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1989 Utah Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (1989)

handle is hein.sag/sagut0005 and id is 1 raw text is: THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
STATE OF UTAH
DAVID L. WILKINSON
ATTORNEY GENERAL
PAUL M. TINKER             December 20, 1988WARNER
CHIEF DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL                        ASSOCIArE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
EARL F. DORIUS. CHIsF                                 STEPHEN . SC-WENDIMAN CHIEF
Governmental Affairs D'vision                            Tax & Busmess Regulation Divison
STUAlfr W. HINCKLEY. Gm r                              STEPIWN J. SORENSON. CHIEF
Human Resources Division                                        Litigtion Division
FRED G NELSON. CHIEF                                       MICHAEL 1). SMITH, CHIEF
Pyica   DivisT                                              Civil Enforcement Division
James R. Moss
State Superintendent
# Public Instruction
Utah State Office of Education
250 East Fifth South
Building Mail
Re: Funding Public School Recreation Programs
Under Utah Code Ann. S 11-2-1, et seq.
Informal Opinion Request No. 88-14
Dear Superintendent Moss:
This letter is in response to your request of April 14,
1988, dealing with establishment and funding of recreational
programs pursuant to Utah Code Ann. S 11-2-1 (1986) et seq. Your
precise questions are:
1. May a school district transfer responsibility,
funding, and sponsorship of athletic programs to a
recreation program established under Title 11,
Chapter 2?
2. May a school district use proceeds of a recreation
levy to purchase, construct, and equip facilities
for athletics and other recreational activities?
Generally, Chapter 2 of Title 11 authorizes cities,
counties and school districts to establish recreational
facilities and to operate all types of recreational and athletic
programs, Utah Code Ann. S 11-2-1 (1986). Such programs may
include tournaments and leagues among other community interests.
Utah Code Ann. S 11-2-2 (1986). Authority to supervise and
maintain the recreational facilities and activities may be vested
in a public recreation board at the discretion of the governing
body of the City, county or school district. Once established, a
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