Utah School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Students with Chronic Disciplinary Issues

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Utah School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Students with Chronic Disciplinary Issues

Category: Discipline Addressing Specific Code of Conduct Violations
Subcategory: Students with Chronic Disciplinary Issues
State: Utah

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LAWS

§ 53G-8-203. Conduct and discipline policies and procedures.

(1) The conduct and discipline policies required under Section 53G-8-202 shall include:

(h) standards and procedures for dealing with habitual disruptive or unsafe student behavior in accordance with the provisions of this part.

§ 53G-8-207. Alternatives to suspension or expulsion.

(1) Each local school board or charter school governing board shall establish:

(a) policies providing that prior to suspending or expelling a student for repeated acts of willful disobedience, defiance of authority, or disruptive behavior which are not of such a violent or extreme nature that immediate removal is required, good faith efforts shall be made to implement a remedial discipline plan that would allow the student to remain in school.

§ 53G-8-210. Disruptive student behavior.

(5) A habitual disruptive student behavior notice:

(a) may only be issued to a qualifying minor who:

(i) engages in disruptive student behavior, that does not result in suspension or expulsion, at least six times during the school year;

(ii)(A) engages in disruptive student behavior, that does not result in suspension or expulsion, at least three times during the school year; and

(B) engages in disruptive student behavior, that results in suspension or expulsion, at least once during the school year; or

(iii) engages in disruptive student behavior, that results in suspension or expulsion, at least twice during the school year; and

(b) may only be issued by a school administrator, a designee of a school administrator, or a truancy specialist, who is authorized by a local school board or charter school governing board to issue a habitual disruptive student behavior notice.

(6)(a) A qualifying minor to whom a habitual disruptive student behavior notice is issued under Subsection (5) may not be referred to the juvenile court.

(b) Within five days after the day on which a habitual disruptive student behavior notice is issued, a representative of the school district or charter school shall provide documentation, to a parent of the qualifying minor who receives the notice, of the efforts made by a school counselor or representative under Subsection (3)(c).

REGULATIONS

No relevant regulations found.

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