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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill requires the State Board of Education to establish public school student
10 confidentiality standards.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . requires the State Board of Education to:
14 . establish public school student confidentiality standards;
15 . develop resource materials for school districts and charter schools related to the
16 public school student confidentiality standards; and
17 . provide the resource materials to each school district and charter school;
18 . requires the rules established by the State Board of Education to allow a local
19 school board or charter school governing board to adopt policies related to the
20 public school student confidentiality standards to address the needs or priorities of
21 the school district or charter school; and
22 . makes technical changes.
23 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
25 Other Special Clauses:
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 53A-13-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 101
31 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
32 Section 1. Section 53A-13-301 is amended to read:
33 53A-13-301. Application of state and federal law to the administration and
34 operation of public schools -- Student information confidentiality standards -- Local
35 school board and charter school governing board policies.
36 (1) [
37 state's public education system shall protect the privacy of students, their parents, and their
38 families, and support parental involvement in the education of their children through
39 compliance with the protections provided for family and student privacy under Section
40 53A-13-302 and the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and related provisions
41 under 20 U.S.C. 1232 (g) and (h), in the administration and operation of all public school
42 programs, regardless of the source of funding.
43 (2) [
44 board shall enact policies governing the protection of family and student privacy as required by
45 this section.
46 (3) (a) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
47 the State Board of Education shall makes rules to establish standards for public education
48 employees, student aides, and volunteers in public schools regarding the confidentiality of
49 student information and student records.
50 (b) The rules described in Subsection (3)(a) shall provide that a local school board or
51 charter school governing board may adopt policies related to public school student
52 confidentiality to address the specific needs or priorities of the school district or charter school.
53 (4) The State Board of Education shall:
54 (a) develop resource materials for purposes of training employees, student aides, and
55 volunteers of a school district or charter school regarding the confidentiality of student
56 information and student records; and
57 (b) provide the materials described in Subsection (4)(a) to each school district and
58 charter school.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-25-11 3:35 PM