7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill establishes the kindergarten supplemental enrichment program.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ defines terms;
13 ▸ establishes the kindergarten supplemental enrichment program;
14 ▸ requires the State Board of Education to:
15 • develop kindergarten entry and exist assessments for use in a kindergarten
16 supplemental enrichment program; and
17 • administer a grant program to support certain kindergarten supplemental
18 enrichment programs; and
19 ▸ gives rulemaking authority.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 This bill appropriates:
22 ▸ to the State Board of Education -- Initiative Programs, as an ongoing appropriation:
23 • from the Education Fund, $20,000;
24 ▸ to the State Board of Education -- Initiative Programs, as a one-time appropriation:
25 • from the Education Fund, $186,600;
26 ▸ to the State Board of Education -- Initiative Programs, as a one-time appropriation:
27 • from the Revenue Transfer -- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families,
28 $2,880,000; and
29 ▸ to Department of Workforce Services -- Operations and Policy, as a one-time
31 • from Federal Funds, $2,880,000.
32 Other Special Clauses:
34 Utah Code Sections Affected:
36 53A-15-2001, Utah Code Annotated 1953
37 53A-15-2002, Utah Code Annotated 1953
38 53A-15-2003, Utah Code Annotated 1953
40 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
41 Section 1. Section 53A-15-2001 is enacted to read:
43 53A-15-2001. Title.
44 This part is known as "Kindergarten Supplemental Enrichment Program."
45 Section 2. Section 53A-15-2002 is enacted to read:
46 53A-15-2002. Definitions.
47 As used in this part:
48 (1) "Board" means the State Board of Education.
49 (2) "Eligible school" means a charter or school district school in which:
50 (a) at least 10% of the students experience intergenerational poverty; or
51 (b) 50% of students were eligible to receive free or reduced lunch in the previous
52 school year.
53 (3) "Intergenerational poverty" means the same as that term is defined in Section
55 (4) "Kindergarten supplemental enrichment program" means a program to improve the
56 academic competency of kindergarten students that:
57 (a) meets the criteria described in Section 53A-15-2003;
58 (b) receives funding from a grant program described in Section 53A-15-2003; and
59 (c) is administered by an eligible school.
60 Section 3. Section 53A-15-2003 is enacted to read:
61 53A-15-2003. Grant funding for kindergarten supplemental enrichment
63 (1) (a) In accordance with this section, the board shall distribute funds appropriated
64 under this section to support kindergarten supplemental enrichment programs, giving priority
65 first to awarding funds to an eligible school with at least 10% of the students experiencing
66 intergenerational poverty and second priority to an eligible school in which 50% of students
67 were eligible to receive free or reduced lunch in the previous school year.
68 (b) The board shall develop kindergarten entry and exit assessments for use by a
69 kindergarten supplemental enrichment program.
70 (2) (a) The board shall administer a qualifying grant program as described in this
71 Subsection (2) to distribute funds described in Subsection (1)(a) to an eligible school:
72 (i) that applies for a grant;
73 (ii) that offers a kindergarten supplemental enrichment program that meets the
74 requirements described in Subsection (3);
75 (iii) that has an overall need for a kindergarten supplemental enrichment program,
76 based on the results of the eligible school's kindergarten entry and exit assessments described
77 in Subsection (3)(b)(ii);
78 (iv) if the eligible school has previously established a kindergarten supplemental
79 enrichment program under this section, that shows success of the eligible school's kindergarten
80 supplemental enrichment program, based on the results of the eligible school's kindergarten
81 entry and exit assessments described in Subsection (3)(b)(ii); and
82 (v) that proposes a kindergarten supplemental enrichment program that addresses the
83 particular needs of students at risk of experiencing intergenerational poverty.
84 (b) An eligible school shall include in a grant application a letter from the principal of
85 the eligible school certifying that the eligible school's proposed kindergarten supplemental
86 enrichment program will meet the needs of either children in intergenerational poverty or
87 children who are eligible to receive free or reduced lunch as appropriate for the eligible school.
88 (3) An eligible school that receives a grant as described in Subsection (2) shall:
89 (a) use the grant money to offer a kindergarten supplemental enrichment program to:
90 (i) target kindergarten students at risk for not meeting grade 3 core standards for Utah
91 public schools, established by the board under Section 53A-1-402.6, by the end of each
92 student's grade 3 year;
93 (ii) use an evidence-based early intervention model;
94 (iii) focus on academically improving age-appropriate literacy and numeracy skills;
95 (iv) emphasize the use of live instruction;
96 (v) administer the kindergarten entry and exit assessments described in Subsection
97 (1)(c); and
98 (vi) deliver the kindergarten supplemental enrichment program through additional
99 hours or other means; and
100 (b) report to the board annually regarding:
101 (i) how the eligible school used grant money received under Subsection (2);
102 (ii) the results of the eligible school's kindergarten entry and exit assessments for the
103 prior year;
104 (iii) with assistance from board employees, the number of students served, including
105 the number of students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch; and
106 (iv) with assistance from board employees, student performance outcomes achieved by
107 the eligible school's kindergarten supplemental enrichment program, disaggregated by
108 economic and ethnic subgroups.
109 (4) An eligible school that receives a grant as described in Subsection (2) may not
110 receive funds appropriated under Section 53A-17a-167.
111 (5) A parent or legal guardian may decline participation of the parent or legal
112 guardian's kindergarten student in an eligible school's kindergarten supplemental enrichment
114 (6) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
115 board shall make rules to establish reporting procedures and administer this section.
116 Section 4. Appropriation.
117 The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
118 2017, and ending June 30, 2018. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for
119 fiscal year 2018. Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures
120 Act, the Legislature appropriates the following sums of money from the funds or accounts
121 indicated for the use and support of the government of the state of Utah.
122 ITEM 1
123 To State Board of Education - Initiative Programs
124 From Education Fund
125 From Education Fund, One-time
126 From Revenue Transfer - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families,
128 Schedule of Programs:
129 Kindergarten Supplement
130 Enrichment Program $3,086,600
131 ITEM 2
132 To Department of Workforce Services - Operations and Policy
133 From Federal Funds, One-time
134 Schedule of Programs:
135 Temporary Assistance for
136 Needy Families $2,880,000
137 The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) authorize
138 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for three years for the Kindergarten
139 Supplemental Enrichment Program ($2,880,000 per year). This TANF funding is dependent
140 upon availability of TANF funding and expenditures meeting the necessary requirements to
141 qualify for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The Legislature
142 further intends that DWS report to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst no later than
143 September 1, 2017, regarding the status of these efforts.