7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill directs the establishment of the Dixie State University Higher Education for
10 Incarcerated Youth Program.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ defines terms;
14 ▸ directs the establishment of the Dixie State University Higher Education for
15 Incarcerated Youth Program to provide certain higher education opportunities to
16 students in certain custody; and
17 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 53E-10-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2020, Chapters 220 and 365
26 53B-30-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
27 53B-30-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
29 53B-30-201, (Renumbered from 53B-16-501, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2020,
30 Chapter 365)
32 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
33 Section 1. Section 53B-30-101 is enacted to read:
35 53B-30-101. Title.
36 This chapter is known as "Dixie State University."
37 Section 2. Section 53B-30-201, which is renumbered from Section 53B-16-501 is
38 renumbered and amended to read:
42 (1) Dixie State University may form a nonprofit corporation or foundation controlled
43 by the president of the university and the board to aid and assist the university in attaining its
44 charitable, communications, and other related educational objectives, including support for
45 media innovation, film festivals, film production, print media, broadcasting, television, and
46 digital media.
47 (2) The nonprofit corporation or foundation may receive and administer legislative
48 appropriations, government grants, contracts, and private gifts to carry out its public purposes.
49 Section 3. Section 53B-30-301 is enacted to read:
51 53B-30-301. Dixie State University Higher Education for Incarcerated Youth
53 (1) As used in this section:
54 (a) "Interactive video conferencing" means two-way, real-time transmission of audio
55 and video signals between devices or computers at two or more locations.
56 (b) "Program" means the Dixie State University Higher Education for Incarcerated
57 Youth Program.
58 (c) "Student" means an individual who is:
59 (i) in the custody of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services within the timeframe of
60 the course being offered; and
61 (ii) subject to the jurisdiction of the Youth Parole Authority.
62 (2) Consistent with policies established by the board, Dixie State University shall,
63 subject to legislative appropriation, establish and administer the Dixie State University Higher
64 Education for Incarcerated Youth Program to provide:
65 (a) students needing high school credits opportunities for concurrent enrollment
67 (b) a consistent, two-year, flexible schedule of higher education courses delivered
68 through interactive video conferencing to students;
69 (c) a pathway for students to earn college credits that:
70 (i) apply toward earning a certificate, associate degree, bachelor's degree; or
71 (ii) satisfy scholarship requirements or other objectives that best meet the needs of an
72 individual student; and
73 (d) advisory support to students and academic counselors who participate in the
74 program to ensure that the students' higher education courses align with the academic and
75 career goals defined in the students' plans for college and career readiness.
76 Section 4. Section 53E-10-301 is amended to read:
77 53E-10-301. Definitions.
78 As used in this part:
79 (1) "Career and technical education course" means a concurrent enrollment course in
80 career and technical education, as determined by the policy established by the Utah Board of
81 Higher Education under Section 53E-10-302.
82 (2) "Concurrent enrollment" means enrollment in a course offered through the
83 concurrent enrollment program described in Section 53E-10-302.
84 (3) "Educator" means the same as that term is defined in Section 53E-6-102.
85 (4) "Eligible instructor" means an instructor who meets the requirements described in
86 Subsection 53E-10-302(6).
87 (5) "Eligible student" means a student who:
88 (a) (i) is enrolled in, and counted in average daily membership in, a public school
89 within the state; or
90 (ii) is in the custody of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services and subject to the
91 jurisdiction of the Youth Parole Authority;
92 (b) has on file a plan for college and career readiness as described in Section
93 53E-2-304; and
94 (c) is in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12.
95 (6) "Institution of higher education" means an institution described in Subsection
97 (7) "License" means the same as that term is defined in Section 53E-6-102.
98 (8) "Local education agency" or "LEA" means a school district or charter school.
99 (9) "Qualifying experience" means an LEA employee's experience in an academic field
101 (a) qualifies the LEA employee to teach a concurrent enrollment course in the
102 academic field; and
103 (b) may include the LEA employee's:
104 (i) number of years teaching in the academic field;
105 (ii) holding a higher level secondary teaching credential issued by the state board;
106 (iii) research, publications, or other scholarly work in the academic field;
107 (iv) continuing professional education in the academic field;
108 (v) portfolio of work related to the academic field; or
109 (vi) professional work experience or certifications in the academic field.
110 (10) "Value of the weighted pupil unit" means the amount established each year in the
111 enacted public education budget that is multiplied by the number of weighted pupil units to
112 yield the funding level for the basic state-supported school program.