Utah Admin. Code R277-726-7 - Superintendent Requirements and Responsibilities

Current through Bulletin 2021-24, December 15, 2021

(1) The Superintendent shall provide a website for the program, including information required under Section 53F-4-512 and other information as determined by the Board.
(2) The Superintendent shall direct a provider to administer the applicable statewide assessment consistent with Section 53F-4-514 and Rule R277-404.
(3)
(a) The Board may determine space availability standards and appropriate course load standards for online courses consistent with Subsection 53F-4-512(3)(d).
(b) Course load standards may differ based on subject matter.
(4) The Board shall withhold funds from a primary LEA of enrollment and make payments to a provider consistent with Sections 53F-4-505 through 53F-4-507.
(5) The Board may refuse to provide funds under a CCA if the Board finds that information has been submitted fraudulently or in violation of the law or Board rule by any of the parties to a CCA.
(6) The Superintendent shall receive and investigate complaints, and impose sanctions, if appropriate, regarding course integrity, financial mismanagement, enrollment fraud or inaccuracy, or violations of the law or this rule specific to the requirements and provisions of the program.
(7) If a Board investigation finds that a provider has violated the IDEA or Section 504 provisions for a student taking online courses, the provider shall compensate the student's primary LEA of enrollment for costs related to compliance.
(8)
(a) The Superintendent may audit, at the Board's sole discretion, an LEA's or program participant's compliance with any requirement of state or federal law or Board rule under the program.
(b) A participant shall provide timely access to records, student information, financial data or other information requested by the Board, the Board's auditors, or the Superintendent upon request.
(9) The Board may withhold funds from a program participant for the participant's failure to comply with a reasonable request for records or information.
(10) Program records are available to the public subject to Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
(11) The Superintendent shall withhold online course payment from a primary LEA of enrollment and payments to an eligible provider at the nearest monthly transfer of funds, subject to verification of information, in an amount consistent with, and at the time a provider qualifies to receive payment, under Subsection 53F-4-505(4).
(12) The Superintendent shall pay a provider consistent with Minimum School Program funding transfer schedules.
(13)
(a) The Superintendent may make decisions on questions or issues unresolved by Title 53F, Chapter 4, Part 5, Statewide Online Program Act or this rule on a case-by-case basis.
(b) The Superintendent shall report decisions described in Subsection (13)(a) to the Board consistent with the purposes of the law and this rule.

Notes

Utah Admin. Code R277-726-7
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2016-5, effective 2/8/2016 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2016-17, effective 8/11/2016 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2017-1, effective 12/8/2016 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2019-12, effective 5/23/2019 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2020-07, effective 3/12/2020 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2021-02, effective 1/8/2021 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2021-19, effective 9/22/2021

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