PEA 2.13.17

PEAC notes, Feb 13: 20 motions were presented and all passed except #20 It was presented by Representative Fawson to move line item funding from lowering classroom size to WPU. The funds in line item were weighted for younger classes. Moving it to WPU dilutes younger grade targeting, but is argued that the same focus could be held harmless by additional funds for districts affected. This was never presented or debated before the last meeting and did not pass but will discussed during the summer. There were two amendments to the proposed Ongoing budget requests and one time funds. Gibson added the K-3 Early Literacy Program @1 million after 22 (BTS).  The other motion did not pass. POPS request is line 21 at full request $750,000 for Provisional groups. BTS ALP on line 22 for 1,050,000 Arts Education did well as these items pass to Executive Appropriation Committee. Priorities list

PEA 2.9.17

Public Education Appropriations 2/9/17 Links to budget requests and motions ï  2a-Budget Requests [Revised] ï  2b-Budget Motions [Revised]   Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (McCay) Larry Shumway-Artworks for Kids-Combination of Public Ed, Higher Ed and the PEA. Family endowed professorships at 8 universities to provide support to teachers across the state. Last year $9.75 M matched 75% at local districts. Private funding from Sorenson foundation and endowments. Overwhelming research to support success of integrating arts in schools.  Nedra Call (?)- NEBO district combo of funds hired 8 arts specialists, spend several weeks in the schools. The program is three-fold to 1- demonstrate 2-side by side teaching and 3-observe. Every student is receiving some art form every single day.  Rep Arent-question, how many schools are participating?  Larry 400 schools participating. Many are Title 1 schools.  Rep Briscoe-You cannot put a price on the girl that puts her arm around her leg that she’s so excited to visit the NHMU or taking the program to them.  (Note: they did not say what their request was) iSEE – Increased Student Visits – Space Exploration (Briscoe) Rep. Briscoe-Two years ago $100,000 was appropriated for 25,000 This year anticipate 40,000 students. 2014/15 71,000  students this year 99, 0000. iSEE – Kindergarten Physics Education Program (Spendlove) Laurie Hopkins-ED Discovery Gateway. Part of iSEE. K is not currently serviced. 2015 gave DG $10,000 seed to develop k curriculum. 30 classrooms with force and motion. Take the program statewide. Request $320,000 will match with private funding. Funding will support the Outreach Physics, Teacher resource, field trips.  Rep McCay- At least a 1:1 match.  Fine Arts Provisional Programs to POPS (Gibson) Rep. Gibson-Big push to put things above the line. This is not one of those programs. 26, 500 teachers trained. Huge STEM supporter add the “A” for STEAM. iSEE program request as well. Not sure why it’s not ongoing but it’s not.   

PEA notes - February 9, 2017

Public Education Appropriations 2/9/17 Links to budget requests and motions 2a-Budget Requests [Revised] 2b-Budget Motions [Revised]   Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (McCay) Larry Shumway-Artworks for Kids-Combination of Public Ed, Higher Ed and the PEA. Family endowed professorships at 8 universities to provide support to teachers across the state. Last year $9.75 M matched 75% at local districts. Private funding from Sorenson foundation and endowments. Overwhelming research to support success of integrating arts in schools. Nedra Call (?)- NEBO district combo of funds hired 8 arts specialists, spend several weeks in the schools. The program is three-fold to 1- demonstrate 2-side by side teaching and 3-observe. Every student is receiving some art form every single day. Rep Arent-question, how many schools are participating? Larry 400 schools participating. Many are Title 1 schools. Rep Briscoe-You cannot put a price on the girl that puts her arm around her leg that she’s so excited to visit the NHMU or taking the program to them. (Note: they did not say what their request was) iSEE – Increased Student Visits – Space Exploration (Briscoe) Rep. Briscoe-Two years ago $100,000 was appropriated for 25,000 This year anticipate 40,000 students. 2014/15 71,000  students this year 99, 0000. iSEE – Kindergarten Physics Education Program (Spendlove) Laurie Hopkins-ED Discovery Gateway. Part of iSEE. K is not currently serviced. 2015 gave DG $10,000 seed to develop k curriculum. 30 classrooms with force and motion. Take the program statewide. Request $320,000 will match with private funding. Funding will support the Outreach Physics, Teacher resource, field trips. Rep McCay- At least a 1:1 match. Fine Arts Provisional Programs to POPS (Gibson) Rep. Gibson-Big push to put things above the line. This is not one of those programs. 26, 500 teachers trained. Huge STEM supporter add the “A” for STEAM. iSEE program request as well. Not sure why it’s not ongoing but it’s not.  

PEA notes February 7, 2017

Public Education Appropriation 2/7/2017 Budget Review: Science Outreach Moved to first on the agenda. Same at POPS program until 1996. Began in 1970 with Hansen Planetarium to receive ongoing funding to provide education in the public schools Three programs-Informal Science Education Enhancement Program (iSEE) 4 year grants $4.115,000 Provisional program $225,000 Integrated Student and New Facility Learning $50,000 Rep. Thurston-These used to be part of POPS? Ben-Yes, they were combined until 1996. Idea was to separate them because of the programs and STEM education. Rep Thurston-So we’ve set up a competition between Arts and Sciences Ben-one issue in the Arts is that there are smaller organizations. Science has a more active provisional program than the arts Sen Stephenson-When we separated the POPS and iSEE groups they have two very different missions, one was STEM and Science and the other to experience world class Arts performers. This has enabled us to ensure that these world class museums to give kids hands-on experiences in science. We have more of this than any state in the nation. Be separating them out the groups have been able to collaborate more. They are integrated in to the curriculum for the different levels. Pre-and post-follow up and follows the core. With this and the STEM action center I think this is why our 8th graders rank 1st in Science.   -Science Outreach Presentation   8.      9:15 a.m.     State Board of Education – Discussion & Recommendations on Science Outreach SBOE Dixon-Love to talk economy of scale. iSEE and POPS Programs are quite phenomenal. Museums and Outreach partners are best in the nation. Recommend you consider continued funding of these programs. Rep. McCay-Why shouldn’t we merge these into the WPU. Dixon-Economy of scale. contracting with individual schools/districts wouldn’t be able to afford the programs.   McCay-Economies of scale. At the end of meeting we’ll pass out the RFA’s (Request For Appropriations).   Science Outreach Providers Laurie Hopkins-DG Seth-CP Thank Ben for introduction on iSEE. Celebrating our 10th anniversary. Nine members participating in the coalition. First full time job was 37 years ago doing the initial program you funded. PEA has generously funded the programs. Every year the challenge is to innovate. Number of students has gone up substantially. Deep level of penetration. iSEE covers every grade level with the exception of one which Laurie will talk about. Laurie Hopkins DG-Proud to be a part of iSEE. Programs support STEM education. Two of the nine are requesting additional funding. DG been at Gateway for 10 years and providing programs for 40 years. iSEE grads 1-12. K has not been serviced in the past. 2015 received $10 seed money to develop and pilot a K curriculum. We have served 30 classrooms in Summit and SL counties. Ready to take the program statewide and serve 600 schools, $320,000. Like all iSEE programs, funding will be matched 1:1. Sen. Iwamoto-Received so many emails requesting support. Grew up with HP and ZOO. On DG board, loved that whenever there is something happening. Very responsive to constituency. Helps children learn in a very specialized way. Rep. Briscoe-Question for Seth. Utah is ranked 1st in the nation. Seth-Utah’s 8th graders are #1. 4th graders are Briscoe-lower left corner-Disclosure my wife work for the NHMU. These are the programs each organization provides and take around the state. In addition to the grade levels they provide on-site programs. I’m guessing somehow if DG expands you’ll get an email saying they’ll be in a district. You should go. Rep. Arent-In the outreach programs, is there an issue with busses getting to your facilities? Seth-our outreach programs are for schools more than 90 miles away to come to us. Title 1 schools have issues with bussing. Laurie-Collectively the iSEE providers are servicing students both with outreach and on-site. Arent-Wouldn’t it be great if we could find a way to bring those far-flung schools up to attend the science one day and arts the next day. Seth-the planetarium has more modest request for funding to cover attendance. We covered the first year but are not able to continue covering the increased costs.   -Science Outreach Presentation  Ben-Four page list requested by Exec Approp Ongoing, one time, reallocations and restricted funds. Requests will be heard Thursday, five minutes for each request. Most are sponsored by members of this committee. Budget list items that are NOT on the list, contact Ben. Final meeting is Monday the 13th at 4:10.  

PEA 2.3.17

AGENDA Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee Friday, February 3, 2017, 8:00 a.m. (notes taken by our lobbyist, Jayceen Walker)   Sen Hillyard-$280 million of new revenue. We’ll know more in two weeks. PEA gets half.  Have to fund growth. $68 million with at least 2.5 % for growth.  Identify some programs to drive the direction of the funds.  Important component is teacher compensation.  Children in school are preparing themselves for life skills  Suicide prevention is important as well.  Come up with a budget set with different levels.  Revenues may be down and if they are we’ll have to look at cutting.    Budget Review: Fine Arts Outreach Ben Leishman-Program started in 1960 with the Utah Symphony POPS-statewide outreach program. Free to students and teachers. Currently $3,871,000 4 year renewable grants 10 professional organizations Organizations are required to match the funds and funds must be dedicated to the educational programs State Board of Education -has a rule to clarify how the program works.  Subsidy program $54,000 1 Organiztion Arts Inc. Provisional program -$0 not in the budget for 2018 Receive annual grants after 3 years apply to board to move to POPS Rep Arent-Question on match, does it from from the organizations or the schools?  Ben-Answer: Organizations must find the funds not the schools districts Sen. Stephenson-History POPS and iSEE were under one umbrella. Ten years ago they were bifurcated. He was down in BEDL and iSEE was presenting for refurbishing issues. Ben-iSEE will present next Tuesday. Clark Planetarium and others receive funding for exhibits  etc., since iSEE providers offer dual roles.  Sen. Stephenson-there is no other state that offers what Utah has with both POPS and iSEE. Fully integrated in to the core curriculum.  Sen. Hillyard-We used to have Glade Peterson come and sing.       10-Fine Arts Outreach   State Board of Education – Discussion & Recommendations on Fine Arts Outreach   Fine Arts Outreach Providers Pamela Gee-UFO, Kassandra-Spyhop, Elliot-Timpanogos Requesting an increase in funding for provisional groups (Spyhop, Timpanogos and Utah Film Center) for on-gong funding $750,000 to make it happen. One time finding would need to happen at the same amount.      10-Fine Arts Outreach   Kassandra-funds seeking this year will allow the groups to expand state wide.  Rep. Fawson-Can this program be paid for out of the WPU? Elliott-Organizations can bring the state money to the table and get a better rate of return as match.  Rep. Fawson-What percentage of our schools participate? Kassandra-All schools are served over a three year period.  Sen. Hillyard-What if you contact the school districts directly to find the funds for the program? Elliot-If you put all money in WPU you’d raise $7 per child. We served Loa last year and if you did what you’re suggesting they couldn’t afford the program. My organization contracts with professional artists and the schools would not be able to afford the personnel.  Rep. Fawson-I see the Senator’s point and use the LEA’s.   Elliot-We know the LEA’s want the program. We have a statewide waiting list. Demand from organizations show they want the program. Pam-We are a consortium of organizations so it would be confusing to the schools and districts.  We want to make sure the services are rotated so all art forms are represented.  Kassandra-We are able to leverage the state support which is key when we’re looking at equitable funding.  Rep. Fawson-We should allow districts to have more control.  Rep. Arent-I have watched this program since its inception. This is the day the kids don’t want to miss school. They care about what’s going on. To me, every dollar we put in pays incredible dividends. Sen. Stephenson-The constitution rests with the SBOE and legislature for the education of the children in our state. It is then broken up in to administrative units and charter schools. It is wise to delegate that authority to the LEA’s in many instances but in providing these services it is wise for us to do so. The leverage of 2:1 or 3:1 is more valuable. To pass that on to the LEA’s is unwise. In 2008 when the economy tanked. The question was “Why protect the arts funding?” These are world class experiences that inspire our students to a higher value of life.  I will defend the fact that we do this at the state level until the LEA’s come to us and say they want to do it themselves.  Sen. Hillyard if we do nothing with the base budget the provisional programs will not be funded.  Who decides who gets the funding? Pam-the SBOE determines who gets the funding after bringing a panel together to vet the programs.  Sen. Hillyard-When they move does the money go with them?  Ben-if you’re in the provisional program and move to the POPS group that money stays in the provisional pool.  Sen. Iwamoto-I commend Sen. Stephenson’s comments and had an experience at Universal Studios The people we interacted with attended SpyHop and other arts organizations presentations and that’s how they became involved in the arts and are using it as a career.    ï  12b-SpyHop   ï  12c-Timpanogos   ï  12d-Utah Film Center

PEA Notes February 3, 2017

AGENDA Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee Friday, February 3, 2017, 8:00 a.m.     Sen Hillyard-$280 million of new revenue. We’ll know more in two weeks. PEA gets half. Have to fund growth. $68 million with at least 2.5 % for growth. Identify some programs to drive the direction of the funds. Important component is teacher compensation. Children in school are preparing themselves for life skills Suicide prevention is important as well. Come up with a budget set with different levels. Revenues may be down and if they are we’ll have to look at cutting.     Budget Review: Fine Arts Outreach Ben Leishman-Program started in 1960 with the Utah Symphony POPS-statewide outreach program. Free to students and teachers. Currently $3,871,000 4 year renewable grants 10 professional organizations Organizations are required to match the funds and funds must be dedicated to the educational programs SBOE-has a rule to clarify how the program works. Subsidy program $54,000 1 Organiztion Arts Inc. Provisional program -$0 not in the budget for 2018 Receive annual grants after 3 years apply to board to move to POPS Rep Arent-Question on match. Ben-Organizations must find the funds not the schools districts Sen. Stephenson-History POPS and iSEE were under one umbrella. Ten years ago they were bifurcated. He was down in BEDL and iSEE was presenting for refurbishing issues. Ben-iSEE will present next Tuesday. Clark Planetarium and others receive funding for exhibits  etc., since iSEE providers offer dual roles. Sen. Stephenson-there is no other state that offers what Utah has with both POPS and iSEE. Fully integrated in to the core curriculum. Sen. Hillyard-We used to have Glade Peterson come and sing.      10-Fine Arts Outreach   State Board of Education – Discussion & Recommendations on Fine Arts                          Outreach   Fine Arts Outreach Providers Pamela Gee-UFO, Kassandra-Spyhop, Elliot-Timpanogos Requesting an increase in funding for provisional groups (Spyhop, Timpanogos and Utah Film Center) for on-gong funding $750,000 to make it happen. One time finding would need to happen at the same amount.     10-Fine Arts Outreach   Kassandra-funds seeking this year will allow the groups to expand state wide. Rep. Fawson-Can this program be paid for out of the WPU? Elliott-Organizations can bring the state money to the table and get a better rate of return as match. Rep. Fawson-What percentage of our schools participate? Kassandra-All schools are served over a three year period. Sen. Hillyard-What if you contact the school districts directly to find the funds for the program? Elliot-If you put all money in WPU you’d raise $7 per child. We served Loa last year and if you did what you’re suggesting they couldn’t afford the program. My organization contracts with professional artists and the schools would not be able to afford the personnel. Rep. Fawson-I see the Senator’s point and use the LEA’s.  Elliot-We know the LEA’s want the program. We have a statewide waiting list. Demand from organizations show they want the program. Pam-We are a consortium of organizations so it would be confusing to the schools and districts. We want to make sure the services are rotated so all art forms are represented. Kassandra-We are able to leverage the state support which is key when we’re looking at equitable funding. Rep. Fawson-We should allow districts to have more control. Rep. Arent-I have watched this program since its inception. This is the day the kids don’t want to miss school. They care about what’s going on. To me, every dollar we put in pays incredible dividends. Sen. Stephenson-The constitution rests with the SBOE and legislature for the education of the children in our state. It is then broken up in to administrative units and charter schools. It is wise to delegate that authority to the LEA’s in many instances but in providing these services it is wise for us to do so. The leverage of 2:1 or 3:1 is more valuable. To pass that on to the LEA’s is unwise. In 2008 when the economy tanked. The question was “Why protect the arts funding?” These are world class experiences that inspire our students to a higher value of life. I will defend the fact that we do this at the state level until the LEA’s come to us and say they want to do it themselves. Sen. Hillyard if we do nothing with the base budget the provisional programs will not be funded. Who decides who gets the funding? Pam-the SBOE determines who gets the funding after bringing a panel together to vet the programs. Sen. Hillyard-When they move does the money go with them? Ben-if you’re in the provisional program and move to the POPS group that money stays in the provisional pool. Sen. Iwamoto-I commend Sen. Stephenson’s comments and had an experience at Universal Studios The people we interacted with attended SpyHop and other arts organizations presentations and that’s how they became involved in the arts and are using it as a career.   12b-SpyHop   12c-Timpanogos   12d-Utah Film Center