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R277. Education, Administration.
Rule R277-720. Reimbursement Program for Early Graduation from Competency-Based Education.
As in effect on January 1, 2020
Table of Contents
- R277-720-1. Authority and Purpose.
- R277-720-2. Definitions.
- R277-720-3. Competency Based Education Designation.
- R277-720-4. Early Graduation Reimbursement.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
(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) 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;
(c) Subsection 53F-2-511(1)(c)(ii), which allows the Board to make rules to specify additional criteria for an LEA to be eligible for a competency-based education early graduation reimbursement; and
(d) Subsection 53F-2-511(6), which allows the Board to make rules for the administration of the Reimbursement Program for Early Graduation from Competency-Based Education.
(1) "Advisory Committee" means the Competency-based Advisory Committee created in Section R277-712-3.
(2) "Eligible LEA" means an LEA that:
(a) has demonstrated to the Board that the LEA or, for a school district, a school within the LEA, provides and facilitates competency-based education that is based on the core principles described in Section 53F-5-502; and
(b) has an approved competency-based education program that includes:
(i) at least one outcome measure for each indicator level required by the Superintendent;
(ii) outcome measures that are disaggregated by student subgroups where possible; and
(iii) at least one outcome measure for student growth and proficiency.
(3) "Eligible student" means a student who:
(a) meets the requirements described in Subsection 53F-2-511(1)(d);
(b) has been flagged by an LEA as a competency-based education participant.
(4) "Program" means the Reimbursement Program for Early Graduation from Competency-Based Education described in Section 53F-2-511.
(1) To receive a competency-based education designation, an eligible LEA shall:
(a) submit an application in the form prescribed by the Superintendent to the advisory committee;
(b) submit the application in Subsection (1)(a) no later than April 1st of the school year prior to the school year in which the LEA intends to seek reimbursement; and
(c) have an approved competency-based education plan pursuant to R277-712.
(2) The advisory committee shall review all applications and make recommendations to the Board based on the Board approved competency-based education core principals and measures described in R277-712.
(3) The Board shall approve or deny the recommendations made by the advisory committee.
(4) If approved, an eligible LEA's competency-based education designation shall last for the following three years, provided the school continues to operate on a competency-based model.
(5) An eligible LEA may not retroactively use an approved competency-based education designation for reimbursement of eligible students.
(6) If an eligible LEA does not have a current competency-based education designation, the eligible LEA may not use the approved competency-based education designation for reimbursement of eligible students in the school year in which the eligible LEA's application is approved.
(1) An eligible LEA with a competency-based education designation may seek reimbursement for an eligible student beginning October 2021 for membership generated in the 2020-2021 school year.
(2) The reimbursement amount shall be calculated by the Superintendent in the following manner:
(a) the amount of weighted pupil unit lost due to early graduation for each eligible student shall be determined as described by Subsection 53F-2-511(5);
(b) the total amount of lost weighted pupil unit for each eligible student shall be used to establish an LEA aggregate total and a statewide aggregate total for all eligible students;
(c) if the statewide aggregate total is equal to or less than the total amount allocated for the program by the legislature, an eligible LEA shall be reimbursed the LEA aggregate total;
(d) if the statewide aggregate total exceeds the total amount allocated for the program by the legislature, an eligible LEA shall be reimbursed a prorated amount proportionate to the percentage that the LEA aggregate total is of the statewide aggregate total.
(3) An LEA shall not receive a reimbursement for an eligible student that exceeds the amount outlined in Subsection 53F-2-511(5)(a).
competency-based education, reimbursements, early graduation
May 23, 2019
Art X Sec 3; 53E-3-401(4); 53F-2-511(1)(c)(ii); 53F-2-511(6)
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.