File No. 35938
This rule was published in the April 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Technology, Life, and Careers, and Work-Based Learning Programs
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 35938
Filed: 03/15/2012 02:20:59 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
This rule is amended to provide updated terminology throughout the rule.
Summary of the rule or change:
The amendments provide changes to definitions and updated terminology throughout the rule.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 53A-15-202
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There are no anticipated costs or savings to the state budget. Updated terminology throughout the rule does not result in a cost or savings.
There are no anticipated costs or savings to local government. Updated terminology throughout the rule does not result in a cost or savings.
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. Updated terminology throughout the rule does not result in a cost or savings.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs for affected persons. Updated terminology throughout the rule does not result in compliance costs.
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:Education
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.
Technology, Life, and Careers,
and Work-Based Learning Programs.
A. "Board" means the Utah State Board of Education.
"TLC" means Technology, Life, and
Careers] which is a [ middle/junior high school] curriculum
comprised of activities encouraging students to
explore [ careers in] Agriculture, Business,
Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science[
and Health Technology], Information Technology,
Marketing, Economics, and Technology
Education. Career development activities are
integrated throughout the [ TLC] curriculum. The [ TLC] course is coordinated with the Comprehensive
C. "New TLC" means an advanced curriculum from
the TLC program with additional practical activities. These
standards apply to funding support, inservice training, curriculum
development and refinement associated with the new TLC
D]. "Cone" means a group of schools whose students
feed a high school and schools and agencies which interact with the
G]. "Geographical Region" means one of the [ nine educational] planning units: Bear
River, [ Ogden/Weber, Davis/Morgan,]
Wasatch Front South, Mountainland,
Uintah Basin, Central, Southeast, and Southwest.
H]. "USOE" means the Utah State Office of
I]. "Weighted Pupil Unit (WPU)" means the unit of
measure that is computed in accordance with the Minimum School
Program Act for the purpose of determining the costs of a program
on a uniform basis for each [ school district].
E]. "Work-Based Learning" (WBL) means activities
that involve [ actual work experience or connect classroom learning to
R277-916-2. Authority and Purpose.
A. This rule is authorized by Utah
Constitution Article X, Section 3 which vests general control and
supervision of the public education system in the Board, by Section
53A-15-202 which allows the Board to establish minimum standards
applied technology] education programs in the public
education system, and Section 53A-17a-113 which directs the Board
to distribute specific amounts of funds to [ school districts].
B. This rule establishes standards and
procedures for [
school districts] seeking to qualify for [ Technology, Life, and Careers,] and WBL Programs
funds administered by the Board.
R277-916-3. Disbursement of Funds -- [
Technology, Life, and Careers II Funds].
TLC] funds shall be utilized to update the [ TLC] curriculum, purchase and maintain needed equipment
and supplies, field test new [ TLC] program modifications, and provide ongoing [ inservice training] for teachers, counselors, and
Schools] shall meet all [ TLC] requirements in order to receive funding.
TLC] funds shall be allocated to [ school districts] for approved schools using a base [ of $4,000] per school.
D. Funds remaining after funds are
for] Section R277-916-3C, above, shall be distributed based
on enrollment in grade 7 [ of the] approved schools based on the October 1 enrollment report
for the previous year.
School districts] shall annually complete a funding application with
assurances of each school meeting [ TLC] standards.
F. Personnel from each[
of the] selected school[ s] shall participate in USOE training.
Schools] shall receive continued USOE support and funding based
on meeting established standards.
Technology, Life, and Careers]
A. The [
Technology, Life, and Careers] funds may be
(1) update the [
purchase] and maintain equipment and supplies, including
field test and] implement new [ TLC] program modifications; and
(4) provide [
regular inservice training] for teachers, counselors, and administrators.
School districts] may qualify for [ Technology, Life, and Careers] funds [ based on] the following:
TLC] program funds shall not be used [ to pay] personnel costs;
TLC s]chools shall teach 180 days of [ TLC] core curriculum
the components and objectives of Agriculture, Business, Family and
Consumer Sciences, Information Technology, Health Science[
and Health Technology], Marketing, Economics,
Education, and Career Guidance and
(3) All [
TLC] teachers and counselors at the schools shall have
appropriate licenses and endorsements;
(4) All [
TLC] team members shall agree to assist in the
development and implementation of new [ TLC] activities and materials;
(5) Schools shall utilize the services of
the WBL coordinator, where available, to integrate grade level
appropriate work-based learning activities into [
(6) Schools shall integrate grade level
appropriate career development content into the [
TLC] activities and use the services of the counselor
in the program;
(7) The [
school district/school] shall utilize the full allocation of funds as provided
under R277-916-4. The [ school district/school] shall support [ inservice training] activities necessary to the Core [ TLC] content as adopted by the Board; and
(8) All [
TLC-] related personnel in the school shall participate
fully in evaluating the current program, recommending changes or
modifications, [ field] testing and implementing new activities, materials,
R277-916-5. Work-Based Learning - Disbursement of Funds.
A. All public elementary, secondary, and
postsecondary/adult schools shall be aligned by cone and grouped
within the [
B. The proportion of total WBL funding
allocated for each participating [
school district] shall remain the same as the previous year unless the [ school district] discontinues the program or [ school district] proportions are adjusted by the Board.
C. State appropriated WBL funds require an
equal match of funds provided by participating [
R277-916-6. Work-Based Learning - Standards.
A. WBL shall be integrated into all levels
of the educational delivery system and shall be coordinated within
the cones of the [
school district] and among regions.
B. To be eligible for WBL funds, [
school districts/schools] shall[ , upon request]:
(1) have the program approved by the local board.
(2) employ licensed WBL coordination personnel with salaries/benefits matched by the local recipient of funds.
(3) document that a WBL committee representing all schools within the cone has been created, is functioning effectively and regularly addresses WBL issues.
complete a cone-wide student/parent/teacher WBL needs
(5) develop work-based preparation, participation, and evaluation activities for students and teachers involved in all WBL cone activities.
(6) maintain evidence that WBL components
have been integrated and coordinated with elementary career
awareness, secondary career exploration, integrated core curriculum
Technology, Life, and Careers,] comprehensive guidance and [ skills certification].
(7) maintain evidence of WBL activities developed in coordination with IEP/SEP/SEOP/504 requirements in each cone .
(8) require the inclusion of all student groups within the cone in career development and preparation.
(9) demonstrate WBL coordination with employers and with other school/community development activities.
(10) verify sufficient budget for a WBL coordinator, facilities, materials, equipment, and support staff is available.
(11) participate in initial
state-sponsored WBL [
C]oordination [ Training] and in periodic ongoing
coordination and [ inservice] activities.
(12) require that the WBL team utilize a[
statewide] database system [ to be developed by the USOE].
KEY: public schools, work-based learning programs
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
April 23, 2002]
Notice of Continuation: May 4, 2009
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X Sec 3; 53A-15-202; 53A-17a-113
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