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Senate 3rd Reading Amendments 2-28-2012 kh/aos
This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 9:40 AM by khelgesen. --> This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 11:14 AM by jeyring. -->              1
    
PARAEDUCATOR FUNDING

             2     
2012 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Karen Mayne

             5     
House Sponsor: David Litvack

             6     

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill provides funding to hire paraeducators at certain schools.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    provides funding for Title 1 school improvement schools to hire paraeducators to
             13      assist in teaching; and
             14          .    requires the State Board of Education to report on funding expenditures.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          This bill appropriates:
             17          .    to the Related to Basic Program, as an ongoing appropriation:
             18              .    from the Education Fund, H. [ $500,000 ] $300,000 .H .
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20           S. [ None ] This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012. .S
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      ENACTS:
             23          53A-17a-167, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             24     

             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 53A-17a-167 is enacted to read:
             27          53A-17a-167. Appropriation for Title 1 Schools in Improvement Paraeducators



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     Program.
             29          (1) As used in this section:
             30          (a) "Eligible school" means a Title 1 school that has not achieved adequate yearly
             31      progress, as defined in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq. in
             32      the same subject area for two consecutive years.
             33          (b) "Paraeducator" means a school employee who S. :
             33a          (i) .S delivers instruction under the direct
             34      supervision of a teacher S. ; and
             34a          (ii) meets the requirements under Subsection (3) .S .
             35          (c) "Program" means the Title 1 Schools in Improvement Paraeducators Program
             36      created in this section.
             37          (2) The program is created to provide funding for eligible schools to hire paraeducators
             38      to provide additional instructional aid in the classroom to assist students in achieving academic
             39      success and assist the school in exiting Title 1 school improvement status.
             39a           S. (3) A paraeducator who is funded under this section shall have:
             39b          (a) earned a secondary school diploma or a recognized equivalent;
             39c          (b)(i) completed at least two years with a minimum of 48 semester hours at an
             39d      accredited higher education institution;
             39e          (ii) obtained an associates or higher degree from an accredited higher education
             39f      institution; or
             39g          (iii) satisfied a rigorous state or local assessment about the individual's knowledge of,
             39h      and ability to assist in instructing student in reading, writing, and mathematics; and
             39i          (c) received large group-, small group-, and individual-level professional development
             39j      that is intensive and focused and covers curriculum, instruction, assessment, classroom and
             39k      behavior management, and teaming. .S
             40           S. [ (3) ] (4) .S The State Board of Education shall distribute money appropriated for the
             40a      program
             41      to eligible schools, in accordance with rules adopted by the board.
             42           S. [ (4) ] (5) .S Funds appropriated under the program may not be used to supplant other
             42a      money
             43      used for paraeducators at eligible schools.
             44           S. [ (5) ] (6) .S The State Board of Education shall submit an annual report to the
             44a      Legislature's
             45      Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee that includes information on:


            
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         (a) the amount of money distributed to each eligible school under this section;
             47          (b) how many paraeducators were hired at each eligible school with program money;
             48          (c) additional funding eligible schools used to supplement program money in hiring
             49      paraeducators; and
             50          (d) accountability measures, including test scores of students served by the program.
             51          Section 2. Appropriation.
             52          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, the
             53      following sums of money are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or
             54      reduced from amounts previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated for the
             55      fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013. These are additions to any
             56      amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2013.
             57          To Related to Basic Program
             58              From Education Fund                 H. [ $500,000 ] $300,000 .H



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             Schedule of Programs:
             60                  Title 1 Schools in Improvement
             61                  Paraeducators Program             H. [ $500,000 ] $300,000 .H
             61a      S. Section 3. Effective date.
             61b          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), this bill takes effect on May 8, 2012.
             61c          (2) Uncodified Section 2, Appropriation, takes effect on July 1, 2012. .S





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