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MINIMUM SCHOOL PROGRAM BASE BUDGET

             2     
2010 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Merlynn T. Newbold

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Senate Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill provides base funding for the Minimum School Program.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    appropriates state and local funds for the Minimum School Program for fiscal year
             13      2010-11;
             14          .    appropriates $22,049,700 to the State Board of Education for fiscal year 2010-11
             15      for school building aid programs for school districts;
             16          .    establishes the value of the weighted pupil unit at $2,487 for fiscal year 2010-11;
             17          .    establishes the estimated minimum basic tax rate at .001513 for fiscal year
             18      2010-11;
             19          .    provides that if monies appropriated to charter schools to replace local property
             20      taxes are less than the amount prescribed by a statutory funding formula, monies
             21      shall be allocated among charter schools in proportion to each charter school's
             22      share of the total enrollment in charter schools;
             23          .    provides that if monies appropriated for charter school administrative costs are
             24      insufficient to provide the amount per student prescribed in statute, the
             25      appropriation shall be allocated among charter schools in proportion to each charter
             26      school's share of the total enrollment in charter schools;
             27          .    provides certain exemptions to the Budgetary Procedures Act for monies
             28      appropriated to the State Board of Education for the Minimum School Program or
             29      capital outlay programs; and


             30          .    makes technical amendments.
             31      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             32          This bill appropriates:
             33          .    as an ongoing appropriation, the following Minimum School Program monies:
             34              .    $1,990,547,523 from the Uniform School Fund for fiscal year 2010-11; and
             35              .    $20,000,000 from the Uniform School Fund Restricted - Interest and Dividends
             36      Account for fiscal year 2010-11; and
             37          .    as an ongoing appropriation, $22,049,700 from the Uniform School Fund for
             38      school building aid programs for fiscal year 2010-11.
             39      Other Special Clauses:
             40          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.
             41      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             42      AMENDS:
             43          53A-1a-513, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 391
             44          53A-1a-703, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 35
             45          53A-1a-903, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 386
             46          53A-2-118.3, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 236
             47          53A-16-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 236
             48          53A-17a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 61 and 397
             49          53A-17a-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
             50          53A-17a-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 391
             51          53A-17a-111, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             52          53A-17a-112, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 71
             53          53A-17a-113, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 372
             54          53A-17a-116, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 372
             55          53A-17a-119, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapters 221 and 320
             56          53A-17a-120, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 382 and 397
             57          53A-17a-120.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 321 and 391


             58          53A-17a-121, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             59          53A-17a-123, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 320
             60          53A-17a-123.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 320
             61          53A-17a-124, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 320
             62          53A-17a-124.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapters 221 and 320
             63          53A-17a-125, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 391
             64          53A-17a-126, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 397
             65          53A-17a-131.15, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             66          53A-17a-131.17, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             67          53A-17a-135, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 391
             68          53A-17a-146, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 4
             69          53A-17a-153, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 4
             70          53A-17a-154, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 1
             71          53A-17a-155, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 1
             72          63J-1-206, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 183 and 368
             73      REPEALS:
             74          53A-17a-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 4 and 391
             75          53A-21-501, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 391
             76      Uncodified Material Affected:
             77      ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
             78     
             79      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             80          Section 1. Section 53A-1a-513 is amended to read:
             81           53A-1a-513. Funding for charter schools.
             82          (1) As used in this section:
             83          (a) "Charter school students' average local revenues" means the amount determined as
             84      follows:
             85          (i) for each student enrolled in a charter school on the previous October 1, calculate


             86      the district per pupil local revenues of the school district in which the student resides;
             87          (ii) sum the district per pupil local revenues for each student enrolled in a charter
             88      school on the previous October 1; and
             89          (iii) divide the sum calculated under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) by the number of students
             90      enrolled in charter schools on the previous October 1.
             91          (b) "District per pupil local revenues" means the amount determined as follows, using
             92      data from the most recently published school district annual financial reports and state
             93      superintendent's annual report:
             94          (i) calculate the sum of a school district's revenue received from:
             95          (A) a voted levy imposed under Section 53A-17a-133 ;
             96          (B) a board levy imposed under Section 53A-17a-134 ;
             97          (C) 10% of the cost of the basic program levy imposed under Section 53A-17a-145 ;
             98          (D) a tort liability levy imposed under Section 63G-7-704 ;
             99          (E) a capital outlay levy imposed under Section 53A-16-107 ; and
             100          (F) a voted capital outlay levy imposed under Section 53A-16-110 ; and
             101          (ii) divide the sum calculated under Subsection (1)(b)(i) by the sum of:
             102          (A) a school district's average daily membership; and
             103          (B) the average daily membership of a school district's resident students who attend
             104      charter schools.
             105          (c) "Resident student" means a student who is considered a resident of the school
             106      district under Title 53A, Chapter 2, Part 2, District of Residency.
             107          (d) "Statewide average debt service revenues" means the amount determined as
             108      follows, using data from the most recently published state superintendent's annual report:
             109          (i) sum the revenues of each school district from the debt service levy imposed under
             110      Section 11-14-310 ; and
             111          (ii) divide the sum calculated under Subsection (1)(d)(i) by statewide school district
             112      average daily membership.
             113          (2) (a) Charter schools shall receive funding as described in this section, except


             114      Subsections (3) through (8) do not apply to charter schools described in Subsection (2)(b).
             115          (b) Charter schools authorized by local school boards that are converted from district
             116      schools or operate in district facilities without paying reasonable rent shall receive funding as
             117      prescribed in Section 53A-1a-515 .
             118          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), a charter school shall receive state
             119      funds, as applicable, on the same basis as a school district receives funds.
             120          (b) In distributing funds under Title 53A, Chapter 17a, Minimum School Program
             121      Act, to charter schools, charter school pupils shall be weighted, where applicable, as follows:
             122          (i) .55 for kindergarten pupils;
             123          (ii) .9 for pupils in grades 1-6;
             124          (iii) .99 for pupils in grades 7-8; and
             125          (iv) 1.2 for pupils in grades 9-12.
             126          (4) (a) (i) A school district shall allocate a portion of school district revenues for each
             127      resident student of the school district who is enrolled in a charter school on October 1 equal to
             128      25% of the lesser of:
             129          (A) district per pupil local revenues; or
             130          (B) charter school students' average local revenues.
             131          [(ii) For the purpose of allocating school district revenues under Subsection (4)(a)(i) in
             132      fiscal year 2008-09 only, a kindergarten student who is enrolled in less than a full-day
             133      kindergarten program is weighted as .55 of a student.]
             134          [(iii)] (ii) Nothing in this Subsection (4)(a) affects the school bond guarantee program
             135      established under Chapter 28, Utah School Bond Guaranty Act.
             136          (b) The State Board of Education shall:
             137          (i) deduct an amount equal to the allocation provided under Subsection (4)(a) from
             138      state funds the school district is authorized to receive under Title 53A, Chapter 17a, Minimum
             139      School Program Act; and
             140          (ii) remit the money to the student's charter school.
             141          (c) Notwithstanding the method used to transfer school district revenues to charter


             142      schools as provided in Subsection (4)(b), a school district may deduct the allocations to
             143      charter schools under this section from:
             144          (i) unrestricted revenues available to the school district; or
             145          (ii) the revenue sources listed in Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A) through (F) based on the
             146      portion of the allocations to charter schools attributed to each of the revenue sources listed in
             147      Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A) through (F).
             148          (d) (i) Subject to future budget constraints, the Legislature shall provide an
             149      appropriation for charter schools for each student enrolled on October 1 to supplement the
             150      allocation of school district revenues under Subsection (4)(a).
             151          (ii) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(d)(iii), the amount of money provided by the
             152      state for a charter school student shall be the sum of:
             153          (A) charter school students' average local revenues minus the allocation of school
             154      district revenues under Subsection (4)(a); and
             155          (B) statewide average debt service revenues.
             156          (iii) If the total of a school district's allocation for a charter school student under
             157      Subsection (4)(a) and the amount provided by the state under Subsection (4)(d)(ii) is less than
             158      $1427, the state shall provide an additional supplement so that a charter school receives at
             159      least $1427 per student under this Subsection (4).
             160          (iv) If the appropriation provided under this Subsection (4)(d) is less than the amount
             161      prescribed by Subsection (4)(d)(ii) or (4)(d)(iii), the appropriation shall be allocated among
             162      charter schools in proportion to each charter school's enrollment as a percentage of the total
             163      enrollment in charter schools.
             164          (e) Of the monies provided to a charter school under this Subsection (4), 10% shall be
             165      expended for funding school facilities only.
             166          (5) Charter schools are eligible to receive federal funds if they meet all applicable
             167      federal requirements and comply with relevant federal regulations.
             168          (6) The State Board of Education shall distribute funds for charter school students
             169      directly to the charter school.


             170          (7) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3), a charter school is not eligible to receive state
             171      transportation funding.
             172          (b) The board shall also adopt rules relating to the transportation of students to and
             173      from charter schools, taking into account Sections 53A-2-210 and 53A-17a-127 .
             174          (c) The governing body of the charter school may provide transportation through an
             175      agreement or contract with the local school board, a private provider, or with parents.
             176          (8) (a) (i) The state superintendent of public instruction may allocate grants for both
             177      start-up and ongoing costs to eligible charter school applicants from monies appropriated for
             178      the implementation of this part.
             179          (ii) Applications for the grants shall be filed on a form determined by the state
             180      superintendent and in conjunction with the application for a charter.
             181          (iii) The amount of a grant may vary based upon the size, scope, and special
             182      circumstances of the charter school.
             183          (iv) The governing board of the charter school shall use the grant to meet the expenses
             184      of the school as established in the school's charter.
             185          (b) The State Board of Education shall coordinate the distribution of federal monies
             186      appropriated to help fund costs for establishing and maintaining charter schools within the
             187      state.
             188          (9) (a) A charter school may receive, hold, manage and use any devise, bequest, grant,
             189      endowment, gift, or donation of any property made to the school for any of the purposes of this
             190      part.
             191          (b) It is unlawful for any person affiliated with a charter school to demand or request
             192      any gift, donation, or contribution from a parent, teacher, employee, or other person affiliated
             193      with the charter school as a condition for employment or enrollment at the school or continued
             194      attendance at the school.
             195          Section 2. Section 53A-1a-703 is amended to read:
             196           53A-1a-703. Definitions.
             197          As used in this part:


             198          (1) "Assessment team" means a team consisting of:
             199          (a) the student's parent or guardian;
             200          (b) the student's private school classroom teacher;
             201          (c) special education personnel from the student's school district; and
             202          (d) if available, special education personnel from the private school at which the
             203      student is enrolled.
             204          (2) "Board" means the State Board of Education.
             205          (3) "Eligible private school" means a private school that meets the requirements of
             206      Section 53A-1a-705 .
             207          (4) "IEP" means a written statement for a student with a disability that is developed,
             208      reviewed, and revised in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20
             209      U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.
             210          (5) "Scholarship student" means a student who receives a scholarship under this part.
             211          (6) "Value of the weighted pupil unit" means the amount [specified in Section
             212      53A-17a-103 ] established each year in statute that is multiplied by the number of weighted
             213      pupil units to yield the funding level for the basic state-supported school program.
             214          Section 3. Section 53A-1a-903 is amended to read:
             215           53A-1a-903. Voluntary extended-day kindergarten program funding.
             216          (1) As used in this section, "Title I school" means a school receiving federal monies
             217      under Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. No. 107-110, for a schoolwide
             218      or targeted assistance program.
             219          (2) If funds are appropriated for this purpose, the State Board of Education shall
             220      allocate funds to charter schools and school districts.
             221          (3) For charter schools, the State Board of Education shall:
             222          (a) determine the total allocation for charter schools by:
             223          (i) dividing the number of charter school students eligible to receive free lunch by the
             224      total number of students in the public education system eligible to receive free lunch in the
             225      prior school year; and


             226          (ii) multiplying the resulting percentage by the total amount of available funds; and
             227          (b) allocate the resulting amount of funds to individual charter schools with the
             228      greatest need for extended-day kindergarten, as determined by the State Board of Education in
             229      consultation with the State Charter School Board.
             230          (4) For school districts, the State Board of Education shall:
             231          (a) determine the total allocation for school districts by subtracting the charter school
             232      amount calculated under Subsection (3)(a) from the total amount of available funds; and
             233          (b) allocate the resulting amount to applicant school districts by:
             234          (i) allocating to each school district the amount calculated by:
             235          (A) multiplying the value of the weighted pupil unit [under Subsection
             236      53A-17a-103 (1)] established each year in statute by 0.45; and
             237          (B) multiplying the result by 20; and
             238          (ii) allocating any remaining funds after the allocation under Subsection (4)(b)(i) by:
             239          (A) determining the number of students eligible to receive free lunch in the prior
             240      school year for each school district; and
             241          (B) prorating the remaining funds based on the number of students eligible to receive
             242      free lunch in each district.
             243          (5) The State Board of Education may modify the allocation of funds described under
             244      this section to provide sufficient funding for each Title I school to participate in the voluntary
             245      extended-day kindergarten program.
             246          Section 4. Section 53A-2-118.3 is amended to read:
             247           53A-2-118.3. Imposition of the capital outlay levy in qualifying divided school
             248      districts.
             249          (1) For purposes of this section:
             250          (a) "Qualifying divided school district" means a divided school district:
             251          (i) located within a county of the second through sixth class; and
             252          (ii) with a new school district created under Section 53A-2-118.1 that begins to
             253      provide educational services after July 1, 2008.


             254          (b) "Qualifying taxable year" means the calendar year in which a new school district
             255      begins to provide educational services.
             256          (2) Beginning with the qualifying taxable year, in order to qualify for receipt of the
             257      state contribution toward the minimum school program [described in Section 53A-17a-104 ], a
             258      school district within a qualifying divided school district shall impose a capital outlay levy
             259      described in Section 53A-16-107 of at least .0006 per dollar of taxable value.
             260          (3) The county treasurer of a county with a qualifying divided school district shall
             261      distribute revenues generated by the .0006 portion of the capital outlay levy required in
             262      Subsection (2) to the school districts located within the boundaries of the qualifying divided
             263      school district as follows:
             264          (a) 25% of the revenues shall be distributed in proportion to a school district's
             265      percentage of the total enrollment growth in all of the school districts within the qualifying
             266      divided school district that have an increase in enrollment, calculated on the basis of the
             267      average annual enrollment growth over the prior three years in all of the school districts within
             268      the qualifying divided school district that have an increase in enrollment over the prior three
             269      years, as of the October 1 enrollment counts; and
             270          (b) 75% of the revenues shall be distributed in proportion to a school district's
             271      percentage of the total current year enrollment in all of the school districts within the
             272      qualifying divided school district, as of the October 1 enrollment counts.
             273          (4) If a new school district is created or school district boundaries are adjusted, the
             274      enrollment and average annual enrollment growth for each affected school district shall be
             275      calculated on the basis of enrollment in school district schools located within that school
             276      district's newly created or adjusted boundaries, as of October 1 enrollment counts.
             277          (5) On or before December 31 of each year, the State Board of Education shall provide
             278      a county treasurer with audited enrollment information from the fall enrollment audit
             279      necessary to distribute revenues as required by this section.
             280          (6) On or before March 31 of each year, a county treasurer in a county with a
             281      qualifying divided school district shall distribute, in accordance with Subsection (3), the


             282      revenue generated within the qualifying divided school district during the prior calendar year
             283      from the capital outlay levy required in Subsection (2).
             284          Section 5. Section 53A-16-107 is amended to read:
             285           53A-16-107. Capital outlay levy -- Maintenance of school facilities -- Authority
             286      to use proceeds of .0002 tax rate -- Restrictions and procedure.
             287          (1) Subject to Subsection (3), a local school board may annually impose a capital
             288      outlay levy not to exceed .0024 per dollar of taxable value to be used for:
             289          (a) capital outlay;
             290          (b) debt service; and
             291          (c) subject to Subsection (2), school facility maintenance.
             292          (2) (a) A local school board may utilize the proceeds of a maximum of .0002 per
             293      dollar of taxable value of the local school board's annual capital outlay levy for the
             294      maintenance of school facilities in the school district.
             295          (b) A local school board that uses the option provided under Subsection (2)(a) shall:
             296          (i) maintain the same level of expenditure for maintenance in the current year as it did
             297      in the preceding year, plus the annual average percentage increase applied to the maintenance
             298      and operation budget for the current year; and
             299          (ii) identify the expenditure of capital outlay funds for maintenance by a district
             300      project number to ensure that the funds are expended in the manner intended.
             301          (c) The State Board of Education shall establish by rule the expenditure classification
             302      for maintenance under this program using a standard classification system.
             303          (3) Beginning January 1, 2009, in order to qualify for receipt of the state contribution
             304      toward the minimum school program [described in Section 53A-17a-104 ], a local school
             305      board in a county of the first class shall impose a capital outlay levy of at least .0006 per dollar
             306      of taxable value.
             307          (4) (a) The county treasurer of a county of the first class shall distribute revenues
             308      generated by the .0006 portion of the capital outlay levy required in Subsection (3) to school
             309      districts within the county in accordance with Section 53A-16-107.1 .


             310          (b) If a school district in a county of the first class imposes a capital outlay levy
             311      pursuant to this section which exceeds .0006 per dollar of taxable value, the county treasurer
             312      of a county of the first class shall distribute revenues generated by the portion of the capital
             313      outlay levy which exceeds .0006 to the school district imposing the levy.
             314          Section 6. Section 53A-17a-103 is amended to read:
             315           53A-17a-103. Definitions.
             316          As used in this chapter:
             317          (1) "Basic state-supported school program" or "basic program" means public
             318      education programs for kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school students that are
             319      operated and maintained for the amount derived by multiplying the number of weighted pupil
             320      units for each [district by $2,577] school district or charter school by the value established
             321      each year in statute, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
             322          (2) (a) "Certified revenue levy" means a property tax levy that provides an amount of
             323      ad valorem property tax revenue equal to the sum of:
             324          (i) the amount of ad valorem property tax revenue to be generated statewide in the
             325      previous year from imposing a minimum basic tax rate, as specified in Subsection
             326      53A-17a-135 (1)(a); and
             327          (ii) the product of:
             328          (A) new growth, as defined in:
             329          (I) Section 59-2-924 ; and
             330          (II) rules of the State Tax Commission; and
             331          (B) the minimum basic tax rate certified by the State Tax Commission for the previous
             332      year.
             333          (b) For purposes of this Subsection (2), "ad valorem property tax revenue" does not
             334      include property tax revenue received statewide from personal property that is:
             335          (i) assessed by a county assessor in accordance with Title 59, Chapter 2, Part 3,
             336      County Assessment; and
             337          (ii) semiconductor manufacturing equipment.


             338          (c) For purposes of calculating the certified revenue levy described in this Subsection
             339      (2), the State Tax Commission shall use:
             340          (i) the taxable value of real property assessed by a county assessor contained on the
             341      assessment roll;
             342          (ii) the taxable value of real and personal property assessed by the State Tax
             343      Commission; and
             344          (iii) the taxable year end value of personal property assessed by a county assessor
             345      contained on the prior year's assessment roll.
             346          (3) "Leeway program" or "leeway" means a state-supported voted leeway program or
             347      board leeway program authorized under Section 53A-17a-133 or 53A-17a-134 .
             348          (4) "Pupil in average daily membership (ADM)" means a full-day equivalent pupil.
             349          (5) (a) "State-supported minimum school program" or ["minimum school program"]
             350      "Minimum School Program" means public school programs for kindergarten, elementary, and
             351      secondary schools as described in this Subsection (5).
             352          (b) The minimum school program established in the districts shall include the
             353      equivalent of a school term of nine months as determined by the State Board of Education.
             354          (c) (i) The board shall establish the number of days or equivalent instructional hours
             355      that school is held for an academic school year.
             356          (ii) Education, enhanced by utilization of technologically enriched delivery systems,
             357      when approved by local school boards, shall receive full support by the State Board of
             358      Education as it pertains to fulfilling the attendance requirements, excluding time spent
             359      viewing commercial advertising.
             360          [(d) The program includes the total of the following annual costs:]
             361          [(i) the cost of a basic state-supported school program; and]
             362          [(ii) other amounts appropriated in this chapter in addition to the basic program.]
             363          (d) The Minimum School Program includes a program or allocation funded by a line
             364      item appropriation or other appropriation designated as follows:
             365          (i) Basic School Program;


             366          (ii) Related to Basic Programs;
             367          (iii) Voted and Board Leeway Programs; or
             368          (iv) Minimum School Program.
             369          (6) "Weighted pupil unit or units or WPU or WPUs" means the unit of measure of
             370      factors that is computed in accordance with this chapter for the purpose of determining the
             371      costs of a program on a uniform basis for each district.
             372          Section 7. Section 53A-17a-105 is amended to read:
             373           53A-17a-105. Action required for underestimated or overestimated weighted
             374      pupil units -- Action required for underestimating or overestimating local contributions.
             375          (1) If the number of weighted pupil units in a program is underestimated [in Section
             376      53A-17a-104 ], the amount per pupil in that program paid under this chapter must be reduced
             377      so that the amount paid does not exceed the estimated amount by program.
             378          (2) If the number of weighted pupil units in a program is overestimated [in Section
             379      53A-17a-104 ], the state superintendent of public instruction shall either increase the amount
             380      paid in that program per weighted pupil unit or transfer the unused amount in that program to
             381      another program included in the minimum school program.
             382          (3) (a) If surplus funds are transferred to another program, the state superintendent, if
             383      the state superintendent determines certain districts have greater need for additional funds,
             384      may designate the districts as well as the programs to which the transferred funds will be
             385      allocated.
             386          (b) Any amounts transferred under Subsection (3)(a) may be spent in addition to the
             387      amounts [listed in Section 53A-17a-104 ] appropriated.
             388          (4) The limitation on the proceeds from local tax rates for operation and maintenance
             389      programs under this chapter is subject to modification by local school boards under Sections
             390      53A-17a-133 and 53A-17a-134 and to special tax rates authorized by this chapter, and shall be
             391      adjusted accordingly.
             392          (5) If local contributions are overestimated, the guarantee per weighted pupil unit is
             393      reduced for all programs so the total state contribution for operation and maintenance


             394      programs does not exceed the amount [authorized in Subsection 53A-17a-104 (1)]
             395      appropriated.
             396          (6) (a) If local contributions from the basic tax rate for operation and maintenance
             397      programs are underestimated, the excess is applied first to support the value of the weighted
             398      pupil unit as set by the Legislature for total weighted pupil units generated by the districts and
             399      those costs of Social Security and retirement, transportation, and board and voted leeway that
             400      occur as a result of the additional generated weighted pupil units, following internal
             401      adjustments by the state superintendent as provided in this section.
             402          (b) The state contribution is decreased so the total school program cost for operation
             403      and maintenance programs does not exceed the total estimated contributions to school districts
             404      for all programs [under Subsection 53A-17a-104 (2)] plus the amount of local revenue
             405      necessary to support the value of the weighted pupil unit for weighted pupil units generated
             406      and those costs of Social Security and retirement, transportation, and board and voted leeway
             407      that occur as a result of the additional generated weighted pupil units.
             408          (7) As an exception to Section 63J-1-601 , the state fiscal officer may not close out
             409      appropriations from the Uniform School Fund at the end of a fiscal year.
             410          Section 8. Section 53A-17a-108 is amended to read:
             411           53A-17a-108. Weighted pupil units for small school district administrative costs
             412      -- Appropriation for charter school administrative costs.
             413          (1) Administrative costs weighted pupil units are computed and distributed to small
             414      school districts in accordance with the following schedule:
             415     
Administrative Costs Schedule

             416          School District Enrollment as of October 1            Weighted Pupil Units
             417          1 - 500 students                            95
             418          501 - 1,000 students                            80
             419          1,001 - 2,000 students                        70
             420          2,001 - 5,000 students                        60
             421          (2) (a) [Money] Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), money appropriated to the


             422      State Board of Education for charter school administrative costs[, including an appropriation
             423      in Section 53A-17a-104 ,] shall be distributed to charter schools in the amount of $100 for
             424      each charter school student in enrollment.
             425          (b) If money appropriated for charter school administrative costs are insufficient to
             426      provide the amount per student prescribed in Subsection (2)(a), the appropriation shall be
             427      allocated among charter schools in proportion to each charter school's enrollment as a
             428      percentage of the total enrollment in charter schools.
             429          [(b)] (c) Charter schools are encouraged to identify and use cost-effective methods of
             430      performing administrative functions, including contracting for administrative services with the
             431      State Charter School Board as provided in Section 53A-1a-501.6 .
             432          (3) Charter schools are not eligible for funds for administrative costs under Subsection
             433      (1).
             434          Section 9. Section 53A-17a-111 is amended to read:
             435           53A-17a-111. Weighted pupil units for programs for students with disabilities --
             436      District allocation.
             437          (1) The number of weighted pupil units for students with disabilities shall reflect the
             438      direct cost of programs for those students conducted in accordance with rules established by
             439      the State Board of Education in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             440      Rulemaking Act.
             441          (2) Disability program monies allocated to districts are restricted and shall be spent for
             442      the education of students with disabilities but may include expenditures for approved
             443      programs of services conducted for certified instructional personnel who have students with
             444      disabilities in their classes.
             445          (3) The State Board of Education shall establish and strictly interpret definitions and
             446      provide standards for determining which students have disabilities and shall assist districts in
             447      determining the services that should be provided to students with disabilities.
             448          (4) Each year the board shall evaluate the standards and guidelines that establish the
             449      identifying criteria for disability classifications to assure strict compliance with those


             450      standards by the districts.
             451          (5) (a) Monies appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ]
             452      for add-on WPUs for students with disabilities enrolled in regular programs shall be allocated
             453      to school districts as provided in this Subsection (5).
             454          (b) Beginning on July 1, 2003, the State Board of Education shall:
             455          (i) use a district's average number of special education add-on weighted pupil units
             456      determined by the previous five year's average daily membership data as a foundation for the
             457      special education add-on appropriation; and
             458          (ii) implement a hold harmless provision for up to three years as needed to accomplish
             459      a phase-in period for school districts to accommodate the change in the special education
             460      add-on WPUs foundation formula.
             461          (c) A district's special education add-on WPUs for the current year may not be less
             462      than the foundation special education add-on WPUs.
             463          (d) Growth WPUs shall be added to the prior year special education add-on WPUs,
             464      and growth WPUs shall be determined as follows:
             465          (i) The special education student growth factor is calculated by comparing S-3 total
             466      special education ADM of two years previous to the current year to the S-3 total special
             467      education ADM three years previous to the current year, not to exceed the official October
             468      total district growth factor from the prior year.
             469          (ii) When calculating and applying the growth factor, a district's S-3 total special
             470      education ADM for a given year is limited to 12.18% of the district's S-3 total student ADM
             471      for the same year.
             472          (iii) Growth ADMs are calculated by applying the growth factor to the S-3 total
             473      special education ADM of two years previous to the current year.
             474          (iv) Growth ADMs for each district are multiplied by 1.53 weighted pupil units and
             475      added to the prior year special education add-on WPU to determine each district's total
             476      allocation.
             477          (6) If monies appropriated under this chapter for programs for students with


             478      disabilities do not meet the costs of districts for those programs, each district shall first receive
             479      the amount generated for each student with a disability under the basic program.
             480          Section 10. Section 53A-17a-112 is amended to read:
             481           53A-17a-112. Preschool special education appropriation -- Extended year
             482      program appropriation -- Appropriation for special education programs in state
             483      institutions.
             484          (1) (a) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education for the preschool special
             485      education program [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] shall be allocated to school districts to provide a
             486      free, appropriate public education to preschool students with a disability, ages three through
             487      five.
             488          (b) The monies shall be distributed on the basis of a school district's previous year
             489      December 1 disabled preschool child count as mandated by federal law.
             490          (2) Monies appropriated for the extended school year program for the severely
             491      disabled [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] shall be limited to students with severe disabilities with
             492      education program goals identifying significant regression and recoupment disability as
             493      approved by the State Board of Education.
             494          (3) (a) Monies appropriated [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for self-contained regular
             495      special education programs may not be used to supplement other school programs.
             496          (b) Monies in any of the other restricted line item appropriations may not be reduced
             497      more than 2% to be used for purposes other than those specified by the appropriation, unless
             498      otherwise provided by law.
             499          (4) (a) The State Board of Education shall compute preschool funding by a factor of
             500      1.47 times the current December 1 child count of eligible preschool aged three, four, and
             501      five-year-olds times the WPU value, limited to 8% growth over the prior year December 1
             502      count.
             503          (b) The board shall develop guidelines to implement the funding formula for preschool
             504      special education, and establish prevalence limits for distribution of the monies.
             505          Section 11. Section 53A-17a-113 is amended to read:


             506           53A-17a-113. Weighted pupil units for career and technical education programs
             507      -- Funding of approved programs -- Performance measures -- Qualifying criteria.
             508          (1) (a) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ]
             509      for approved career and technical education programs and the comprehensive guidance
             510      program:
             511          (i) shall be allocated to eligible recipients as provided in Subsections (2), (3), (4), and
             512      (5); and
             513          (ii) may not be used to fund programs below the ninth grade level.
             514          (b) Subsection (1)(a)(ii) does not apply to the following programs:
             515          (i) comprehensive guidance;
             516          (ii) Technology-Life-Careers; and
             517          (iii) work-based learning programs.
             518          (2) (a) Weighted pupil units are computed for pupils in approved programs.
             519          (b) (i) The board shall fund approved programs based upon hours of membership of
             520      9th through 12th grade students.
             521          (ii) Subsection (2)(b)(i) does not apply to the following programs:
             522          (A) comprehensive guidance;
             523          (B) Technology-Life-Careers; and
             524          (C) work-based learning programs.
             525          (c) The board shall use an amount not to exceed 20% of the total appropriation under
             526      this section to fund approved programs based on performance measures such as placement and
             527      competency attainment defined in standards set by the board.
             528          (d) Leadership organization funds shall constitute an amount not to exceed 1% of the
             529      total appropriation under this section, and shall be distributed to each local educational agency
             530      sponsoring career and technical education student leadership organizations based on the
             531      agency's share of the state's total membership in those organizations.
             532          (e) The board shall make the necessary calculations for distribution of the
             533      appropriation to school districts and may revise and recommend changes necessary for


             534      achieving equity and ease of administration.
             535          (3) (a) Twenty weighted pupil units shall be computed for career and technical
             536      education administrative costs for each district, except 25 weighted pupil units may be
             537      computed for each district that consolidates career and technical education administrative
             538      services with one or more other districts.
             539          (b) Between 10 and 25 weighted pupil units shall be computed for each high school
             540      conducting approved career and technical education programs in a district according to
             541      standards established by the board.
             542          (c) Forty weighted pupil units shall be computed for each district that operates an
             543      approved career and technical education center.
             544          (d) Between five and seven weighted pupil units shall be computed for each summer
             545      career and technical education agriculture program according to standards established by the
             546      board.
             547          (e) The board shall, by rule, establish qualifying criteria for districts to receive
             548      weighted pupil units under this Subsection (3).
             549          (4) (a) Monies remaining after the allocations made under Subsections (2) and (3)
             550      shall be allocated using average daily membership in approved programs for the previous year.
             551          (b) A district that has experienced student growth in grades 9 through 12 for the
             552      previous year shall have the growth factor applied to the previous year's weighted pupil units
             553      when calculating the allocation of monies under this Subsection (4).
             554          (5) Of the monies allocated to comprehensive guidance programs pursuant to board
             555      rules, $1,000,000 in grants shall be awarded to school districts or charter schools that:
             556          (a) provide an equal amount of matching funds; and
             557          (b) do not supplant other funds used for comprehensive guidance programs.
             558          (6) (a) The board shall establish rules for the upgrading of high school career and
             559      technical education programs.
             560          (b) The rules shall reflect career and technical training and actual marketable job skills
             561      in society.


             562          (c) The rules shall include procedures to assist school districts to convert existing
             563      programs which are not preparing students for the job market into programs that will
             564      accomplish that purpose.
             565          (7) Programs that do not meet board standards may not be funded under this section.
             566          Section 12. Section 53A-17a-116 is amended to read:
             567           53A-17a-116. Weighted pupil units for career and technical education set-aside
             568      programs.
             569          (1) Each district shall receive a guaranteed minimum allocation from the monies
             570      appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for a career and
             571      technical education set-aside program.
             572          (2) The set-aside funds remaining after the initial minimum payment allocation are
             573      distributed by an RFP process to help pay for equipment costs necessary to initiate new
             574      programs and for high priority programs as determined by labor market information.
             575          Section 13. Section 53A-17a-119 is amended to read:
             576           53A-17a-119. Appropriation for adult education programs.
             577          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for
             578      adult education shall be allocated to local school boards for adult high school completion and
             579      adult basic skills programs.
             580          (2) Each district shall receive its pro rata share of the appropriation for adult high
             581      school completion programs based on the number of people listed in the latest official census
             582      who are over 18 years of age and who do not have a high school diploma and prior year
             583      participation or as approved by board rule.
             584          (3) On February 1 of each school year, the State Board of Education shall recapture
             585      monies not used for an adult high school completion program for reallocation to districts that
             586      have implemented programs based on need and effort as determined by the board.
             587          (4) To the extent of monies available, school districts shall provide programs to adults
             588      who do not have a diploma and who intend to graduate from high school, with particular
             589      emphasis on homeless individuals who are seeking literacy and life skills.


             590          (5) Overruns in adult education in any district may not reduce the value of the
             591      weighted pupil unit for this program in another district.
             592          (6) School districts shall spend money on adult basic skills programs according to
             593      standards established by the board.
             594          Section 14. Section 53A-17a-120 is amended to read:
             595           53A-17a-120. Appropriation for accelerated learning programs.
             596          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for
             597      accelerated learning programs shall be allocated to local school boards and charter schools for
             598      the following programs:
             599          (a) programs in grades 1-12 for the gifted and talented;
             600          (b) advanced placement; and
             601          (c) International Baccalaureate.
             602          (2) (a) Districts shall spend monies for these programs according to rules established
             603      by the State Board of Education in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             604      Rulemaking Act.
             605          (b) The State Board of Education shall develop uniform and consistent policies for
             606      school districts to follow in utilizing advanced placement monies.
             607          Section 15. Section 53A-17a-120.5 is amended to read:
             608           53A-17a-120.5. Appropriation for concurrent enrollment.
             609          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for
             610      concurrent enrollment shall be allocated as follows:
             611          (a) the monies shall first be allocated proportionally, based upon student credit hour
             612      delivered, between courses that are:
             613          (i) taught by public school educators; and
             614          (ii) taught by college or university faculty;
             615          (b) from the monies allocated under Subsection (1)(a)(i):
             616          (i) 60% of the monies shall be allocated to local school boards and charter schools;
             617      and


             618          (ii) 40% of the monies shall be allocated to the State Board of Regents; and
             619          (c) from the monies allocated under Subsection (1)(a)(ii):
             620          (i) 40% of the monies shall be allocated to local school boards and charter schools;
             621      and
             622          (ii) 60% of the monies shall be allocated to the State Board of Regents.
             623          (2) The State Board of Education shall make rules providing that a school
             624      participating in the concurrent enrollment programs offered under Section 53A-15-101 shall
             625      receive an allocation from the monies described in Subsection (1) as provided in Section
             626      53A-15-101 .
             627          (3) The State Board of Regents shall make rules providing that an institution of higher
             628      education participating in the concurrent enrollment programs offered under [Sections]
             629      Section 53A-15-101 [and 53B-8-112 ] shall receive an allocation from the monies described in
             630      Subsection (1) as provided in the rules.
             631          (4) Subject to budget constraints, the Legislature shall annually increase the money
             632      appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for concurrent
             633      enrollment based on:
             634          (a) enrollment growth in concurrent enrollment from additional students enrolled,
             635      courses offered, and credit hours taken; and
             636          (b) the percentage increase in the value of the weighted pupil unit.
             637          (5) (a) The State Board of Education and the State Board of Regents shall annually
             638      report to the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee:
             639          (i) an accounting of the money appropriated for concurrent enrollment; and
             640          (ii) a justification of the split described in Subsections (1)(a) and (b).
             641          (b) The State Board of Regents shall annually report to the Higher Education
             642      Appropriations Subcommittee on concurrent enrollment participation and growth, including
             643      data on what higher education tuition would have been charged for the hours of concurrent
             644      enrollment credit granted.
             645          (6) In order to qualify for funds under this section, a concurrent enrollment program


             646      shall comply with the requirements described in Section 53A-15-101 , including rules adopted
             647      in accordance with Subsection 53A-15-101 (3).
             648          Section 16. Section 53A-17a-121 is amended to read:
             649           53A-17a-121. Appropriation for at-risk programs.
             650          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for
             651      at-risk programs shall be allocated to local school boards for the following programs:
             652          (a) youth in custody;
             653          (b) homeless and disadvantaged minority students;
             654          (c) mathematics, engineering, and science achievement programs;
             655          (d) gang prevention and intervention; and
             656          (e) at-risk flow through.
             657          (2) Districts shall spend monies for these programs according to rules established by
             658      the State Board of Education in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             659      Rulemaking Act.
             660          (3) (a) From the amount appropriated for youth at risk programs, the board shall
             661      allocate moneys to school districts for homeless and disadvantaged minority students.
             662          (b) Each district shall receive its allocation on the basis of:
             663          (i) the total number of homeless students in the district;
             664          (ii) added to 50% of the number of disadvantaged minority students in the district;
             665          (iii) multiplying the total of Subsections (3)(b)(i) and (ii) by the value of the weighted
             666      pupil unit; and
             667          (iv) prorating the amount under Subsection (3)(b)(iii) to the amount in Subsection
             668      (3)(a).
             669          (4) (a) From the amount appropriated for at-risk programs, the board shall allocate
             670      monies for mathematics, engineering, and science achievement programs, MESA programs, in
             671      the districts.
             672          (b) The board shall make the distribution to school districts on a competitive basis by
             673      application under guidelines established by the board.


             674          (5) (a) From the amount appropriated for at-risk programs, the board shall distribute
             675      moneys for gang prevention and intervention programs at the district or school level.
             676          (b) The board shall make the distribution to school districts under guidelines
             677      established by the board consistent with Section 53A-15-601 .
             678          (6) (a) From the amount appropriated for at-risk programs, the board shall distribute
             679      moneys for programs for youth in custody.
             680          (b) The board shall allocate these moneys to school districts which operate programs
             681      for youth in custody in accordance with standards established by the board.
             682          (7) From the amount appropriated for at-risk programs, the board shall allocate monies
             683      based on:
             684          (a) a formula which takes into account prior year WPU's per district and a district's
             685      low income population; and
             686          (b) a minimum base of no less than $18,600 for small school districts.
             687          Section 17. Section 53A-17a-123 is amended to read:
             688           53A-17a-123. Local Discretionary Block Grant Program -- State contribution.
             689          (1) The State Board of Education shall distribute money appropriated for the Local
             690      Discretionary Block Grant Program [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] to school districts and charter
             691      schools according to a formula adopted by the board, after consultation with school districts
             692      and charter schools, that allocates the funding in a fair and equitable manner.
             693          (2) Schools districts and charter schools shall use Local Discretionary Block Grant
             694      monies for:
             695          (a) maintenance and operation costs;
             696          (b) capital outlay; or
             697          (c) debt service.
             698          Section 18. Section 53A-17a-123.5 is amended to read:
             699           53A-17a-123.5. Interventions for Student Success Block Grant Program -- State
             700      contribution.
             701          (1) The State Board of Education shall distribute money appropriated for the


             702      Interventions for Student Success Block Grant Program [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] to school
             703      districts and charter schools according to a formula adopted by the board, after consultation
             704      with school districts and charter schools, that allocates the funding in a fair and equitable
             705      manner.
             706          (2) Schools districts and charter schools shall use Interventions for Student Success
             707      Block Grant monies to improve student academic success, with priority given to interventions
             708      on behalf of students not performing to standards as determined by U-PASS test results.
             709          (3) (a) Each school district shall develop a plan for the expenditure of Interventions for
             710      Student Success Block Grant monies.
             711          (b) The plan:
             712          (i) shall specify anticipated results; and
             713          (ii) may include continuing existing programs to improve students' academic success
             714      for which funds were appropriated before the establishment of the block grant.
             715          (c) The local school board shall approve the plan for the expenditure of the block grant
             716      monies in an open public meeting before the monies are spent.
             717          Section 19. Section 53A-17a-124 is amended to read:
             718           53A-17a-124. Quality Teaching Block Grant Program -- State contributions.
             719          (1) The State Board of Education shall distribute money appropriated for the Quality
             720      Teaching Block Grant Program [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] to school districts and charter
             721      schools according to a formula adopted by the board, after consultation with school districts
             722      and charter schools, that allocates the funding in a fair and equitable manner.
             723          (2) (a) Schools districts and charter schools shall use Quality Teaching Block Grant
             724      monies to implement school and school district comprehensive, long-term professional
             725      development plans required by Section 53A-3-701 .
             726          (b) In recognition of exceptional quality teaching, Quality Teaching Block Grant
             727      monies may be used for the award of individual Quality Teaching Bonuses for Exemplary
             728      Teachers to recognize and reward excellence in classrooms as determined by school principals
             729      in partnership with their school community councils.


             730          (3) Each local school board shall:
             731          (a) as provided by Section 53A-3-701 , review and either approve or recommend
             732      modifications for each school's comprehensive, long-term professional development plan
             733      within the district so that each school's plan is compatible with the district's comprehensive,
             734      long-term professional development plan; and
             735          (b) in an open public meeting, approve a plan to spend Quality Teaching Block Grant
             736      monies to implement the school district's comprehensive, long-term professional development
             737      plan.
             738          Section 20. Section 53A-17a-124.5 is amended to read:
             739           53A-17a-124.5. Appropriation for class size reduction.
             740          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for
             741      class size reduction shall be used to reduce the average class size in kindergarten through the
             742      eighth grade in the state's public schools.
             743          (2) Each district shall receive its allocation based upon prior year average daily
             744      membership in kindergarten through grade eight plus growth as determined under Subsection
             745      53A-17a-106 (3) as compared to the state total.
             746          (3) (a) A district may use its allocation to reduce class size in any one or all of the
             747      grades referred to under this section, except as otherwise provided in Subsection (3)(b).
             748          (b) (i) Each district shall use 50% of its allocation to reduce class size in any one or
             749      all of grades kindergarten through grade two, with an emphasis on improving student reading
             750      skills.
             751          (ii) If a district's average class size is below 18 in grades kindergarten through two, it
             752      may petition the state board for, and the state board may grant, a waiver to use its allocation
             753      under Subsection (3)(b)(i) for class size reduction in the other grades.
             754          (4) Schools may use nontraditional innovative and creative methods to reduce class
             755      sizes with this appropriation and may use part of their allocation to focus on class size
             756      reduction for specific groups, such as at risk students, or for specific blocks of time during the
             757      school day.


             758          (5) (a) A school district may use up to 20% of its allocation under Subsection (1) for
             759      capital facilities projects if such projects would help to reduce class size.
             760          (b) If a school district's student population increases by 5% or 700 students from the
             761      previous school year, the school district may use up to 50% of any allocation it receives under
             762      this section for classroom construction.
             763          (6) This appropriation is to supplement any other appropriation made for class size
             764      reduction.
             765          (7) The Legislature shall provide for an annual adjustment in the appropriation
             766      authorized under this section in proportion to the increase in the number of students in the
             767      state in kindergarten through grade eight.
             768          Section 21. Section 53A-17a-125 is amended to read:
             769           53A-17a-125. Appropriation for retirement and Social Security.
             770          (1) The employee's retirement contribution shall be 1% for employees who are under
             771      the state's contributory retirement program.
             772          (2) The employer's contribution under the state's contributory retirement program is
             773      determined under Section 49-12-301 , subject to the 1% contribution under Subsection (1).
             774          (3) (a) The employer-employee contribution rate for employees who are under the
             775      state's noncontributory retirement program is determined under Section 49-13-301 .
             776          (b) The same contribution rate used under Subsection (3)(a) shall be used to calculate
             777      the appropriation for charter schools described under Subsection (5).
             778          (4) (a) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ]
             779      for retirement and Social Security monies shall be allocated to school districts and charter
             780      schools based on a district's or charter school's total weighted pupil units compared to the total
             781      weighted pupil units for all districts in the state.
             782          (b) Subject to budget constraints, monies needed to support retirement and Social
             783      Security shall be determined by taking the district's prior year allocation and adjusting it for:
             784          (i) student growth;
             785          (ii) the percentage increase in the value of the weighted pupil unit; and


             786          (iii) the effect of any change in the rates for retirement, Social Security, or both.
             787          (5) A charter school that has made an election of nonparticipation in the Utah State
             788      Retirement Systems in accordance with Section 53A-1a-512 and Title 49, Utah State
             789      Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act, shall use the funds described under this section for
             790      retirement to provide its own compensation, benefit, and retirement programs.
             791          Section 22. Section 53A-17a-126 is amended to read:
             792           53A-17a-126. State support of pupil transportation.
             793          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for
             794      state-supported transportation of public school students shall be apportioned and distributed in
             795      accordance with Section 53A-17a-127 , except as otherwise provided in this section.
             796          (2) (a) The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind shall use [money appropriated in
             797      Section 53A-17a-104 ] its allocation of pupil transportation monies to pay for transportation of
             798      their students based on current valid contractual arrangements and best transportation options
             799      and methods as determined by the schools.
             800          (b) All student transportation costs of the schools shall be paid from the allocation of
             801      pupil transportation monies [received under Section 53A-17a-104 ] specified in statute.
             802          (3) (a) A school district may only claim eligible transportation costs as legally reported
             803      on the prior year's annual financial report submitted under Section 53A-3-404 .
             804          (b) The state shall contribute 85% of approved transportation costs, subject to budget
             805      constraints.
             806          (c) If in a fiscal year the total transportation allowance for all districts exceeds the
             807      amount appropriated for that purpose, all allowances shall be reduced pro rata to equal not
             808      more than the amount appropriated.
             809          (4) Local school boards shall provide salary adjustments to employee groups that work
             810      with the transportation of students comparable to those of classified employees authorized
             811      under Section 53A-17a-137 , when dividing the weighted pupil unit for salary adjustment
             812      purposes.
             813          Section 23. Section 53A-17a-131.15 is amended to read:


             814           53A-17a-131.15. State contribution for the Electronic High School.
             815          Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for the
             816      Electronic High School shall be distributed to the school according to rules established by the
             817      board in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             818          Section 24. Section 53A-17a-131.17 is amended to read:
             819           53A-17a-131.17. State contribution for School LAND Trust Program.
             820          (1) If the amount of money prescribed for funding the School LAND Trust Program in
             821      Section 53A-16-101.5 is less than or greater than the money appropriated [in Section
             822      53A-17a-104 ] for the School LAND Trust Program, the appropriation shall be equal to the
             823      amount of money prescribed for funding the School LAND Trust Program in Section
             824      53A-16-101.5 , up to a maximum of an amount equal to 2% of the funds provided for the
             825      Minimum School Program[, pursuant to Title 53A, Chapter 17a, Minimum School Program
             826      Act].
             827          (2) The State Board of Education shall distribute the money appropriated in
             828      Subsection (1) in accordance with Section 53A-16-101.5 and rules established by the board in
             829      accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             830          Section 25. Section 53A-17a-135 is amended to read:
             831           53A-17a-135. Minimum basic tax rate -- Certified revenue levy.
             832          (1) (a) In order to qualify for receipt of the state contribution toward the basic program
             833      and as its contribution toward its costs of the basic program, each school district shall impose
             834      a minimum basic tax rate per dollar of taxable value that generates $273,950,764 in revenues
             835      statewide.
             836          (b) The preliminary estimate for the [2009-10] 2010-11 minimum basic tax rate is
             837      [.001303] .001513.
             838          (c) The State Tax Commission shall certify on or before June 22 the rate that generates
             839      $273,950,764 in revenues statewide.
             840          (d) If the minimum basic tax rate exceeds the certified revenue levy as defined in
             841      Section 53A-17a-103 , the state is subject to the notice requirements of Section 59-2-926 .


             842          (2) (a) The state shall contribute to each district toward the cost of the basic program
             843      in the district that portion which exceeds the proceeds of the levy authorized under Subsection
             844      (1).
             845          (b) In accord with the state strategic plan for public education and to fulfill its
             846      responsibility for the development and implementation of that plan, the Legislature instructs
             847      the State Board of Education, the governor, and the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst in
             848      each of the coming five years to develop budgets that will fully fund student enrollment
             849      growth.
             850          (3) (a) If the proceeds of the levy authorized under Subsection (1) equal or exceed the
             851      cost of the basic program in a school district, no state contribution shall be made to the basic
             852      program.
             853          (b) The proceeds of the levy authorized under Subsection (1) which exceed the cost of
             854      the basic program shall be paid into the Uniform School Fund as provided by law.
             855          Section 26. Section 53A-17a-146 is amended to read:
             856           53A-17a-146. Reduction of district allocation based on insufficient revenues.
             857          (1) (a) As used in this section, "Minimum School Program funds" means the total of
             858      state and local funds appropriated [under Section 53A-17a-104 ] for the Minimum School
             859      Program, excluding:
             860          (i) the state-supported voter leeway;
             861          (ii) the state-supported board leeway; and
             862          (iii) the appropriation to charter schools to replace local property tax revenues.
             863          (b) The State Board of Education, after consultation with each school district and
             864      charter school, shall allocate the ongoing locally determined reduction [provided in Section
             865      53A-17a-104 ] for fiscal year 2008-09 among school districts and charter schools in proportion
             866      to each school district's or charter school's percentage share of Minimum School Program
             867      funds.
             868          (2) Each district and charter school shall determine which programs are affected by,
             869      and the amount of, the reductions, except as provided in Subsection (4).


             870          (3) The requirement to spend a specified amount in any particular program is waived
             871      if reductions are required under this section, except as provided in Subsection (4).
             872          (4) A school district or charter school may not reduce or reallocate spending of funds
             873      distributed to the school district or charter school for the following programs:
             874          (a) educator salary adjustments provided in Section 53A-17a-153 ;
             875          (b) the Teacher Salary Supplement Program provided in Section 53A-17a-156 ;
             876          (c) the extended year for special educators provided in Section 53A-17a-158 ; and
             877          (d) USTAR centers provided in Section 53A-17a-159 .
             878          Section 27. Section 53A-17a-153 is amended to read:
             879           53A-17a-153. Educator salary adjustments.
             880          (1) As used in this section, "educator" means a person employed by a school district,
             881      charter school, or the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind who holds:
             882          (a) a license issued under Title 53A, Chapter 6, Educator Licensing and Professional
             883      Practices Act; and
             884          (b) a position as a:
             885          (i) classroom teacher;
             886          (ii) speech pathologist;
             887          (iii) librarian or media specialist;
             888          (iv) preschool teacher;
             889          (v) mentor teacher;
             890          (vi) teacher specialist or teacher leader;
             891          (vii) guidance counselor;
             892          (viii) audiologist;
             893          (ix) psychologist; or
             894          (x) social worker.
             895          (2) In recognition of the need to attract and retain highly skilled and dedicated
             896      educators, the Legislature shall annually appropriate money for educator salary adjustments,
             897      subject to future budget constraints.


             898          (3) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education for educator salary
             899      adjustments shall be distributed to school districts, charter schools, and the Utah Schools for
             900      the Deaf and the Blind in proportion to the number of full-time-equivalent educator positions
             901      in a school district, a charter school, or the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind as
             902      compared to the total number of full-time-equivalent educator positions in school districts,
             903      charter schools, and the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
             904          (4) School districts, charter schools, and the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
             905      shall award bonuses to educators as follows:
             906          (a) the amount of the salary adjustment shall be the same for each full-time-equivalent
             907      educator position in the school district, charter school, or the Utah Schools for the Deaf and
             908      the Blind;
             909          (b) a person who is not a full-time educator shall receive a partial salary adjustment
             910      based on the number of hours the person works as an educator; and
             911          (c) salary adjustments may be awarded only to educators who have received a
             912      satisfactory rating or above on their most recent evaluation.
             913          (5) (a) Each school district and charter school and the Utah Schools for the Deaf and
             914      the Blind shall submit a report to the State Board of Education on how the money for salary
             915      adjustments was spent, including the amount of the salary adjustment and the number of full
             916      and partial salary adjustments awarded.
             917          (b) The State Board of Education shall compile the information reported under
             918      Subsection (5) and submit it to the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee by
             919      November 30 each year.
             920          (6) The State Board of Education may make rules as necessary to administer this
             921      section, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             922          (7) (a) Subject to future budget constraints, the Legislature shall appropriate sufficient
             923      monies each year to:
             924          (i) maintain educator salary adjustments provided in prior years; and
             925          (ii) provide educator salary adjustments to new employees.


             926          (b) Money appropriated for educator salary adjustments shall include money for the
             927      following employer-paid benefits:
             928          (i) retirement;
             929          (ii) worker's compensation;
             930          (iii) Social Security; and
             931          (iv) Medicare.
             932          (8) (a) Subject to future budget constraints, the Legislature shall:
             933          (i) maintain the salary adjustments provided to school administrators in the 2007-08
             934      school year; and
             935          (ii) provide salary adjustments for new school administrators in the same amount as
             936      provided for existing school administrators.
             937          (b) The appropriation provided for educator salary adjustments [in Section
             938      53A-17a-104 ]shall include salary adjustments for school administrators as specified in
             939      Subsection (8)(a).
             940          (c) In distributing and awarding salary adjustments for school administrators, the State
             941      Board of Education, school districts, charter schools, and the Utah Schools for the Deaf and
             942      the Blind shall comply with the requirements for the distribution and award of educator salary
             943      adjustments as provided in Subsections (3) and (4).
             944          Section 28. Section 53A-17a-154 is amended to read:
             945           53A-17a-154. Appropriation for school nurses.
             946          The State Board of Education shall distribute monies appropriated [in Section
             947      53A-17a-104 ] for school nurses to award grants to school districts and charter schools that:
             948          (1) provide an equal amount of matching funds; and
             949          (2) do not supplant other monies used for school nurses.
             950          Section 29. Section 53A-17a-155 is amended to read:
             951           53A-17a-155. Appropriation for library books and electronic resources.
             952          (1) The State Board of Education shall distribute monies appropriated [in Section
             953      53A-17a-104 ] for library books and electronic resources as follows:


             954          (a) 25% shall be divided equally among all public schools; and
             955          (b) 75% shall be divided among public schools based on each school's average daily
             956      membership as compared to the total average daily membership.
             957          (2) A school district or charter school may not use monies distributed under
             958      Subsection (1) to supplant other monies used to purchase library books or electronic resources.
             959          Section 30. Section 63J-1-206 is amended to read:
             960           63J-1-206. Appropriations governed by chapter -- Restrictions on expenditures
             961      -- Transfer of funds -- Exclusion.
             962          (1) As used in this section, "work program" means a budget that contains revenues and
             963      expenditures for specific purposes or functions within an item of appropriation.
             964          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), (3)(e), or where expressly exempted in
             965      the appropriating act:
             966          (i) all monies appropriated by the Legislature are appropriated upon the terms and
             967      conditions set forth in this chapter; and
             968          (ii) any department, agency, or institution that accepts monies appropriated by the
             969      Legislature does so subject to the requirements of this chapter.
             970          (b) This section does not apply to:
             971          (i) the Legislature and its committees; and
             972          (ii) the Investigation Account of the Water Resources Construction Fund, which is
             973      governed by Section 73-10-8 .
             974          (3) (a) Each appropriation item is to be expended subject to any schedule of programs
             975      and any restriction attached to the appropriation item, as designated by the Legislature.
             976          (b) Each schedule of programs or restriction attached to an appropriation item:
             977          (i) is a restriction or limitation upon the expenditure of the respective appropriation
             978      made;
             979          (ii) does not itself appropriate any money; and
             980          (iii) is not itself an item of appropriation.
             981          (c) An appropriation or any surplus of any appropriation may not be diverted from any


             982      department, agency, institution, or division to any other department, agency, institution, or
             983      division.
             984          (d) The money appropriated subject to a schedule or programs or restriction may be
             985      used only for the purposes authorized.
             986          (e) In order for a department, agency, or institution to transfer monies appropriated to it
             987      from one program to another program within an item of appropriation, the following procedure
             988      shall be followed:
             989          (i) The department, agency, or institution seeking to make the transfer shall prepare:
             990          (A) a new work program for the fiscal year involved that consists of the currently
             991      approved work program and the transfer sought to be made; and
             992          (B) a written justification for the new work program that sets forth the purpose and
             993      necessity for the transfer.
             994          (ii) The Division of Finance shall process the new work program with written
             995      justification and make this information available to the Governor's Office of Planning and
             996      Budget and the legislative fiscal analyst.
             997          (f) [Monies] (i) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(f)(ii), monies may not be
             998      transferred from one item of appropriation to any other item of appropriation.
             999          (ii) The state superintendent may transfer monies appropriated for the Minimum
             1000      School Program between line items of appropriation in accordance with Section 53A-17a-105 .
             1001          (g) (i) The procedures for transferring monies between programs within an item of
             1002      appropriation as provided by Subsection (3)(e) do not apply to monies appropriated to the
             1003      State Board of Education for the Minimum School Program or capital outlay programs created
             1004      in Title 53A, Chapter 21, Public Education Capital Outlay Act.
             1005          (ii) The state superintendent may transfer monies appropriated for the programs
             1006      specified in Subsection (3)(g)(i) only as provided by Section 53A-17a-105 .
             1007          Section 31. Repealer.
             1008          This bill repeals:
             1009          Section 53A-17a-104, Amount of state's contribution toward minimum school


             1010      program.
             1011          Section 53A-21-501, State contribution to capital outlay programs.
             1012          Section 32. Appropriations for Minimum School Program and school building
             1013      aid programs -- Value of weighted pupil unit.
             1014          (1) The following sums of money are appropriated from the funds or fund accounts
             1015      indicated for distribution to school districts and charter schools for the fiscal year beginning
             1016      July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2011.
             1017          (2) The value of the weighted pupil unit (WPU) for fiscal year 2011 is $2,487.
             1018      Item 1    Basic School Program
             1019          To Basic School Program
             1020          From Uniform School Fund
$1,579,112,936

             1021          From Local Revenue
$273,950,764

             1022      Schedule of Programs:
             1023              Kindergarten (26,503 WPUs)                $65,912,961
             1024              Grades 1 - 12 (510,441 WPUs)                $1,269,466,767
             1025              Necessarily Existent Small Schools (7,649 WPUs)        $19,023,063
             1026              Professional Staff (46,698 WPUs)                $116,137,926
             1027              Administrative Costs (1,550 WPUs)                $3,854,850
             1028              Special Education - Add-on (63,903 WPUs)            
             1029      $158,926,761
             1030              Special Education - Pre-school (8,955 WPUs)        $22,271,085
             1031              Special Education - Self-contained (14,137 WPUs)        $35,158,719
             1032              Special Education - Extended Year (393 WPUs)        $977,391
             1033              Special Education - State Programs (1,776 WPUs)        $4,416,912
             1034              Career & Technical Ed District Add-on (27,259 WPUs)    $67,793,133
             1035              Class Size Reduction (35,836 WPUs)            $89,124,132
             1036               The Legislature intends that the State Board of
             1037               Education allocate $1,150,600 from the appropriation


             1038               to the Career & Technical Education District Add-on
             1039               program to support summer Career & Technical
             1040               Education agriculture programs.
             1041      Item 2    Related to Basic Programs
             1042          To Related to Basic Programs
             1043          From Uniform School Fund
$374,194,403

             1044          From Uniform School Fund Restricted - Interest and Dividends Account
$20,000,000

             1045          Schedule of Programs:
             1046              Social Security and Retirement                $13,139,631
             1047              To and From School - Pupil Transportation            $64,333,965
             1048              Guarantee Transportation Levy                $490,000
             1049              Intervention for Student Success Block Grant        $14,700,000
             1050              Highly Impacted Schools                    $4,518,707
             1051              Youth At-Risk                        $27,704,741
             1052              Adult Education                        $9,080,846
             1053              Accelerated Learning                        $3,494,781
             1054              Concurrent Enrollment                    $8,531,186
             1055              High-Ability Student Initiative                $485,100
             1056              English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers        $1,764,000
             1057              Electronic High School                    $1,960,000
             1058              School LAND Trust Program                $20,000,000
             1059              Charter School Local Replacement                $44,382,646
             1060              Charter School Administration                $3,603,500
             1061              K-3 Reading Improvement                    $14,700,000
             1062              Public Education Job Enhancement                $2,143,300
             1063              Educator Salary Adjustments                    
             1064      $145,295,000
             1065              USFR Teacher Salary Supplement Restricted Account    $3,626,000


             1066              Library Books & Electronic Resources            $490,000
             1067              Matching Fund for School Nurses                $882,000
             1068              Critical Languages & Dual Immersion            $225,400
             1069              Extended Year for Special Educators            $2,557,800
             1070              USTAR Centers (Year-Round Math & Science)        $6,085,800
             1071               The Legislature intends that the State Board
             1072              of Education allocate $2,532,700 from the appropriation
             1073              for To and From School - Pupil Transportation to
             1074              support transportation costs at the Utah
             1075              Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
             1076      Item 3    Voted and Board Leeway Programs
             1077          To Voted and Board Leeway Programs
             1078          From Uniform School Fund
$37,240,184

             1079          From Local Revenue    
$310,463,914

             1080          Schedule of Programs:
             1081              Voted Leeway                        $265,569,683
             1082              Board Leeway                        $67,134,415
             1083              Board Leeway - Reading Improvement            $15,000,000
             1084      Item 4    School Building Programs
             1085          To School Building Programs
             1086          From Uniform School Fund
$22,049,700

             1087          Schedule of Programs:
             1088              Capital Outlay Foundation Program                $19,177,400
             1089              Capital Outlay Enrollment Growth Program            $2,872,300
             1090          Section 33. Effective date.
             1091          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.


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