The Utah State Board of Education appropriates funding annually for an intervention program intended to serve students at-risk of academic failure.
Title 53F-2-410: Enhancement for At-Risk Students Program
Utah State Legislature
R277-708: Enhancement for At-Risk Students
Utah Office of Administrative Rules
The term at-risk of academic failure as defined by R277-708: Enhancement for At-Risk Students.
1. At-risk of academic failure means a K-12 public school student who:
a. scores below proficient on a Board or Local Education Agency (LEA) approved assessment; or
b. meets an LEA governing board's approved definition of at-risk of academic failure.
b. When counting the number of students within an LEA who meet the criteria described in Subsection (4)(a), the Superintendent shall:
i. for a student who meets one criterion, count the student once; and
ii. for a student who meets more than one criterion, count the student for each criterion the student meets, up to three criteria.
The funding is based on an established formula using the following criteria:
The funding is distributed to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) through an application process annually due November 1. Once approved, LEAs will receive a monthly distribution.
EARS Grant Management