DAR File No. 37921

This rule was published in the September 1, 2013, issue (Vol. 2013, No. 17) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Education, Administration

Rule R277-412

State Capitol Visit Program

Notice of Proposed Rule

(New Rule)

DAR File No.: 37921
Filed: 08/14/2013 10:22:04 AM


Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The purpose of this new rule is to provide criteria, procedures, and timelines for the Utah State Board of Education (Board) to select schools to participate in State Capitol visits.

Summary of the rule or change:

This new rule provides definitions, procedures for a school application process, and school selection criteria and timelines.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Subsection 53A-1-401(3)
  • Subsection 53A-17a-170(3)

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

There is no anticipated cost or savings to the state budget. This program will be administered at the state level with existing staff and within existing budgets.

local governments:

There is no anticipated cost or savings to local government. Public schools that apply and are selected to participate in the State Capitol Visit Program will receive legislative funding.

small businesses:

There is no anticipated cost or savings to small businesses. This new rule applies to public education and does not affect businesses.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

There is no anticipated cost or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities. This new rule applies to public schools and does not affect individuals.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

There is no compliance costs for affected persons. Funding will be provided to public schools that receive funding for the State Capitol Visit Program.

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.

Martell Menlove, 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 carol.lear@schools.utah.gov

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:


Authorized by:

Carol Lear, Director, School Law and Legislation


R277. Education, Administration.

R277-412. State Capitol Visit Program.

R277-412-1. Definitions.

A. "Board" means Utah State Board of Education.

C. "State Capitol visit" means public school student field trips to the State Capitol.

D. "USOE" means the Utah State Office of Education.


R277-412-2. Authority and Purpose.

A. The rule is authorized by Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3 which vests general control and supervision of public education in the Board, by Section 53A-17a-170(3) which requires the Board to make rules establishing procedures for applying for and awarding grants and specifying how grant money shall be allocated among school districts and charter schools, and Section 53A-1-401(3) which allows the Board to make rules in accordance with its responsibilities.

B. The purpose of this rule is to provide criteria, procedures and timelines for the Board to select schools to participate in State Capitol visits.


R277-412-3. School Application Process.

A. All public schools shall be eligible for the program.

B. An applicant school shall provide a completed application for the school's State Capitol field trip that shall:

(1) indicate how the field trip will meet self-identified academic objectives;

(2) estimate the number of students served by the program; and

(3) provide additional information requested by the USOE on the application.


R277-412-4. School Selection Criteria and Timeline.

A. The USOE shall provide an application for the Capitol Visit funding by June 15, 2013.

B. The USOE shall screen all applications for compliance with all application requirements.

C. The USOE shall seek the participation and advice of the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education in selecting the applications for consideration for funding to ensure an equitable distribution of funding to as many school districts and public charter schools within the state as possible. The Board shall make final school selections.

D. The Board shall select and notify successful applicants no later than August 15, 2013.


KEY: public schools, State Capitol visits

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: 2013

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X, Sec 3; 53A-17a-170(3); 53A-1-401(3)


Additional Information

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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Carol Lear at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7835, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at carol.lear@schools.utah.gov.