(3) CE funding may not be used to fund a parent or student-initiated college-level course at an institution of higher education.
(4) The Superintendent may not distribute CE funds to an LEA for reimbursement of a CE course:
(a) that is not on the master course list;
(b) for a student that has exceeded 30 semester hours of CE for the school year;
(c) for a CE course repeated by a student; or
(d) taken by a student:
(i) who has received a diploma;
(ii) whose class has graduated; or
(iii) who has participated in graduation exercises.
(5) An LEA shall receive a pro-rated amount of the funds appropriated for CE according to the number of semester hours successfully completed by students registered through the LEA in the prior year compared to the state total of completed CE hours.
(6) An LEA's use of state funds for CE is limited to the following:
(a) increasing access for groups of students who are underrepresented;
(b) aid in professional development of an eligible CE instructor in cooperation with the participating USHE institution;
(c) assistance with delivery costs for distance learning programs;
(d) participation in the costs of LEA personnel who work with the program;
(e) student textbooks and other instructional materials;
(f) fee waivers for costs or expenses related to CE for fee waiver eligible students under R277-407;
(g) purchases by LEAs of classroom equipment required to conduct CE courses; and
(h) other uses approved in writing by the Superintendent consistent with the law and purposes of this rule.
(7) An LEA that receives program funds shall provide the Superintendent with the following:
(a) end-of-year expenditures reports;
(b) an annual report containing:
(i) supervisory services and professional development provided by a USHE institution; and
(ii) data as required by Subsection R277-701-12.
(8) Appropriate reimbursement may be verified at any time by an audit of the LEA.
R277-701-6. Early College Programs Funding Requirements.
(1) If an LEA fails to demonstrate progress in meeting plan goals, the Superintendent may:
(a) place the LEA on probation and provide targeted technical assistance; and
(b) reduce funding to the LEA.
(2) Excepted as described in Subsection (3) and subject to the general requirements of Section R277-700-7:
(a) A middle school or high school:
(i) shall provide all course registration opportunities to each student; and
(ii) through consultation with students, parents, educators, and administrators, may consider academic readiness, but may not require prerequisites for enrolling in an AP, IB, or CE course.
(b) Except as described in USHE Policy R165, a school that offers an early college program may not prohibit a student from enrolling in the course based on the student's:
(i) grades or grade point average;
(ii) state standardized assessment scores; or
(iii) referral or lack of a referral from an educator;
(c) In addition to the restrictions listed in Subsection (d), an Early College Program may not prohibit a student from enrolling in a course based on the student's:
(i) grade level;
(ii) participation in or passing a pre-requisite course;
(iii) participation in or passing an honors-level or college-preparatory course; or
(iv) requirements over the summer.
R277-701-7. Student Eligibility and Participation for CE.
(1) A student participating in CE shall be an "eligible student" as described in Subsection 53E-10-301(5).
(2) Student eligibility requirements for CE shall be:
(a) established by an LEA and a USHE institution;
(b) sufficiently selective to predict a successful experience; and
(c) in accordance with Subsection R277-701-5(3)(b).
(3) An LEA has the primary responsibility for identifying a student who is eligible to participate in a CE course.
(4) An LEA shall appropriately evaluate the supports the LEA employs to assist in achieving the highest access rate reasonable for all students to enroll in a CE course.
R277-701-8. CE Course Credit and Offerings -- CE Course Approval Process.
(1) Credit earned through a CE course:
(a) has the same credit hour value as the CE course's counterpart on a college campus;
(b) applies toward graduation on the same basis as a course taught at a USHE institution to which the credits are submitted;
(c) generates higher education credit that becomes a part of a student's permanent college transcript;
(d) generates high school credit that is consistent with the LEA policies for awarding credit for graduation; and
(e) is transferable from one USHE institution to another.
(2) A USHE institution is responsible to determine the credit for a CE course, consistent with State Board of Regents' policies.
(3) An LEA and a USHE institution shall provide the Superintendent and USHE with proposed new course offerings, including syllabi and curriculum materials, by November 15 of the year preceding the school year in which the courses would be offered.