A-1a-513 , $28,509,000;
             81          (dd) charter school administrative costs, $750,000;
             82          (ee) K-3 Reading Improvement Program, $12,500,000;
             83          (ff) state-supported board leeway for K-3 Reading Improvement Program,
             84      $15,000,000; and
             85          (gg) Public Education Job Enhancement Program, $2,430,000.
             86          Section 2. Section 53A-17a-120 is amended to read:
             87           53A-17a-120. Appropriation for accelerated learning programs.
             88          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education in Section 53A-17a-104 for
             89      accelerated learning programs shall be allocated to local school boards and charter schools for


             90      the following programs:
             91          (a) programs in grades 1-12 for the gifted and talented; and
             92          (b) advanced placement.
             93          (2) (a) [Districts] School districts and charter schools shall spend monies for these
             94      programs according to rules established by the State Board of Education in accordance with
             95      Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             96          (b) The State Board of Education shall develop uniform and consistent policies for
             97      school districts to follow in utilizing advanced placement monies.
             98          (c) The rules enacted under this Subsection (2) shall require an allocation of at least
             99      $1,000,000 of the money appropriated for accelerated learning programs in Section
             100      53A-17a-104 through grants to charter schools and school districts to:
             101          (i) ensure that small school districts and charter schools receive adequate funds to offer
             102      accelerated learning programs; and
             103          (ii) allow an accelerated learning programs course with a potential small enrollment to
             104      be offered, regardless of the size of the school district or charter school.
             105          (d) The State Board of Education shall:
             106          (i) solicit grant proposals from school districts and charter schools; and
             107          (ii) award the grants described in Subsection (2)(c) on a competitive basis.
             108          Section 3. Effective date.
             109          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2008.
             110          Section 4. Coordinating H.B. 123 with H.B. 1.
             111          If this H.B. 123 and H.B. 1, Minimum School Program Base Budget Amendments, both
             112      pass, it is the intent of the Legislature that when the Office of Legislative Research and General
             113      Counsel prepares the Utah Code database for publication:
             114          (1) the appropriation for class size reduction under Subsection 53A-17a-104 (2)(m) in
             115      H.B. 1 supersedes the appropriation for accelerated learning programs under Subsection
             116      53A-17a-104 (2)(w) in this bill, except that the appropriation for accelerated learning programs
             117      under Subsection 53A-17a-104 (2)(w) in H.B. 1 shall be increased by $1,000,000; and
             118          (2) the appropriation under Subsection 53A-17a-104 (1) in H.B. 1 supersedes the
             119      appropriation in Subsection 53A-17a-104 (1) in this bill, except that the appropriation under
             120      Subsection 53A-17a-104 (1) in H.B. 1 shall be increased by $1,000,000.


             121          Section 5. Coordinating H.B. 123 with S.B. 2.
             122          If this H.B. 123 and S.B. 2, Minimum School Program Budget Amendments, both pass,
             123      it is the intent of the Legislature that when the Office of Legislative Research and General
             124      Counsel prepares the Utah Code database for publication:
             125          (1) the appropriation for class size reduction under Subsection 53A-17a-104 (2)(m) in
             126      S.B. 2 supersedes the appropriation for accelerated learning programs under Subsection
             127      53A-17a-104 (2)(w) in this bill, except that the appropriation for accelerated learning programs
             128      under Subsection 53A-17a-104 (2)(w) in S.B. 2 shall be increased by $1,000,000; and
             129          (2) the appropriation under Subsection 53A-17a-104 (1) in S.B. 2 supersedes the
             130      appropriation in Subsection 53A-17a-104 (1) in this bill, except that the appropriation under
             131      Subsection 53A-17a-104 (1) in S.B. 2 shall be increased by $1,000,000.




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