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H.B. 298





Chief Sponsor: Steve Eliason

Senate Sponsor: Aaron Osmond

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies Title 53A, Chapter 15, Standards and Programs, by requiring the
             10      State Board of Education and school districts to implement a parent seminar on various
             11      issues.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    requires school districts to offer an annual seminar to parents with information on
             15      substance abuse, bullying, mental health, and Internet safety;
             16          .    requires the State Board of Education to:
             17              .    develop a curriculum and provide it to requesting school districts; and
             18              .    report on the program to the Education Interim Committee; and
             19          .    requires a school district to notify charter schools located within the school district's
             20      boundaries of the parent seminar.
             21      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             22          None
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          None
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             26      ENACTS:
             27          53A-15-1301, Utah Code Annotated 1953

             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             30          Section 1. Section 53A-15-1301 is enacted to read:
Part 13. Parent Education

             32          53A-15-1301. Parent education -- Mental health -- Bullying -- Safety.
             33          (1) (a) A school district shall offer a seminar for parents of students in the school
             34      district that:
             35          (i) is offered at no cost to parents;
             36          (ii) begins at or after 6 p.m.;
             37          (iii) is held in at least one school located in the school district;
             38          (iv) is offered once a year; and
             39          (v) covers the topics described in Subsection (2).
             40          (b) A school district may:
             41          (i) develop its own curriculum for the seminar described in Subsection (1)(a); or
             42          (ii) use the curriculum developed by the State Board of Education under Subsection
             43      (2).
             44          (c) A school district shall notify each charter school located in the attendance
             45      boundaries of the school district of the date and time of the parent seminar, so the charter
             46      school may inform parents of the seminar.
             47          (2) The State Board of Education shall:
             48          (a) develop a curriculum for the parent seminar described in Subsection (1) that
             49      includes information on:
             50          (i) substance abuse, including illegal drugs and prescription drugs and prevention;
             51          (ii) bullying;
             52          (iii) mental health, depression, and suicide awareness; and
             53          (iv) Internet safety, including pornography addiction; and
             54          (b) provide the curriculum, including resources and training, to school districts upon
             55      request.
             56          (3) The State Board of Education shall report to the Legislature's Education Interim
             57      Committee, by the November 2013 meeting, on the progress of implementation of the parent
             58      seminar.

             59          (4) The State Board of Education shall report to the Legislature's Education Interim
             60      Committee by the November 2014 meeting on the:
             61          (a) progress of implementation of the parent seminar;
             62          (b) estimated attendance reported by each school district; and
             63          (c) recommendation of whether to continue the parent seminar program.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-30-13 11:54 AM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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