Title 53A Chapter 13 Section 301

State System of Public Education
Curriculum in the Public Schools
Section 301
Application of state and federal law to the administration and operation of public schools -- Student information confidentiality standards -- Local school board and charter school governing board policies.

            

53A-13-301.   Application of state and federal law to the administration and operation of public schools -- Student information confidentiality standards -- Local school board and charter school governing board policies.

            (1) An employee, student aide, volunteer, or other agent of the state's public education system shall protect the privacy of students, their parents, and their families, and support parental involvement in the education of their children through compliance with the protections provided for family and student privacy under Section 53A-13-302 and the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and related provisions under 20 U.S.C. 1232g and 1232h, in the administration and operation of all public school programs, regardless of the source of funding.

            (2) A local school board or charter school governing board shall enact policies governing the protection of family and student privacy as required by this section.

            (3) (a) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the State Board of Education shall makes rules to establish standards for public education employees, student aides, and volunteers in public schools regarding the confidentiality of student information and student records.

            (b) The rules described in Subsection (3)(a) shall provide that a local school board or charter school governing board may adopt policies related to public school student confidentiality to address the specific needs or priorities of the school district or charter school.

            (4) The State Board of Education shall:

            (a) develop resource materials for purposes of training employees, student aides, and volunteers of a school district or charter school regarding the confidentiality of student information and student records; and

            (b) provide the materials described in Subsection (4)(a) to each school district and charter school.


Amended by Chapter 401, 2011 General Session