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R277. Education, Administration.

Rule R277-914. Career and Technical Student Organizations.

As in effect on November 1, 2016

Table of Contents

R277-914-1. Definitions.

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

B. "Career and technical education (CTE)" means organized educational programs which prepare individuals for college and careers in occupations where entry requirements generally do not require an advanced degree. These programs provide all students access to high school college and career Pathways, driven by a student education occupation plan (SEOP), through rigorous technical, academic, and employability instruction, culminating in essential life skills, certified occupational skills, employment and continued post-secondary education. Areas of study include agriculture; business; family and consumer sciences; health science; information technology; marketing; skilled and technical sciences; and technology and engineering education.

C. "Career and technical student organization (CTSO)" means a designated student organization placing emphasis on leadership and skill development; these organizations are integral to the career and technical programs at the secondary/postsecondary levels of instruction. Organizations have local, state and national affiliation.

D. "CTSO advisors" means professionals in identified program areas designated by USOE CTE staff to direct career and technical student leadership organizations statewide. The CTSO advisor is most commonly a teacher in the program area and is paid a stipend by the USOE to administer and advise in a specific program area.

E. "One percent (1%) fiscal accounts" means one percent (1%) of the CTE add-on fund designated to be used for the management and operation of CTSOs at the state and local level. The funds designated for management of student organizations at the state level are dispersed by the designated state fiscal agent for CTSOs through separate accounts for salaries, operating expenses and national conference travel.

F. "Program specialist" means a CTE specialist, typically a licensed educator, who has been assigned to work with a particular curriculum area. Examples are agriculture, business education, and health science.

G. "USOE" means the Utah State Office of Education.

R277-914-2. Authority and Purpose.

A. This rule is authorized by Section 53A-15-202(1) which directs the Board to establish minimum standards for career and technical programs in the public education system; Section 53A-15-202(3) which directs the Board to cooperate with federal and state governments to administer programs which promote and maintain career and technical education, and Section 53A-1-401(3) which allows the Board to adopt rules in accordance with its responsibilities.

B. The purpose of this rule is to make CTSOs fiscally accountable to the Board and to provide procedures and supervision toward that end.

R277-914-3. Student Organization Advisory Boards.

A. Each student organization designated by the USOE State Director for CTE shall establish a statewide advisory board of not less than three members, one of which must be the USOE program specialist.

B. Each program area CTSO shall develop and follow organization by-laws.

C. Each CTSO advisory board shall have advisory fiscal oversight for the organization.

D. Each CTSO advisory board shall conduct an annual performance evaluation of the work performed by the respective CTSO advisor.

R277-914-4. Fiscal Oversight of Student Organizations.

A. The CTSO advisory boards shall act consistent with fiscal procedures provided by the USOE State Director for CTE or the State Director's designee.

B. Each CTSO advisory board shall submit all required financial records for auditing on a schedule established by the State Director for CTE.

C. Individual CTSO financial records shall be submitted for auditing whenever there is a change in the CTSO advisor, if requested by the State Director for CTE.

D. The State Director for CTE shall designate a school district or institution to act as the fiscal agent for the CTSO fiscal accounts.

E. The State Director for CTE or designee shall work with the designated fiscal agent to provide oversight and accounting procedures for the CTSO fiscal accounts.


secondary education, career and technical education*

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 8, 2011

Notice of Continuation

September 15, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

53A-15-202(1); 53A-15-202 (3); 53A-1-401(3)

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.