DAR File No. 39841
This rule was published in the November 1, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 21) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Charter School and Online Student Participation in Extracurricular or Co-curricular School Activities
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 39841
Filed: 10/15/2015 03:11:44 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
Rule R277-494 is amended to include provisions related to home and private school student participation in extracurricular or co-curricular activities and to provide technical and conforming changes to the rule.
Summary of the rule or change:
The amendments include provisions related to home and private school student participation in extracurricular or co-curricular activities and provide changes to numbering and terminology throughout the rule.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Art. X, Sec. 3
- Subsection 53A-1a-519(6)(a)
- Subsection 53A-2-214(6)
- Subsection 53A-1-401(3)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There is likely no cost or savings to the state budget. The amendments to this rule provide clarification for participation in extracurricular and co-curricular activities and provide technical and conforming changes.
There is likely no cost or savings to local government. The amendments to this rule provide clarification for participation in extracurricular and co-curricular activities and provide technical and conforming changes.
There is likely no cost or savings to small businesses. The amendments to this rule provide clarification for participation in extracurricular and co-curricular activities and provide technical and conforming changes.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There is likely no cost or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities. The amendments to this rule provide clarification for participation in extracurricular and co-curricular activities and provide technical and conforming changes.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are likely no compliance costs for affected persons. The amendments to this rule provide clarification for participation in extracurricular and co-curricular activities and provide technical and conforming changes.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
To the best of my knowledge, there should be no fiscal impact on businesses resulting from the amendments to this rule.
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
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.
] Student Participation in Extracurricular or Co-curricular
. 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[
which permits the Board to adopt rules in accordance with
)] [ that] directs the Board to make rules establishing fees for
a charter school student's participation in extracurricular or
co-curricular activities at [ school district] schools[ ,] and
which directs the Board to make rules establishing fees
for an online student's participation in extracurricular or
co-curricular activities at [
school district] schools.
B.] The purpose of this rule is to inform school districts,
charter and online schools, and parents of
school participation fees and
state-determined requirements for a charter school or a
public online school student to participate in
athletics and] activit[ ies] at a student's boundary school.
A.] "Activity fee[ s]" means
fee[ s] that
are] approved by a local
charged to all students to participate in an[
y or all] activit[ ies] sponsored by or through the public school[ .]
Fees vary among districts and schools and ]entitle a public school student to
regular ]school activit[ ies][ ,]
to ]try out for
extracurricular or co-curricular school activit[ ies][ ,]
to ]receive transportation to
activit[ ies][ ,] and
regularly scheduled public school activit[ ies].
B. "Board" means the Utah State Board of
Education. C. "Charter school" means a school acknowledged
as a charter school by a chartering entity under Sections
53A-1a-515, 53A-1a-521, and R277-470 or by the Board under Section
D.] "Co-curricular activity" means a school
district or school activity, course
or experience that includes a required regular school day
component and an after school component[ ;] special program[ s] or activit[ ies] such as
program[ s] for
gifted and talented student[ s],
summer program[ s] and
science [ and] history fair[ s are co-curricular activities].
E.] "Extracurricular activity" means an athletic
program or activity sponsored by [ the] public school and offered, competitively or otherwise, to
public school student[ s] outside of the regular school day or
F. "Online school" means a school: (1) that provides the same number of classes consistent
with the requirement of similar public schools; (2) that delivers course work via the internet; (3) that has designated a readily accessible contact
person; and (4) that provides the range of services to public education
students required by state and federal law.]
G. "Pay to play fees" means the fees charged to a
student to participate in a specific school-sponsored
extracurricular or co-curricular activity. All fees shall be
approved annually by the local board of education.]
I.] "[ Student's s]chool of enrollment" means the public school [ in which the student is enrolled consistent with Section
53A-11-101 et seq.]
K.] "School participation fee" means the fee paid
by the charter[ /]
online school to [ the boundary] school consistent with
R277-494-[ 4] for student participation in
extracurricular [ or co-curricular] activit[ ies].
H. "Student's boundary school" means the
school the student is designated to attend according to where the
student's legal guardian lives or the school where the student
is enrolled under Section 53A-2-206.5 et seq.]
J. "Student fee waivers" means all expenses for
an activity that are waived for student participation in the
activity consistent with Section 53A-12-103 et seq. and
L.] "Student participation fee" means the fee
charged to all participating[ charter/online and traditional school] students by
[ the boundary] school for
designated extracurricular or co-curricular activit[ ies] consistent with
Requirements for Payment and Participation Integral to the
A.] A charter or online school[ shall allow] student
participat[ ion] in
activit[ ies] [ designated under R277-494-1E upon]
action of][ requirements and payments of this rule and]
satisfaction of school district] standards and
school participation fee of $75.00 per student[ shall be paid by the student's school of
enrollment] to the [ boundary] school at which the
student desires to participate.
Upon annual payment of the school participation fee, the
student may participate in all extracurricular school activities [
as defined in R277-494-1E] during the school year for which the student
is qualified and eligible.
participation fee [ paid by the charter or online school] is in addition to
individual] student participation fee[ s] for
specific extracurricular activit[ ies] and
the activity fee[
s] charged to all students in [ the] [ secondary] school to supplement
school activit[ ies] as assessed by the school consistent with this rule.
participation fee[ s] or required activity fee[ s shall be paid] to the [ boundary] school [ by the participating student].
D.] All fees, including school participation fees, student
and activity fees shall be paid prior to
E.] If a participating charter or online school student
fee waiver[ s],
all waived student
participation fees[ shall be paid] to the [ boundary] school[ by the student's school of enrollment] prior
A.] [ C]harter[ ,]
[ and traditional]
[ schools may negotiate to allow student] participat[ ion] in
co-curricular activit[ ies] [ such as]
s] or program[ s] offered during the regular school day[ ,] and
district-]sponsored enrichment program[ s] or activit[ ies].
Participating charter/online students shall be required
all] attendance and course requirements
of [ all boundary] public school
B.] A charter [ and] online
student participating under this rule shall meet all
eligibility requirements and timelines of the [ boundary] school.
KEY: extracurricular, co-curricular, activities, student participation
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
December 9, 2013]
Notice of Continuation: October 15, 2015
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X, Sec 3; 53A-1-401(3); 53A-1a-519(6)(a); 53A-2-214(6)
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.