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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies education funding for school districts, charter schools, and certain
11 state agencies for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2011 and
12 modifies related budgetary provisions.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . requires a school district or charter school to report certain transfers between
16 programs to the State Board of Education as part of the Annual Financial and
17 Program report;
18 . modifies funding related to the voted and board leeway guarantee programs;
19 . appropriates funding to school districts and charter schools for a certain federal
20 educator jobs program;
21 . reduces state funding for the Minimum School Program;
22 . appropriates funding to the State Board of Education for certain administrative costs
23 related to the federal educator jobs program;
24 . appropriates money for:
25 . educator salary adjustments; and
26 . library books and electronic resources; and
27 . makes technical changes.
28 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
29 This bill appropriates for fiscal year 2011:
30 . $30,000,000 from the Uniform School Fund;
31 . ($78,271,500) from the Education Fund; and
32 . $110,007,200 from other sources as detailed in this bill.
33 Other Special Clauses:
34 This bill provides an immediate effective date.
35 Utah Code Sections Affected:
37 53A-17a-146, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 3 and 399
38 Uncodified Material Affected:
39 ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
41 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
42 Section 1. Section 53A-17a-146 is amended to read:
43 53A-17a-146. Reduction of district allocation based on insufficient revenues.
44 (1) As used in this section, "Minimum School Program funds" means the total of state
45 and local funds appropriated for the Minimum School Program, excluding:
46 (a) the state-supported voter leeway pursuant to Section 53A-17a-133 ;
47 (b) the state-supported board leeway pursuant to Section 53A-17a-134 ; and
48 (c) the appropriation to charter schools to replace local property tax revenues pursuant
49 to Section 53A-1a-513 .
50 (2) If the Legislature reduces appropriations made to support public schools under Title
51 53A, Chapter 17a, Minimum School Program Act, because an Education Fund budget deficit,
52 as defined in Section 63J-1-312 , exists, the State Board of Education, after consultation with
53 each school district and charter school, shall allocate the reduction among school districts and
54 charter schools in proportion to each school district's or charter school's percentage share of
55 Minimum School Program funds.
56 (3) Except as provided in Subsection (5) and subject to the requirements of Subsection
57 (7), a school district or charter school shall determine which programs are affected by a
58 reduction pursuant to Subsection (2) and the amount each program is reduced.
59 (4) Except as provided in Subsections (5) and (6), the requirement to spend a specified
60 amount in any particular program is waived if reductions are made pursuant to Subsection (2).
61 (5) A school district or charter school may not reduce or reallocate spending of funds
62 distributed to the school district or charter school for the following programs:
63 (a) educator salary adjustments provided in Section 53A-17a-153 ;
64 (b) the Teacher Salary Supplement Program provided in Section 53A-17a-156 ;
65 (c) the extended year for special educators provided in Section 53A-17a-158 ;
66 (d) USTAR centers provided in Section 53A-17a-159 ;
67 (e) the School LAND Trust Program created in Section 53A-16-101.5 ; or
68 (f) a special education program within the Basic School Program.
69 (6) A school district or charter school may not reallocate spending of funds distributed
70 to the school district or charter school to a reserve account.
71 (7) A school district or charter school that reduces or reallocates funds in accordance
72 with this section shall report all transfers into, or out of, Minimum School Program programs
73 to the State Board of Education as part of the school district or charter school's Annual
74 Financial and Program report.
75 Section 2. Appropriation.
76 Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, the
77 following sums of money are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or
78 reduced from amounts previously appropriated, out of the funds or fund accounts indicated for
79 distribution to state agencies, school districts, and charter schools for the fiscal year beginning
80 July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2011. These appropriations are additions to amounts
81 previously appropriated for fiscal year 2010-11.
82 Basic School Program
83 Item 1 To Basic School Program
84 From Uniform School Fund, One-time
85 From Education Fund, One-time
86 From Nonlasping Balances - MSP - Voted and Board Leeways
87 Schedule of Programs:
88 Grades 1 - 12 $7,800,000
89 Related to Basic Programs
90 Item 2 To Related to Basic Programs
91 From Education Fund, One-time
92 From Federal Funds
93 Schedule of Programs:
94 Flexible Allocation - WPU Distribution ($50,000,000)
95 Education Jobs Fund - WPU Distribution $101,004,000
96 Item 3 To Related to Basic Programs
97 From Education Fund, One-time
98 From Nonlasping Balances - MSP - Voted and Board Leeways
99 Schedule of Programs:
100 Educator Salary Adjustments $1,728,500
101 Library Books & Electronic Resources $200,000
102 State Board of Education
103 Item 4 To State Board of Education - State Office of Education
104 From Federal Funds
105 Schedule of Programs:
106 Board of Education - Administration $300,000
107 Item 5 To State Board of Education - Educator Licensing Professional Practices
108 From Uniform School Fund Restricted - Professional Practices
109 Schedule of Programs:
110 Educator Licensing $703,200
111 Section 3. Effective date.
112 If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
113 upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
114 Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
115 the date of veto override.
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