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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: HJR14 1909 Regular Session

Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1911 Utah Constitution here.

Amends article 10, section 2,3


The public school system shall include kindergarten schools; common schools, consisting of primary and grammar grades; high schools, and agricultural college; a university; and such other schools as the Legislature may establish. The common schools shall be free. The other departments of the system shall be supported as provided by law.


The proceeds of all lands that have been or may be granted by the United States to this State, for the support of the common schools; the proceeds of all property that may accrue to the State by escheat or forfeiture; all unclaimed shares and dividends of any corporation incorporated under the laws of this State; the proceeds of the sale of timber, mineral or other property from school and State lands, other than those granted for specific purposes; and five per centum of the net proceeds of the sale of public lands lying within the State, which shall be sold by the United States, subsequent to the admission of this State into the Union, shall be and remain a perpetual fund, to be called the State School Fund, the interest of which only, together with such other means as the Legislature may provide, shall be distributed among the several school districts according to the school population residing therein. Provided, That all funds derived from any State tax for high schools shall be apportioned among the several cities and school districts according to the attendance at the high schools therein; but no city or district shall be entitled to any part of the fund derived from the State tax for high schools unless the high school therein is maintained upon the standard and for the period during the year that may be fixed by the State Board of Education.