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  • Effective: 11/24/2015

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes the need to provide consistency in the way that admission prices for extracurricular activities and performances are established.  The Board delegates to the District Administration the responsibility to administer this policy.
  2. Administrative Policy
    Admission charges to extracurricular activities and performances must be established at each level as outlined below:

    1. High schools may charge admission to attend student extracurricular activities and performances.  Each school program may determine the price of admission for performances in cooperation with the administration.  Schools are encouraged to consider special pricing for families and senior citizens. Admission prices for activities and athletic events that are overseen by the Utah High School Activities Association will be determined in accordance with the appropriate region policies.
    2. Middle schools may charge admission for extracurricular performing arts events, including drama, dance, music, and other performances.  The School Community Council must approve the amount being charged for admission in advance (up to $5.00 per person).  Schools should consider the royalty implications of charging for performances.  Schools are encouraged to offer family passes and senior discounts.
    3. Elementary schools are not authorized to charge admission to student performances.

  • Effective: 8/23/2011
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The philosophy of the Board of Education is to establish and maintain elementary schools which are structured to meet the unique needs of students at the elementary level.  The elementary school program shall emphasize academics and provide opportunities for a wide variety of learning experiences.  Programs shall be structured to enable students to develop social skills and learn to interact in a cooperative, supportive environment.  Elementary school extracurricular activities shall be designed solely with the needs of elementary school-age students in mind and shall not mirror middle school activities or events.  Activities which give all students opportunities to participate shall be encouraged with little or no emphasis given to competition.  The Board, therefore, delegates to the District Administration responsibility for establishing policy regarding elementary school philosophy.
  2. Administrative Policy
    This policy shall be administered according to the following administrative policy provisions:
    Memory Books

    1. Yearbooks, such as those published in high schools, shall not be part of the elementary school program.
    2. PTA organizations have the option of publishing a memory book on behalf of the school provided neither the school nor the staff assumes any responsibility for the publication, including liability for content, cost, and/or professional time.
    3. PTA organizations who choose to publish a memory book on behalf of the school shall comply with the Administrative Guidelines for Elementary School Memory Books.

  • Effective: 9/8/2009

Full Subject: OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENT ENROLLMENT AS PART-TIME STUDENTS AND PARTICIPATION OF OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENTS IN JORDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT ACTIVITIES

  1. Board Policy
    The Board recognizes that from time-to-time out-of-district students may request to enroll as part-time students in Jordan District schools to attend classes and/or participate in Jordan School District sponsored extra and co-curricular activities.  Because the Board’s primary responsibility is to provide educational services and opportunities for Jordan School District students, the Board limits opportunities for out-of-district students to enroll as part-time students and participate in Jordan District activities. The District Administration is therefore authorized to enroll out-of-district students as part-time students and allow out-of-district student participation in Jordan School District activities according to the provisions of the following administrative policy.
  2. Administration Policy
    Guidelines

    1. Definitions
      The following definitions apply to this policy:

      1. "Co-curricular activities" means experiences, which may include field trips; science fairs; student art exhibits; and music, dance, and theater performances that are considered part of the students’ regular classroom instruction and are directly related to the State Core Curriculum.  Participation is coordinated by the students’ classroom teacher or school.
      2. "Extracurricular activities" means educational experiences that are not considered to be part of the students’ regular classroom instruction.  These include Utah High School Activity Association sanctioned athletic, music, and speech arts activities, as well as school club activities.  Extracurricular activities usually occur outside the regular school day and participation is optional and may involve student dues or fees.
      3. "Out-of-district Consortium student" means an out-of-district student who is enrolled in a Wasatch Front South Applied Technology Consortium member school district (Granite, Salt Lake, Murray, Tooele or Canyons).
      4.  "Out-of-district student" means a public school student who is enrolled in another public school district or State Charter School Board authorized charter school where the student’s permanent record is maintained.
      5. "JATC" means Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers, which provides Career and Technical Education programs for grade 11-12 students.
      6. "UHSAA" means Utah High School Activities Association.
      7. "WFS Applied Technology Consortium" means Wasatch Front South Applied Technology Consortium, a non-profit, cooperative consortium comprised of Jordan, Granite, Salt Lake, Murray, Tooele and Canyons School Districts and post-secondary partners Salt Lake Community College.
      8. "Charter school" means State Charter School Board authorized charter school.
    2. Enrollment of Out-of-District Grade Kindergarten-10 Students as Part-Time Students and/or Their Participation in Jordan School District Sponsored Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities
      1. Out-of-district grade kindergarten-10 students may not enroll as part-time students.
      2. Out-of-district students who are not enrolled in Jordan School District may not participate in co-curricular activities.
      3. Out-of-district students may only participate in UHSAA activities under the conditions outlined in the rules of the UHSAA.
      1. Out-of-district JATC students may participate in all JATC-sponsored student activities.
    3. Enrollment of Out-of-District Grade 11-12 Students as Part-Time Students and/or Their Participation in Jordan School District Sponsored Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities
      1. Part-time enrollment of out-of-district grade 11-12 students is limited to enrollment of WFS Applied Technology Consortium students in Jordan Applied Technology Center courses.  Out-of-district Consortium students may enroll in JATC courses under the following conditions:
        1. The student is an eleventh- or twelfth-grade student.
        2. The student meets Jordan School District established prerequisites, if applicable.
        3. The program has space available with enrollment preference given to students in the following order:
          (1)    Jordan School District students,
          (2)    WFS Consortium district students.
        4. The student is enrolled prior to the deadline for enrollment set by the JATC.
        5. The student pays all appropriate and applicable student fees as outlined in Jordan School District’s Student Fee Schedule upon registration.
        6. A Consortium student accepted into a two-year JATC program as an eleventh-grade student may continue enrollment in that program the following year; however, if the student desires to change programs, he/she will be subject to enrollment process outlined above.
      2. Participation in School Activities by Out-of-District Students
        1. Out-of-district JATC students may participate in all JATC-sponsored student activities.
        2. Out-of-district students who are not enrolled in Jordan School District may not participate in Jordan School District co-curricular activities.  Participation of out-of-district JATC students in co-curricular activities is limited to those sponsored by the JATC.
        3. Out-of-district students, including JATC students, may only participate in UHSAA activities in Jordan School District under the conditions outlined in the rules of the UHSAA.

 

  • Effective: 1/27/2009
  • Revised: 9/25/2018
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2013

  1. Board Directive

    The Board of Education is committed to good nutritional practices that enhance student learning.  The responsibility to establish requirements regarding vending machines and foods sold outside of the reimbursable meal service in schools is delegated to the District Administration.
  2. Administrative Policy
    1. Vending Machines
      1. All agreements for vending machines shall be in writing in a contract form. Appropriate procurement bidding procedures and policies shall be followed when selecting vendors.
      2. Vending machines for faculty use only are acceptable at all schools and District facilities.  Proceeds may be used for staff appreciation or other school programs, as determined by the school principal or building administrator within the guidelines established by the District Financial Accounting Manual.  These funds should be accounted for separately from student-related vending activity.
      3. Vending machines distributing drinks or food with student access are only allowed at secondary schools.   (See Wellness Policy—AA446)
      4. Vending machines distributing items such as pencils, notebooks, etc., shall be allowed at all school levels.
      5. Acceptable uses of vending machine income shall be at the discretion of the school principal or building administrator, subject to rules outlined in the Financial Accounting Manual.
    2. Other Food Sales at Schools
      1. This policy includes food that is not part of the reimbursable lunch, breakfast or after-school snack program such as vending, a la carte, student-operated restaurants, or other food sales.
      2. Foods which contain minimal nutritional value are discouraged.
      3. Under current Federal School Lunch Regulations, no foods of minimal nutritional value can be sold in eating areas (anywhere in the school where students eat school lunches including classrooms and common areas) during school meal serving periods (7 CFR Part 210.11 and 220.12).

  • Effective: 6/13/2006
  • Revision: 9/8/2009
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board of Education is committed to providing fitness and nutritional instruction and implementing nutritional practices that enhance student learning and support the development of lifelong wellness. Responsibility for ensuring that each school meets the provisions of this policy is delegated to the District Administration.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Wellness policy shall be administered according to the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. Nutrition
      1. School Nutrition Programs will comply with federal, state and local requirements.
        1. Menus and options will meet the meal patterns and nutrition standards established by federal and state regulations.
        2. Lunch, ala carte, breakfast and snack programs will meet portion size and nutritional value standards.  Nutritional information on food offerings will be readily available near the point of purchase.
        3. School Nutrition Programs will be accessible to all school children. Reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of section 10 of the Child Nutrition Act (42 U.S.C. 1779) and section 9 (f)(1), 1766(a), as those regulations and guidelines apply to schools.
        4. All nutrition service personnel shall have pre-service and in-service training in nutrition and safe food service operations.
        5. The Director of Nutrition Services will ensure compliance with Section II. A. 1.
      2. School lunch periods will be scheduled to allow students adequate and appropriate time to move through lines and eat and enjoy a full lunch.
        1. Schools will examine the relationship between lunch periods, instructional periods and recess to determine the schedule most conducive to healthy eating habits.
        2. Schools will encourage a cafeteria environment that provides a positive dining experience with supervision of eating areas by adults who model proper conduct and voice level.
      3. Principals of secondary schools will monitor all foods and beverages made available in vending machines, in student stores and at concession stands and will ensure the inclusion of healthy food and beverage options for students.  All foods made available at school will adhere to food safety guidelines.  Nutrition information for all products will be made readily available near the point of purchase.
      4. With the exception of faculty vending, food and beverage vending machines will not be allowed in elementary schools.
      5. All students will receive nutrition education based upon the Utah State Healthy Lifestyles Core Curriculum.  Teachers will receive training as needed on accurate nutritional instruction.  Nutrition may be integrated into other content areas such as math, science, language arts and social studies.
      6. School administrators will encourage the use of healthy foods or non-food items as rewards for student accomplishment and for fund-raising.
      7. The local school principal will ensure compliance with Section II. A. 2-6.
    2. Physical Fitness
      1. Students will receive physical fitness instruction based upon the Utah State Healthy Lifestyles Core Curriculum.
        1. It is recommended that elementary students receive 90-120 minutes of fitness education per week.  Elementary students should also receive a daily recess period.
        2. It is recommended that secondary students participate in fitness assessment and instruction as outlined in the Core.
      2. All fitness equipment, physical activity facilities and playground equipment will be safe, properly maintained and frequently inspected.
      3. Principals are encouraged to establish or enhance fitness opportunities (such as walking clubs or fitness challenges) for staff and patrons.
      4. The local school principal will ensure compliance with Section II. B.
    3. Local School Oversight
      Each principal will annually review the school’s nutrition and fitness efforts with the School Community Council.  A report of this review will be submitted to the appropriate Administrator of Schools.
    4. District Nutrition and Fitness Advisory Committee
      1. The District shall establish a Nutrition and Wellness Advisory Committee. The committee shall be organized for the purpose of reviewing wellness efforts, research, and best practices and advising the Board of Education on fitness and nutrition issues.
      2. Committee membership shall include three principals, the Director of Nutrition Services, three teachers, one school nurse, and six patrons.  The District Healthy Lifestyles Consultant will chair the committee.
      3. The committee will meet at least twice a year.

  • Effective: 5/8/2001
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board of Education is aware that occasionally employees provide or participate in private but public education-related activities outside of their public education employment.  The Board directs the Administration to set direction and parameters in policy which define when an employee is acting within the scope of employee duties with respect to school district activities, identifies when an employee does not represent the school district, and provides notice to employees regarding disclosure duties (Utah State Board Rule R277-107).
  2. Administrative Policy
    1. Definitions
      For purposes of this policy the following definitions apply:

      1. "Activity Sponsor" means a private or public individual or entity from which the employees of the school district receive compensation of any sort and in which public school students participate.
      2. "Extra-Curricular Activities" means activities for students that are recognized or sanctioned (but not necessarily sponsored) by the school or school district that may supplement or complement required programs or regular curriculum.
      3. "Private but Public Education-Related Activities" means an activity in which an employee participates and receives compensation from current or prospective students of the school district.  Such education-related activities include but are not limited to:
        1.     Tutoring
        2.     Lessons
        3.     Clinics*
        4.     Camps*
        5.     Travel Opportunities*
          Exempts those sponsored by Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation and local city recreation departments in agreement with Jordan School District.
    2. Employee Participation in Private but Public Education-Related Activities
      1. An employee may participate in a private but public education-related activity if the activity is separate and distinguishable from employment in the school district and does not interfere with performing the duty of employment with the school district in any way.
      2. In promoting a private activity, an employee may not:
        1. Contact any students at public schools except as stated in B. 3. of this policy.
        2. Use education records or information obtained through employment with the school district unless the records or information have been made available to the general public and the requirement of the Federal Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) has been met.
        3. Use school time and/or materials to promote, discuss, or prepare for the private activity.
        4. State or imply to any person or entity that participation in a private activity is required for any school program.
        5. Give or withhold credit based on participation in the private activity, including but not limited to clinics, camps, private programs or travel activities that are not equally and freely available to all students.
      3. In promoting a private activity, an employee may:
        1. Offer public education-related services, programs or activities to students provided they are not advertised or promoted during school time and consistent with the policy.
        2. Discuss the private activity with students or parents only outside of the classroom and the regular school day.
        3. Use directories that are available to the general public to identify prospective clients such as high school phone directories distributed or made available to the public.
        4. Use student or school publications in which commercial advertising is allowed to advertise and promote the private activity.
      4. A student, but not an employee, may submit a request for approval of school credit based on an extra-curricular educational experience under school district policies.  Credit(s) applied for any extracurricular educational experience must be earned from a fully accredited program as per Utah Code §53G-6-406.
    3. Directives Regarding Advertising of Private Activities
      The following directives apply to advertising private activities where employees are involved or affiliated in any way with the group, entity, association or company promoting or sponsoring the private activity:

      1. An employee may purchase advertising space to advertise an activity or service in a publication that accepts advertising, whether or not sponsored by schools in the school district or by the school district.  Such publications include school newspapers and yearbooks but not school newsletters.
      2. The advertisement may identify the activity participants and leaders or service providers by name, provide non-school telephone numbers, and provide details of the employee's employment experience and qualifications.
      3. Posters and brochures may be posted or distributed only at times and in areas of schools and school district buildings where members of the general public are allowed to do so.
      4. Unless the activity is sponsored by the school district, the advertisement shall state clearly and distinctly in bold lettering that the activity is NOT sponsored by the school or school district.
      5. Neither the school nor the school district shall be named in the advertisement except in connection with the employee's employment history or, if school facilities will be used under the school district public civic-center use policy.
    4. Parent Notice and Permission
      Prior to any travel or other activity listed in A. 3. of this policy, parents or legal guardians of all students shall be notified and the parents shall have signed a release of liability form.  This form shall be kept in the administrative office(s) of the school.
    5. Copies of Contracts Provided to School District
      The employee must provide to the principal at the school where he/she is employed a signed copy of all contracts between him/her and the private activity sponsor.  The employee who engages in any private but public education-related activity shall provide a signed disclosure statement to Jordan School District available from local principals.  (See also District policy AA409—Scope of Employment.)

 

  • Effective: 5/8/2001
  • Revision: 5/22/2012

  1. Board Policy
    The Board recognizes the need for a policy governing the use of the electronic information resources by students as outlined in Utah State Code §53G-7-1002.  Responsibility is delegated to the District Administration for implementing the policy according to established guidelines.
  2. Administration Policy
    The Acceptable Use Policy shall be administered and implemented according to the terms and conditions outlined in the following guidelines:

    1. Scope
      This policy references the use of electronic information resources made available to students by Jordan School District.  These resources include, but are not limited to, voice mail, electronic mail, the Internet, and other network files or accounts provided to students.  Student use of electronic information resources must be in support of education and research and must be consistent with the educational objectives of Jordan School District.  While access to all materials on a worldwide network cannot be controlled, Internet access in Jordan School District is filtered and monitored on an ongoing basis.
    2. Terms and Conditions of This Policy
      1. Acceptable Network Use
        1. Students will use the Internet and other electronic information resources in an appropriate manner, abiding by the rules and regulations described in this policy.
        2. Students who formally publish school or District related information on the Internet must have proper approvals and abide by district publishing guidelines and procedures (as per D212 District and School Web Sites).
        3. Students are expected to abide by generally accepted rules of network etiquette.  These rules include, but are not limited to, being polite, never sending or encouraging others to send abusive messages, and never using inappropriate language.
      2. Unacceptable Network Use
        1. Students may not intentionally transmit or receive material in violation of law or District policy.  This includes, but is not limited to, pornographic, indecent or sexually suggestive materials, weapons, controlled substances or alcohol, or incendiary devices.  A student may not be in possession of or use pornographic material on school property. Users are prohibited from posting or sending content that contains threats or is hatefully or racially, ethically or otherwise objectionable.
        2. Students may not participate in or promote any illegal or inappropriate activities, disruptive use of the network, or activities of any kind that do not conform to the rules, regulations and policies of Jordan School District.
        3. Students may not use the network for product advertisement or political lobbying.
        4. Students may not reveal personal information such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, passwords, credit card numbers or social security numbers.  Releasing personal information of others or that of organizations associated with the District is prohibited.
        5. Students may not intentionally harm or destroy District data, the network, or network performance.  This includes, but is not limited to, creation and introduction of computer viruses, unauthorized access to restricted systems or programs, or using the district network to illegally access other systems.
      3. Expectation of Privacy
        1. Student files, disks, documents, etc., which have been used or created with District electronic information resources are not considered private.
        2. Electronic mail transmissions are not private.
      4. Discussion/Submission
        1. Students will participate in a discussion with a parent or legal guardian District policy AA445 Student Information Network Acceptable Use Policy, which includes proper behavior and use of the network.
        2. Students will receive training regarding appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response.
        3. Students will be required to submit a new Student Signature of Agreement Form each year or upon special request.
      5. Disciplinary Action
        1. The combined signatures indicates that the student and parent/legal guardian has carefully read, understands and agrees to abide by these terms and conditions regarding proper behavior and use of the network.  The signatures on the Student Signature of Agreement Form are legally binding.
        2. Students who violate the terms and conditions of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, including the possibility of suspension or expulsion from school and appropriate legal action.  Access to electronic information may be limited, suspended or revoked.
      6. Service Disclaimer
        Jordan School District makes no warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, for the electronic information resources it is providing.  The District will not be responsible for any damages a student suffers while using these resources.  These damages may include, but are not limited to, loss of data as a result of delays, student errors or omissions, or non-deliveries or service interruptions caused by a network system.  Use of information obtained by the network system is at the student's own risk.  Jordan School District specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy of information obtained through the electronic information resources.

  • Effective: 2/6/2001
  • Revision: 5/22/2018

  1. Board Directive
    The Board of Education of the Jordan School District has determined that the educational goals of the School District are furthered by recognizing student clubs at the secondary school level for grades 10-12 which do not materially or substantially interfere with the orderly operation of the school, which are not harmful to the school’s educational mission, which maintain boundaries of socially appropriate behavior, and which are consistent with order and discipline on school premises and the protection of the well-being of students and faculty.  The Board delegates to the District Administration the responsibility of administering this policy.

    1. LIMITED OPEN FORUM
      The Jordan School District maintains a “limited open forum” for school clubs at the secondary school level for grades 10-12.  A school has a limited open forum whenever the school grants an offering to or an opportunity for one or more noncurricular clubs to meet on school premises during noninstructional time.
    2. RESERVATION OF RIGHT TO CLOSE THE FORUM
      The Board of Education reserves the right to create at any time a “closed forum” by refusing to allow all noncurricular clubs to use school facilities or to define or restrict the rights of all student clubs relative to access to facilities as long as such rules apply to all noncurricular clubs.
  2. Administrative Policy
    1. DEFINITIONS
      The following definitions apply to this policy:

      1. “Administration” means the central Administration of the District.
      2. “Closed forum” means allowing only curricular clubs.
      3. “Club” means any student organization that meets during noninstructional time at a school.
      4. “Curricular club” means a club that is school sponsored and that may receive leadership, direction, and support from the school or school district beyond providing a meeting place during noninstructional time. A secondary school curricular club means a club:
        1. whose subject matter is actually taught or will soon be taught in a regularly offered course;
        2. whose subject matter concerns the body of courses as a whole;
        3. in which participation in the group is required for a particular course;
        4. in which participation results in academic credit; or
        5. which is a nationally sponsored group and is connected through the Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO).
      5. “Discretionary time” means school-related time for students that is not instructional time.
      6. “Instructional time” means time during which a school is responsible for a student and the student is required or expected to be actively engaged in a learning activity.
      7. “Limited open forum” means allowing both curricular clubs and noncurricular clubs.
      8. “Noncurricular club” is a student initiated group that may be authorized and allowed school facilities use during noninstructional time by the local school in accordance with the provisions of district policy. A noncurricular club’s meetings, ideas, and activities are not sponsored or endorsed in any way by the school, or by school or district employees.
      9. “Noncurricular club sponsored activity” means an event that is sponsored by a noncurricular club where clubs from other high schools are invited to participate in competitions at their local high school.
      10. “Noninstructional time” means time set aside by the school before actual classroom instruction begins or after actual classroom instruction ends, including discretionary time.
      11. “School facilities” means a school building, premises or playing field.
      12. “School facilities use” means access to a school building, premises or playing field.
      13. “Sponsor” means the faculty member assigned to curricular clubs for custodial purposes, to provide supervision and sponsorship and to ensure compliance with applicable school policies.
      14. “Sponsorship” includes the act of promoting, leading, or participating in a meeting. The assignment of a teacher, administrator, or other school employee to a meeting for custodial purposes does not constitute sponsorship of the meeting.
      15. "Supervisor” means the faculty member assigned to noncurricular clubs for custodial purposes, to provide support as necessary and to monitor meetings to ensure compliance with applicable school policies.
    2. APPLICATION
      Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, between August 15 and October 1 or between March 1 and April 1 faculty members or students seeking authorization of a club under this policy must submit an application to the school.  Each school shall administer the application process.  Noncurricular clubs are required to renew their charter annually.  Curricular clubs are required to have an active charter on file but an annual renewal is not required.  The application process shall include requirements for the submission of the following:

      1. A proposed club name;
      2. A club charter;
      3. A statement of the club’s purpose, goals, and activities;
      4. The proposed name of a faculty member to act as sponsor, or supervisor;
      5. Whether the club seeks curricular or noncurricular status;
      6. A statement of the club’s categorization, which shall be included in the parental consent, indicating all of the following that may apply:
        1. athletic;
        2. business/economic;
        3. agriculture;
        4. art/music/performance;
        5. science;
        6. gaming;
        7. religious;
        8. community service/social justice; and
        9. other.
      7. When the club anticipates holding its regular meetings including times, dates, and places;
      8. Any materials which the club plans to use to solicit membership or to inform others of the club’s existence.;
      9. A budget showing the amount and source of any funding provided or to be provided to the club and its proposed use; and
      10. The club fee amount when applicable. An appropriate fee may be considered and must be approved by the club advisor and the local administration.  Examples of appropriate use of this fee may include but is not limited to the following: club t-shirts, supplies, recognitions, field trip experiences, etc.
    3. CLUB CHARTER
      Students or faculty members seeking authorization to establish a club of any type must prepare a club charter which includes:

      1. The purposes of the club;
      2. A description of the types of activities in which club members may be engaged;
      3. A provision that the club must maintain a minimum of seven (7) student members;
      4. A restriction that a student may not participate in or attend club activities unless the student has provided written permission from either a parent with legal custody or other legal guardian; and
      5. A commitment that the club will comply with current Utah Codes all other applicable laws and regulations, and District and school policies and regulations.
    4.  AUTHORIZATION
      1. Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the Board authorizes the local secondary schools within the school district to review applications for authorization of clubs on a case-by-case basis. Before granting an authorization, a school may request additional information from the faculty sponsor, or from students proposing the club, if desired.  No school club shall be authorized unless the school principal or principal’s designee determines that its charter complies with this policy and that authorization of the club will not interfere with the school’s ability to:
        1. protect the physical, emotional, psychological or moral well-being of students and faculty;
        2. maintain order and discipline on school premises; and
        3. prevent a material and substantial interference with orderly conduct of the school’s educational activity.
      2. The school shall deny any access to any club whose program or activities would violate current Utah Codes, any other applicable law or regulation, or any District or school policy or regulation.
    5. CURRICULUM RELATED STATUS
      Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the local school principal or principal’s designee determines curriculum relatedness by strictly and narrowly applying this policy’s definition of curricular club to the club application.  If the local school principal or principal’s designee finds that the proposed club is not a curricular club, the administrator may:

      1. return the application to the faculty member or student proposing the club for amendment; or
      2. review the application as an application for authorization of a noncurricular club.
    6. GRANT, LIMITATION OR DENIAL OF CLUB AUTHORIZATION
      Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the school principal or principal’s designee shall grant authorization to those applications which are found to meet the requirements of this policy and shall limit or deny authorization to proposed clubs which do not.  When granting authorization, the school principal or principal’s designee shall specify whether the club has curriculum related status or noncurriculum related status.  When limiting or denying authorization, the school principal or principal’s designee shall explicitly delineate in writing to the applicant the factual and legal basis for the limitation or denial.
    7. CLUB NAME
      Approval of a club name may take place separately from that relating to the approval of the club itself.  The local school may grant access to the club but condition such access on the change of the club name to ensure that the club name:

      1. reasonably reflects the actual nature, purpose and activities of the club;
      2. be such that it will not result in undue disruption of school operations, subject students to harassment or persecution, imply that the club would operate in violation of applicable law, or otherwise be inconsistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration; and
      3. will only contain the term “High School” if connected to curricular clubs or teams that are UHSAA sanctioned.
    8. APPEAL OF DENIAL OF ACCESS
      Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the applications of all clubs, or complaints, shall be reviewed by the local school principal or principal’s designee within a reasonable amount of time.  If a club is denied access, required to change its name, or a complaint is denied, the reasons or results of an investigation must be provided in writing with the factual and legal basis for the denial and, if appropriate, suggestions for correction.  The Board of Education or its designee may convene a hearing to determine whether any club was properly denied access, suspended, terminated or required to change its name.  The Board of Education or its designee shall issue an opinion in writing either upholding or overturning the decision within thirty (30) days of receiving the appeal which shall be the final administrative decision.
    9. SPONSOR OR SUPERVISOR
      Each club must have a faculty sponsor or supervisor who must be in attendance at every meeting or activity scheduled on school premises.  No faculty sponsor or supervisor shall be in attendance at any meeting scheduled off of school premises or competition unless prior written approval has been obtained from the principal or principal’s designee.  Students shall cancel any meeting whenever this condition is not met.  Selection and appointment of club sponsors and supervisors shall be made by the school principal or principal’s designee.
    10. PARENTAL CONSENT
      Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, written consent from either a parent with legal custody or other legal guardian for student participation in all curricular and noncurricular clubs at school is required prior to a student’s attending or joining a club.

      1. All completed parental consent forms shall be filed by the parent or the club's sponsor or supervisor, with the school’s principal, or their designee.
      2. The consent shall include an activity disclosure statement containing the following information:
        1. the specific name of the club;
        2. a statement of the club's purpose, goals, and activities;
        3. a statement of the club's categorization, which shall be obtained from the application for authorization of a club (see B. Application - item 6.)
        4. a tentative schedule of the club activities with dates, times, and places specified;
        5. personal costs associated with the club, if any;
        6. the name of the sponsor, or supervisor who is responsible for the club; and
        7. any additional information considered important for the students and parents to know.
    11. PARTICIPATION
      To participate in a club, a student must be currently registered and enrolled at the school.  Persons who are not either registered, enrolled students, or school personnel shall not be allowed access to clubs to direct, conduct, control, or regularly attend club meetings.  All guests must be registered with the school office.
    12. CLUB USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
      1. Club meetings shall take place during noninstructional time.
      2. Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the principal or principal’s designee in conjunction with the facility scheduling office, shall determine which school facilities may be used and when they are available. A school may set the number of hours noncurricular clubs might use the school’s facilities per month, provided that all noncurricular clubs are treated equally.
      3. In assigning school facilities use, priority may be given to curriculum related clubs over noncurricular clubs.
      4. The school may provide financial or other support to curricular clubs.
      5. A preference or priority may not be given among noncurricular clubs.
      6. A school shall only provide the space for noncurricular club meetings and may not spend public school funds for noncurricular clubs, except as required to provide meeting space and faculty oversight.
      7. Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the principal or principal’s designee shall determine what access all student groups will be given to the school newspaper, school yearbook, bulletin boards and public address system and the time, place and manner of student group meetings, provided that all clubs of a given status shall be given equal access.
      8. No student group shall be permitted to engage in or conduct group therapy, counseling or other psychological services of the type provided by licensed professionals.
    13. CLUB RECOGNITION
      Appropriate ways to recognize students and advertise in all club categories include the following:

      1. Announcements made over the PA system;
      2. Bulletin boards or other specifically designated areas used for group advertisements;
      3. Trophy cases that have been designated for clubs;
      4. School newspaper, newsletters, yearbooks, etc.; and
      5. School marquee.
    14. NONCURRICULAR
      Provided the Board of Education maintains a limited open forum, with regard to noncurriculum related clubs, in addition to all other provisions of this policy, the school shall uniformly provide that:

      1. The club meeting is voluntary and student-initiated;
      2. There is no sponsorship (as defined in this policy) of the meeting by the District or by District employees;
      3. Employees of the District are present at religious meetings only in a nonparticipatory capacity;
      4. The meeting does not materially and substantially interfere with the orderly conduct of educational activities within the school; and
      5. Persons other than club members and supervisors may not direct, conduct, control or regularly attend club activities.

      The establishment of a limited open forum shall not limit the authority of the school, the District, or its agents or employees to maintain order and discipline on school premises, to protect the well-being of students and faculty, and to assure that attendance of students at meetings is voluntary.

    15. NONCURRICULAR CLUB SPONSORED ACTIVITY
      Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, noncurricular clubs wishing to sponsor an event where clubs from other high schools are invited to participate in competitions at their local high school must meet the following requirements:

      1. The noncurricular club must be well established with a minimum of a one-year charter.
      2. The opposing noncurricular club must also be well established with a minimum of a one-year charter and/or represented through an association.
      3. The activity is for competitions only and not practices.
      4. The activity must be relative to the club’s purpose as stated in their charter.
      5. The local sponsoring club must be the primary participants.
      6. An approved rental permit must be completed with the Facility Scheduling Office in advance of the competition event to indemnify Jordan School District and warrant that the user will provide the supervision necessary for safe use of the facilities. Additionally, the opposing noncurricular club or association will be required to provide evidence of liability insurance.
      7. The event must be scheduled by the Facility Scheduling Office and in communication with the local high school administration to be listed on the school’s calendar.
      8. Each club will be limited to facility access contingent on space availability.        
    16. REVIEW OF APPROVAL
      If the school principal or principal’s designee determines that a club is participating in activities beyond the scope of its charter or is in violation of any law or policy, the school principal or principal’s designee may do any of the following:

      1. Allow the charter to be modified to include the activities if they are in compliance with the law and policies;
      2. Instruct the sponsor or supervisor not to allow similar violations in the future;
      3. Suspend the club’s authorization or school facilities use pending further corrective action as determined by the school principal or principal’s designee; or
      4. Terminate the club’s authorization and dissolve the club.
    17. REVOCATION OF AUTHORIZATION
      1. A club which is found to have been in violation of the provisions of its charter or to have been engaged in conduct which violates current Utah Codes, any other applicable law or regulation, or any District or school policy or regulation may be subject to charter suspension, revocation or other disciplinary action consistent with policies and procedures established and from time to time modified by the Administration.
      2. Local secondary schools shall notify clubs of intent to pursue disciplinary action.
      3. Hearings to review disciplinary action: Consistent with such procedures as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the school principal or principal’s designee shall in writing issue a determination with reasons for the disciplinary action taken with regard to a club.

Revision history:  10/18/11

  • Effective: 8/8/2000
  • Revision: 5/22/2012
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes that students and families have certain privacy rights guaranteed under state and federal law.  Therefore, the Board directs the District Administration to develop policy which assures compliance with privacy requirements when certain information is obtained as part of a student's individual testing or evaluation program or as part of the general curriculum or school activity program.
  2. Administrative Policy
    This policy shall be administered according to federal and state Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws and in accordance with the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. Prior written parental or legal guardian consent shall be obtained before students are asked to complete writing assignments, answer questions, complete questionnaires, or take psychological or psychiatric examinations, tests, or treatments which reveal any of the following information, whether the information is personally identifiable or not, about the student or the student's family:
      1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or of the student’s parent or guardian, except as provided under the Utah Education Code or rules of the State Board of Education, political philosophies
      2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family
      3. Sexual behavior or attitudes
      4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior
      5. Critical appraisals of others with whom the student or family member has close family relationship
      6. Religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or parents
      7. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers
      8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility
    2. Prior written consent under section A. is required in all grades, kindergarten through grade 12.  The prohibitions under section A. shall also apply within the curriculum and other school activities unless prior written consent of the student's parent or legal guardian has been obtained.
    3. Written parental consent is valid only if a parent or legal guardian has been given written notice first, including notice that a copy of the educational or student survey questions to be asked in obtaining the desired information is made available at the school, and a reasonable opportunity for parents or legal guardians to obtain written information concerning:
      1. Records or information, including information about relationships, that may be examined or requested
      2. The means by which the records or information shall be examined or reviewed
      3. The means by which the information is to be obtained
      4. The purposes for which the records or information are needed
      5. The entities or persons, regardless of affiliation, who will have access to the personally identifiable information
      6. A method by which a parent of a student can grant permission to access or examine the personally identifiable information
    4. Except in response to a situation which a school employee reasonably believes to be an emergency, or as authorized under Utah Code 62A-4a-403, Child Abuse or Neglect Reporting Requirements, or by order of a court, disclosure to a parent or legal guardian must be given at least two weeks before information protected under this policy is sought.
    5. Following disclosure, a parent or guardian may waive the two-week minimum notification period
    6. Unless otherwise agreed to by a student's parent or legal guardian and the person requesting written consent, the authorization is valid only for the activity for which it was granted
    7. A written withdrawal of authorization submitted to the school principal by the authorizing parent or guardian terminates the authorization
    8. A general consent used to approve admission to school or involvement in special education, remedial education, or a school activity does not constitute written consent under this policy
    9. This policy does not limit the ability of a student under the Utah Education Code to spontaneously express sentiments or opinions otherwise protected against disclosure under this policy
    10. If a school employee or agent believes that a situation exists which presents a serious threat to the well-being of a student, that employee or agent shall notify the student's parent or guardian without delay.  If, however, the matter has been reported to the Division of Child and Family Services within the Department of Human Services, it is the responsibility of the division to notify the student's parent or guardian of any possible investigation prior to the student's return home from school.
    11. District employees violating the provisions of this policy are subject to reprimand and possible adverse employment action, including probation or termination under the District's Orderly Termination policy (see policies DP316 NEG, DP316A NEG, DP316B NEG).

  • Effective: 6/29/1999
  • Revision: 9/8/2009
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes the value of a competent, professionally classified staff and authorizes establishment of a Classified Professional Improvement Committee  (CPIC) to encourage, guide, and reward the professional development of classified staff members.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration shall administer this policy in accordance with the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. Membership
      The Jordan School District CPIC shall consist of the following members:

      1. The Administrator of Curriculum and Staff Development or designee.
        1. The Administrator of Curriculum and Staff Development or designee shall act as chairperson.
        2. The chairperson shall vote only in the case of a tie.
      2. Two principals (one elementary and one secondary)
        1. The two principals shall be nominated by the Administrators of Schools and will serve two-year terms.
        2. The elementary principal term expires on the odd year, and the secondary principal term expires on the even year.
      3. One representative from each of the following advisory committees: District Office Support Staff (DOSS), Custodial, Maintenance, Transportation, Central Warehouse, Secretaries, Nutrition Services, Instructional Assistants.
        1. Advisory committee representatives shall be nominated by the employee agent group and approved by the Superintendent.
        2. Representatives will serve two-year terms. Custodial, Maintenance, DOSS, and Nutrition Services terms expire on the odd years, and Central Warehouse, Transportation, Instructional Assistants, and Secretaries terms expire on the even years.
      4. One representative from the employee agent group presidency.
    1. Schedule of Meetings
      CPIC meetings shall be held on the first Thursday of the month.  Meetings will be scheduled as often as business requires.  Minutes shall be recorded and distributed to committee members.
    2. Functional Responsibilities
      1. The CPIC shall review all in-service requests for credit and make recommendations regarding approval.  Upon CPIC approval, the Administrator of Curriculum and Staff Development shall sign the in-service requests.
        1. Any District classified employee may submit to the CPIC a request for a specific in-service course.  The Staff Development Office will then arrange for the class according to District policy provisions.
        2. The in-service class must be approved by CPIC before the class begins.
        3. Only requests received by the 25th of the month will be assured consideration at the next CPIC meeting.
        4. The request must meet an established District need.
      2. The CPIC shall review course evaluations and make recommendations based upon the results.
      3. The school principal or his/her designee shall serve as the in-service information disseminator at each school.
      4. Upon completion of the in-service course, the participant will be given a certificate of completion that the participant may submit for inclusion in his/her personnel file.