Utah Administrative Code
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R277. Education, Administration.
Rule R277-484. Data Standards.
As in effect on April 1, 2013
Table of Contents
- R277-484-1. Definitions.
- R277-484-2. Authority and Purpose.
- R277-484-3. Deadlines for Data Submission.
- R277-484-4. Adjustments to Deadlines.
- R277-484-5. Official Data Source and Required LEA Compatibility.
- R277-484-6. Use of Data for Allocation of Funds.
- R277-484-7. Adjustments to Summary Statistics Based on Compliance Audits.
- R277-484-8. Financial Consequences of Failure to Submit Reports on Time.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Notice of Continuation
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
A. "Annual Financial Report" means an account of LEA revenue and expenditures by source and fund sufficient to meet the reporting requirements specified in Section 53A-1-301(3)(d) and (e).
B. "Annual Program Report" means an account of LEA revenue and expenditures by source and program sufficient to meet the reporting requirements specified in Section 53A-1-301(3)(d) and (e).
C. "Board" means the Utah State Board of Education.
D. "Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS)" means the database maintained on all licensed Utah educators. The database includes information such as:
(1) personal directory information;
(2) educational background;
(4) employment history;
(5) professional development information;
(6) completion of employee background checks; and
(7) a record of disciplinary action taken against the educator.
E. "Data Clearinghouse File" means the electronic file of student level data submitted by LEAs to the USOE in the layout specified by the USOE. This definition is effective until July 1, 2011.
F. "Data Warehouse" means the database of demographic information, course taking, and test results maintained by the USOE on all students enrolled in Utah schools.
G. "EDEN" means the Education Data Exchange Network, the mechanism by which state education agencies are mandated as of the 2008-09 school year to submit data to the U.S. Department of Education.
H. "ESEA" means the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as the No Child Left Behind Act.
I. "LEA" means local education agency, including local school boards/public school districts, charter schools, and, for purposes of this rule, the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
J. "MSP" means Minimum School Program, the set of state support K-12 public school funding programs.
K. "MST" means Mountain Standard Time.
L. "USOE" means Utah State Office of Education.
M. "Utah eTranscript and Record Exchange (UTREx)" means a system that allows individual detailed student records to be exchanged electronically between public education LEAs and the USOE, and allows electronic transcripts to be sent to any post-secondary institution, private or public, in-state or out-of-state, that participates in the e- transcript service. This definition becomes effective on July 1, 2011, the date when UTREx becomes available to all Utah LEAs.
N. "Year" means both the school year and the fiscal year for LEAs in Utah, which runs from July 1 through June 30.
O. "YICSIS" means the Youth In Custody Student Information System.
A. This rule is authorized by Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3 which vests general control and supervision of public education in the Board, and by Section 53A-1-401(3) which permits the Board to adopt rules in accordance with its responsibilities and specifically allows the Board to interrupt disbursements of state aid to any LEA which fails to comply with rules.
B. The Board, through its chief executive officer, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, is required to perform certain data collection related duties essential to the operation of statewide educational accountability and financial systems as mandated in state and federal law.
C. The purpose of this rule is to support the operation of required educational accountability and financial systems by ensuring timely submission of data by LEAs.
For the purpose of submission of student level data, each Utah LEA shall participate in UTREx as of July 1, 2011. LEAs shall submit data to the USOE through the following reports by 5:00 p.m. MST on the date and in the format specified by the USOE:
A. February 28 - Community Development and Renewal Agency and/or Redevelopment Agency Taxing Entity Committee Representative List - Business Services.
B. June 15
(1) Immunization Status Report (to Utah Department of Health) - final;
(2) Safe School Incidents Report - for current year.
C. June 29 - CACTUS - final update for current year.
D. July 7
(1) Data Clearinghouse File - final comprehensive update for prior year - Data, Assessment, and Accountability - effective until July 1, 2011;
(2) UTREx - final comprehensive update for prior year - Data, Assessment, and Accountability - effective on July 1, 2011.
E. July 15
(1) Adult Education - final report for prior year;
(2) Classified Personnel Report - for prior year - Business Services;
(3) Driver Education Report - for prior year - Educator Quality;
(4) ESEA Choice and Supplemental Services Report - for prior year;
(5) Fee Waivers Report - for prior year;
(6) Fire Drill Compliance Statement - for prior year;
(7) Home Schooled Students Report - for prior year;
(8) Teacher Benefits Report - for prior year;
(9) Pupil Transportation Statistics - for prior year:
(a) Bus Inventory Report;
(b) Year End Pupil Transportation Statistics Reports.
F. September 15
(1) Membership Audit Report - for prior year;
(2) Adult Education - Financial Audit for prior year.
G. October 1
(1) Annual Financial Report (AFR) - for prior year;
(2) Annual Program Report (APR) - for prior year.
H. October 15
(1) Data Clearinghouse File - update as of October 1 for current year - effective until July 1, 2011;
(2) UTREx - update as of October 1 for current year - effective on July 1, 2011;
(3) YICSIS - update as of October 1 for current year.
I. November 1
(1) Enrollment and Transfer Student Documentation Audit Report - for current year;
(2) Immunization Status Report - for current year;
(3) Pupil Transportation Statistics for state funding:
(a) Schedule A1 (Miles, Minutes, Students Report) - projected for current year;
(b) Schedule B (Miscellaneous Expenditure Report) - for prior year;
(4) Negotiations report - for current year.
J. November 15
(1) CACTUS - update for current year; and
(2) Free and Reduced Price Lunch Enrollment Survey - as of October 31 for current year.
K. November 30 - Financial Audit Report - for prior year.
L. December 15
(1) Data Clearinghouse File - update as of December 1 for current year - effective until July 1, 2011;
(2) Bus Driver Credentials Report - for current year - Business Services.
M. December 15 - UTREx - update as of December 1 for current year - effective on July 1, 2011.
A. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or state holiday in a given year shall be moved to the date of the first workday after the date specified in Section 3 for that year.
B. An LEA may seek an extension of a deadline to ensure continuation of funding and provide more accurate input to allocation formulas by submitting a written request to the USOE. The request shall be received by the USOE State Director of School Finance and Statistics at least 24 hours before the specified deadline in Section 3 and include:
(1) The reason(s) why the extension is needed;
(2) The signatures of the LEA business administrator and the district superintendent or charter school director; and
(3) The date by which the LEA shall submit the report.
C. In processing the request for the extension, the USOE State Director of School Finance and Statistics shall:
(1) Take into consideration the pattern of LEA compliance with reporting deadlines and the urgency of the use which depends on the data to be submitted, consult with other USOE staff who have knowledge relevant to the situation of the LEA; and either
(2) Approve the request and allow the MSP fund transfer process to continue; or
(3) Recommend denial of the request and forward it the USOE Associate Superintendent for Business Services for a final decision on whether to stop the MSP fund transfer process.
D. If, after receiving an extension, the LEA fails to submit the report by the agreed date, the MSP fund transfer process shall be stopped and the procedure described in Section 8 shall apply.
E. Extensions shall apply only to the report(s) and date(s) specified in the request.
F. Exceptions - Deadlines for the following reports may not be extended:
(1) June 29 CACTUS Update;
(2) July 7 Final Data Clearinghouse File - final comprehensive update for prior year- Data, Assessment, and Accountability - effective until July 1, 2011;
(3) July 7 UTREx - final comprehensive update for prior year - Data, Assessment, and Accountability - effective on July 1, 2011;
(4) November 15 CACTUS - update for current year.
A. The USOE shall load operational data collections into the Data Warehouse as of the submission deadlines specified.
B. The Data Warehouse shall be the sole official source of data for annual:
(1) school performance reports required under Section 53A-3a-602.5;
(2) determination of adequate yearly progress as required under the ESEA; and
(3) submission of data files to the U.S. Department of Education via EDEN.
C. Prior to an LEA acquiring a student information system, replacing an existing student information system, or modifying data elements in an existing student information system, an LEA shall have USOE approval to ensure that the LEA's new or modified student information system maintains compatibility with UTREx.
D. No later than October 1, 2013, all public education LEAs shall begin submitting daily updates to the USOE Clearinghouse using all School Interoperability Framework (SIF) objects defined in the UTREx Clearinghouse specification. Failure to do so shall be a violation of Board reporting rules.
E. All public high school transcripts requested by public education post-secondary schools shall be electronically submitted to those public education post-secondary schools if the post-secondary schools are capable of receiving transcripts through the electronic transcript service designated by the USOE. This process is mandatory for all public high schools after September 1, 2013.
The USOE School Finance and Statistics Section shall publish after each general legislative session by June 30 on its website an explicit description of how data shall be used to allocate funds to LEAs in each MSP program in the following fiscal year.
A. For the purpose of allocating MSP funds and projecting enrollment, LEA level aggregate membership and fall enrollment counts may be modified by the USOE on the basis of the values in the Membership and Enrollment audit reports, respectively, when an audit report review team comprising at least three members of the Finance and Statistics and Charter School sections agree that an adjustment is warranted by the evidence of an audit:
(1) the audit report review team shall make its determination within five working days of the authorized audit report deadline;
(2) values can only be adjusted downward when audit reports are received after the authorized deadlines.
A. If an LEA fails to submit a report by its deadline as specified in Section 3, the USOE shall stop the MSP fund transfer process on the day after the deadline, unless the LEA has obtained an extension of the deadline in accordance with the procedure described in Section 4, to the following extent:
(1) 10% of the total monthly MSP transfer amount in the first month, 25% in the second month, and 50% in the third and subsequent months for any report other than June 15 Immunization Status report.
(2) Loss of up to 1.0 WPU from Kindergarten or Grades 1-12 programs, depending on the grade level and aggregate membership of the student, in the current year Mid Year Update for each student whose prior year immunization status was not accounted for in accordance with Utah Code 53A-11-301 as of June 15.
B. If the USOE has stopped the MSP fund transfer process for an LEA, the USOE shall:
(1) upon receipt of a late report from that LEA, restart the transfer process within the month (if the report is submitted by 10:00 a.m. on or before the tenth working day of the month) or in the following month (if the report is submitted after 10:00 a.m. on or after the tenth working day of the month); and
(2) inform the appropriate Board Committee at its next regularly scheduled Committee meeting.
(3) inform the chair of the governing board if LEA staff are not responsive in correcting ongoing problems with data.
data standards, reports, deadlines
February 21, 2013
December 31, 2012
Art X Sec 3; 53A-1-401(3); 53A-1-301(3)(d) and (e)
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.