Chief Sponsor: Carol S. Moss

Senate Sponsor: Ann Millner


9     General Description:
10          This bill repeals appropriation limitations for International Baccalaureate programs.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     removes language limiting the State Board of Education's allocation of funds toward
14     the International Baccalaureate program to align with other early college programs.
15     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16          None
17     Other Special Clauses:
18          None
19     Utah Code Sections Affected:
20     AMENDS:
21          53F-2-408.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2022, Chapter 383

23     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24          Section 1. Section 53F-2-408.5 is amended to read:
25          53F-2-408.5. Early college programs.
26          (1) As used in this section:
27          (a) " Advanced Placement course" means a rigorous course developed by the College
28     Board that:
29          (i) is developed by a committee composed of college faculty and Advanced Placement

30     teachers and covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the
31     corresponding college course; and
32          (ii) for which a student who performs well on an exam for the course may be:
33          (A) granted college credit; or
34          (B) given advanced standing at a college or university.
35          (b) "Eligible low income student" means a student who:
36          (i) takes an Advanced Placement course test;
37          (ii) has applied for an Advanced Placement course test fee reduction; and
38          (iii) qualifies for a free lunch or a lunch provided at a reduced cost.
39          (c) "International Baccalaureate program" means a program established by the
40     International Baccalaureate Organization.
41          (d) "Local education agency" or "LEA" means:
42          (i) a school district; or
43          (ii) a charter school.
44          (2) (a) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
45     the state board shall make rules to establish a formula to distribute money appropriated for the
46     early college programs described in Subsection (2)(b).
47          (b) [Subject to Subsection (2)(c), the] The formula described in Subsection (2)(a) shall:
48          (i) include an allocation of money for the following early college programs:
49          (A) Advanced Placement courses; and
50          (B) International Baccalaureate programs; and
51          (ii) prioritize funding to:
52          (A) increase access to early college programs for groups of students who are
53     underrepresented in early college programs; and
54          (B) cover the cost of each early college program test taken by a student experiencing
55     socioeconomic disadvantage.
56          [(c) The state board may not allocate more that $100,000 of an appropriation under this
57     section for International Baccalaureate programs.]

58          [(d)] (c) The state board shall consult with LEAs before making the rules described in
59     Subsection (2)(a).
60          (3) (a) An LEA shall use money distributed under this section for the purposes
61     described in Subsection (2)(b), prioritizing the cost of tests described in Subsection
62     (2)(b)(ii)(B) before using the remainder of the money for other allowable uses.
63          (b) An LEA may charge the restricted rate for indirect costs in Advanced Placement
64     and International Baccalaureate programs.
65          (4) The state board shall develop performance criteria to measure the effectiveness of
66     the early college programs described in this section.
67          (5) If an LEA receives an allocation of less than $10,000 for the early college programs
68     described in this section, the LEA may use the allocation as described in Section 53F-2-206.