Legislative Committees

Subcommittee on Public Education Appropriations

Utah Joint Committee

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Parent Committee: Executive Appropriations


The Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee reviews and approves the largest budget appropriated by the Legislature. The subcommittee oversees the budgets for three principal areas in public education. First, the Minimum School Program which provides general operating revenues to all school districts and charter schools in the state. Second, the School Building Program supports school districts in school building construction and renovation. Finally, the Education Agencies administer and support the public education system. Individual budget categories within the education agencies include: the Utah State Office of Education, USOE Initiative Programs, State Charter School Board, Educator Licensing, Child Nutrition Programs, Fine Arts Outreach, Science Outreach, Education Contracts, and the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.