8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends provisions related to child sexual abuse prevention training and
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 ▸ requires school districts and charter schools to provide:
15 • on an annual basis, certain child sexual abuse prevention training and
16 instruction; and
17 • upon request of the State Board of Education, certain evidence of compliance;
19 ▸ makes technical and conforming corrections.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 53G-9-207, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 3
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 53G-9-207 is amended to read:
30 53G-9-207. Child sexual abuse prevention.
31 (1) As used in this section, "school personnel" [
32 defined in Section 53G-9-203.
33 (2) [
34 partnership with the Department of Human Services, age-appropriate instructional materials for
35 the training and instruction described in Subsections (3)(a) and (4).
36 (3) (a) [
37 shall provide annual training and instruction on child sexual abuse prevention and awareness
39 (i) school personnel in elementary and secondary schools on:
40 (A) responding to a disclosure of child sexual abuse in a supportive, appropriate
41 manner; and
42 (B) the mandatory reporting requirements described in Sections 53E-6-701 and
43 62A-4a-403; and
44 (ii) parents or guardians of elementary school students on:
45 (A) recognizing warning signs of a child who is being sexually abused; and
46 (B) effective, age-appropriate methods for discussing the topic of child sexual abuse
47 with a child.
48 (b) A school district or charter school shall use the instructional materials approved by
49 the State Board of Education under Subsection (2) to provide the training and instruction to
50 school personnel and parents or guardians under Subsection (3)(a).
51 (4) (a) In accordance with Subsections (4)(b) and (5), a school district or charter school
52 may provide instruction on child sexual abuse prevention and awareness to elementary school
53 students using age-appropriate curriculum.
54 (b) [
55 provides the instruction described in Subsection (4)(a) shall use the instructional materials
56 approved by the board under Subsection (2) to provide the instruction.
57 (5) (a) An elementary school student may not be given the instruction described in
58 Subsection (4) unless the parent or guardian of the student is:
59 (i) notified in advance of the:
60 (A) instruction and the content of the instruction; and
61 (B) parent or guardian's right to have the student excused from the instruction;
62 (ii) given an opportunity to review the instructional materials before the instruction
63 occurs; and
64 (iii) allowed to be present when the instruction is delivered.
65 (b) Upon the written request of the parent or guardian of an elementary school student,
66 the student shall be excused from the instruction described in Subsection (4).
67 (c) Participation of a student requires compliance with Sections 53E-9-202 and
69 (6) A school district or charter school may determine the mode of delivery for the
70 training and instruction described in Subsections (3) and (4).
76 (7) Upon request of the State Board of Education, a school district or charter school
77 shall provide evidence of compliance with this section.
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