S.B. 131 Enrolled
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions related to the Student Leadership Skills Development
10 Pilot Program.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . requires a school that receives a grant under the pilot program to:
14 . set school-wide goals for the school's student leadership skills development
15 program; and
16 . require each student to set personal goals;
17 . specifies the data a school shall use to measure the effectiveness and impact of a
18 school's student leadership skills development program on student behavior and
19 academic achievement;
20 . prohibits the State Board of Education from awarding additional grant money to a
21 school that fails to demonstrate an improvement in student behavior and academic
23 . modifies the grant amount and matching fund requirements;
24 . revises the date for a report on the pilot program to the Legislature; and
25 . extends the repeal date for the pilot program.
26 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
27 This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2015:
28 . to the State Board of Education - Utah State Office of Education - Initiative
29 Programs as a one-time appropriation:
30 . from the Education Fund, $250,000.
31 Other Special Clauses:
32 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
33 Utah Code Sections Affected:
35 53A-17a-169 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 434
36 63I-2-253 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapters 173 and 434
38 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
39 Section 1. Section 53A-17a-169 is amended to read:
40 53A-17a-169. Student Leadership Skills Development Pilot Program.
41 (1) For purposes of this section:
42 (a) "Board" means the State Board of Education.
43 (b) "Pilot program" means the Student Leadership Skills Development Pilot Program
44 created in Subsection (2).
45 (2) There is created the Student Leadership Skills Development Pilot Program to
46 develop student behaviors and skills that enhance a school's learning environment and are vital
47 for success in a career, including:
48 (a) communication skills;
49 (b) teamwork skills;
50 (c) interpersonal skills;
51 (d) initiative and self-motivation;
52 (e) goal setting skills;
53 (f) problem solving skills; and
54 (g) creativity.
55 (3) (a) The board shall administer the program and award grants to elementary schools
56 that apply for a grant on a competitive basis.
57 (b) [
58 award a grant of:
59 (i) up to $10,000 per school[
60 program; and
61 (ii) up to $20,000 per school for subsequent years a school participates in the pilot
63 (4) An elementary school may participate in the pilot program established under this
64 section in accordance with rules of the State Board of Education.
65 (5) In selecting elementary schools to participate in the pilot program, the board shall:
66 (a) require a school in the first year the school participates in the pilot program to
67 provide matching funds or an in-kind contribution of goods or services in an amount equal to
68 the grant the school receives from the board;
69 (b) require a school to participate in the pilot program for two years; and
70 (c) give preference to Title I schools or schools in need of academic improvement.
71 (6) A school that receives a grant described in Subsection (3) shall [
73 (a) (i) set school-wide goals for the school's student leadership skills development
74 program; and
75 (ii) require each student to set personal goals; and
76 (b) provide the following to the board after the first school year of implementation of
77 the program:
79 developing the school's own student leadership skills development program; and
81 skills development program on student behavior and academic results[
82 (A) a reduction in truancy;
83 (B) assessments of academic achievement;
84 (C) a reduction in incidents of student misconduct or disciplinary actions; and
85 (D) the achievement of school-wide goals and students' personal goals.
86 (7) After three years' participation in the pilot program, a school may not receive
87 additional grant money if the school fails to demonstrate an improvement in student behavior
88 and academic achievement as measured by the data reported under Subsection (6).
90 Interim Committee by the committee's October [
91 (b) The report shall include an evaluation of the pilot program's success in enhancing a
92 school's learning environment and improving academic achievement.
93 Section 2. Section 63I-2-253 is amended to read:
94 63I-2-253. Repeal dates -- Titles 53, 53A, and 53B.
95 (1) Section 53A-1-402.7 is repealed July 1, 2014.
96 (2) Section 53A-1-403.5 is repealed July 1, 2017.
97 (3) Section 53A-1-411 is repealed July 1, 2016.
98 (4) Section 53A-1-412 is repealed July 1, 2013.
99 (5) Section 53A-1a-513.5 is repealed July 1, 2017.
100 (6) Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 10, UPSTART, is repealed July 1, 2014.
101 (7) Title 53A, Chapter 8a, Part 8, Peer Assistance and Review Pilot Program, is
102 repealed July 1, 2017.
103 (8) Subsection 53A-13-110 (4) is repealed July 1, 2013.
104 (9) Section 53A-17a-169 is repealed July 1, [
105 Section 3. Appropriation.
106 Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
107 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, the following sums of money
108 are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
109 previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
110 addition to any amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2015.
111 To State Board of Education - Utah State Office of Education - Initiative Programs
112 From Education Fund, One-time
113 Schedule of Programs:
114 Contracts and Grants - Student Leadership
115 Skills Development $250,000
116 The Legislature intends that the State Board of Education:
117 (1) use the appropriation under this section to implement the Student Leadership Skills
118 Development Pilot Program created in Section 53A-17a-169 ; and
119 (2) may use up to $12,500 of the appropriation under this section to contract with an
120 independent evaluator to conduct an evaluation of the pilot program as required by Section
121 53A-17a-169 .
122 Section 4. Effective date.
123 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
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