Utah School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Prevention

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Utah School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Prevention

Category: Prevention, Behavioral Interventions, and Supports
Subcategory: Prevention
State: Utah

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E (12) "Plan" means an LEA and school-wide written model for prevention and intervention addressing:

(a) student behavior management;

(b) restorative practices;

(c) harassment and discrimination free learning, and

(d) discipline procedures for students

R277-400-8. Prevention and Intervention.

(1) An LEA shall provide a school comprehensive violence prevention and intervention strategies as part of a school's regular curriculum including:

(a) resource lessons and materials on anger management;

(b) conflict resolution; and

(c) respect for diversity and other cultures.

(2) As part of a violence prevention and intervention strategy in subsection (1), a school may provide age-appropriate instruction on firearm safety including appropriate steps to take if a student sees a firearm or facsimile in school.

(3) An LEA shall also develop or incorporate to the extent resources permit:

(a) care teams;

(b) tiered student assistance programs;

(c) social-emotional learning;

(d) support though multi-disciplinary teams, such as care teams, that may:

(i) review school safety related data;

(ii) conduct threat assessments;

(iii) consult on case-specific interventions and disciplinary actions;

(iv) involve parents in the intervention process; and

(v) suggest referrals to resources as appropriate;

(4) An LEA's multi-disciplinary school team as described in Subsection R277-400-8(3) may include:

(a) administration personnel;

(b) local law enforcement or a school resource officer;

(c) a mental health professional; and

(d) a general education or special education teacher.

(5) In developing student assistance programs, an LEA may coordinate with other state agencies and the Superintendent.

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