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H.B. 436

             1     

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER FAMILY

             2     
LITERACY CENTERS PROGRAM

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Gregory H. Hughes

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill establishes the English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers Program
             11      within the State System of Public Education.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    establishes the English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers Program;
             15          .    requires the State Board of Education to make rules that allocate program monies to
             16      school districts and charter schools; and
             17          .     requires that the State Board of Education shall make a report to the Education
             18      Interim Committee.
             19      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          This bill appropriates:
             21          .    as an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, $10,000,000 from
             22      the Uniform School Fund for fiscal year 2008-09 to the State Board of Education.
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2008.
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             26      ENACTS:
             27          53A-17a-154, Utah Code Annotated 1953


             28     
             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             30          Section 1. Section 53A-17a-154 is enacted to read:
             31          53A-17a-154. English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers Program --
             32      Report.
             33          (1) Money appropriated for the English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers
             34      Program shall be used by school districts and charter schools to pay for costs of English
             35      Language Learner Family Literacy Centers as provided in this section.
             36          (2) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             37      State Board of Education, after consultation with school districts and charter schools, shall
             38      adopt a formula that allocates the money appropriated by the Legislature for the English
             39      Language Learner Family Literacy Centers Program to school districts and charter schools in a
             40      fair and equitable manner.
             41          (3) English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers shall be established to:
             42          (a) increase parent involvement;
             43          (b) communicate with parents who are not proficient in English concerning required
             44      and optional activities at the school, in the parents' preferred language to the extent practicable;
             45          (c) increase academic achievement, literacy skills, and language gains in all ethnic
             46      groups of students and their families;
             47          (d) coordinate with school administrators, educators, families, and students; and
             48          (e) support and coordinate with other language acquisition instructional services and
             49      language proficiency programs in the public schools.
             50          (4) The State Board of Education shall make a report to the Education Interim
             51      Committee on the effectiveness of the English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers
             52      Program before November 30, 2011.
             53          Section 2. Appropriation.
             54          As an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, there is appropriated
             55      from the Uniform School Fund for fiscal year 2008-09, $10,000,000 to the State Board of
             56      Education to fund the English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers Program.
             57          Section 3. Effective date.
             58          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2008.






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