Education - Administration - State Capitol Visit Program

Published: 2013-10-08

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R277. Education, Administration.

R277-412. State Capitol Visit Program.

R277-412-1. Definitions.

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

B. "State Capitol visit" means public school student field trips to the State Capitol.

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

R277-412-2. Authority and Purpose.

A. The rule is authorized by Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3 which vests general control and supervision of public education in the Board, by Subsection 53F-2-509(3) which requires the Board to make rules establishing procedures for applying for and awarding grants and specifying how grant money shall be allocated among school districts and charter schools, and Subsection 53E-3-401(4), which allows the Board to make rules in accordance with its responsibilities.

B. The purpose of this rule is to provide criteria, procedures and timelines for the Board to select schools to participate in State Capitol visits.

R277-412-3. School Application Process.

A. All public schools shall be eligible for the program.

B. An applicant school shall provide a completed application for the school's State Capitol field trip that shall:

(1) indicate how the field trip will meet self-identified academic objectives;

(2) estimate the number of students served by the program; and

(3) provide additional information requested by the USOE on the application.

R277-412-4. School Selection Criteria and Timeline.

A. The USOE shall provide an application for the Capitol Visit funding by June 15, 2013.

B. The USOE shall screen all applications for compliance with all application requirements.

C. The USOE shall seek the participation and advice of the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education in selecting the applications for consideration for funding to ensure an equitable distribution of funding to as many school districts and public charter schools within the state as possible. The Board shall make final school selections.

D. The Board shall select and notify successful applicants no later than August 15, 2013.

KEY: public schools, State Capitol visits

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: October 8, 2013

Notice of Continuation: September 13, 2018

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X, Sec 3; 53E-2-509(3); 53E-3-401(4)