This rule was published in the June 1, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 11) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Distance, Blended, Online, or Competency Based Learning Program
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 39373
Filed: 05/15/2015 06:51:04 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this new rule is to provide standards and procedures for nontraditional programs. Similar procedures in Section R277-419-9, which will be removed, are incorporated into two new rules and one amended rule.
Summary of the rule or change:
The new rule provides definitions and procedures for nontraditional programs. (DAR NOTE: The other proposed new rule, R277-417, is under DAR No. 39372. The proposed amendment to Rule R277-419 is under DAR No. 39374, and the proposed amendment to Rule R277-487 is under DAR No. 39375 in this issue, June 1, 2015, of the Bulletin.)
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 53A-1-401(3)
- Art X Sec 3
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
Procedures in Rule R277-418 affect local education agencies (LEAs) and third party providers so it is anticipated that there is likely no cost or savings to the state budget.
It is anticipated that there is likely no cost or savings to local government (LEAs) because the procedures currently in Section R277-419-9 are merely incorporated into Rule R277-418.
It is anticipated that there is likely no cost or savings to small businesses (third party providers) because the procedures currently in Section R277-419-9 are merely incorporated into Rule R277-418.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
Procedures in Rule R277-418 affect LEAs and third party providers so it is anticipated that there is likely no cost or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are likely no compliance costs because the procedures currently in Section R277-419-9 are merely incorporated into Rule R277-418.
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.
Brad C. Smith, 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:
- Angela Stallings at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7656, 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:
Angela Stallings, Associate Superintendent, Policy and Communication
R277. Education, Administration.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2015/b20150601.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.