DAR File No. 38779
This rule was published in the September 1, 2014, issue (Vol. 2014, No. 17) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Student Leadership Skills Development
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 38779
Filed: 08/15/2014 06:18:39 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
Rule R277-619 is amended in response to S.B. 131, Student Leadership Skills Development, from the 2014 General Legislative Session. The bill continued an appropriation to support a Student Leadership Skills Development Pilot Program.
Summary of the rule or change:
The amendments provide the amount of funds that first and second year participant schools may receive for participation in the Student Leadership Skills Development Program and remove unnecessary language.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 53A-1-401(3)
- Subsection 53A-17a-169(4)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The amendments provide the amount of funds that first and second year schools may receive for participation in the Student Leadership Skills Development Program which likely will not result in a cost or savings to the state budget.
The amendments provide the amount of funds that first and second year schools may receive for participation in the Student Leadership Skills Development Program. Funding is provided for participation in this Program, but matching funds are required of first year schools. Schools will likely use existing budgets to secure the matching funds for participation in the Program.
The amendments provide the amount of funds that first and second year schools may receive for participation in the Student Leadership Skills Development Program which likely will not result in a cost or savings to small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The amendments provide the amount of funds that first and second year schools may receive for participation in the Student Leadership Skills Development Program which likely will not result in a cost or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The amendments provide the amount of funds that first and second year schools may receive for participation in the Student Leadership Skills Development Program which likely will not result in any compliance costs for affected persons.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
I have reviewed this rule and I believe that there is likely 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.
R277-619. Student Leadership Skills Development.
A. "Board" means the Utah State Board of Education.
B. "Matching funds" means an amount of funds or services that shall be provided by an applicant in the Board application to meet the match requirement of Section 53A-17a-169(5)(a).
C. "Student leadership skills development" means a program to develop students' behaviors and skills vital for learning and career success and that will enhance a school's learning environment.
D. "USOE" means the Utah State Office of Education.
R277-619-2. Authority and Purpose.
A. This rule is authorized under Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3 which vests general control and supervision over public education in the Board, by Section 53A-17a-169(4) which directs the Board to make rules for elementary school participation in this pilot grant program, and by 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 designate schools and grant awards to facilitate elementary school participation in the pilot Student Leadership Skills Development program.
R277-619-3. School Selection Criteria.
A. Elementary Schools that include any combination of grades K-6 shall be eligible for the program.
B. An applicant school shall provide a completed application for its pilot program that shall:
(1) indicate how the program will develop communication skills, teamwork skills; interpersonal skills; initiative and self-motivation; goal setting skills; problem solving skills; and creativity;
(2) estimate the number of students that will be served by the program;
(3) agree that the school will provide all data and information required by the USOE for evaluation and reporting purposes, as requested by the USOE;
(4) provide additional information requested by the USOE on the application including selection criteria and assurances provided in Section 53A-17a-169(5).
R277-619-4. Required Matching Funds.
A. ]The application shall explain how the
school will provide matching funds to the amount
requested by the applicant as required under Section
B. The applicant school shall assure the USOE that it shall
meet the requirement for matching funds for the two-year duration
of the pilot program. C. The USOE application shall explain or require the
nature of the match such as in kind, dollar for dollar, or other
creative match options.
R277-619-5. School Selection and Criteria.
A. The USOE shall provide an application
for the Student Leadership Skills Development pilot program [
by May 15, 2013].
C]ompleted applications[ shall be returned] to the USOE before [ June 17, 2013].
C. The USOE shall screen all applications for compliance with all state laws, R277-619 and application requirements.
D. The USOE may seek the participation and advice of an independent evaluating committee in recommending applications for funding. The Board shall make final school selections consistent with the criteria of Section 53A-17a-169 and R277-619.
The USOE expects to recommend approximately 25 schools for
Board selection for funding, allowing $10,000 per school plus
matching funds. ] [ F]inal number of schools and amounts per school[ ,] not to exceed $10,000 per school[ ,] [ shall be determined by] number and quality of applications.
[ F]unded [ applications] [ shall be selected and notified by July 1, 2013].
F]. The Board shall evaluate the program and report on
findings consistent with 53A-17a-169(7)(a).
KEY: students, leadership skills
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
August 7, 2013]
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X, Sec 3; 53A-17a-169(4); 53A-1-401(3)
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