7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ defines terms;
13 ▸ modifies a grant program for integrated elementary arts education;
14 ▸ increases a local education agency's flexibility in the number and types of art
15 specialist positions the agency may hire through the program;
16 ▸ increases the matching funds that a local education agency must provide to 20% of
17 the grant amount;
18 ▸ allows an integrated arts program at an endowed university in the college where the
19 endowed chair resides to:
20 • provide high quality professional development in elementary integrated arts
21 education in accordance with professional learning standards;
22 • conduct research on elementary integrated arts education; and
23 • provide the public with elementary integrated arts education resources;
24 ▸ removes the requirement for an independent evaluation; and
25 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
26 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
28 Other Special Clauses:
29 This bill provides a special effective date.
30 Utah Code Sections Affected:
32 53A-17a-162, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 330
34 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
35 Section 1. Section 53A-17a-162 is amended to read:
36 53A-17a-162. Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program.
37 (1) As used in this section:
38 (a) "Endowed chair" means a person who holds an endowed position or administrator
39 of an endowed program for the purpose of arts and integrated arts instruction at an endowed
41 (b) "Endowed university" means an institution of higher education in the state that:
42 (i) awards elementary education degrees in arts instruction;
43 (ii) has received a major philanthropic donation for the purpose of arts and integrated
44 arts instruction; and
45 (iii) has created an endowed position as a result of a donation described in Subsection
47 (c) "Integrated arts advocate" means a person who:
48 (i) advocates for arts and integrated arts instruction in the state; and
49 (ii) coordinates with an endowed chair pursuant to the agreement creating the endowed
51 (d) "Local education agency" or "LEA" means:
52 (i) a school district;
53 (ii) a charter school; or
54 (iii) the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
56 education can impact the critical thinking of students in other core subject areas, including
57 mathematics, reading, and science.
59 to enhance the social, emotional, academic, and arts learning of students in kindergarten
60 through grade six by integrating arts teaching and learning into core subject areas and
61 providing professional development for positions that support elementary arts and integrated
62 arts education.
64 Learning Program, and subject to Subsection (5), the State Board of Education shall, after
65 consulting with [
66 receiving their recommendations, administer a grant program to enable LEAs to:
67 (a) [
70 (b) provide up to $10,000 in one-time funds for each new school arts specialist
71 described under Subsection [
95 (c) engage in other activities that improve the quantity and quality of integrated arts
97 (5) (a) An LEA that receives a grant under Subsection (4) shall provide matching funds
98 of no less than 20% of the grant amount, including no less than 20% of the grant amount for
99 actual salary and benefit costs per full-time equivalent position funded under Subsection (4)(a).
100 (b) An LEA may not:
101 (i) include administrative, facility, or capital costs to provide the matching funds
102 required under Subsection (5)(a); or
103 (ii) use funds from the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program to
104 supplant funds for existing programs.
105 (6) An LEA that receives a grant under this section shall partner with an endowed chair
106 to provide professional development in integrated elementary arts education.
107 (7) From money appropriated for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts
108 Learning Program, the State Board of Education shall administer a grant program to fund
109 activities within arts and the integrated arts programs at an endowed university in the college
110 where the endowed chair resides to:
111 (a) provide high quality professional development in elementary integrated arts
112 education in accordance with the professional learning standards in Section 53A-3-701 to
113 LEAs that receive a grant under Subsection (4);
114 (b) design and conduct research on:
115 (i) elementary integrated arts education and instruction;
116 (ii) implementation and evaluation of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts
117 Learning Program; and
118 (iii) effectiveness of the professional development under Subsection (7)(a); and
119 (c) provide the public with integrated elementary arts education resources.
120 (8) The State Board of Education shall[
121 (a) make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
122 Rulemaking Act, to administer the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning
123 Program; and
124 (b) after consultation with [
125 integrated arts advocate, submit an annual written report [
127 kindergarten through grade six.
128 Section 2. Effective date.
129 If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
130 upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
131 Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
132 the date of veto override.