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It recognizes that all children of the state are505 entitled to reasonably equal educational opportunities regardless of their place of residence in506 the state and of the economic situation of their respective school districts or other agencies.507 (2) It further recognizes that although the establishment of an educational system is508 primarily a state function, school districts should be required to participate on a partnership509 basis in the payment of a reasonable portion of the cost of a minimum program.510 (3) It is also the purpose of this chapter to describe the manner in which the state and511 the school districts shall pay their respective share of the costs of a minimum program. Section 53F-2-103, which is renumbered from Section 53A-17a-102 is501 renumbered and amended to read:502 [ Purpose of chapter.503 (1) The purpose of this chapter is to provide a minimum school program for the state in504 accordance with the constitutional mandate.Section 53F-2-313, which is renumbered from Section 53A-17a-116 is1228 renumbered and amended to read: Weighted pupil units for career and technical1230 education set-aside programs.1231 (1) Each school district and charter school shall receive a guaranteed minimum1232 allocation from the money appropriated to the State Board of Education for a career and1233 technical education set-aside program.1234 (2) The set-aside funds remaining after the initial minimum payment allocation are1235 distributed by a request for proposals process to help pay for equipment costs necessary to1236 initiate new programs and for high priority programs as determined by labor market1237 information.1238 Section 27.Section 53F-2-401, which is renumbered from Section 53A-17a-119 is1239 renumbered and amended to read:1240 Appropriation for adult education programs.1242 (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education for adult education shall be1243 allocated to school districts for adult high school completion and adult basic skills programs.1244 (2) Each school district shall receive a pro rata share of the appropriation for adult high1245 school completion programs based on the number of people in the school district listed in the1246 latest official census who are over 18 years of age and who do not have a high school diploma1247 and prior year participation or as approved by State Board of Education rule.1248 (3) On February 1 of each school year, the State Board of Education shall recapture1249 money not used for an adult high school completion program for reallocation to school districts1250 that have implemented programs based on need and effort as determined by the State Board of1251 Education.1252 (4) To the extent of money available, school districts shall provide program services to1253 adults who do not have a diploma and who intend to graduate from high school, with particular1254 emphasis on homeless individuals who are seeking literacy and life skills.1255 (5) Overruns in adult education in any school district may not reduce the value of the1256 weighted pupil unit for this program in another school district.1257 (6) School districts shall spend money on adult basic skills programs according to1258 standards established by the State Board of Education.1259 Section 28.Section 53F-2-517, which is renumbered from Section 53A-17a-124 is2907 renumbered and amended to read:2908 [2909 contributions.2910 (1) The State Board of Education shall distribute money appropriated for the Quality2911 Teaching Block Grant Program to school districts and charter schools according to a formula2912 adopted by the State Board of Education, after consultation with local education boards, that2913 allocates the funding in a fair and equitable manner.2914 (2) Local education boards shall use Quality Teaching Block Grant money to2915 implement professional learning that meets the standards specified in Section [ Appropriation for retirement and social security.2920 (1) The employee's retirement contribution shall be 1% for employees who are under2921 the state's contributory retirement program.2922 (2) The employer's contribution under the state's contributory retirement program is2923 determined under Section 49-12-301, subject to the 1% contribution under Subsection (1).2924 (3) (a) The employer-employee contribution rate for employees who are under the2925 state's noncontributory retirement program is determined under Section 49-13-301.2926 (b) The same contribution rate used under Subsection (3)(a) shall be used to calculate2927 the appropriation for charter schools described under Subsection (5).2928 (4) (a) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education for retirement and social2929 security money shall be allocated to school districts and charter schools based on a school2930 district's or charter school's total weighted pupil units compared to the total weighted pupil2931 units for all school districts and charter schools in the state.2932 (b) Subject to budget constraints, money needed to support retirement and social2933 security shall be determined by taking a school district's or charter school's prior year allocation2934 and adjusting it for:2935 (i) student growth;2936 (ii) the percentage increase in the value of the weighted pupil unit; and2937 (iii) the effect of any change in the rates for retirement, social security, or both.2938 (5) A charter school governing board that makes an election of nonparticipation in the2939 Utah State Retirement Systems in accordance with Section [ and Title2940 49, Utah State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act, shall use the funds described under this2941 section for retirement to provide the charter school's own compensation, benefit, and retirement2942 programs.2943 Section 58.
Section 53F-2-307, which is renumbered from Section 53A-17a-111 is940 renumbered and amended to read:941 [ Weighted pupil units for programs for students942 with disabilities -- Local school board allocation.943 (1) The number of weighted pupil units for students with disabilities shall reflect the944 direct cost of programs for those students conducted in accordance with rules established by the945 State Board of Education in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative946 Rulemaking Act.947 (2) Disability program money allocated to school districts or charter schools is948 restricted and shall be spent for the education of students with disabilities but may include949 expenditures for approved programs of services conducted for certified instructional personnel950 who have students with disabilities in their classes.951 (3) The State Board of Education shall establish and strictly interpret definitions and952 provide standards for determining which students have disabilities and shall assist school953 districts and charter schools in determining the services that should be provided to students954 with disabilities.955 (4) Each year the State Board of Education shall evaluate the standards and guidelines956 that establish the identifying criteria for disability classifications to assure strict compliance957 with those standards by the school districts and charter schools.958 (5) (a) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education for add-on WPUs for959 students with disabilities enrolled in regular programs shall be allocated to school districts and960 charter schools as provided in this Subsection (5).961 (b) The State Board of Education shall use a school district's or charter school's average962 number of special education add-on weighted pupil units determined by the previous five year's963 average daily membership data as a foundation for the special education add-on appropriation.964 (c) A school district's or charter school's special education add-on WPUs for the965 current year may not be less than the foundation special education add-on WPUs.966 (d) Growth WPUs shall be added to the prior year special education add-on WPUs, and967 growth WPUs shall be determined as follows:968 (i) The special education student growth factor is calculated by comparing S-3 total969 special education ADM of two years previous to the current year to the S-3 total special970 education ADM three years previous to the current year, not to exceed the official October total971 school district growth factor from the prior year.972 (ii) When calculating and applying the growth factor, a school district's S-3 total973 special education ADM for a given year is limited to 12.18% of the school district's S-3 total974 student ADM for the same year.975 (iii) Growth ADMs are calculated by applying the growth factor to the S-3 total special976 education ADM of two years previous to the current year.977 (iv) Growth ADMs for each school district or each charter school are multiplied by978 1.53 weighted pupil units and added to the prior year special education add-on WPU to979 determine each school district's or each charter school's total allocation.980 (6) If money appropriated under this chapter for programs for students with disabilities981 does not meet the costs of school districts and charter schools for those programs, each school982 district and each charter school shall first receive the amount generated for each student with a983 disability under the basic program.984 Section 21. Section 53F-2-204, which is renumbered from Section 53A-17a-147 is625 renumbered and amended to read:626 [ Use of funds for approved programs --627 Assessment of funded programs.628 (1) Funds appropriated under this chapter shall only be used for programs approved by629 the State Board of Education.630 (2) The State Board of Education shall assess the progress and degree of effectiveness631 of all programs funded under this chapter.632 Section 11. 6301 et seq.641 (c) "Program" means a program or allocation funded by a line item appropriation or642 other appropriation designated as:643 (i) Basic Program;644 (ii) Related to Basic Programs;645 (iii) Voted and Board Levy Programs; or646 (iv) Minimum School Program.647 (2) Except as provided in Subsection (3) or (5), if the number of weighted pupil units648 in a program is underestimated, the board shall reduce the value of the weighted pupil unit in649 that program so that the total amount paid for the program does not exceed the amount650 appropriated for the program.651 (3) If the number of weighted pupil units in a program is overestimated, the board shall652 spend excess money appropriated for the following purposes giving priority to the purpose653 described in Subsection (3)(a):654 (a) to support the value of the weighted pupil unit in a program within the basic655 state-supported school program in which the number of weighted pupil units is underestimated;656 (b) to support the state guarantee per weighted pupil unit provided under the voted657 local levy program established in Section [, if:659 (i) local contributions to the voted local levy program or board local levy program are660 overestimated; or661 (ii) the number of weighted pupil units within school districts qualifying for a662 guarantee is underestimated;663 (c) to support the state supplement to local property taxes allocated to charter schools,664 if the state supplement is less than the amount prescribed by Section [ are overestimated, the board shall reduce the value of the weighted670 pupil unit for all programs within the basic state-supported school program so the total state671 contribution to the basic state-supported school program does not exceed the amount of state672 funds appropriated. Section 53F-2-203, which is renumbered from Section 53A-17a-146 is587 renumbered and amended to read:588 [589 based on insufficient revenues.590 (1) As used in this section, "Minimum School Program funds" means the total of state591 and local funds appropriated for the minimum school program, excluding:592 (a) the state-supported voted local levy program pursuant to Section [.598 (2) If the Legislature reduces appropriations made to support public schools under this599 chapter because an Education Fund budget deficit, as defined in Section 63J-1-312, exists, the600 State Board of Education, after consultation with each local education board, shall allocate the601 reduction among school districts and charter schools in proportion to each school district's or602 charter school's percentage share of Minimum School Program funds.603 (3) Except as provided in Subsection (5) and subject to the requirements of Subsection604 (7), a local education board shall determine which programs are affected by a reduction605 pursuant to Subsection (2) and the amount each program is reduced.606 (4) Except as provided in Subsections (5) and (6), the requirement to spend a specified607 amount in any particular program is waived if reductions are made pursuant to Subsection (2).608 (5) A local education board may not reduce or reallocate spending of funds distributed609 to the school district or charter school for the following programs:610 (a) educator salary adjustments provided in Section [617 (f) a special education program within the Basic School Program.618 (6) A local education board may not reallocate spending of funds distributed to the619 school district or charter school to a reserve account.620 (7) A local education board that reduces or reallocates funds in accordance with this621 section shall report all transfers into, or out of, Minimum School Program programs to the622 State Board of Education as part of the school district or charter school's Annual Financial and623 Program report.624 Section 10. Section 53F-2-201, which is renumbered from Section 53A-17a-136 is516 renumbered and amended to read:517 Cost of operation and maintenance of minimum519 school program -- Division between state and school districts.520 (1) The total cost of operation and maintenance of the minimum school program in the521 state is divided between the state and school districts as follows:522 (a) Each school district shall impose a minimum basic tax rate on all taxable, tangible523 property in the school district and shall contribute the tax proceeds toward the cost of the basic 524 program as provided in this chapter.525 (b) Each school district may also impose a levy .528 (c) The state shall contribute the balance of the total costs.529 (2) The contributions by the school districts and by the state are computed separately530 for the purpose of determining their respective contributions to the basic program and to the 531 levy programs provided in Section [ Contribution of state to cost of minimum school535 program -- Determination of amounts -- Levy on taxable property -- Disbursal --536 Deficiency.537 The state's contribution to the total cost of the minimum school program is determined538 and distributed as follows:539 (1) The State Tax Commission shall levy an amount determined by the Legislature on540 all taxable property of the state.541 (a) This amount, together with other funds provided by law, is the state's contribution542 to the minimum school program.543 (b) The statewide levy is set at zero until changed by the Legislature.544 (2) During the first week in November, the State Tax Commission shall certify to the545 State Board of Education the amounts designated as state aid for each school district under546 Section 59-2-902.547 (3) (a) The actual amounts computed under Section 59-2-902 are the state's548 contribution to the minimum school program of each school district.549 (b) The State Board of Education shall provide each local education board with a550 statement of the amount of state aid.551 (4) Before the first day of each month, the state treasurer and the Division of Finance,552 with the approval of the State Board of Education, shall disburse 1/12 of the state's contribution553 to the cost of the minimum school program to each school district and each charter school.554 (a) The State Board of Education may not make a disbursement to a school district or555 charter school whose payments have been interrupted under Subsection (4)(d).556 (b) Discrepancies between the monthly disbursements and the actual cost of the557 program shall be adjusted in the final settlement under Subsection (5).558 (c) If the monthly distributions overdraw the money in the Uniform School Fund, the559 Division of Finance is authorized to run this fund in a deficit position.560 (d) The State Board of Education may interrupt disbursements to a school district or561 charter school if, in the judgment of the State Board of Education, the school district or charter562 school is failing to comply with the minimum school program, is operating programs that are563 not approved by the State Board of Education, or has not submitted reports required by law or564 the State Board of Education.565 (i) Disbursements shall be resumed upon request of the State Board of Education.566 (ii) Back disbursements shall be included in the next regular disbursement, and the567 amount disbursed certified to the State Division of Finance and state treasurer by the State568 Board of Education.569 (e) The State Board of Education may authorize exceptions to the 1/12 per month570 disbursement formula for grant funds if the State Board of Education determines that a571 different disbursement formula would better serve the purposes of the grant.572 (5) (a) If money in the Uniform School Fund is insufficient to meet the state's573 contribution to the minimum school program as appropriated, the amount of the deficiency thus574 created shall be carried as a deficiency in the Uniform School Fund until the next session of the575 Legislature, at which time the Legislature shall appropriate funds to cover the deficiency.576 (b) If there is an operating deficit in public education Uniform School Fund577 appropriations, the Legislature shall eliminate the deficit by:578 (i) budget transfers or other legal means;579 (ii) appropriating money from the Education Budget Reserve Account;580 (iii) appropriating up to 25% of the balance in the General Fund Budget Reserve581 Account; or582 (iv) some combination of Subsections (5)(b)(i), (ii), and (iii).583 (c) Nothing in Subsection (5)(b) precludes the Legislature from appropriating more584 than 25% of the balance in the General Fund Budget Reserve Account to fund operating585 deficits in public education appropriations.586 Section 9. This512 chapter also recognizes that each locality should be empowered to provide educational facilities513 and opportunities beyond the minimum program and accordingly provide a method whereby514 that latitude of action is permitted and encouraged.515 Section 7.
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Section 53F-2-515, which is renumbered from Section 53A-17a-143 is2839 renumbered and amended to read:2840 [ Federal Impact Aid Program -- Offset for2841 underestimated allocations from the Federal Impact Aid Program.2842 (1) In addition to the revenues received from the levy imposed by a local school board2843 and authorized by the Legislature under Section [, the Legislature2844 shall provide an amount equal to the difference between the school district's anticipated2845 receipts under the entitlement for the fiscal year from the Federal Impact Aid Program and the2846 amount the school district actually received from this source for the next preceding fiscal year.2847 (2) If at the end of a fiscal year the sum of the receipts of a school district from a2848 distribution from the Legislature pursuant to Subsection (1) plus the school district's allocations2849 from the Federal Impact Aid Program for that fiscal year exceeds the amount allocated to the2850 school district from the Federal Impact Aid Program for the next preceding fiscal year, the2851 excess funds are carried into the next succeeding fiscal year and become in that year a part of2852 the school district's contribution to the school district's basic program for operation and2853 maintenance under the state minimum school finance law.2854 (3) During the next succeeding fiscal year described in Subsection (2), the school2855 district's required tax rate for the basic program shall be reduced so that the yield from the2856 reduced tax rate plus the carryover funds equal the school district's required contribution to the2857 school district's basic program.2858 (4) For the school district of a local school board that is required to reduce the school2859 district's basic tax rate under this section, the school district shall receive state minimum school2860 program funds as though the reduction in the tax rate had not been made.2861 Section 55.