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S.B. 43

             1     

INTERGENERATIONAL POVERTY INTERVENTIONS IN

             2     
PUBLIC SCHOOLS

             3     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Stuart C. Reid

             6     
House Sponsor: Francis D. Gibson

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill creates the Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Grant Program.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          .    creates the Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Grant Program to fund additional
             15      educational opportunities, outside of the regular school day offerings, for students
             16      affected by intergenerational poverty;
             17          .    requires the State Board of Education to:
             18              .    solicit proposals from school districts and charter schools to receive money
             19      under the program; and
             20              .    award grants to school districts and charter schools based on certain criteria;
             21          .    establishes criteria for the State Board of Education to consider when awarding
             22      grants to school districts and charter schools; and
             23          .    requires the State Board of Education to annually report to the Education Interim
             24      Committee and the Utah Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission.
             25      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             26          This bill appropriates:
             27          .    to the State Board of Education - Utah State Office of Education - Initiative


             28      Programs, as an ongoing appropriation:
             29              .    from the Education Fund, $5,000,000.
             30      Other Special Clauses:
             31          This bill provides an effective date.
             32      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             33      ENACTS:
             34           53A-17a-171 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             35     
             36      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             37          Section 1. Section 53A-17a-171 is enacted to read:
             38          53A-17a-171. Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Grant Program --
             39      Definitions -- Grant requirements -- Reporting requirements.
             40          (1) As used in this section:
             41          (a) "Board" means the State Board of Education.
             42          (b) "Eligible student" means a student who is classified as a child affected by
             43      intergenerational poverty.
             44          (c) "Intergenerational poverty" has the same meaning as in Section 35A-9-102 .
             45          (d) "Local Education Agency" or "LEA" means a school district or charter school.
             46          (e) "Program" means the Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Grant Program
             47      created in Subsection (2).
             48          (2) The Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Grant Program is created to provide
             49      grants to eligible LEAs to fund additional educational opportunities for eligible students,
             50      outside of the regular school day offerings.
             51          (3) Subject to future budget constraints, the board shall distribute to LEAs money
             52      appropriated for the program in accordance with this section.
             53          (4) The board shall:
             54          (a) solicit proposals from LEAs to receive money under the program; and
             55          (b) award grants to LEAs based on criteria described in Subsection (5).
             56          (5) In awarding a grant under Subsection (4), the board shall consider:
             57          (a) the percentage of an LEA's students that are classified as children affected by
             58      intergenerational poverty;


             59          (b) the level of administrative support and leadership at an eligible LEA to effectively
             60      implement, monitor, and evaluate the program; and
             61          (c) an LEA's commitment and ability to work with the Department of Workforce
             62      Services, the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, and the juvenile courts
             63      to provide services to the LEA's eligible students.
             64          (6) To receive a grant under the program, an LEA shall submit a proposal to the board
             65      detailing:
             66          (a) the LEA's strategy to implement the program, including the LEA's strategy to
             67      improve the academic achievement of children affected by intergenerational poverty;
             68          (b) the LEA's strategy for coordinating with and engaging the Department of
             69      Workforce Services to provide services for the LEA's eligible students;
             70          (c) the number of students the LEA plans to serve, categorized by age,
             71      intergenerational poverty status, free or reduced price school lunch status, and English
             72      language learner status;
             73          (d) the number of students, eligible students, and schools the LEA plans to fund with
             74      the grant money; and
             75          (e) the estimated cost per student.
             76          (7) (a) The board shall annually report to the Legislature's Education Interim
             77      Committee and the Utah Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission, created in Section
             78      35A-9-301 , by November 31 of each year:
             79          (i) the progress of LEA programs using grant money;
             80          (ii) the progress of LEA programs in improving the academic achievement of children
             81      affected by intergenerational poverty; and
             82          (iii) the LEA's coordination efforts with the Department of Workforce Services, the
             83      Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, and the juvenile courts.
             84          (b) LEAs that receive grant money pursuant to this section shall provide to the board
             85      information that is necessary for the board's report to the Legislature's Education Interim
             86      Committee and the Utah Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission as required in
             87      Subsection (7)(a).
             88          Section 2. Appropriation.
             89          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for


             90      the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, the following sums of money
             91      are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
             92      previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
             93      addition to any amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2015.
             94          To State Board of Education - Utah State Office of Education - Initiative Programs
             95              From Education Fund
$5,000,000

             96              Schedule of Programs:
             97                  Contracts and Grants                $5,000,000
             98          The Legislature intends that the appropriation under this section is:
             99          (1) ongoing, subject to availability of funds;
             100          (2) to be used to carry out the requirements of Section 53A-17a-171 ; and
             101          (3) nonlapsing.
             102          Section 3. Effective date.
             103          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), this bill takes effect on May 13, 2014.
             104          (2) Uncodified Section 2, Appropriation, takes effect on July 1, 2014.




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