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S.B. 151 Enrolled

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STUDENTS AT RISK OF ACADEMIC FAILURE STUDY

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2012 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

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House Sponsor: Gregory H. Hughes

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill directs the Education Interim Committee to conduct a study of programs and
             10      initiatives to assist students at risk of academic failure.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    directs the Education Interim Committee in 2012 to study:
             14              .    programs and initiatives in the state and other states to assist students who score
             15      below proficient on assessments of academic achievement or are economically
             16      disadvantaged; and
             17              .    whether funding for the Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special
             18      Needs program is sufficient to meet the demand for scholarships.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Uncodified Material Affected:
             24      ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
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             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Education Interim Committee study of programs to assist students at
             28      risk of academic failure.
             29          In 2012, the Education Interim Committee shall conduct a study of programs to assist


             30      students at risk of academic failure, including a study of:
             31          (1) the Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs program to
             32      determine whether funding for the program is sufficient to meet the demand for the
             33      scholarships;
             34          (2) programs and funding to assist students in the state's public schools who score
             35      below proficient on assessments of academic achievement or are economically disadvantaged;
             36          (3) programs in other states to assist students who score below proficient on
             37      assessments of academic achievement or are economically disadvantaged; and
             38          (4) other initiatives to assist students at risk of academic failure.


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