7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions related to public school parental notifications.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ amends provisions related to a record a school maintains to verify that a parent was
13 notified of certain incidents or threats Ĥ→ [
13a ▸requires a school to provide a student a copy of a record a school maintains at the
13b request of the student under certain circumstances;
13c ▸requires a school to expunge a record a school maintains at the request of a student
13d under certain circumstances; and
13e ▸ makes technical changes. ←Ĥ
14 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
20 53A-11a-203, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 335
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 53A-11a-203 is amended to read:
24 53A-11a-203. Parental notification of certain incidents and threats required.
25 (1) For purposes of this section, "parent" includes a student's guardian.
26 (2) A school shall:
27 (a) notify a parent if the parent's student threatens to commit suicide; or
28 (b) notify the parents of each student involved in an incident of bullying,
29 cyber-bullying, harassment, hazing, or retaliation, of the incident involving each parent's
31 (3) (a) If a school notifies a parent of an incident or threat required to be reported under
32 Subsection (2), the school shall produce and maintain a record that verifies that the parent was
33 notified of the incident or threat.
48 (b) A school shall maintain a record described in Subsection (3)(a) in accordance with
49 the requirements of:
50 (i) Section 53A-13-301;
51 (ii) Section 53A-13-302;
52 (iii) 20 U.S.C. 1232g, Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; and
53 (iv) C.F.R. Part 99.
54 (4) A Ĥ→ local ←Ĥ school board Ĥ→ or charter school governing board ←Ĥ shall
54a adopt a policy regarding the process for:
55 (a) notifying a parent as required in Subsection (2); and
56 (b) producing and retaining a record that verifies that a parent was notified of an
57 incident or threat as required in Subsection (3).
58 (5) At the request of a parent, a school may provide information and make
59 recommendations related to an incident or threat described in Subsection (2).
59a Ĥ→ (6) A school shall:
59b (a) provide a student a copy of a record maintained in accordance with this section that
59c relates to the student if the student requests a copy of the record; and
59d (b) expunge a record maintained in accordance with this section that relates to a
59e student if the student:
59f (i) has graduated from high school; and
59g (ii) requests the record be expunged. ←Ĥ
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-8-15 1:22 PM
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel