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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions regarding school supplies for elementary school students.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . allows an elementary school or elementary school teacher to provide to a student's
13 parent or guardian a suggested list of supplies for use during the regular school day;
15 . requires that a suggested list of supplies include specified language explaining that:
16 . the list is compiled solely to provide information to parents and guardians who
17 wish to voluntarily furnish supplies for student use; and
18 . equivalent supplies will be furnished by the school to all students free of charge
19 as necessary.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 53A-12-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter 2
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 53A-12-102 is amended to read:
30 53A-12-102. State policy on student fees, deposits, or other charges.
31 (1) A fee, deposit, or other charge may not be made, or any expenditure required of a
32 student or the student's parent or guardian, as a condition for student participation in an
33 activity, class, or program provided, sponsored, or supported by or through a public school or
34 school district, unless authorized by the local school board or charter school governing board
35 under rules adopted by the State Board of Education.
36 (2) (a) A fee, deposit, charge, or expenditure may not be required for elementary school
37 activities which are part of the regular school day or for [
38 regular school day.
39 (b) An elementary school or elementary school teacher may compile and provide to a
40 student's parent or guardian a suggested list of supplies for use during the regular school day so
41 that a parent or guardian may furnish on a voluntary basis those supplies for student use.
42 (c) A list provided to a student's parent or guardian pursuant to Subsection (2)(b) must
43 include and be preceded by the following language:
44 "NOTICE: THE ITEMS ON THIS LIST ARE OPTIONAL. NO ELEMENTARY
45 SCHOOL STUDENT MAY BE REQUIRED TO BRING ANY OF THESE SUPPLIES TO
46 SCHOOL. THIS LIST IS COMPILED SOLELY TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO
47 PARENTS OR GUARDIANS WHO WISH TO VOLUNTARILY FURNISH SUPPLIES FOR
48 STUDENT USE. EQUIVALENT SUPPLIES WILL BE FURNISHED BY THE SCHOOL TO
49 ALL STUDENTS FREE OF CHARGE AS NECESSARY."
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-7-11 9:08 AM