This filing was published in the 12/15/2006, issue, Vol. 2006, No. 24, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Highly Qualified Teacher Grants
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
DAR File No.: 29305
Filed: 12/01/2006, 03:54
Received by: NL
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this new rule is provide for a grant program to assist Utah teachers to become highly qualified in which school districts and charter schools may choose to participate and to establish a formula and time lines for distribution of funds to grant recipients.
Summary of the rule or change:
The rule provides for standards and procedures for distribution of grant funds, and responsibilities of grant recipients.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There are no anticipated costs or savings to the state budget. A grant program was established and funded by the Utah Legislature to minimize out-of-pocket expenses of licensed teachers to obtain National Board certification, or take tests to meet federal highly qualified teacher standards as defined in 20 U.S.C. Sec. 7801. Existing State Office of Education staff will coordinate the grant program.
There are no anticipated savings to school districts and charter schools. There will be costs to school districts and charter schools who participate in the grant program. Participating school districts and charter schools will agree to match all grant funds with equal school district or charter school funds. Participating school districts will match a minimum $5,000 base amount depending upon funding and participation, and participating charter schools will match a minimum $2,000 base amount depending upon funding and participation.
There are no anticipated cost to other persons. School districts and charter schools participating in the grant program will reimburse teachers for out-of-pocket expenses. The grant provides $500,000 and savings to individual teachers are speculative. Based on the grant amount of $500,000, $200,000 for content tests, and $300,000 for National Board testing, 2,666 teachers could participate in content testing and be reimbursed $75 per test and 240 teachers could participate in the National Board Certification Program and be reimbursed $1,250.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are compliance costs for school districts and charter schools choosing to participate in the grant program because school districts will need to match a minimum $5,000 base amount depending upon funding and participation and charter schools will need to match a minimum $2,000 base amount depending upon funding and participation.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
I have reviewed this rule and I see no fiscal impact on businesses. Patti Harrington, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Education
250 E 500 S
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84111-3272
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
Carol Lear at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7835, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Carol Lear, Director, School Law and Legislation
R277. Education, Administration.
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Carol Lear at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7835, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules (801-538-3764). Please Note: The Division of Administrative Rules is NOT able to answer questions about the content or application of these administrative rules.
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