Utah Administrative Code

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R277. Education, Administration.

Rule R277-498. Grant for Math Teaching Training.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R277-498-1. Authority and Purpose.

(1) This rule is authorized by:

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

(b) Subsection 53E-3-401(4), which allows the Board to adopt rules in accordance with its responsibilities; and

(c) Subsection 53F-5-205(2), which directs the Board to make rules to provide criteria to award a grant related to mathematics education.

(2) The purpose of this rule is to establish criteria to award a grant to:

(a) support and encourage prospective educators to earn mathematics endorsements; and

(b) assist an experienced mathematics teacher in becoming a teacher leader.

R277-498-2. Definitions.

(1) "Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools" or "CACTUS" means the electronic file maintained on all licensed Utah educators that includes:

(a) personal directory information;

(b) educational background;

(c) endorsements;

(d) employment history; and

(e) a record of disciplinary action taken against the educator.

(2) "Endorsements in mathematics" means one or more endorsements in the mathematics teaching field that:

(a) qualify an educator or prospective educator to teach a specific or specific level of mathematics course; and

(b) is indicated by a notation on the educator's CACTUS record.

(3) "Grantee" or "prospective grantee" means:

(a) an institution of higher education; or

(b) a nonprofit educational organization.

(4) "Matching funds" means funds provided by the grant recipient in order to receive state funds under Section 53F-5-205.

R277-498-3. Board Procedures for Distributing Funds.

(1) The Superintendent shall select a grantee that meets the criteria of Section 53F-5-205 and the criteria of this rule from requests submitted by a prospective grantee.

(2) The Superintendent shall notify a selected grantee of its eligibility to receive funds under this program following:

(a) review of the request; and

(b) the assurance of matching funds.

(3) The Superintendent may identify one eligible and qualified grantee and establish a funding schedule to distribute funds or allow a prospective grantee to submit an application until March 30.

(4) The Superintendent, under the direction of the Board, shall distribute the appropriation provided for in Section 53F-5-205 by June 30.

R277-498-4. Criteria for Awarding Grants.

(1) The Superintendent shall consider the amount or percent of matching funds that a prospective grantee offers.

(2) The Superintendent shall determine that the prospective grantee requesting funds under Section 53F-5-205 shall use the funds consistent with Section 53F-5-205.

R277-498-5. Accountability and Documentation.

(1) The Superintendent shall maintain records of the distribution of funds to a grantee that requests funds provided under Section 53F-5-205 and this rule.

(2) The recipient of funds under Section 53F-5-205 shall maintain documentation of the matching funds offered by the grantee that established the grantee's eligibility.

(3) Both the Superintendent and the eligible grantee shall maintain documentation of:

(a) the number of prospective educators and the relevant training received from funding provided by Section 53F-5-205; or

(b) the number of experienced mathematics teachers and the relevant training received from funding provided by Section 53F-5-205.


grants, educators, math teaching training

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

October 8, 2015

Notice of Continuation

August 13, 2015

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

Art X, Sec 3; 53E-3-401(3); 53F-5-205(2)

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.