Utah School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Communication of Policy

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Utah School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Communication of Policy

Category: Codes of Conduct
Subcategory: Communication of Policy
State: Utah

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LAWS

§ 53G-6-803. Parental right to academic accommodations.

(10)(a) An LEA shall provide for:

(i) the distribution of a copy of a school's discipline and conduct policy to each student in accordance with Section 53G-8-204; and

(ii) a parent's signature acknowledging receipt of the school's discipline and conduct policy.

§ 53G-8-204. Suspension and expulsion procedures–Notice to parents–Distribution of policies.

(2)(a) Each local school board or charter school governing board shall provide for the distribution of a copy of a school's discipline and conduct policy to each student upon enrollment in the school.

(b) A copy of the policy shall be posted in a prominent location in each school.

(c) Any significant change in a school's conduct and discipline policy shall be distributed to students in the school and posted in the school in a prominent location.

§ 53G-9-605. Bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, abusive conduct, and retaliation policy.

(3) A policy shall include the following components:

(h) a requirement for a signed statement annually, indicating that the individual signing the statement has received the LEA governing board's policy, from each:

(i) school employee;

(ii) student who is at least eight years old; and

(iii) parent of a student enrolled in the charter school or school district.

(4) A copy of a policy shall be:

(a) included in student conduct handbooks;

(b) included in employee handbooks; and

(c) provided to a parent of a student enrolled in the charter school or school district.

REGULATIONS

R277-609-4. LEA Responsibility to Develop Plans.

(1) An LEA or school shall develop and implement a board approved comprehensive LEA plan or policy for student and classroom management, school discipline and restorative practices. [...]

(4) A plan described in Subsection (1) shall include:

(v) provisions that account for an individual LEA's or school's unique needs or circumstances, including:

(iii) a provision for publication of notice to parents and school employees of policies by reasonable means.

R277-613-4. LEA Responsibility to Create or Update Bullying Policies.

(1) In addition to the requirements of Subsection 53G-9-605(3), an LEA shall:

(a) develop, update, and implement policies as required by Section 53G-9-605 and this rule, which shall include a prohibition on:

(i) bullying;

(ii) cyber-bullying;

(iii) hazing;

(iv) retaliation;

(v) abusive conduct and;

(vi) making a false report;

(b) post a copy of the LEA's policy on the LEA website;

(c) develop an action plan to address a reported incident of bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, or retaliation;

(d) provide a requirement for a signed statement that meets the requirements of Subsection 53G-9-605(3)(h) annually, and;

(e)    review the policies required by this Subsection (1) regularly with input from stakeholders, as described in Subsection 53G-9-605(2)(a).

R277-615-4. LEA responsibilities.

(4) An LEA shall make policies available electronically and in printed form to parents and students upon enrollment.

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