7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill establishes reporting requirements for school districts, charter schools, and the
10 State Board of Education related to quantifying the number of certain teachers.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . requires school districts and charter schools to report data to the State Board of
14 Education on the allocation of resources for front-line teachers.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 53A-1-414 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
22 53A-1-415 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 53A-1-414 is enacted to read:
26 53A-1-414. Definitions.
27 For purposes of Sections 53A-1-414 and 53A-1-415 :
28 (1) (a) "Front-line teacher" means a licensed teacher who has an assignment to teach a
29 kindergarten, elementary, secondary, or special education course.
30 (b) "Front-line teacher" does not include a prekindergarten teacher, a school-based
31 specialist, or a classroom aide.
32 (2) "LEA compensation percentage" means the amount of money from an LEA's
33 general fund expended for front-line teachers, including benefits, divided by the LEA's total
34 general fund, excluding money expended for:
35 (a) capital outlay or debt service;
36 (b) pupil transportation; and
37 (c) custodial and maintenance expenses.
38 (3) "LEA front-line teacher percentage" means the number of full-time equivalent
39 front-line teachers in an LEA divided by the total number of full-time equivalent employees in
40 an LEA, excluding employees associated with pupil transportation, capital facilities
41 construction, and custodial and maintenance.
42 (4) "LEA percentage" means the average of an LEA's compensation percentage and the
43 LEA's front-line teacher percentage.
44 (5) "Local education agency" or "LEA" means a school district or charter school.
45 (6) "Statewide compensation percentage" means the amount of money from all LEAs'
46 general funds expended for front-line teachers, including benefits, divided by all LEAs' total
47 general funds, excluding money expended for:
48 (a) capital outlay or debt service;
49 (b) pupil transportation; and
50 (c) custodial and maintenance.
51 (7) "Statewide front-line teacher percentage" means the number of full-time equivalent
52 front-line teachers in all LEAs divided by the total number of full-time equivalent employees in
53 all LEAs, excluding employees associated with pupil transportation, capital facilities
54 construction, and custodial and maintenance.
55 (8) "Statewide percentage" means the average of the statewide compensation
56 percentage and the statewide front-line teacher percentage.
57 Section 2. Section 53A-1-415 is enacted to read:
58 53A-1-415. Reporting requirements and data collection related to front-line
59 teachers -- Audit procedures.
60 (1) (a) An LEA shall report all information as required in this section.
61 (b) The information reported in accordance with this section shall be from the previous
62 school year.
63 (2) (a) An LEA shall report all necessary data to the State Board of Education for
64 purposes of calculating the percentages defined in Section 53A-1-414 .
65 (b) An LEA shall report the following data to the State Board of Education:
66 (i) the LEA's total number of FTE front-line teachers; and
67 (ii) the LEA's average class size for:
68 (A) elementary school;
69 (B) middle or junior high school; and
70 (C) high school.
71 (c) The State Board of Education shall make rules specifying how an LEA shall report
72 the required data for purposes of this Subsection (2) ensuring the data is comparable.
73 (3) By the November 2014 interim meeting, the State Board of Education shall report
74 to the Education Interim Committee:
75 (a) the statewide and LEA percentages defined in Section 53A-1-414 ;
76 (b) all underlying data submitted by the LEAs described in Subsection (2); and
77 (c) the average daily membership of each LEA, as reported in the most recent state
78 superintendent's report.
Legislative Review Note
as of 10-2-13 6:50 AM