This rule was published in the July 1, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 13) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 34937
Filed: 06/15/2011 06:33:49 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
This new rule is in response to H.B. 2 and S.B. 1, 2011 General Session, that repealed the statutory language that established specific programs that serve accelerated students and created one new program entitled, Enhancements for Accelerated Students, which provides funding to support the academic achievement of students who achieve at above-average levels. The newly enacted statute, Section 53A-17a-165, Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program, and this new rule provide greater flexibility for using funds appropriated to local education agencies (LEAs) to enhance the academic growth of students whose academic achievement is accelerated. (DAR NOTE: H.B. 2 (2011) and S.B. 1 (2011) are effective 07/01/2011.)
Summary of the rule or change:
The new rule provides definitions, procedures for eligibility, application, distribution, and use of funds, and requires performance criteria and reports.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 53A-1-401(3)
- Section 53A-17a-165
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There are no anticipated costs or savings to the state budget. The state will provide funding to schools and school districts for students whose academic achievement is accelerated, as appropriated.
There are no anticipated costs or savings to local government. LEAs will continue to receive funding for students whose academic achievement is accelerated, but will have more flexibility in using funds for students.
There are no anticipated costs or savings to small businesses. This rule applies to public education and does not affect businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There are no anticipated costs or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities. LEAs will continue to receive funding for students whose academic achievement is accelerated.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs for affected persons. LEAs will continue to receive funding for students whose academic achievement is accelerated.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
I have reviewed this rule and I see no fiscal impact on businesses.
Larry K. Shumway, State Superintendent
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:
250 E 500 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-3272
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Carol Lear at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7835, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Carol Lear, Director, School Law and Legislation
R277. Education, Administration.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2011/b20110701.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.