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EXPANDING ACCESS FOR SIXTH GRADERS TO

             2     
SECONDARY EDUCATION

             3     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Derek E. Brown

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Brian E. Shiozawa

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends certain provisions related to secondary school students to provide that
             11      certain students in grade 6 be treated as secondary school students.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    defines terms;
             15          .    provides that a secondary school may impose a fee to secondary students, including
             16      students in grade 6 attending a secondary school; and
             17          .    provides that certain remediation programs apply to students in grade 6 attending a
             18      secondary school.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          This bill takes effect July 1, 2013.
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          53A-12-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 261
             26          53A-13-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 68
             27     
             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) For purposes of this part:
             32          (a) "Board" means the State Board of Education.
             33          (b) "Secondary school" means a school that provides instruction to students in grades
             34      7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12.
             35          (c) "Secondary school student":
             36          (i) means a student enrolled in a secondary school; and
             37          (ii) includes a student in grade 6 if the student attends a secondary school.
             38          (2) (a) A secondary school may impose fees to secondary school students.
             39          (b) The board shall adopt rules regarding the imposition of fees in secondary schools in
             40      accordance with the requirements of this part.
             41          [(1)] (3) A fee, deposit, or other charge may not be made, or any expenditure required
             42      of a student or the student's parent or guardian, as a condition for student participation in an
             43      activity, class, or program provided, sponsored, or supported by or through a public school or
             44      school district, unless authorized by the local school board or charter school governing board
             45      under rules adopted by the [State Board of Education] board.
             46          [(2)] (4) (a) A fee, deposit, charge, or expenditure may not be required for elementary
             47      school activities which are part of the regular school day or for supplies used during the regular
             48      school day.
             49          (b) An elementary school or elementary school teacher may compile and provide to a
             50      student's parent or guardian a suggested list of supplies for use during the regular school day so
             51      that a parent or guardian may furnish on a voluntary basis those supplies for student use.
             52          (c) A list provided to a student's parent or guardian pursuant to Subsection [(2)] (4)(b)
             53      [must] shall include and be preceded by the following language:
             54          "NOTICE: THE ITEMS ON THIS LIST WILL BE USED DURING THE REGULAR
             55      SCHOOL DAY. THEY MAY BE BROUGHT FROM HOME ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS,
             56      OTHERWISE, THEY WILL BE FURNISHED BY THE SCHOOL."
             57          Section 2. Section 53A-13-104 is amended to read:


             58           53A-13-104. Remediation programs for secondary students.
             59          (1) For purposes of this section:
             60          (a) "Secondary school" means a school that provides instruction to students in grades 7,
             61      8, 9, 10, 11, or 12.
             62          (b) "Secondary school student":
             63          (i) means a student enrolled in a secondary school; and
             64          (ii) includes a student in grade 6 if the student attends a secondary school.
             65          [(1)] (2) [Local school boards] A school district or charter school shall implement
             66      programs for secondary school students [in the secondary schools, grades 7-12,] to attain the
             67      competency levels and graduation requirements established by the State Board of Education.
             68          [(2)] (3) (a) [Local school boards] A school district or charter school shall establish
             69      remediation programs for secondary school students who do not meet competency levels in
             70      English, mathematics, science, or social studies.
             71          (b) Participation in the programs is mandatory for [those] secondary school students
             72      who fail to meet the competency levels based on classroom performance.
             73          [(3) Students] (4) Secondary school students who require remediation under this
             74      section may not be advanced to the following class in subject sequences until they meet the
             75      required competency level for the subject or complete the required remediation program,
             76      except that [local school boards] a school district or charter school may allow secondary school
             77      students requiring remediation who would otherwise be scheduled to enter their first year of
             78      high school to complete their remediation program during that first year.
             79          [(4)] (5) (a) Remediation programs provided under this section should not be
             80      unnecessarily lengthy or repetitive.
             81          (b) A secondary school student need not repeat an entire class if remediation can
             82      reasonably be achieved through other means.
             83          [(5)] (6) [Local school boards] A school district or charter school may charge
             84      secondary school students a fee to participate in the remediation programs.
             85          Section 3. Effective date.


             86          This bill takes effect July 1, 2013.


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