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R277. Education, Administration.

Rule R277-485. Loss of Enrollment.

As in effect on December 1, 2016

Table of Contents

R277-485-1. Definitions.

A. "ADM" means average daily membership derived from end-of-year data.

B. "Board" means the Utah State Board of Education.

C. "Carryforward balance" means the unspent amount of MSP Uniform School Fund monies from the previous fiscal year.

D. "Historical Mean ADM" means the mean of the two highest ADM in the three years preceding the prior year.

E. "Local Effort" means the prior year sum of tax rates imposed by the local school board.

F. "Lost ADM" means the difference between prior year ADM and Historical Mean ADM.

G. "Mid-year update" means the annual Minimum School Program allocation report prepared by the USOE and provided after January 1 annually.

H. "Minimum School Program (MSP)" means the state supported Minimum School Program as defined in 53A-17a.

I. "Weighted Pupil Unit (WPU)" means the unit of measure of factors that is computed in accordance with the MSP for the purpose of determining the costs of a program on a uniform basis for each district.

R277-485-2. Authority and Purpose.

A. This rule is authorized by Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3 which vests general control and supervision of public education in the Board, Section 53A-1-401(3) which allows the Board to adopt rules in accordance with its responsibilities, and Section 53A-17a-139 which allows the Board to increase funds for a school district in order to avoid penalizing it for an excessive loss in student enrollment due to factors beyond its control.

B. The purpose of this rule is to compensate a school district financially for an excessive loss in student enrollment due to factors beyond its control.

R277-485-3. Eligibility.

A. A school district shall be eligible for funding if the district's lost ADM is at least four percent less than the district's historical mean ADM.

B. Charter schools are not eligible for funding under this rule.

R277-485-4. Funding.

A. The source of funding to the district shall be the current unencumbered MSP carryforward balance. This rule shall provide funds to school districts only after all other authorized uses of the carryforward balance have been carried out.

B. The total amount of funds made available for distribution shall be equal to the lesser of:

(1) the sum of lost ADM in eligible districts multiplied by 25 percent of the current year value of the WPU; or

(2) 25 percent of the current unencumbered MSP carryforward balance.

C. Available funds shall be distributed proportional to lost ADM (90 percent) and prior year local effort (10 percent) among eligible districts.

D. If there are not any current year unencumbered MSP funds, eligible districts shall not be funded.

R277-485-5. Implementation.

Funds shall be distributed annually in one lump sum with the mid-year update of the current year MSP.


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Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

May 8, 2012

Notice of Continuation

April 8, 2013

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

Art X Sec 3; 53A-17a-139

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.