DAR File No. 43084

This notice was published in the August 1, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 15) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Education, Administration

Rule R277-492

Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) Centers Program

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 43084
Filed: 07/13/2018 11:16:18 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

This rule is authorized by Utah Constitution, Article X, Section 3, which vests general control and supervision of public education in the Board of Education (Board), Subsection 53A-1-401(3) which permits the Board to adopt rules in accordance with its responsibilities, and Section 53A-17a-159 which appropriates funding to establish extended contracts for mathematics and science teachers as part of the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Centers Initiative. The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) shall provide statewide supervision of the program and budget and shall recommend funding for USTAR programs based on USTAR objectives, Board funding priorities, and available funds.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No written comments were received.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule is still necessary because it establishes standards and procedures to direct recipient public school districts or charter schools to develop proposals that create USTAR Centers that will enhance their ability to retain mathematics and science teachers while simultaneously offering more opportunities for students and more effectively using capital facilities. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

250 E 500 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-3272

Direct questions regarding this rule to:



Authorized by:

Angela Stallings, Deputy Superintendent of Policy

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

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/2018/b20180801.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.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Angela Stallings at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7550, 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 Office of Administrative Rules.