DAR File No. 39488

This rule was published in the July 15, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 14) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Education, Administration

Rule R277-99

Definitions for Utah State Board of Education (Board) Rules

Notice of Proposed Rule

(New Rule)

DAR File No.: 39488
Filed: 07/01/2015 11:33:41 AM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The purpose for this new rule is to provide uniform definitions that are used throughout Board rules under Title R277.

Summary of the rule or change:

This new rule provides a general definition section that applies to all rules under Title R277.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Subsection 53A-1-401(3)
  • Article X, Section 3

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

The new rule provides general definitions that apply to all rules under Title R277, which likely will not result in a cost or savings to the state budget.

local governments:

The new rule provides general definitions that apply to all rules under Title R277, which likely will not result in a cost or savings to local government.

small businesses:

The new rule provides general definitions that apply to all rules under Title R277, which likely will not result in a cost or savings to small businesses.

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

The new rule provides general definitions that apply to all rules under Title R277, 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 new rule provides general definitions that apply to all rules under Title R277, 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.

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:

Education
Administration
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 angie.stallings@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:

08/14/2015

This rule may become effective on:

08/21/2015

Authorized by:

Angela Stallings, Associate Superintendent, Policy and Communication

RULE TEXT

R277. Education, Administration.

R277-99. Definitions for Utah State Board of Education (Board) Rules.

R277-99. Authority and Purpose.

(1) This rule is authorized by Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3, which vests general control and supervision of public education in the Board and by Subsection 53A-1-401(3) which permits the Board to adopt rules in accordance with its responsibilities.

(2) The purpose of this rule is to provide definitions that are used in the Board rules beginning with R277.

 

R277-99-2. Definitions.

(1) "Accreditation" means the formal process for internal and external review and approval under the standards of an accrediting entity adopted by the Board.

(2) "Audit" means an independent appraisal activity established by the Board as a control system to examine and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control systems within an agency.

(3) "Board" means the State Board of Education.

(4) "Charter school" means a school established as a charter school by a charter school authorizer under Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter Schools Act, and rule.

(5) "District school" means a public school under the control of a local school board elected under Title 20A, Chapter 14, Nomination and Election of State and Local School Boards.

(6) "Educator" means an individual licensed under Section 53A-6-104 and who meets the requirements of R277-501.

(7) "Individualized education program" or "IEP" means a written statement for a student with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in accordance with Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. Section 1400 (2004), and rule.

(8) "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" or "IDEA," 20 U.S.C. Section 1400 et seq. (2004), is a four part (A-D) piece of federal legislation that ensures a student with a disability is provided with a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that is tailored to the student's individual needs.

(9)(a) "LEA" or "local education agency" means a school district or charter school.

(b) For purposes of certain rules, "LEA" or "local education agency" may include the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) if indicated in the specific rule.

(10)(a) "LEA governing board" means:

(i) for a school district, a local school board; and

(ii) for a charter school, a charter school governing board.

(b) For purposes of certain rules, "LEA governing board" may include the State Board of Education as the governing board for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind if indicated in the specific rule.

(11) "Parent" means a parent or guardian who has established residency of a child under Sections 53A-2-201, 53A-2-202, or 53A-2-207 or another applicable Utah guardianship provision.

(12) "SEOP/Plan for College and Career Readiness" means a student education occupation plan for college and career readiness that is a developmentally organized intervention process that includes:

(a) a written plan, updated annually, for a secondary student's (grades 7-12) education and occupational preparation;

(b) all Board, local board and local charter board graduation requirements;

(c) evidence of parent or guardian, student, and school representative involvement annually;

(d) attainment of approved workplace skill competencies, including job placement when appropriate; and

(e) identification of post secondary goals and approved sequence of courses.

(13) "State Charter School Board" or "SCSB" means the State Charter School Board created in Section 53A-1a-501.5.

(14) "Superintendent" mean the State Superintendent of Public Instruction or the Superintendent's designee.

(15) "USDB" means the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

(16) "USOE" means the Utah State Office of Education.

(17) "USOR" means the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation.

 

KEY: Board of Education, rules, definitions

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: 2015

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

 


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Angela Stallings at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7656, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at angie.stallings@schools.utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.