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First Substitute H.B. 1

Representative Merlynn T. Newbold proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
MINIMUM SCHOOL PROGRAM BASE BUDGET

             2     
2010 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Merlynn T. Newbold

             5     
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 for
             15      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 2010-11;
             18          .    provides that if monies appropriated to charter schools to replace local property
             19      taxes are less than the amount prescribed by a statutory funding formula, monies
             20      shall be allocated among charter schools in proportion to each charter school's share
             21      of the total enrollment in charter schools;
             22          .    provides that if monies appropriated for charter school administrative costs are
             23      insufficient to provide the amount per student prescribed in statute, the
             24      appropriation shall be allocated among charter schools in proportion to each charter
             25      school's share of the total enrollment in charter schools;


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


             57          53A-17a-121, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             58          53A-17a-123, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 320
             59          53A-17a-123.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 320
             60          53A-17a-124, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 320
             61          53A-17a-124.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapters 221 and 320
             62          53A-17a-125, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 391
             63          53A-17a-126, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 397
             64          53A-17a-131.15, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             65          53A-17a-131.17, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             66          53A-17a-135, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 391
             67          53A-17a-146, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 4
             68          53A-17a-153, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 4
             69          53A-17a-154, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 1
             70          53A-17a-155, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 1
             71          63J-1-206, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 183 and 368
             72      REPEALS:
             73          53A-17a-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 4 and 391
             74          53A-21-501, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 391
             75      Uncodified Material Affected:
             76      ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
             77     
             78      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             79          Section 1. Section 53A-1a-513 is amended to read:
             80           53A-1a-513. Funding for charter schools.
             81          (1) As used in this section:
             82          (a) "Charter school students' average local revenues" means the amount determined as
             83      follows:
             84          (i) for each student enrolled in a charter school on the previous October 1, calculate the
             85      district per pupil local revenues of the school district in which the student resides;
             86          (ii) sum the district per pupil local revenues for each student enrolled in a charter
             87      school on the previous October 1; and


             88          (iii) divide the sum calculated under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) by the number of students
             89      enrolled in charter schools on the previous October 1.
             90          (b) "District per pupil local revenues" means the amount determined as follows, using
             91      data from the most recently published school district annual financial reports and state
             92      superintendent's annual report:
             93          (i) calculate the sum of a school district's revenue received from:
             94          (A) a voted levy imposed under Section 53A-17a-133 ;
             95          (B) a board levy imposed under Section 53A-17a-134 ;
             96          (C) 10% of the cost of the basic program levy imposed under Section 53A-17a-145 ;
             97          (D) a tort liability levy imposed under Section 63G-7-704 ;
             98          (E) a capital outlay levy imposed under Section 53A-16-107 ; and
             99          (F) a voted capital outlay levy imposed under Section 53A-16-110 ; and
             100          (ii) divide the sum calculated under Subsection (1)(b)(i) by the sum of:
             101          (A) a school district's average daily membership; and
             102          (B) the average daily membership of a school district's resident students who attend
             103      charter schools.
             104          (c) "Resident student" means a student who is considered a resident of the school
             105      district under Title 53A, Chapter 2, Part 2, District of Residency.
             106          (d) "Statewide average debt service revenues" means the amount determined as
             107      follows, using data from the most recently published state superintendent's annual report:
             108          (i) sum the revenues of each school district from the debt service levy imposed under
             109      Section 11-14-310 ; and
             110          (ii) divide the sum calculated under Subsection (1)(d)(i) by statewide school district
             111      average daily membership.
             112          (2) (a) Charter schools shall receive funding as described in this section, except
             113      Subsections (3) through (8) do not apply to charter schools described in Subsection (2)(b).
             114          (b) Charter schools authorized by local school boards that are converted from district
             115      schools or operate in district facilities without paying reasonable rent shall receive funding as
             116      prescribed in Section 53A-1a-515 .
             117          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), a charter school shall receive state
             118      funds, as applicable, on the same basis as a school district receives funds.


             119          (b) In distributing funds under Title 53A, Chapter 17a, Minimum School Program Act,
             120      to charter schools, charter school pupils shall be weighted, where applicable, as follows:
             121          (i) .55 for kindergarten pupils;
             122          (ii) .9 for pupils in grades 1-6;
             123          (iii) .99 for pupils in grades 7-8; and
             124          (iv) 1.2 for pupils in grades 9-12.
             125          (4) (a) (i) A school district shall allocate a portion of school district revenues for each
             126      resident student of the school district who is enrolled in a charter school on October 1 equal to
             127      25% of the lesser of:
             128          (A) district per pupil local revenues; or
             129          (B) charter school students' average local revenues.
             130          [(ii) For the purpose of allocating school district revenues under Subsection (4)(a)(i) in
             131      fiscal year 2008-09 only, a kindergarten student who is enrolled in less than a full-day
             132      kindergarten program is weighted as .55 of a student.]
             133          [(iii)] (ii) Nothing in this Subsection (4)(a) affects the school bond guarantee program
             134      established under Chapter 28, Utah School Bond Guaranty Act.
             135          (b) The State Board of Education shall:
             136          (i) deduct an amount equal to the allocation provided under Subsection (4)(a) from
             137      state funds the school district is authorized to receive under Title 53A, Chapter 17a, Minimum
             138      School Program Act; and
             139          (ii) remit the money to the student's charter school.
             140          (c) Notwithstanding the method used to transfer school district revenues to charter
             141      schools as provided in Subsection (4)(b), a school district may deduct the allocations to charter
             142      schools under this section from:
             143          (i) unrestricted revenues available to the school district; or
             144          (ii) the revenue sources listed in Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A) through (F) based on the
             145      portion of the allocations to charter schools attributed to each of the revenue sources listed in
             146      Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A) through (F).
             147          (d) (i) Subject to future budget constraints, the Legislature shall provide an
             148      appropriation for charter schools for each student enrolled on October 1 to supplement the
             149      allocation of school district revenues under Subsection (4)(a).


             150          (ii) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(d)(iii), the amount of money provided by the
             151      state for a charter school student shall be the sum of:
             152          (A) charter school students' average local revenues minus the allocation of school
             153      district revenues under Subsection (4)(a); and
             154          (B) statewide average debt service revenues.
             155          (iii) If the total of a school district's allocation for a charter school student under
             156      Subsection (4)(a) and the amount provided by the state under Subsection (4)(d)(ii) is less than
             157      $1427, the state shall provide an additional supplement so that a charter school receives at least
             158      $1427 per student under this Subsection (4).
             159          (iv) If the appropriation provided under this Subsection (4)(d) is less than the amount
             160      prescribed by Subsection (4)(d)(ii) or (4)(d)(iii), the appropriation shall be allocated among
             161      charter schools in proportion to each charter school's enrollment as a percentage of the total
             162      enrollment in charter schools.
             163          (e) Of the monies provided to a charter school under this Subsection (4), 10% shall be
             164      expended for funding school facilities only.
             165          (5) Charter schools are eligible to receive federal funds if they meet all applicable
             166      federal requirements and comply with relevant federal regulations.
             167          (6) The State Board of Education shall distribute funds for charter school students
             168      directly to the charter school.
             169          (7) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3), a charter school is not eligible to receive state
             170      transportation funding.
             171          (b) The board shall also adopt rules relating to the transportation of students to and
             172      from charter schools, taking into account Sections 53A-2-210 and 53A-17a-127 .
             173          (c) The governing body of the charter school may provide transportation through an
             174      agreement or contract with the local school board, a private provider, or with parents.
             175          (8) (a) (i) The state superintendent of public instruction may allocate grants for both
             176      start-up and ongoing costs to eligible charter school applicants from monies appropriated for
             177      the implementation of this part.
             178          (ii) Applications for the grants shall be filed on a form determined by the state
             179      superintendent and in conjunction with the application for a charter.
             180          (iii) The amount of a grant may vary based upon the size, scope, and special


             181      circumstances of the charter school.
             182          (iv) The governing board of the charter school shall use the grant to meet the expenses
             183      of the school as established in the school's charter.
             184          (b) The State Board of Education shall coordinate the distribution of federal monies
             185      appropriated to help fund costs for establishing and maintaining charter schools within the
             186      state.
             187          (9) (a) A charter school may receive, hold, manage and use any devise, bequest, grant,
             188      endowment, gift, or donation of any property made to the school for any of the purposes of this
             189      part.
             190          (b) It is unlawful for any person affiliated with a charter school to demand or request
             191      any gift, donation, or contribution from a parent, teacher, employee, or other person affiliated
             192      with the charter school as a condition for employment or enrollment at the school or continued
             193      attendance at the school.
             194          Section 2. Section 53A-1a-703 is amended to read:
             195           53A-1a-703. Definitions.
             196          As used in this part:
             197          (1) "Assessment team" means a team consisting of:
             198          (a) the student's parent or guardian;
             199          (b) the student's private school classroom teacher;
             200          (c) special education personnel from the student's school district; and
             201          (d) if available, special education personnel from the private school at which the
             202      student is enrolled.
             203          (2) "Board" means the State Board of Education.
             204          (3) "Eligible private school" means a private school that meets the requirements of
             205      Section 53A-1a-705 .
             206          (4) "IEP" means a written statement for a student with a disability that is developed,
             207      reviewed, and revised in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20
             208      U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.
             209          (5) "Scholarship student" means a student who receives a scholarship under this part.
             210          (6) "Value of the weighted pupil unit" means the amount [specified in Section
             211      53A-17a-103 ] established each year in statute that is multiplied by the number of weighted


             212      pupil units to yield the funding level for the basic state-supported school program.
             213          Section 3. Section 53A-1a-903 is amended to read:
             214           53A-1a-903. Voluntary extended-day kindergarten program funding.
             215          (1) As used in this section, "Title I school" means a school receiving federal monies
             216      under Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. No. 107-110, for a schoolwide
             217      or targeted assistance program.
             218          (2) If funds are appropriated for this purpose, the State Board of Education shall
             219      allocate funds to charter schools and school districts.
             220          (3) For charter schools, the State Board of Education shall:
             221          (a) determine the total allocation for charter schools by:
             222          (i) dividing the number of charter school students eligible to receive free lunch by the
             223      total number of students in the public education system eligible to receive free lunch in the
             224      prior school year; and
             225          (ii) multiplying the resulting percentage by the total amount of available funds; and
             226          (b) allocate the resulting amount of funds to individual charter schools with the greatest
             227      need for extended-day kindergarten, as determined by the State Board of Education in
             228      consultation with the State Charter School Board.
             229          (4) For school districts, the State Board of Education shall:
             230          (a) determine the total allocation for school districts by subtracting the charter school
             231      amount calculated under Subsection (3)(a) from the total amount of available funds; and
             232          (b) allocate the resulting amount to applicant school districts by:
             233          (i) allocating to each school district the amount calculated by:
             234          (A) multiplying the value of the weighted pupil unit [under Subsection
             235      53A-17a-103 (1)] established each year in statute by 0.45; and
             236          (B) multiplying the result by 20; and
             237          (ii) allocating any remaining funds after the allocation under Subsection (4)(b)(i) by:
             238          (A) determining the number of students eligible to receive free lunch in the prior
             239      school year for each school district; and
             240          (B) prorating the remaining funds based on the number of students eligible to receive
             241      free lunch in each district.
             242          (5) The State Board of Education may modify the allocation of funds described under


             243      this section to provide sufficient funding for each Title I school to participate in the voluntary
             244      extended-day kindergarten program.
             245          Section 4. Section 53A-2-118.3 is amended to read:
             246           53A-2-118.3. Imposition of the capital outlay levy in qualifying divided school
             247      districts.
             248          (1) For purposes of this section:
             249          (a) "Qualifying divided school district" means a divided school district:
             250          (i) located within a county of the second through sixth class; and
             251          (ii) with a new school district created under Section 53A-2-118.1 that begins to provide
             252      educational services after July 1, 2008.
             253          (b) "Qualifying taxable year" means the calendar year in which a new school district
             254      begins to provide educational services.
             255          (2) Beginning with the qualifying taxable year, in order to qualify for receipt of the
             256      state contribution toward the minimum school program [described in Section 53A-17a-104 ], a
             257      school district within a qualifying divided school district shall impose a capital outlay levy
             258      described in Section 53A-16-107 of at least .0006 per dollar of taxable value.
             259          (3) The county treasurer of a county with a qualifying divided school district shall
             260      distribute revenues generated by the .0006 portion of the capital outlay levy required in
             261      Subsection (2) to the school districts located within the boundaries of the qualifying divided
             262      school district as follows:
             263          (a) 25% of the revenues shall be distributed in proportion to a school district's
             264      percentage of the total enrollment growth in all of the school districts within the qualifying
             265      divided school district that have an increase in enrollment, calculated on the basis of the
             266      average annual enrollment growth over the prior three years in all of the school districts within
             267      the qualifying divided school district that have an increase in enrollment over the prior three
             268      years, as of the October 1 enrollment counts; and
             269          (b) 75% of the revenues shall be distributed in proportion to a school district's
             270      percentage of the total current year enrollment in all of the school districts within the qualifying
             271      divided school district, as of the October 1 enrollment counts.
             272          (4) If a new school district is created or school district boundaries are adjusted, the
             273      enrollment and average annual enrollment growth for each affected school district shall be


             274      calculated on the basis of enrollment in school district schools located within that school
             275      district's newly created or adjusted boundaries, as of October 1 enrollment counts.
             276          (5) On or before December 31 of each year, the State Board of Education shall provide
             277      a county treasurer with audited enrollment information from the fall enrollment audit necessary
             278      to distribute revenues as required by this section.
             279          (6) On or before March 31 of each year, a county treasurer in a county with a
             280      qualifying divided school district shall distribute, in accordance with Subsection (3), the
             281      revenue generated within the qualifying divided school district during the prior calendar year
             282      from the capital outlay levy required in Subsection (2).
             283          Section 5. Section 53A-16-107 is amended to read:
             284           53A-16-107. Capital outlay levy -- Maintenance of school facilities -- Authority to
             285      use proceeds of .0002 tax rate -- Restrictions and procedure.
             286          (1) Subject to Subsection (3), a local school board may annually impose a capital
             287      outlay levy not to exceed .0024 per dollar of taxable value to be used for:
             288          (a) capital outlay;
             289          (b) debt service; and
             290          (c) subject to Subsection (2), school facility maintenance.
             291          (2) (a) A local school board may utilize the proceeds of a maximum of .0002 per dollar
             292      of taxable value of the local school board's annual capital outlay levy for the maintenance of
             293      school facilities in the school district.
             294          (b) A local school board that uses the option provided under Subsection (2)(a) shall:
             295          (i) maintain the same level of expenditure for maintenance in the current year as it did
             296      in the preceding year, plus the annual average percentage increase applied to the maintenance
             297      and operation budget for the current year; and
             298          (ii) identify the expenditure of capital outlay funds for maintenance by a district project
             299      number to ensure that the funds are expended in the manner intended.
             300          (c) The State Board of Education shall establish by rule the expenditure classification
             301      for maintenance under this program using a standard classification system.
             302          (3) Beginning January 1, 2009, in order to qualify for receipt of the state contribution
             303      toward the minimum school program [described in Section 53A-17a-104 ], a local school board
             304      in a county of the first class shall impose a capital outlay levy of at least .0006 per dollar of


             305      taxable value.
             306          (4) (a) The county treasurer of a county of the first class shall distribute revenues
             307      generated by the .0006 portion of the capital outlay levy required in Subsection (3) to school
             308      districts within the county in accordance with Section 53A-16-107.1 .
             309          (b) If a school district in a county of the first class imposes a capital outlay levy
             310      pursuant to this section which exceeds .0006 per dollar of taxable value, the county treasurer of
             311      a county of the first class shall distribute revenues generated by the portion of the capital outlay
             312      levy which exceeds .0006 to the school district imposing the levy.
             313          Section 6. Section 53A-17a-103 is amended to read:
             314           53A-17a-103. Definitions.
             315          As used in this chapter:
             316          (1) "Basic state-supported school program" or "basic program" means public education
             317      programs for kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school students that are operated and
             318      maintained for the amount derived by multiplying the number of weighted pupil units for each
             319      [district by $2,577] school district or charter school by the value established each year in
             320      statute, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
             321          (2) (a) "Certified revenue levy" means a property tax levy that provides an amount of
             322      ad valorem property tax revenue equal to the sum of:
             323          (i) the amount of ad valorem property tax revenue to be generated statewide in the
             324      previous year from imposing a minimum basic tax rate, as specified in Subsection
             325      53A-17a-135 (1)(a); and
             326          (ii) the product of:
             327          (A) new growth, as defined in:
             328          (I) Section 59-2-924 ; and
             329          (II) rules of the State Tax Commission; and
             330          (B) the minimum basic tax rate certified by the State Tax Commission for the previous
             331      year.
             332          (b) For purposes of this Subsection (2), "ad valorem property tax revenue" does not
             333      include property tax revenue received statewide from personal property that is:
             334          (i) assessed by a county assessor in accordance with Title 59, Chapter 2, Part 3, County
             335      Assessment; and


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


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


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

             413          School District Enrollment as of October 1            Weighted Pupil Units
             414          1 - 500 students                            95
             415          501 - 1,000 students                            80
             416          1,001 - 2,000 students                        70
             417          2,001 - 5,000 students                        60
             418          (2) (a) [Money] Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), money appropriated to the
             419      State Board of Education for charter school administrative costs[, including an appropriation in
             420      Section 53A-17a-104 ,] shall be distributed to charter schools in the amount of $100 for each
             421      charter school student in enrollment.
             422          (b) If money appropriated for charter school administrative costs are insufficient to
             423      provide the amount per student prescribed in Subsection (2)(a), the appropriation shall be
             424      allocated among charter schools in proportion to each charter school's enrollment as a
             425      percentage of the total enrollment in charter schools.
             426          [(b)] (c) Charter schools are encouraged to identify and use cost-effective methods of
             427      performing administrative functions, including contracting for administrative services with the
             428      State Charter School Board as provided in Section 53A-1a-501.6 .


             429          (3) Charter schools are not eligible for funds for administrative costs under Subsection
             430      (1).
             431          Section 9. Section 53A-17a-111 is amended to read:
             432           53A-17a-111. Weighted pupil units for programs for students with disabilities --
             433      District allocation.
             434          (1) The number of weighted pupil units for students with disabilities shall reflect the
             435      direct cost of programs for those students conducted in accordance with rules established by the
             436      State Board of Education in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             437      Rulemaking Act.
             438          (2) Disability program monies allocated to districts are restricted and shall be spent for
             439      the education of students with disabilities but may include expenditures for approved programs
             440      of services conducted for certified instructional personnel who have students with disabilities
             441      in their classes.
             442          (3) The State Board of Education shall establish and strictly interpret definitions and
             443      provide standards for determining which students have disabilities and shall assist districts in
             444      determining the services that should be provided to students with disabilities.
             445          (4) Each year the board shall evaluate the standards and guidelines that establish the
             446      identifying criteria for disability classifications to assure strict compliance with those standards
             447      by the districts.
             448          (5) (a) Monies appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ]
             449      for add-on WPUs for students with disabilities enrolled in regular programs shall be allocated
             450      to school districts as provided in this Subsection (5).
             451          (b) Beginning on July 1, 2003, the State Board of Education shall:
             452          (i) use a district's average number of special education add-on weighted pupil units
             453      determined by the previous five year's average daily membership data as a foundation for the
             454      special education add-on appropriation; and
             455          (ii) implement a hold harmless provision for up to three years as needed to accomplish
             456      a phase-in period for school districts to accommodate the change in the special education
             457      add-on WPUs foundation formula.
             458          (c) A district's special education add-on WPUs for the current year may not be less than
             459      the foundation special education add-on WPUs.


             460          (d) Growth WPUs shall be added to the prior year special education add-on WPUs, and
             461      growth WPUs shall be determined as follows:
             462          (i) The special education student growth factor is calculated by comparing S-3 total
             463      special education ADM of two years previous to the current year to the S-3 total special
             464      education ADM three years previous to the current year, not to exceed the official October total
             465      district growth factor from the prior year.
             466          (ii) When calculating and applying the growth factor, a district's S-3 total special
             467      education ADM for a given year is limited to 12.18% of the district's S-3 total student ADM
             468      for the same year.
             469          (iii) Growth ADMs are calculated by applying the growth factor to the S-3 total special
             470      education ADM of two years previous to the current year.
             471          (iv) Growth ADMs for each district are multiplied by 1.53 weighted pupil units and
             472      added to the prior year special education add-on WPU to determine each district's total
             473      allocation.
             474          (6) If monies appropriated under this chapter for programs for students with disabilities
             475      do not meet the costs of districts for those programs, each district shall first receive the amount
             476      generated for each student with a disability under the basic program.
             477          Section 10. Section 53A-17a-112 is amended to read:
             478           53A-17a-112. Preschool special education appropriation -- Extended year
             479      program appropriation -- Appropriation for special education programs in state
             480      institutions.
             481          (1) (a) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education for the preschool special
             482      education program [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] shall be allocated to school districts to provide a
             483      free, appropriate public education to preschool students with a disability, ages three through
             484      five.
             485          (b) The monies shall be distributed on the basis of a school district's previous year
             486      December 1 disabled preschool child count as mandated by federal law.
             487          (2) Monies appropriated for the extended school year program for the severely disabled
             488      [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] shall be limited to students with severe disabilities with education
             489      program goals identifying significant regression and recoupment disability as approved by the
             490      State Board of Education.


             491          (3) (a) Monies appropriated [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for self-contained regular special
             492      education programs may not be used to supplement other school programs.
             493          (b) Monies in any of the other restricted line item appropriations may not be reduced
             494      more than 2% to be used for purposes other than those specified by the appropriation, unless
             495      otherwise provided by law.
             496          (4) (a) The State Board of Education shall compute preschool funding by a factor of
             497      1.47 times the current December 1 child count of eligible preschool aged three, four, and
             498      five-year-olds times the WPU value, limited to 8% growth over the prior year December 1
             499      count.
             500          (b) The board shall develop guidelines to implement the funding formula for preschool
             501      special education, and establish prevalence limits for distribution of the monies.
             502          Section 11. Section 53A-17a-113 is amended to read:
             503           53A-17a-113. Weighted pupil units for career and technical education programs
             504      -- Funding of approved programs -- Performance measures -- Qualifying criteria.
             505          (1) (a) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ]
             506      for approved career and technical education programs and the comprehensive guidance
             507      program:
             508          (i) shall be allocated to eligible recipients as provided in Subsections (2), (3), (4), and
             509      (5); and
             510          (ii) may not be used to fund programs below the ninth grade level.
             511          (b) Subsection (1)(a)(ii) does not apply to the following programs:
             512          (i) comprehensive guidance;
             513          (ii) Technology-Life-Careers; and
             514          (iii) work-based learning programs.
             515          (2) (a) Weighted pupil units are computed for pupils in approved programs.
             516          (b) (i) The board shall fund approved programs based upon hours of membership of
             517      9th through 12th grade students.
             518          (ii) Subsection (2)(b)(i) does not apply to the following programs:
             519          (A) comprehensive guidance;
             520          (B) Technology-Life-Careers; and
             521          (C) work-based learning programs.


             522          (c) The board shall use an amount not to exceed 20% of the total appropriation under
             523      this section to fund approved programs based on performance measures such as placement and
             524      competency attainment defined in standards set by the board.
             525          (d) Leadership organization funds shall constitute an amount not to exceed 1% of the
             526      total appropriation under this section, and shall be distributed to each local educational agency
             527      sponsoring career and technical education student leadership organizations based on the
             528      agency's share of the state's total membership in those organizations.
             529          (e) The board shall make the necessary calculations for distribution of the
             530      appropriation to school districts and may revise and recommend changes necessary for
             531      achieving equity and ease of administration.
             532          (3) (a) Twenty weighted pupil units shall be computed for career and technical
             533      education administrative costs for each district, except 25 weighted pupil units may be
             534      computed for each district that consolidates career and technical education administrative
             535      services with one or more other districts.
             536          (b) Between 10 and 25 weighted pupil units shall be computed for each high school
             537      conducting approved career and technical education programs in a district according to
             538      standards established by the board.
             539          (c) Forty weighted pupil units shall be computed for each district that operates an
             540      approved career and technical education center.
             541          (d) Between five and seven weighted pupil units shall be computed for each summer
             542      career and technical education agriculture program according to standards established by the
             543      board.
             544          (e) The board shall, by rule, establish qualifying criteria for districts to receive
             545      weighted pupil units under this Subsection (3).
             546          (4) (a) Monies remaining after the allocations made under Subsections (2) and (3) shall
             547      be allocated using average daily membership in approved programs for the previous year.
             548          (b) A district that has experienced student growth in grades 9 through 12 for the
             549      previous year shall have the growth factor applied to the previous year's weighted pupil units
             550      when calculating the allocation of monies under this Subsection (4).
             551          (5) Of the monies allocated to comprehensive guidance programs pursuant to board
             552      rules, $1,000,000 in grants shall be awarded to school districts or charter schools that:


             553          (a) provide an equal amount of matching funds; and
             554          (b) do not supplant other funds used for comprehensive guidance programs.
             555          (6) (a) The board shall establish rules for the upgrading of high school career and
             556      technical education programs.
             557          (b) The rules shall reflect career and technical training and actual marketable job skills
             558      in society.
             559          (c) The rules shall include procedures to assist school districts to convert existing
             560      programs which are not preparing students for the job market into programs that will
             561      accomplish that purpose.
             562          (7) Programs that do not meet board standards may not be funded under this section.
             563          Section 12. Section 53A-17a-116 is amended to read:
             564           53A-17a-116. Weighted pupil units for career and technical education set-aside
             565      programs.
             566          (1) Each district shall receive a guaranteed minimum allocation from the monies
             567      appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for a career and
             568      technical education set-aside program.
             569          (2) The set-aside funds remaining after the initial minimum payment allocation are
             570      distributed by an RFP process to help pay for equipment costs necessary to initiate new
             571      programs and for high priority programs as determined by labor market information.
             572          Section 13. Section 53A-17a-119 is amended to read:
             573           53A-17a-119. Appropriation for adult education programs.
             574          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for
             575      adult education shall be allocated to local school boards for adult high school completion and
             576      adult basic skills programs.
             577          (2) Each district shall receive its pro rata share of the appropriation for adult high
             578      school completion programs based on the number of people listed in the latest official census
             579      who are over 18 years of age and who do not have a high school diploma and prior year
             580      participation or as approved by board rule.
             581          (3) On February 1 of each school year, the State Board of Education shall recapture
             582      monies not used for an adult high school completion program for reallocation to districts that
             583      have implemented programs based on need and effort as determined by the board.


             584          (4) To the extent of monies available, school districts shall provide programs to adults
             585      who do not have a diploma and who intend to graduate from high school, with particular
             586      emphasis on homeless individuals who are seeking literacy and life skills.
             587          (5) Overruns in adult education in any district may not reduce the value of the weighted
             588      pupil unit for this program in another district.
             589          (6) School districts shall spend money on adult basic skills programs according to
             590      standards established by the board.
             591          Section 14. Section 53A-17a-120 is amended to read:
             592           53A-17a-120. Appropriation for accelerated learning programs.
             593          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for
             594      accelerated learning programs shall be allocated to local school boards and charter schools for
             595      the following programs:
             596          (a) programs in grades 1-12 for the gifted and talented;
             597          (b) advanced placement; and
             598          (c) International Baccalaureate.
             599          (2) (a) Districts shall spend monies for these programs according to rules established
             600      by the State Board of Education in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             601      Rulemaking Act.
             602          (b) The State Board of Education shall develop uniform and consistent policies for
             603      school districts to follow in utilizing advanced placement monies.
             604          Section 15. Section 53A-17a-120.5 is amended to read:
             605           53A-17a-120.5. Appropriation for concurrent enrollment.
             606          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for
             607      concurrent enrollment shall be allocated as follows:
             608          (a) the monies shall first be allocated proportionally, based upon student credit hour
             609      delivered, between courses that are:
             610          (i) taught by public school educators; and
             611          (ii) taught by college or university faculty;
             612          (b) from the monies allocated under Subsection (1)(a)(i):
             613          (i) 60% of the monies shall be allocated to local school boards and charter schools; and
             614          (ii) 40% of the monies shall be allocated to the State Board of Regents; and


             615          (c) from the monies allocated under Subsection (1)(a)(ii):
             616          (i) 40% of the monies shall be allocated to local school boards and charter schools; and
             617          (ii) 60% of the monies shall be allocated to the State Board of Regents.
             618          (2) The State Board of Education shall make rules providing that a school participating
             619      in the concurrent enrollment programs offered under Section 53A-15-101 shall receive an
             620      allocation from the monies described in Subsection (1) as provided in Section 53A-15-101 .
             621          (3) The State Board of Regents shall make rules providing that an institution of higher
             622      education participating in the concurrent enrollment programs offered under [Sections] Section
             623      53A-15-101 [and 53B-8-112 ] shall receive an allocation from the monies described in
             624      Subsection (1) as provided in the rules.
             625          (4) Subject to budget constraints, the Legislature shall annually increase the money
             626      appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for concurrent
             627      enrollment based on:
             628          (a) enrollment growth in concurrent enrollment from additional students enrolled,
             629      courses offered, and credit hours taken; and
             630          (b) the percentage increase in the value of the weighted pupil unit.
             631          (5) (a) The State Board of Education and the State Board of Regents shall annually
             632      report to the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee:
             633          (i) an accounting of the money appropriated for concurrent enrollment; and
             634          (ii) a justification of the split described in Subsections (1)(a) and (b).
             635          (b) The State Board of Regents shall annually report to the Higher Education
             636      Appropriations Subcommittee on concurrent enrollment participation and growth, including
             637      data on what higher education tuition would have been charged for the hours of concurrent
             638      enrollment credit granted.
             639          (6) In order to qualify for funds under this section, a concurrent enrollment program
             640      shall comply with the requirements described in Section 53A-15-101 , including rules adopted
             641      in accordance with Subsection 53A-15-101 (3).
             642          Section 16. Section 53A-17a-121 is amended to read:
             643           53A-17a-121. Appropriation for at-risk programs.
             644          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for
             645      at-risk programs shall be allocated to local school boards for the following programs:


             646          (a) youth in custody;
             647          (b) homeless and disadvantaged minority students;
             648          (c) mathematics, engineering, and science achievement programs;
             649          (d) gang prevention and intervention; and
             650          (e) at-risk flow through.
             651          (2) Districts shall spend monies for these programs according to rules established by
             652      the State Board of Education in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             653      Rulemaking Act.
             654          (3) (a) From the amount appropriated for youth at risk programs, the board shall
             655      allocate moneys to school districts for homeless and disadvantaged minority students.
             656          (b) Each district shall receive its allocation on the basis of:
             657          (i) the total number of homeless students in the district;
             658          (ii) added to 50% of the number of disadvantaged minority students in the district;
             659          (iii) multiplying the total of Subsections (3)(b)(i) and (ii) by the value of the weighted
             660      pupil unit; and
             661          (iv) prorating the amount under Subsection (3)(b)(iii) to the amount in Subsection
             662      (3)(a).
             663          (4) (a) From the amount appropriated for at-risk programs, the board shall allocate
             664      monies for mathematics, engineering, and science achievement programs, MESA programs, in
             665      the districts.
             666          (b) The board shall make the distribution to school districts on a competitive basis by
             667      application under guidelines established by the board.
             668          (5) (a) From the amount appropriated for at-risk programs, the board shall distribute
             669      moneys for gang prevention and intervention programs at the district or school level.
             670          (b) The board shall make the distribution to school districts under guidelines
             671      established by the board consistent with Section 53A-15-601 .
             672          (6) (a) From the amount appropriated for at-risk programs, the board shall distribute
             673      moneys for programs for youth in custody.
             674          (b) The board shall allocate these moneys to school districts which operate programs
             675      for youth in custody in accordance with standards established by the board.
             676          (7) From the amount appropriated for at-risk programs, the board shall allocate monies


             677      based on:
             678          (a) a formula which takes into account prior year WPU's per district and a district's low
             679      income population; and
             680          (b) a minimum base of no less than $18,600 for small school districts.
             681          Section 17. Section 53A-17a-123 is amended to read:
             682           53A-17a-123. Local Discretionary Block Grant Program -- State contribution.
             683          (1) The State Board of Education shall distribute money appropriated for the Local
             684      Discretionary Block Grant Program [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] to school districts and charter
             685      schools according to a formula adopted by the board, after consultation with school districts
             686      and charter schools, that allocates the funding in a fair and equitable manner.
             687          (2) Schools districts and charter schools shall use Local Discretionary Block Grant
             688      monies for:
             689          (a) maintenance and operation costs;
             690          (b) capital outlay; or
             691          (c) debt service.
             692          Section 18. Section 53A-17a-123.5 is amended to read:
             693           53A-17a-123.5. Interventions for Student Success Block Grant Program -- State
             694      contribution.
             695          (1) The State Board of Education shall distribute money appropriated for the
             696      Interventions for Student Success Block Grant Program [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] to school
             697      districts and charter schools according to a formula adopted by the board, after consultation
             698      with school districts and charter schools, that allocates the funding in a fair and equitable
             699      manner.
             700          (2) Schools districts and charter schools shall use Interventions for Student Success
             701      Block Grant monies to improve student academic success, with priority given to interventions
             702      on behalf of students not performing to standards as determined by U-PASS test results.
             703          (3) (a) Each school district shall develop a plan for the expenditure of Interventions for
             704      Student Success Block Grant monies.
             705          (b) The plan:
             706          (i) shall specify anticipated results; and
             707          (ii) may include continuing existing programs to improve students' academic success


             708      for which funds were appropriated before the establishment of the block grant.
             709          (c) The local school board shall approve the plan for the expenditure of the block grant
             710      monies in an open public meeting before the monies are spent.
             711          Section 19. Section 53A-17a-124 is amended to read:
             712           53A-17a-124. Quality Teaching Block Grant Program -- State contributions.
             713          (1) The State Board of Education shall distribute money appropriated for the Quality
             714      Teaching Block Grant Program [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] to school districts and charter
             715      schools according to a formula adopted by the board, after consultation with school districts
             716      and charter schools, that allocates the funding in a fair and equitable manner.
             717          (2) (a) Schools districts and charter schools shall use Quality Teaching Block Grant
             718      monies to implement school and school district comprehensive, long-term professional
             719      development plans required by Section 53A-3-701 .
             720          (b) In recognition of exceptional quality teaching, Quality Teaching Block Grant
             721      monies may be used for the award of individual Quality Teaching Bonuses for Exemplary
             722      Teachers to recognize and reward excellence in classrooms as determined by school principals
             723      in partnership with their school community councils.
             724          (3) Each local school board shall:
             725          (a) as provided by Section 53A-3-701 , review and either approve or recommend
             726      modifications for each school's comprehensive, long-term professional development plan
             727      within the district so that each school's plan is compatible with the district's comprehensive,
             728      long-term professional development plan; and
             729          (b) in an open public meeting, approve a plan to spend Quality Teaching Block Grant
             730      monies to implement the school district's comprehensive, long-term professional development
             731      plan.
             732          Section 20. Section 53A-17a-124.5 is amended to read:
             733           53A-17a-124.5. Appropriation for class size reduction.
             734          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for
             735      class size reduction shall be used to reduce the average class size in kindergarten through the
             736      eighth grade in the state's public schools.
             737          (2) Each district shall receive its allocation based upon prior year average daily
             738      membership in kindergarten through grade eight plus growth as determined under Subsection


             739      53A-17a-106 (3) as compared to the state total.
             740          (3) (a) A district may use its allocation to reduce class size in any one or all of the
             741      grades referred to under this section, except as otherwise provided in Subsection (3)(b).
             742          (b) (i) Each district shall use 50% of its allocation to reduce class size in any one or all
             743      of grades kindergarten through grade two, with an emphasis on improving student reading
             744      skills.
             745          (ii) If a district's average class size is below 18 in grades kindergarten through two, it
             746      may petition the state board for, and the state board may grant, a waiver to use its allocation
             747      under Subsection (3)(b)(i) for class size reduction in the other grades.
             748          (4) Schools may use nontraditional innovative and creative methods to reduce class
             749      sizes with this appropriation and may use part of their allocation to focus on class size
             750      reduction for specific groups, such as at risk students, or for specific blocks of time during the
             751      school day.
             752          (5) (a) A school district may use up to 20% of its allocation under Subsection (1) for
             753      capital facilities projects if such projects would help to reduce class size.
             754          (b) If a school district's student population increases by 5% or 700 students from the
             755      previous school year, the school district may use up to 50% of any allocation it receives under
             756      this section for classroom construction.
             757          (6) This appropriation is to supplement any other appropriation made for class size
             758      reduction.
             759          (7) The Legislature shall provide for an annual adjustment in the appropriation
             760      authorized under this section in proportion to the increase in the number of students in the state
             761      in kindergarten through grade eight.
             762          Section 21. Section 53A-17a-125 is amended to read:
             763           53A-17a-125. Appropriation for retirement and Social Security.
             764          (1) The employee's retirement contribution shall be 1% for employees who are under
             765      the state's contributory retirement program.
             766          (2) The employer's contribution under the state's contributory retirement program is
             767      determined under Section 49-12-301 , subject to the 1% contribution under Subsection (1).
             768          (3) (a) The employer-employee contribution rate for employees who are under the
             769      state's noncontributory retirement program is determined under Section 49-13-301 .


             770          (b) The same contribution rate used under Subsection (3)(a) shall be used to calculate
             771      the appropriation for charter schools described under Subsection (5).
             772          (4) (a) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ]
             773      for retirement and Social Security monies shall be allocated to school districts and charter
             774      schools based on a district's or charter school's total weighted pupil units compared to the total
             775      weighted pupil units for all districts in the state.
             776          (b) Subject to budget constraints, monies needed to support retirement and Social
             777      Security shall be determined by taking the district's prior year allocation and adjusting it for:
             778          (i) student growth;
             779          (ii) the percentage increase in the value of the weighted pupil unit; and
             780          (iii) the effect of any change in the rates for retirement, Social Security, or both.
             781          (5) A charter school that has made an election of nonparticipation in the Utah State
             782      Retirement Systems in accordance with Section 53A-1a-512 and Title 49, Utah State
             783      Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act, shall use the funds described under this section for
             784      retirement to provide its own compensation, benefit, and retirement programs.
             785          Section 22. Section 53A-17a-126 is amended to read:
             786           53A-17a-126. State support of pupil transportation.
             787          (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for
             788      state-supported transportation of public school students shall be apportioned and distributed in
             789      accordance with Section 53A-17a-127 , except as otherwise provided in this section.
             790          (2) (a) The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind shall use [money appropriated in
             791      Section 53A-17a-104 ] its allocation of pupil transportation monies to pay for transportation of
             792      their students based on current valid contractual arrangements and best transportation options
             793      and methods as determined by the schools.
             794          (b) All student transportation costs of the schools shall be paid from the allocation of
             795      pupil transportation monies [received under Section 53A-17a-104 ] specified in statute.
             796          (3) (a) A school district may only claim eligible transportation costs as legally reported
             797      on the prior year's annual financial report submitted under Section 53A-3-404 .
             798          (b) The state shall contribute 85% of approved transportation costs, subject to budget
             799      constraints.
             800          (c) If in a fiscal year the total transportation allowance for all districts exceeds the


             801      amount appropriated for that purpose, all allowances shall be reduced pro rata to equal not
             802      more than the amount appropriated.
             803          (4) Local school boards shall provide salary adjustments to employee groups that work
             804      with the transportation of students comparable to those of classified employees authorized
             805      under Section 53A-17a-137 , when dividing the weighted pupil unit for salary adjustment
             806      purposes.
             807          Section 23. Section 53A-17a-131.15 is amended to read:
             808           53A-17a-131.15. State contribution for the Electronic High School.
             809          Money appropriated to the State Board of Education [in Section 53A-17a-104 ] for the
             810      Electronic High School shall be distributed to the school according to rules established by the
             811      board in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             812          Section 24. Section 53A-17a-131.17 is amended to read:
             813           53A-17a-131.17. State contribution for School LAND Trust Program.
             814          (1) If the amount of money prescribed for funding the School LAND Trust Program in
             815      Section 53A-16-101.5 is less than or greater than the money appropriated [in Section
             816      53A-17a-104 ] for the School LAND Trust Program, the appropriation shall be equal to the
             817      amount of money prescribed for funding the School LAND Trust Program in Section
             818      53A-16-101.5 , up to a maximum of an amount equal to 2% of the funds provided for the
             819      Minimum School Program[, pursuant to Title 53A, Chapter 17a, Minimum School Program
             820      Act].
             821          (2) The State Board of Education shall distribute the money appropriated in Subsection
             822      (1) in accordance with Section 53A-16-101.5 and rules established by the board in accordance
             823      with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             824          Section 25. Section 53A-17a-135 is amended to read:
             825           53A-17a-135. Minimum basic tax rate -- Certified revenue levy.
             826          (1) (a) In order to qualify for receipt of the state contribution toward the basic program
             827      and as its contribution toward its costs of the basic program, each school district shall impose a
             828      minimum basic tax rate per dollar of taxable value that generates $273,950,764 in revenues
             829      statewide.
             830          (b) The preliminary estimate for the [2009-10] 2010-11 minimum basic tax rate is
             831      [.001303] .001513.


             832          (c) The State Tax Commission shall certify on or before June 22 the rate that generates
             833      $273,950,764 in revenues statewide.
             834          (d) If the minimum basic tax rate exceeds the certified revenue levy as defined in
             835      Section 53A-17a-103 , the state is subject to the notice requirements of Section 59-2-926 .
             836          (2) (a) The state shall contribute to each district toward the cost of the basic program in
             837      the district that portion which exceeds the proceeds of the levy authorized under Subsection
             838      (1).
             839          (b) In accord with the state strategic plan for public education and to fulfill its
             840      responsibility for the development and implementation of that plan, the Legislature instructs
             841      the State Board of Education, the governor, and the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst in each
             842      of the coming five years to develop budgets that will fully fund student enrollment growth.
             843          (3) (a) If the proceeds of the levy authorized under Subsection (1) equal or exceed the
             844      cost of the basic program in a school district, no state contribution shall be made to the basic
             845      program.
             846          (b) The proceeds of the levy authorized under Subsection (1) which exceed the cost of
             847      the basic program shall be paid into the Uniform School Fund as provided by law.
             848          Section 26. Section 53A-17a-146 is amended to read:
             849           53A-17a-146. Reduction of district allocation based on insufficient revenues.
             850          (1) (a) As used in this section, "Minimum School Program funds" means the total of
             851      state and local funds appropriated [under Section 53A-17a-104 ] for the Minimum School
             852      Program, excluding:
             853          (i) the state-supported voter leeway;
             854          (ii) the state-supported board leeway; and
             855          (iii) the appropriation to charter schools to replace local property tax revenues.
             856          (b) The State Board of Education, after consultation with each school district and
             857      charter school, shall allocate the ongoing locally determined reduction [provided in Section
             858      53A-17a-104 ] for fiscal year 2008-09 among school districts and charter schools in proportion
             859      to each school district's or charter school's percentage share of Minimum School Program
             860      funds.
             861          (2) Each district and charter school shall determine which programs are affected by,
             862      and the amount of, the reductions, except as provided in Subsection (4).


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


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


             925          (8) (a) Subject to future budget constraints, the Legislature shall:
             926          (i) maintain the salary adjustments provided to school administrators in the 2007-08
             927      school year; and
             928          (ii) provide salary adjustments for new school administrators in the same amount as
             929      provided for existing school administrators.
             930          (b) The appropriation provided for educator salary adjustments [in Section
             931      53A-17a-104 ]shall include salary adjustments for school administrators as specified in
             932      Subsection (8)(a).
             933          (c) In distributing and awarding salary adjustments for school administrators, the State
             934      Board of Education, school districts, charter schools, and the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the
             935      Blind shall comply with the requirements for the distribution and award of educator salary
             936      adjustments as provided in Subsections (3) and (4).
             937          Section 28. Section 53A-17a-154 is amended to read:
             938           53A-17a-154. Appropriation for school nurses.
             939          The State Board of Education shall distribute monies appropriated [in Section
             940      53A-17a-104 ] for school nurses to award grants to school districts and charter schools that:
             941          (1) provide an equal amount of matching funds; and
             942          (2) do not supplant other monies used for school nurses.
             943          Section 29. Section 53A-17a-155 is amended to read:
             944           53A-17a-155. Appropriation for library books and electronic resources.
             945          (1) The State Board of Education shall distribute monies appropriated [in Section
             946      53A-17a-104 ] for library books and electronic resources as follows:
             947          (a) 25% shall be divided equally among all public schools; and
             948          (b) 75% shall be divided among public schools based on each school's average daily
             949      membership as compared to the total average daily membership.
             950          (2) A school district or charter school may not use monies distributed under Subsection
             951      (1) to supplant other monies used to purchase library books or electronic resources.
             952          Section 30. Section 63J-1-206 is amended to read:
             953           63J-1-206. Appropriations governed by chapter -- Restrictions on expenditures --
             954      Transfer of funds -- Exclusion.
             955          (1) As used in this section, "work program" means a budget that contains revenues and


             956      expenditures for specific purposes or functions within an item of appropriation.
             957          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), (3)(e), or where expressly exempted in
             958      the appropriating act:
             959          (i) all monies appropriated by the Legislature are appropriated upon the terms and
             960      conditions set forth in this chapter; and
             961          (ii) any department, agency, or institution that accepts monies appropriated by the
             962      Legislature does so subject to the requirements of this chapter.
             963          (b) This section does not apply to:
             964          (i) the Legislature and its committees; and
             965          (ii) the Investigation Account of the Water Resources Construction Fund, which is
             966      governed by Section 73-10-8 .
             967          (3) (a) Each appropriation item is to be expended subject to any schedule of programs
             968      and any restriction attached to the appropriation item, as designated by the Legislature.
             969          (b) Each schedule of programs or restriction attached to an appropriation item:
             970          (i) is a restriction or limitation upon the expenditure of the respective appropriation
             971      made;
             972          (ii) does not itself appropriate any money; and
             973          (iii) is not itself an item of appropriation.
             974          (c) An appropriation or any surplus of any appropriation may not be diverted from any
             975      department, agency, institution, or division to any other department, agency, institution, or
             976      division.
             977          (d) The money appropriated subject to a schedule or programs or restriction may be
             978      used only for the purposes authorized.
             979          (e) In order for a department, agency, or institution to transfer monies appropriated to it
             980      from one program to another program within an item of appropriation, the following procedure
             981      shall be followed:
             982          (i) The department, agency, or institution seeking to make the transfer shall prepare:
             983          (A) a new work program for the fiscal year involved that consists of the currently
             984      approved work program and the transfer sought to be made; and
             985          (B) a written justification for the new work program that sets forth the purpose and
             986      necessity for the transfer.


             987          (ii) The Division of Finance shall process the new work program with written
             988      justification and make this information available to the Governor's Office of Planning and
             989      Budget and the legislative fiscal analyst.
             990          (f) [Monies] (i) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(f)(ii), monies may not be
             991      transferred from one item of appropriation to any other item of appropriation.
             992          (ii) The state superintendent may transfer monies appropriated for the Minimum
             993      School Program between line items of appropriation in accordance with Section 53A-17a-105 .
             994          (g) (i) The procedures for transferring monies between programs within an item of
             995      appropriation as provided by Subsection (3)(e) do not apply to monies appropriated to the State
             996      Board of Education for the Minimum School Program or capital outlay programs created in
             997      Title 53A, Chapter 21, Public Education Capital Outlay Act.
             998          (ii) The state superintendent may transfer monies appropriated for the programs
             999      specified in Subsection (3)(g)(i) only as provided by Section 53A-17a-105 .
             1000          Section 31. Repealer.
             1001          This bill repeals:
             1002          Section 53A-17a-104, Amount of state's contribution toward minimum school
             1003      program.
             1004          Section 53A-21-501, State contribution to capital outlay programs.
             1005          Section 32. Appropriations for Minimum School Program and school building aid
             1006      programs - Value of weighted pupil unit.
             1007          (1) The following sums of money are appropriated from the funds or fund accounts
             1008      indicated for distribution to school districts and charter schools for the fiscal year beginning
             1009      July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2011.
             1010          (2) The value of the weighted pupil unit (WPU) for fiscal year 2011 is $2,487.
             1011      Item 1    Basic School Program
             1012          To Basic School Program
             1013          From Uniform School Fund
$1,579,112,936

             1014          From Local Revenue
$273,950,764

             1015      Schedule of Programs:
             1016              Kindergarten (26,503 WPUs)                $65,912,961
             1017              Grades 1 - 12 (510,441 WPUs)                $1,269,466,767


             1018              Necessarily Existent Small Schools (7,649 WPUs)        $19,023,063
             1019              Professional Staff (46,698 WPUs)                $116,137,926
             1020              Administrative Costs (1,550 WPUs)                $3,854,850
             1021              Special Education - Add-on (63,903 WPUs)            $158,926,761
             1022              Special Education - Pre-school (8,955 WPUs)        $22,271,085
             1023              Special Education - Self-contained (14,137 WPUs)        $35,158,719
             1024              Special Education - Extended Year (393 WPUs)        $977,391
             1025              Special Education - State Programs (1,776 WPUs)        $4,416,912
             1026              Career & Technical Ed District Add-on (27,259 WPUs)    $67,793,133
             1027              Class Size Reduction (35,836 WPUs)            $89,124,132
             1028               The Legislature intends that the State Board of
             1029               Education allocate $1,150,600 from the appropriation
             1030               to the Career & Technical Education District Add-on
             1031               program to support summer Career & Technical
             1032               Education agriculture programs.
             1033      Item 2    Related to Basic Programs
             1034          To Related to Basic Programs
             1035          From Uniform School Fund
$374,194,403

             1036          From Uniform School Fund Restricted - Interest and Dividends Account
$20,000,000

             1037          Schedule of Programs:
             1038              Social Security and Retirement                $13,139,631
             1039              To and From School - Pupil Transportation            $64,333,965
             1040              Guarantee Transportation Levy                $490,000
             1041              Intervention for Student Success Block Grant        $14,700,000
             1042              Highly Impacted Schools                    $4,518,707
             1043              Youth At-Risk                        $27,704,741
             1044              Adult Education                        $9,080,846
             1045              Accelerated Learning                        $3,494,781
             1046              Concurrent Enrollment                    $8,531,186
             1047              High-Ability Student Initiative                $485,100
             1048              English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers        $1,764,000


             1049              Electronic High School                    $1,960,000
             1050              School LAND Trust Program                $20,000,000
             1051              Charter School Local Replacement                $44,382,646
             1052              Charter School Administration                $3,603,500
             1053              K-3 Reading Improvement                    $14,700,000
             1054              Public Education Job Enhancement                $2,143,300
             1055              Educator Salary Adjustments                    $145,295,000
             1056              USFR Teacher Salary Supplement Restricted Account    $3,626,000
             1057              Library Books & Electronic Resources            $490,000
             1058              Matching Fund for School Nurses                $882,000
             1059              Critical Languages & Dual Immersion            $225,400
             1060              Extended Year for Special Educators            $2,557,800
             1061              USTAR Centers (Year-Round Math & Science)        $6,085,800
             1062               The Legislature intends that the State Board
             1063              of Education allocate $2,532,700 from the appropriation
             1064              for To and From School - Pupil Transportation to
             1065              support transportation costs at the Utah
             1066              Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
             1067      Item 3    Voted and Board Leeway Programs
             1068          To Voted and Board Leeway Programs
             1069          From Uniform School Fund
$37,240,184

             1070          From Local Revenue    
$310,463,914

             1071          Schedule of Programs:
             1072              Voted Leeway                        $265,569,683
             1073              Board Leeway                        $67,134,415
             1074              Board Leeway - Reading Improvement            $15,000,000
             1075      Item 4    School Building Programs
             1076          To School Building Programs
             1077          From Uniform School Fund
$22,049,700

             1078          Schedule of Programs:
             1079              Capital Outlay Foundation Program                $19,177,400


             1080              Capital Outlay Enrollment Growth Program            $2,872,300
             1081          Section 33. Effective date.
             1082          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.


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