DAR File No. 43583

This notice was published in the April 1, 2019, issue (Vol. 2019, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Education, Administration

Rule R277-524

Paraprofessional/Paraeducator Programs, Assignments, and Qualifications

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 43583
Filed: 03/14/2019 07:07:29 PM


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 State Board of Education (Board), Subsection 53E-3-401(4), which gives the Board authority to adopt rules in accordance with its responsibilities, Subsection 53E-3-501(1)(a)(i), which requires the Board to establish rules and minimum standards for the public schools regarding the qualification and certification of educators and ancillary personnel who provide direct student services, and No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Pub. L. No. 107-110, Title 1, Sec, 1119 which requires that each local education agency receiving assistance under this part shall ensure that all paraprofessionals shall be appropriately qualified.

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 have been 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 continues to be necessary because it designates appropriate assignments of paraprofessionals and qualifications for paraprofessionals hired before and after 01/06/2002, consistent with NCLB requirements. This rule establishes the formula for distribution of Paraeducator funding under Section 53F-2-411 to eligible schools. This rule provides minimum standards for use of funds and reporting requirements. 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/2019/b20190401.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.