DAR File No. 38782
This rule was published in the September 1, 2014, issue (Vol. 2014, No. 17) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Public Education Regional Service Centers
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 38782
Filed: 08/15/2014 06:20:25 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
Rule R277-706 is amended in response to H.B. 92, Utah Education and Telehealth Network Amendments, from the 2014 General Legislative Session.
Summary of the rule or change:
The amendment to Rule R277-706 changes the title of the Utah Education Network to the Utah Education and Telehealth Network and clarifies the requirement for a regional service center to submit an annual performance report.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 53A-3-429(6)
- Subsection 53A-1-401(3)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The amendment provides a name change and clarifying language which likely will not result in a cost or savings to the state budget.
The amendment provides a name change and clarifying language which likely will not result in a cost or savings to local government.
The amendment provides a name change and clarifying language which likely will not result in a cost or savings to small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The amendment provides a name change for the rule and clarifying language 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 amendment provides a name change and clarifying language 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.
R277-706. Public Education Regional Service Centers.
A. "Board" means the Utah State Board of Education.
B. "Eligible regional service center" means a regional service center formed by two or more school districts by means of an interlocal entity in accordance with Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act.
C. "USOE" means the Utah State Office of Education.
R277-706-2. Authority and Purpose.
A. This rule is authorized by Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3 which vests general control and supervision of public education in the Board, Section 53A-3-429(6) that directs the Board to make rules regarding eligible regional services center, and Section 53A-1-401(3) which permits the Board to adopt rules in accordance with its responsibilities.
B. The purpose of this rule is to provide definitions and procedures for school districts to form interlocal agreements and to provide for distribution of legislative funds to eligible regional service centers by the Board.
R277-706.3. Eligible Regional Service Centers.
A. Two or more school districts may enter into an interlocal agreement and form an interlocal entity.
B. An eligible regional service center may receive funds if the Legislature appropriates money.
C. An interlocal agreement[
entered into] shall confirm and ratify the
regional service center as of the effective date of the interlocal
R277-706-4. Distribution of Funds.
A. The USOE shall distribute funds, if provided by the Legislature, in equal amounts to eligible regional service centers based on:
(1) requests from eligible regional service centers; and
(2) satisfaction and submission of all information and requirements set by the Board.
B. The USOE shall provide notice that completed applications for regional service center funds are due to the USOE consistent with timelines provided by the USOE.
C. The Board may review and consider a different distribution plan for future years.
D. Legislative funding, if provided, shall
be distributed to eligible regional service centers after July 1 [
of each year].
R277-706-5. Eligible Regional Service Center Responsibilities.
A. Eligible regional service centers shall submit an annual application for available funds to the Board consistent with USOE timelines.
B. A regional service center application for funds shall include:
(1) a copy of completed interlocal agreement(s);
(2) a proposed budget and request for funds from the Board;
(3) a current external audit of current regional service center assets and liabilities in the initial application for funds and with each annual application;
(4) assurance signed by all parties to the interlocal agreement that the USOE shall have access to all regional service center records upon request;
(5) an annual financial report from the previous fiscal year;
(6) a plan for the use and distribution of
regional service center funds for the applicable fiscal year with
specific attention to delivery of Utah Education Network
services and the delivery of
(7)] an annual
performance report beginning with fiscal year 2012 including
(1) the regional service center delivery of Utah Education Network services;
(2) the type, amount, and effectiveness of delivery of public and higher education related services; and
(3) the coordination of public and higher education related services.
KEY: eligible regional service center
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
July 11, 2011]
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X Sec 3; 53A-3-429(6); 53A-1-401(3)
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