DAR File No. 38186
This rule was published in the January 1, 2014, issue (Vol. 2014, No. 1) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Charter School Mentoring Program
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 38186
Filed: 12/16/2013 01:38:43 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
Section R277-470-6 is amended to allow for greater flexibility and simplicity in distribution of funds for the Charter School Mentoring Program.
Summary of the rule or change:
The amendments remove restrictive requirements for allowable expenditures and reimbursement for charter schools participating in the Charter School Mentoring Program.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 53A-1-401(3)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There is no anticipated cost or savings to the state budget. The changes provide for greater flexibility in distributing funds for charter school participating in the Charter School Mentoring Program.
There is no anticipated cost or savings to local government. The changes provide for greater flexibility in distributing funds for charter school participating in the Charter School Mentoring Program.
There is no anticipated cost or savings to small businesses. This rule and the amendments apply to public education and do 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. The changes provide for greater flexibility in distributing funds for charter school participating in the Charter School Mentoring Program.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs for affected persons. The changes provide for greater flexibility in distributing funds for charter school participating in the Charter School Mentoring 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: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.
R277-470. Charter Schools - General Provisions.
R277-470-6. Charter School Mentoring Program.
A. Board-approved or existing charter schools may choose to participate in the mentoring program.
B. Charter schools choosing to participate in the mentoring program shall submit an application to the USOE, consistent with USOE timelines.
C. Subject to the availability of funds,
participating charter schools shall be eligible for reimbursement
allowable] expenditures through the mentoring program if the
charter school[ : (1)] submits an approved reimbursement form[ ; and (2) submits an approved mentor and program
D. Allowable expenditures in the mentoring program
include all reasonable expenditures, including:
(1) mileage for mentor to and from home base to
participating charter school, consistent with the USOE adopted
(2) lodging consistent with the USOE adopted travel
(3) meals consistent with the USOE adopted travel
(4) substitute per diem (paid to mentor's employer)
if the mentor has to miss work and a substitute is
necessary; (5) payment for mentors and teacher stipend, or both, consistent with USOE policy; and (6) supplies and materials used in the training, consistent with USOE policy].
E]. A mentor shall submit an application to the State Charter School Board to participate in the mentoring program that identifies areas of expertise and demonstrated competencies.
F]. The State Charter School Board shall:
(1) receive an annual program report from the USOE;
(2) evaluate the mentoring program annually[
; (3) publish, on its website, information from participating schools regarding mentor evaluations; and (4) maintain a list of approved mentors].
KEY: education, charter schools
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
October 8, 2013]
Notice of Continuation: August 2, 2013
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X, Sec 3; 53A-1a-515; 53A-1a-505; 53A-1a-513; 53A-1-401(3); 53A-1a-510; 53A-1a-519; 53A-1a-501.5; 53A-1-301; 53A-1a-502.5; 53-8-211; 62A-4a-403; 53A-11-605; 53A-1a-522; 53A-1a-521; 53A-1a-501.3; 53A-1a-513.5
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