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             1     

PUBLIC EDUCATION BUDGET AMENDMENTS

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

             5     
House Sponsor: Melvin R. Brown

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill supplements or reduces appropriations previously provided for school districts,
             10      charter schools, and certain state education agencies for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
             11      2014, and ending June 30, 2015, and modifies related budgetary provisions.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    provides budget increases and decreases for the use and support of certain state
             15      education agencies;
             16          .    provides budget increases and decreases for programs that support school districts
             17      and charter schools;
             18          .    provides intent language;
             19          .    establishes the value of the weighted pupil unit for fiscal year 2014-15 at:
             20              .    $2,726 for the special education and career and technology add-on programs;
             21      and
             22              .    $2,972 for all other programs; and
             23          .    repeals a provision that allows the use of Basic School Program money for special
             24      purpose optional programs.
             25      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             26          This bill appropriates for fiscal year 2014-15:
             27          .    $31,000,000 from the Uniform School Fund;
             28          .    $80,916,200 from the Education Fund; and
             29          .    $123,024,400 from various sources as detailed in this bill.


             30      Other Special Clauses:
             31          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
             32      Uncodified Material Affected:
             33      REPEALS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL:
             34           Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 53, Uncodified Section 52
             35      ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
             36     
             37      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             38          Section 1. Subsection 1(a). Operating and capital budgets -- FY 2015
             39      appropriations for state education agencies, school districts, and charter schools -- Value
             40      of the weighted pupil unit.
             41          (1) (a) The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July
             42      1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015.
             43          (b) Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Budgeting, the Legislature
             44      appropriates the following sums of money from the funds or accounts indicated for the use and
             45      support of state education agencies, school districts, and charter schools.
             46          (c) These sums of money are in addition to any amounts previously appropriated for
             47      fiscal year 2015.
             48          (2) The value of each weighted pupil unit (WPU) for fiscal year 2014-15 is increased
             49      from the value of the WPU for fiscal year 2014-15 established in H.B. 1, Public Education
             50      Base Budget Amendments, and set at:
             51          (a) $2,726 for:
             52          (i) Special Education - Add-on; and
             53          (ii) Career and Technical Education - Add-on; and
             54          (b) $2,972 for all other Basic School programs.
             55      Basic School Program
             56      Item 1 To Basic School Program
             57          From Uniform School Fund
$9,000,000


             58          From Uniform School Fund, One-time
$22,000,000

             59          From Education Fund
$88,950,300

             60          From Education Fund, One-time
($22,000,000)

             61          From Local Revenue
$2,617,700

             62          From Revenue Transfers
($54,504,000)

             63          From Beginning Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
$29,504,000

             64          From Closing Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
$25,000,000

             65          Schedule of Programs:
             66              Kindergarten (1,197 WPUs)                 $5,602,800
             67              Grades 1 - 12 (9,292 WPUs)                 $67,462,000
             68              Necessarily Existent Small Schools             $683,100
             69              Professional Staff (418 WPUs)             $5,083,800
             70              Administrative Costs (5 WPUs)             $124,400
             71              Special Education - Add-on (2,287 WPUs)         $10,971,500
             72              Special Education - Preschool (163 WPUs)         $1,184,500
             73              Special Education - Self-contained (76 WPUs)     $1,263,100
             74              Special Education - Extended School Year (6 WPUs) $48,700
             75              Special Education - State Programs (36 WPUs)     $316,600
             76              Career and Technical Education - Add-on (416 WPUs) $3,096,300
             77              Class Size Reduction (651 WPUs)             $4,731,200
             78      Related to Basic Programs
             79      Item 2 To Related to Basic Programs - Related to Basic School Programs
             80          From Education Fund
$23,347,800

             81          From Education Fund, One-time
$9,000,000

             82          From Interest and Dividends Account
$8,870,700

             83          From Revenue Transfers
($4,398,600)

             84          From Beginning Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
$4,398,600

             85          Schedule of Programs:


             86              To and From School - Pupil Transportation         $2,929,400
             87              Enhancement for At-Risk Students             $992,100
             88              Youth in Custody                     $810,300
             89              Adult Education                     $398,000
             90              Enhancement for Accelerated Students         $176,000
             91              Concurrent Enrollment                 $377,300
             92              School LAND Trust Program             $8,870,700
             93              Charter School Local Replacement             $13,531,600
             94              Charter School Administration             $965,100
             95              Educator Salary Adjustments                 $2,868,000
             96              Critical Languages and Dual Immersion         $300,000
             97              Teacher Supplies and Materials             $5,000,000
             98              Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts         $4,000,000
             99          The Legislature intends that the appropriation for the Flexible Allocation - WPU
             100      Distribution Program, as provided in H.B. 1, Public Education Base Budget Amendments, be
             101      distributed to school districts and charter schools on the basis of the number of weighted pupil
             102      units in a school district or charter school compared to the total number of weighted pupil units
             103      and that the State Board of Education provide for the reporting of school district and charter
             104      school expenditures of the program money.
             105          The Legislature intends that enrollment in charter schools in the 2015-16 school year
             106      may increase up to 8,450 students over the projected enrollment of 66,578 in the 2014-15
             107      school year.
             108          The Legislature intends that up to $4,101,900 of the appropriation for the Charter
             109      School Local Replacement program and up to $247,100 of the appropriation for the Charter
             110      School Administration program be used to fund program related costs for the estimated 2,471
             111      students that may enroll in charter schools approved by the State Board of Education under the
             112      provisions outlined in Section 53A-1a-501.9 during the 2014-15 school year. The Legislature
             113      further intends that the enrollment in charter schools during the 2014-15 school year may


             114      exceed the number authorized in the Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 313, Section 5, Item 2, by
             115      2,001 students for a total estimated enrollment of 66,578 students.
             116          The Legislature intends that the appropriation for Teacher Supplies and Materials be
             117      distributed as follows:
             118          (1) As used in statement of intent, "classroom teacher" or "teacher" means permanent
             119      teacher positions filled by one teacher or two or more job-sharing teachers:
             120          (a) who are licensed personnel;
             121          (b) who are paid on the teacher's salary schedule;
             122          (c) who are hired for an entire contract period; and
             123          (d) whose primary function is to provide instructional or a combination of instructional
             124      and counseling services to students in public schools.
             125          (2) (a) The State Board of Education shall distribute money appropriated for Teacher
             126      Supplies and Materials to classroom teachers in school districts, the Utah Schools for the Deaf
             127      and the Blind, and charter schools on the basis of the number of classroom teachers in each
             128      school as compared to the total number of classroom teachers.
             129          (b) Teachers shall receive up to the following amounts:
             130          (i) a teacher on salary schedule steps one through three teaching in grades kindergarten
             131      through 6 or a preschool handicapped class - $250;
             132          (ii) a teacher on salary schedule steps one through three teaching in grades 7 through 12
             133      - $200;
             134          (iii) a teacher on salary schedule step four or higher teaching in grades kindergarten
             135      through 6 or a preschool handicapped class - $175; and
             136          (iv) a teacher on salary schedule step four or higher teaching in grades 7 through 12 -
             137      $150.
             138          (c) If the appropriation is not sufficient to provide to each teacher the full amount
             139      allowed under Subsection (2)(b), teachers on salary schedule steps one through three shall
             140      receive the full amount allowed with the remaining money apportioned to all other teachers.
             141          (3) Teachers shall spend money appropriated for Teacher Supplies and Materials for


             142      school supplies, materials, or field trips under rules adopted by the State Board of Education.
             143      Voted and Board Leeway Programs
             144      Item 3 To Voted and Board Leeway Programs - Voted and Board Local Levy Programs
             145          From Education Fund
($23,094,900)

             146          From Local Revenue
$49,831,700

             147          Schedule of Programs:
             148              Voted Local Levy Program                $20,326,200
             149              Board Local Levy Program                 $6,410,600
             150      State Board of Education
             151      Item 4 To State Board of Education - State Office of Education
             152          From Education Fund
$659,000

             153          From General Fund Restricted - Mineral Lease
$364,400

             154          Schedule of Programs:
             155              Board and Administration                 $1,023,400
             156      Item 5 To State Board of Education - Utah State Office of Education - Initiative Programs
             157          From Education Fund
$3,000,000

             158          From Education Fund, One-time
$300,000

             159          From General Fund Restricted - Autism Awareness Account
$5,000

             160          Schedule of Programs:
             161              Upstart Early Childhood Education             $3,000,000
             162              Autism Awareness Restricted Account         $5,000
             163              IT Academy                         $300,000
             164      Item 6 To State Board of Education - State Charter School Board
             165          From Education Fund
$354,000

             166          Schedule of Programs:
             167              State Charter School Board                 $354,000
             168      Item 7 To State Board of Education - Educator Licensing Professional Practices
             169          From Professional Practices Restricted Subfund
$327,600


             170          Schedule of Programs:
             171              Educator Licensing                     $327,600
             172      Item 8 To State Board of Education - State Office of Education - Child Nutrition
             173          From Dedicated Credit - Liquor Tax
$2,011,000

             174          Schedule of Programs:
             175              Child Nutrition                     $2,011,000
             176      Item 9 To State Board of Education - Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
             177          From Education Fund
$400,000

             178          Schedule of Programs:
             179              Instructional Services                     $400,000
             180          Subsection 1(b). Expendable Funds and Accounts.
             181           The Legislature has reviewed the following expendable funds. Where applicable, the
             182      Legislature authorizes the State Division of Finance to transfer amounts among funds and
             183      accounts as indicated. Outlays and expenditures from the recipient funds or accounts may be
             184      made without further legislative action according to a fund's or account's applicable
             185      authorizing statute.
             186      Item 10 To State Board of Education - Child Nutrition Program Commodities Fund
             187          From Dedicated Credits Revenue
$4,800

             188          From Beginning Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
$400

             189          From Closing Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
$5,200

             190          Schedule of Programs:
             191              Child Nutrition Program Commodities Fund        $10,400
             192      Item 11 To State Board of Education - Utah Community Center for the Deaf Fund
             193          From Dedicated Credits Revenue
$10,500

             194          From Interest Income
$200

             195          From Beginning Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
$30,500

             196          From Closing Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
($33,600)

             197          Schedule of Programs:


             198              Utah Community Center for the Deaf Fund            $7,600
             199      Item 12 To State Board of Education - Charter School Revolving Account
             200          From Interest Income
$137,800

             201          From Repayments
$49,000

             202          From Beginning Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
$6,494,200

             203          From Ending Fund Balance
($6,681,000)

             204      Item 13 To State Board of Education - School Building Revolving Account
             205          From Repayments
$127,200

             206          From Beginning Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
$9,468,200

             207          From Ending Fund Balance
($9,595,400)

             208      Item 14 To State Board of Education - Education Tax Check-off Lease Refunding
             209          From Trust and Agency Funds
$28,300

             210          From Beginning Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
$31,200

             211          From Closing Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
($24,200)

             212          Schedule of Programs:
             213              Education Tax Check-off Lease Refunding         $35,300
             214      Item 15 To State Board of Education - Schools for the Deaf and Blind Donation Fund
             215          From Dedicated Credits Revenue
$56,300

             216          From Interest Income
$1,600

             217          From Beginning Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
$351,800

             218          From Closing Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
($389,300)

             219          Schedule of Programs:
             220              Schools for the Deaf and Blind Donation Fund        $20,400
             221      Item 16 To State Board of Education - Utah Public Education Foundation
             222          From Trust and Agency Funds
$20,000

             223          Schedule of Programs:
             224              Utah Public Education Foundation                $20,000
             225          Subsection 1(c). Transfers to Unrestricted Funds.


             226           The Legislature authorizes the State Division of Finance to transfer the following
             227      amounts to the unrestricted General, Education, or Uniform School Fund as indicated from the
             228      restricted funds or accounts indicated. Expenditures and outlays from the General, Education,
             229      or Uniform School Fund must be authorized elsewhere in an appropriations act.
             230      Transfers to Unrestricted Funds
             231      Item 17 To Education Fund
             232          From Nonlasping Balances - MSP - Basic Program
$54,504,000

             233          From Nonlasping Balances - MSP - Related to Basic Program
$4,398,600

             234          Schedule of Programs:
             235              Education Fund, One-time                 $58,902,600
             236          The Legislature intends that the Division of Finance transfer $54,504,000 or the
             237      unreserved, unencumbered balance in the Basic School Program, whichever is less, from the
             238      Basic School Program to the Education Fund one-time at the close of fiscal year 2015.
             239          Section 2. Repealer.
             240          This bill repeals:
             241           Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 53, Uncodified Section 52, Special purpose optional
             242      monies.
             243          Section 3. Effective date.
             244          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.


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