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;
14 ▸ requires a school to provide a student a copy of a record a school maintains at the
15 request of the student under certain circumstances;
16 ▸ requires a school to expunge a record a school maintains at the request of a student
17 under certain circumstances; and
18 ▸ makes technical changes.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 53A-11a-203, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 335
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 53A-11a-203 is amended to read:
29 53A-11a-203. Parental notification of certain incidents and threats required.
30 (1) For purposes of this section, "parent" includes a student's guardian.
31 (2) A school shall:
32 (a) notify a parent if the parent's student threatens to commit suicide; or
33 (b) notify the parents of each student involved in an incident of bullying,
34 cyber-bullying, harassment, hazing, or retaliation, of the incident involving each parent's
36 (3) (a) If a school notifies a parent of an incident or threat required to be reported under
37 Subsection (2), the school shall produce and maintain a record that verifies that the parent was
38 notified of the incident or threat.
53 (b) A school shall maintain a record described in Subsection (3)(a) in accordance with
54 the requirements of:
55 (i) Section 53A-13-301;
56 (ii) Section 53A-13-302;
57 (iii) 20 U.S.C. 1232g, Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; and
58 (iv) C.F.R. Part 99.
59 (4) A local school board or charter school governing board shall adopt a policy
60 regarding the process for:
61 (a) notifying a parent as required in Subsection (2); and
62 (b) producing and retaining a record that verifies that a parent was notified of an
63 incident or threat as required in Subsection (3).
64 (5) At the request of a parent, a school may provide information and make
65 recommendations related to an incident or threat described in Subsection (2).
66 (6) A school shall:
67 (a) provide a student a copy of a record maintained in accordance with this section that
68 relates to the student if the student requests a copy of the record; and
69 (b) expunge a record maintained in accordance with this section that relates to a
70 student if the student:
71 (i) has graduated from high school; and
72 (ii) requests the record be expunged.