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EDUCATION POLICY AMENDMENTS

             2     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

             5     
House Sponsor: Merlynn T. Newbold

             6     

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    requires schools that receive grants from the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Elementary
             13      Arts Learning Program to provide certain matching funds;
             14          .    requires the State Board of Education to make H. [ additional ] .H funds available for
             14a      H. additional .H schools
             15      to participate in the program, based on the matching funds coming from grant
             16      recipients; and
             17          .    removes the repeal date for the program.
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          53A-17a-162, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 397
             25          63I-2-253, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 11
             26     

             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:



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         Section 1. Section 53A-17a-162 is amended to read:
             29           53A-17a-162. Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program.
             30          (1) The Legislature finds that a strategic placement of arts in elementary education can
             31      impact the critical thinking of students in other core subject areas, including mathematics,
             32      reading, and science.
             33          (2) The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program is created to
             34      enhance the social, emotional, academic, and arts learning of students in kindergarten through
             35      grade six by integrating arts teaching and learning into core subject areas.
             36          (3) From money appropriated for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts
             37      Learning Program, the State Board of Education shall, after consulting with the Utah Arts
             38      Council and receiving their recommendations:
             39          (a) subject to Subsection (6), establish a grant program to allow school districts and
             40      charter schools to hire 50 highly qualified, full-time arts specialists to be based at 50 schools;
             41          (b) provide up to $10,000 in one-time funds for each school arts specialist described
             42      under Subsection (3)(a) to purchase supplies and equipment;
             43          (c) establish a grant program to allow 10 school districts to hire art coordinators,
             44      provided that a qualifying school district provides matching funds in an amount equal to the
             45      grant amount; and
             46          (d) annually contract with an independent, qualified evaluator, selected through a
             47      request for proposals process, to evaluate the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts
             48      Learning Program.
             49          (4) Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program money may not be
             50      used to supplant funds for existing programs funded by the state, but shall be used to augment
             51      existing programs.
             52          (5) Schools that participate in the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning
             53      Program shall partner with institutions of higher education that award elementary education
             54      degrees to obtain quality pre-service and in-service training, research, and leadership
             55      development for arts education.
             56          (6) (a) Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, a school district or charter school may
             57      receive a grant under Subsection (3)(a) if the school district or charter school provides
             58      matching funds for 10% of the grant amount.



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         (b) A qualifying school district or charter school under Subsection (6)(a) shall increase
             60      its match amount by an additional 10% each subsequent year, until the school district or charter
             61      school provides matching funds in an amount equal to the grant amount.
             62          (7) Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, the State Board of Education shall make
             63      H. [ additional ] .H funds available for H. additional .H schools to participate in the Beverly
             63a      Taylor Sorenson Elementary
             64      Arts Learning Program, corresponding to the amount of the matching funds required from
             65      schools under Subsection (6).
             66          [(6)] (8) The State Board of Education shall, after consultation with the Utah Arts
             67      Council, make an annual report during the 2009, 2010, and 2011 interims to the Education
             68      Interim Committee describing the program's impact on students in kindergarten through grade
             69      six.
             70          Section 2. Section 63I-2-253 is amended to read:
             71           63I-2-253. Repeal dates -- Titles 53, 53A, and 53B.
             72          (1) Section 53A-1-403.5 is repealed July 1, 2012.
             73          (2) Subsection 53A-1-603 (5) is repealed July 1, 2015.
             74          (3) Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 10, UPSTART, is repealed July 1, 2014.
             75          (4) Subsection 53A-13-110 (4) is repealed July 1, 2013.
             76          (5) Section 53A-17a-152 is repealed July 1, 2010.
             77          [(6) Section 53A-17a-162 is repealed July 1, 2012.]





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