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AS92 – Detaining Elementary Students After School

  • Effective: 5/24/1988
  • Revision: 9/8/2009
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board of Education recognizes that in the best interest of students, it may be necessary to detain student(s) after regular school hours under some circumstances.  The Board delegates to the District Administration the responsibility for establishing policy for detaining elementary students after school in compliance with Utah Code §53A-3-415.
  2. Administrative Policy
    In order to maintain open communication and cooperation between the home and school, each elementary principal will work with faculty members, parents and students to ensure that the parent (guardian) is contacted before a student is detained after regular school hours.

    1. This policy shall apply to all elementary students (grades kindergarten through six.)
    2. The parent or guardian of a student will be notified prior
      to the time 
      when the student is detained after school. (Contact
      with neighbors or siblings is not sufficient to meet this requirement.)
    3. Notification will be made by a licensed employee from the school, preferably the student's teacher.
    4. Notification will be documented in the school office with the
      following 
      information:

      1. Name of student to be detained
      2. Name of licensed employee making the notification
      3. Name of parent (guardian) receiving the notification
      4. Date and time of contact
      5. Reason for detaining the student
      6. Duration of detainment time
      7. Verification of safe transportation home
    5. An exception to the notification of parent (guardian) requirement will be made if detention is necessary for the student's health or safety.