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H.B. 173 Enrolled
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies provisions relating to funding for necessarily existent small schools.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . provides that a portion of total necessarily existent small schools funding may be
14 distributed in accordance with a formula that considers the tax effort of a local
15 school board; and
16 . makes technical amendments.
17 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
20 This bill provides an effective date.
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 53A-17a-109, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 221
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 53A-17a-109 is amended to read:
27 53A-17a-109. Necessarily existent small schools -- Computing additional
28 weighted pupil units -- Consolidation of small schools.
29 (1) As used in this section:
30 (a) "Board" means the State Board of Education.
31 (b) "Necessarily existent small schools funding balance" means the difference between:
32 (i) the amount appropriated for the necessarily existent small schools program in a
33 fiscal year; and
34 (ii) the amount distributed to school districts for the necessarily existent small schools
35 program in the same fiscal year.
39 with this section and board rules adopted under this section.
41 April 2, and the board must report a decision to [
44 with principles of efficiency and economy and which shall serve the purpose of eliminating
45 schools where consolidation is feasible by participation in special school units; and
47 one another where economy and efficiency would be better served by one school meeting the
48 needs of secondary students in a designated geographical area.
50 small school money under this section prior to July 1, 2000, may continue to receive such
51 money in subsequent years under [
53 for determining which small schools are necessarily existent after consultation with local
54 school boards.
56 necessarily existent small schools [
57 by the [
59 under the necessarily existent small school program:
60 (i) [
61 (ii) [
62 (iii) [
63 (iv) [
64 (v) [
66 pupil units as schools with 10 students.
68 regression formula to each school district.
70 schools, additional weighted pupil units may be allowed a district each year, not to exceed two
72 (b) The additional weighted pupil units may not exceed the difference between what
73 the district receives for a consolidated school and what it would have received for the small
74 schools had they not been consolidated.
75 (8) (a) Subject to Subsection (8)(b), the board may distribute a portion of necessarily
76 existent small schools funding in accordance with a formula adopted by the board that
77 considers the tax effort of a local school board.
78 (b) The amount distributed in accordance with Subsection (8)(a) may not exceed the
79 necessarily existent small schools fund in balance of the prior fiscal year.
81 maintenance and operation of school programs or for other school purposes as approved by the
83 Section 2. Effective date.
84 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2013.
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