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First Substitute H.B. 207

Representative Kory M. Holdaway proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT AMENDMENTS

             2     
2009 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Kory M. Holdaway

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies concurrent enrollment programs provisions.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    modifies requirements governing concurrent enrollment programs and courses;
             13          .    modifies the distribution of concurrent enrollment appropriations;
             14          .    requires the State Board of Regents to annually report to the Higher Education
             15      Appropriations Subcommittee on concurrent enrollment participation and growth;
             16      and
             17          .    makes technical corrections.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          53A-15-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 368
             25          53A-17a-120.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 368


             26     
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             28          Section 1. Section 53A-15-101 is amended to read:
             29           53A-15-101. Higher education courses in the public schools -- Cooperation
             30      between public and higher education.
             31          (1) The State Board of Education in collaboration with the State Board of Regents shall
             32      implement:
             33          (a) a curriculum program and delivery system which allows students the option to
             34      complete high school graduation requirements and prepares them to meet college admission
             35      requirements at the conclusion of the eleventh grade, but does not preclude a student involved
             36      in accelerated learning programs from graduating at an earlier time;
             37          (b) a program of selected college credit courses in general and career and technical
             38      education which would be made available in cooperation with the State Board of Regents, as
             39      resources allow, through concurrent enrollment with one or more of the state's institutions of
             40      higher education;
             41          (c) a course of study for a student who decides to continue on through the twelfth grade
             42      that would allow the student to take courses necessary to graduate from high school, and at the
             43      student's option, to become better prepared for the world of work, or complete selected college
             44      level courses corresponding to the first and second year of course work at a university, college,
             45      or community college in the state system of higher education; and
             46          (d) a program for advanced placement which permits students to earn high school
             47      credits while qualifying to take advanced placement examinations for college credit.
             48          (2) The delivery system and curriculum program shall be designed and implemented to
             49      take full advantage of the most current available educational technology.
             50          (3) The State Board of Regents shall adopt rules to ensure the following:
             51          (a) early high school graduates who are academically prepared and meet college
             52      admission requirements may be enrolled in one of the state's institutions of higher education;
             53          (b) college credit courses are taught in high school concurrent enrollment or advanced
             54      placement programs by college or university faculty or public school educators under the
             55      following conditions:
             56          (i) public school educators in concurrent enrollment programs must first be approved


             57      as adjunct faculty and supervised by a state institution of higher education;
             58          (ii) teaching is done through live classroom instruction or telecommunications; [and]
             59          (iii) collaboration among institutions to provide opportunities for general education and
             60      high demand career and technical education concurrent enrollment courses to be offered
             61      statewide, including via technology; and
             62          [(iii)] (iv) course content, procedures, and teaching materials in concurrent enrollment
             63      programs are approved by the appropriate department or program at an institution of higher
             64      education in order to ensure quality and comparability with courses offered on college and
             65      university campuses; and
             66          (c) college credits obtained under this section shall be accepted for transfer of credit
             67      purposes as if they had been obtained at any public institution of higher education within the
             68      state system.
             69          (4) College-level courses taught in the high school carry the same credit hour value as
             70      when taught on a college or university campus and apply toward graduation on the same basis
             71      as courses taught at an institution of higher education to which the credits are submitted.
             72          (5) The State Board of Education shall provide students in the public schools with the
             73      option of accelerating their educational program and graduating at the conclusion of the
             74      eleventh grade.
             75          (6) (a) The State Board of Education and State Board of Regents shall work in close
             76      cooperation in developing, implementing, and evaluating the program established under this
             77      section.
             78          (b) (i) Each high school shall receive its proportional share of concurrent enrollment
             79      monies appropriated or allocated pursuant to Section 53A-17a-120.5 based upon the hours of
             80      higher education course work undertaken by students at the school under Subsections (1)(b)
             81      and (1)(c) as compared to the state total.
             82          (ii) School districts shall contract with institutions of higher education to provide the
             83      higher education services required under this section.
             84          (iii) (A) Higher education tuition and fees may not be charged for participation in this
             85      program, except that each institution within the state's higher education system may charge a
             86      one-time per student per institution admissions application fee for concurrent enrollment
             87      course credit offered by the institution.


             88          (B) Payment of the fee under Subsection (6)(b)(iii)(A) satisfies the general admissions
             89      application fee requirement for a full-time or part-time student at an institution so that no
             90      additional admissions application fee may be charged by the institution.
             91          Section 2. Section 53A-17a-120.5 is amended to read:
             92           53A-17a-120.5. Appropriation for concurrent enrollment.
             93          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education in Section 53A-17a-104 for
             94      concurrent enrollment shall be allocated as follows:
             95          (a) for courses that are taught by public school educators:
             96          [(a)] (i) 60% of the monies shall be allocated to local school boards and charter
             97      schools; and
             98          (ii) 40% of the monies shall be allocated to the State Board of Regents; and
             99          (b) for courses that are taught by college or university faculty:
             100          (i) 40% of the monies shall be allocated to local school boards and charter schools; and
             101          [(b) 40%] (ii) 60% of the monies shall be allocated to the State Board of Regents.
             102          (2) The State Board of Education shall make rules providing that a school participating
             103      in the concurrent enrollment programs offered under Section 53A-15-101 shall receive an
             104      allocation from the monies described in Subsection (1)[(a)] as provided in Section 53A-15-101 .
             105          (3) The State Board of Regents shall make rules providing that an institution of higher
             106      education participating in the concurrent enrollment programs offered under Section
             107      53A-15-101 shall receive an allocation from the monies described in Subsection (1)[(b)] as
             108      provided in the rules.
             109          (4) Each year the Legislature shall increase the money appropriated to the State Board
             110      of Education in Section 53A-17a-104 for concurrent enrollment based on:
             111          (a) enrollment growth in concurrent enrollment from additional students enrolled,
             112      courses offered, and credit hours taken; and
             113          (b) the percentage increase in the value of the weighted pupil unit.
             114          (5) (a) The State Board of Education and the State Board of Regents shall annually
             115      report to the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee:
             116          [(a)] (i) an accounting of the money appropriated for concurrent enrollment; and
             117          [(b)] (ii) a justification of the split described in Subsections (1)(a) and (b).
             118          (b) The State Board of Regents shall annually report to the Higher Education


             119      Appropriations Subcommittee on concurrent enrollment participation and growth, including
             120      data on what higher education tuition would have been charged for the hours of concurrent
             121      enrollment credit granted.
             122          (6) In order to qualify for funds under this section, a concurrent enrollment program
             123      shall comply with the requirements described in Section 53A-15-101 , including rules adopted
             124      in accordance with Subsection 53A-15-101 (3).


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