Utah Administrative Code

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R277. Education, Administration.

Rule R277-460. Distribution of Substance Abuse Prevention Account.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R277-460-1. Authority and Purpose.

(1) This rule is authorized by:

(a) Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3, which vests general control and supervision over public education in the Board;

(b) Section 53G-10-405, which directs the Board to adopt rules providing for instruction on the harmful effects of controlled substances;

(c) Subsection 53E-3-401(4), which allows the Board to make rules to execute the Board's duties and responsibilities under the Utah Constitution and state law; and

(d) Section 51-9-405, which provides for funds from the Substance Abuse Prevention Account to be allocated to the Board for:

(i) substance abuse prevention and education;

(ii) substance abuse prevention training for teachers and administrators; and

(iii) LEA programs to supplement, not supplant, existing local prevention efforts in cooperation with local substance abuse authorities.

(2) The purpose of this rule is to provide for the distribution of the Board's share of the money from the Substance Abuse Prevention Account.

R277-460-2. Definitions.

(1) "Educational materials" means visual and auditory media, curricula, textbooks, and other disposable or non-disposable items that enhance student understanding of the subject matter.

(2) "Local substance abuse authority" means the person or group designated by the Legislature as the county authority to receive public funds for substance abuse prevention and treatment.

(3) "Substance abuse prevention education activities and intervention" means proactive educational activities designed to eliminate any illegal use of controlled substances.

R277-460-3. Fund Allocations.

(1) Before making the distributions described in Subsections (2) and (3), the Superintendent shall retain sufficient substance abuse prevention funds to pay for the salary, benefits, and indirect costs of a program administrator at a salary level to be determined by the Superintendent and support staff costs for the program administrator.

(2) After the allocation of substance abuse prevention funds is retained as described in Subsection (1), the Superintendent may use up to 45% to:

(a) purchase educational materials to support and supplement existing substance abuse prevention efforts;

(b) encourage and support statewide substance abuse prevention training for school district and charter school teachers and administrators; and

(c) promote substance abuse prevention in the classroom.

(3) At least 55% of the substance abuse prevention funds remaining after the allocation described in Subsection (1) shall be distributed to LEAs for use by the LEAs or individual schools within the LEA based on application.

R277-460-4. Applications.

(1) The Superintendent shall develop an application for LEAs that are interested in applying for substance abuse prevention funds available as described in this R277-460.

(2) An LEA shall submit the LEA's application to the specialist designated by the Superintendent.

(3)(a) Substance abuse prevention funds shall be distributed to LEAs based on funds available from the Substance Abuse Prevention Account.

(b) The Superintendent shall describe the available funding amounts in the Board application described in Subsection (1).

(4) An LEA's application for substance abuse prevention funds shall include the following:

(a) the applicant's intention to collaborate with the local substance abuse authority and community groups, including shared plans and strategies for substance abuse prevention education, activities, and intervention;

(b) the applicant's plan for professional development on substance abuse;

(c) the use of funds to implement applicant's plan;

(d) teacher reports of classroom implementation and plans for classroom monitoring visits;

(e) applicant's enhancement of substance abuse curriculum with additional substance abuse activities and strategies; and

(f) applicant's implementation of substance abuse curriculum with school-based behavioral/health or coordinated school health initiatives.

R277-460-5. Limitations on Funds.

(1) The Superintendent and LEAs shall use substance abuse prevention funds exclusively for purposes set forth in Section 51-9-405.

(2) Transfer of funds between line items or the extension of project completion dates may be made only with prior written approval of the Superintendent.

(3) An LEA may not use funds received under this R277-460 to supplant:

(a) funds currently available to the LEA; or

(b) funds available from other state or local sources.

R277-460-6. Evaluation and Reports.

(1) An applicant that receives substance abuse prevention funds shall provide the Superintendent with a year-end report on or before July 1 of the fiscal year in which the award was made.

(2) The year-end report described in Subsection (1) shall include:

(a) an expenditure report;

(b) a narrative description of activities funded; and

(c) an action research or data project report.

(3) The Superintendent may require additional evaluation or audit procedures from an award recipient to demonstrate the use of funds consistent with the law and Board rules.

(4) The Superintendent shall annually report the following information to the Board's Finance Committee:

(a) the number of LEAs receiving substance abuse prevention funds;

(b) a summary of the LEAs' use of program funds; and

(c) a description of how the Superintendent is using the funds described in Subsections R277-460-3(1) and (2).


public schools, substance abuse prevention

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

August 7, 2017

Notice of Continuation

June 6, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

Art X Sec 3; 53G-10-405; 51-9-405

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R277, please contact the promulgating agency (Education, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.