Title 53A Chapter 11a Section 203

State System of Public Education
Bullying and Hazing
Section 203
Parental notification of certain incidents and threats required.

            

53A-11a-203.   Parental notification of certain incidents and threats required.

            (1) For purposes of this section, "parent" includes a student's guardian.

            (2) A school shall:

            (a) notify a parent if the parent's student threatens to commit suicide; or

            (b) notify the parents of each student involved in an incident of bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, hazing, or retaliation, of the incident involving each parent's student.

            (3) (a) If a school notifies a parent of an incident or threat required to be reported under Subsection (2), the school shall produce and maintain a record that verifies that the parent was notified of the incident or threat.

            (b) A school may not:

            (i) disclose a record described in Subsection (3)(a), including any information obtained to prepare the record, to a person other than a person authorized to receive the record described in Subsection (3)(c); or

            (ii) use a record described in Subsection (3)(a), including any information obtained to prepare the record, for the school's own purposes, including the following purposes:

            (A) for a report or study;

            (B) for a statistical analysis; or

            (C) to conduct research.

            (c) A school may disclose a record described in Subsection (3)(a), including any information obtained to prepare the record:

            (i) to the parent or the parent's student; or

            (ii) to a person if required to disclose the record or information to a person pursuant to the terms of a court order as described in Subsection 63G-2-202(7).

            (4) A school board shall adopt a policy regarding the process for:

            (a) notifying a parent as required in Subsection (2); and

            (b) producing and retaining a record that verifies that a parent was notified of an incident or threat as required in Subsection (3).

            (5) At the request of a parent, a school may provide information and make recommendations related to an incident or threat described in Subsection (2).


Enacted by Chapter 335, 2013 General Session