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  • Effective: 10/28/2014
  • Revision:  2/26/2019
  • Reviewed:

  1. Board Directive
    Jordan School District is committed to providing a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect.  The Board, therefore, delegates to the District Administration responsibility for establishing policy regarding bullying, cyberbullying and hazing.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration shall take appropriate disciplinary action when students or employees engage in bullying,  cyberbullying or hazing.

    1.  Definitions
      1. Abusive Conduct: verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a person directed toward a school employee that, based on its severity, nature, and frequency of occurrence, a reasonable person would determine is intended to cause intimidation, humiliation, or unwarranted distress.
      2. Bullying: intentionally committing a written, verbal, or physical act against a school employee or student that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know or reasonably foresee will have the effect of:
        1. Causing physical or emotional harm to the school employee or student;
        2. Causing damage to the school employee’s or student’s property;
        3. Placing the school employee or student in reasonable fear of:
          1. Harm to the school employee’s or student’s physical or emotional well-being; or
          2. Damage to the school employee’s or student’s property;
        4. Creating a hostile, threatening, humiliating, or abusive educational environment due to:
          1. the pervasiveness, persistence, or severity of the actions; or
          2. a power differential between the bully and the target; or
        5. Substantially interfering with a student having a safe school environment that is necessary to facilitate educational performance, opportunities, or benefits.
        6. Bullying typically involves repeated negative actions in a situation where an imbalance of power or strength exists and may include, but is not necessarily limited to:
          1. Physical bullying including but not limited to hitting and/or punching;
          2. Verbal bullying including but not limited to teasing or name calling;
          3. Non-verbal or emotional bullying including but not limited to intimidation through gestures, social exclusion and relational aggression.
        7. The conduct described above constitutes bullying, regardless of whether the person being bullied either directed, consented to, or acquiesced in, the conduct.
      3. Communication: the conveyance of a message, whether verbal, written, or electronic.
      4. Cyberbullying: using the Internet, a cell phone, or another device to send or post text, video, or an image with the intent or knowledge, or with reckless disregard, that the text, video, or image will hurt, embarrass, or threaten an individual, regardless of whether the individual directed, consented to, or acquiesced in the conduct, or voluntarily accessed the electronic communication.
      5. Harassment: repeatedly communicating to another individual, in an objectively demeaning or disparaging manner, statements that contribute to a hostile learning or work environment for the individual (See Policy AS94—Student Discrimination and Harassment and DP358—Employee Discrimination and Harassment).
      6. Hazing: intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly committing an act, or causing another individual to commit an act toward a school employee or student that:
        1. Endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a school employee or student;
        2. Involves any brutality of a physical nature, including whipping, beating, branding, calisthenics, bruising, electric shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or exposure to the elements;
        3. Involves consumption of any food, alcoholic product, drug, or other substance or other physical activity that endangers the mental or physical health and safety of a school employee or student; or
        4. Involves any activity that would subject a school employee or student to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, extended isolation from social contact, or conduct that subjects a school employee or student to extreme embarrassment, shame, or humiliation; and
        5. Is committed for the purpose of initiation into, admission into, affiliation with, holding office in, or as a condition for membership in a school or school sponsored team, organization, program, club, or event; or
        6. Is directed toward a school employee or student whom the individual who commits the act knows, at the time the act is committed, is a member of, or candidate for membership in, a school or school sponsored team, organization, program, club, or event in which the individual who commits the act also participates.
        7. The conduct described above constitutes hazing, regardless of whether the school employee or student against whom the conduct is committed directed, consented to, or acquiesced in, the conduct.
      7. Parent: a student’s parent and/or legal guardian.
      8. Restorative Practice: a discipline practice designed to enhance school safety, reduce school suspensions, and limit referrals to court, and to help minors take responsibility and repair the harm of behavior that occurs in school.
      9. Retaliation: an act of communication intended:
        1. As retribution against a person for reporting bullying, cyberbullying, hazing or harassment; or
        2. To improperly influence the investigation of, or the response to, a report of bullying.
      10. Trauma-informed Care: a strengths-based service delivery approach grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, emphasizing physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both offenders and victims, and creating opportunities for victims to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
    2.  Prohibitions
      1. A school employee, student, volunteer or patron may not engage in bullying or otherwise harassing a school employee or student:
        1. on school property
        2. at a school related or sponsored event
        3. on a school bus
        4. at a school bus stop
        5. while the school employee or student is traveling to or from a location or event described above.
      2. A school employee or student may not engage in hazing, cyberbullying or abusive conduct toward a school employee or student at any time or in any location as per Utah Code 53G-9-602.
      3. A school employee or student may not engage in retaliation against:
        1. a school employee,
        2. a student, or
        3. an investigator for, or witness or, an alleged incident of bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, hazing, or retaliation.
      4. A school employee or student may not make a false allegation of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, hazing, or retaliation against a school employee or student.
      5. Any bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, or hazing that is found to be targeted at a federally protected class is further prohibited under federal anti-discrimination laws and is subject to compliance regulations from the Office for Civil Rights (see Policy AS94—Student Discrimination and Harassment)
    3. Investigation and Response Guidelines
      1. Each reported complaint shall include:
        1. Name of complaining party
        2. Name of offender (if known)
        3. Date and location of incident(s)
        4. A statement describing the incident(s), including names of witnesses (if known)
      2. Each reported violation of the prohibitions noted previously shall be promptly and reasonably investigated by a school administrator or an individual designated by a school administrator. Formal disciplinary action is prohibited based solely on an anonymous report of bullying, hazing, or retaliation.
      3. Violations of the prohibitions noted previously may fall under District policy AS67—Discipline of Students and the consequence(s) may include but are not limited to:
        1. Use of positive restorative practices consistent with Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rule R277-613
        2. Student suspension or removal from a school-sponsored team or activity, including school-sponsored transportation;
        3. Student referral, under policy AS67—Discipline of Students, or a lesser disciplinary action which may merit student suspension or expulsion from school
        4. Employee suspension or termination for cause or lesser disciplinary action
        5. Employee reassignment
        6. Employees may be subject to provisions in DP316 – Orderly Termination Procedures
        7. Other action against student or employee as applicable.
      4. Action to include when appropriate:
        1. Procedures for protecting the victim and other involved individuals from being subjected to:
          1. further bullying, cyberbullying, or harassment
          2. retaliation for reporting the bullying, cyberbullying and harassment
        2. Referral of victim and/or aggressor to school psychologist, counselor, or other appropriate personnel for support through trauma-informed care.
        3. Procedures for a fair and timely opportunity for the accused to explain the accusations and defend his/her actions prior to student or employee discipline.
        4. Incidents of bullying, cyberbullying, hazing, harassment, and retaliation will be reported to the Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee.
        5. Procedures for providing local employee discipline rights under DP 316—Orderly Termination Procedures for employee discipline and District Policy AS67 —Discipline of Students prior to long-term (more than 10 days) student discipline should be followed as appropriate.
    4. Parental Notification of Certain Incidents and Threats Required
      1. The school shall notify a parent if the parent’s student threatens suicide or if the student is involved in an incident of bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, or retaliation of the incident involving each parent’s student.
        1. If a school uses restorative practices, the school shall notify the involved students’ parents of the restorative practice and obtain consent from the involved student(s)’ parent(s) before including the victim in the process;
        2. If a school notifies a parent of an incident or threat required to be reported, the school shall produce and maintain a record that verifies that the parent was notified of the incident or threat.
      2. A school shall maintain a record in accordance with the requirements of the:
        1. Utah Student Data Protection Act (Utah Code § 53E-9-301, et. seq.);
        2. Utah Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Utah Code § 53E-9-202 seq.);
        3. Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 12332g; and 34 C.F.R. Part 99).
      3. At the request of a parent, a school may provide information and make recommendations related to an incident or threat.
      4. A school shall provide a student copy of a record maintained in accordance with this section that relates to the student if the student requests a copy of the record; and expunge a record maintained in accordance with this section that relates to a student if the student:
        1. Has graduated from high school; and
        2. Requests the record be expunged.
    5. Training and Additional Considerations
      1. Students, staff, and volunteers shall receive training regarding bullying, cyberbullying, hazing, harassment, and retaliation. Training shall comply with Utah State Board of Education Rules. (See Utah Administrative Code, Rule 277-613-4.)
      2. Prior to any student, employee, or volunteer coach participating in a District athletic program, or extracurricular club or activity, the student employee or coach shall participate in bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, and harassment prevention training. Training shall comply with Utah State Board of Education Rules. (See Utah Administrative Code, Rule 277-613-5.)

  • Effective: 9/27/2011
  • Revision: 2/27/18
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2015

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes the importance of providing education about concussions and head injuries for coaches, school personnel, volunteers, parents, and students, and seeks to provide a safe return to activity for all students following any injury, but particularly after a concussion or other traumatic head injury.  In order to effectively and consistently manage these injuries, procedures have been developed to aid in ensuring that students with traumatic head injuries are identified, treated and referred appropriately, receive appropriate follow-up medical care during the school day, and are fully recovered prior to returning to activity. The Board delegates to the Administration responsibility for policy and procedures to manage concussions and traumatic head injuries.
  2. Administrative Policy
    Management of concussions and traumatic head injuries in Jordan School District shall be administered in accordance with the following administrative policy provisions, and in compliance with  Utah Code 26-53 and Utah State Board of Education Rule R277-614:

    1. All Sporting Events (Including High School)
      1. “Sporting events” shall be defined to include games, classes, tryouts and activities that take place during the regular school day, as well as extracurricular athletic activities sponsored by the school.
      2. The Jordan School District document Guidelines for Management of Sport-Related Concussions and Head Injuries shall be followed in evaluation of head injuries and in determining appropriate action and response.
      3. A copy of this policy, as well as the Guidelines for Management of Sport-Related Concussions and Head Injuries, shall be posted on the District website.
      4. All appropriate staff shall attend a yearly in-service meeting in which procedures for managing sporting event-related concussions are reviewed.
      5. Coaches, teachers, school employees, representatives or volunteers shall remove a student from a sporting event or other physical activity, including recess, field day, or physical education class, if the student is suspected of sustaining a concussion or a traumatic head injury.
      6. In the event a student sustains a head injury during the school day or an extracurricular athletic activity, that student’s parent or guardian must be notified using the form provided by District nursing staff.
      7. The injured student is prohibited from continued participation in a sporting event until the student is evaluated by a trained, qualified health care professional who provides the school with a written statement stating that they have successfully completed a continuing education course in the evaluation and management of a concussion and that the student is cleared to resume participation in the sporting event.All Sporting Events (Including High School)
    2. School-Sponsored Extracurricular Athletic Activities (High School Only)
      1. A copy of Guidelines for Management of Sport-Related Concussions and Head Injuries shall be provided to parents of students participating in school-sponsored extracurricular athletic activities.
      2. The school must obtain the signature of a parent or legal guardian of the child acknowledging that the parent or guardian has read, understands, and agrees to abide by the concussion and head injury policy and guidelines.
      3. Students may not participate in a school-sponsored extracurricular athletic activity until a signed acknowledgement has been submitted by a parent or legal guardian as described in above.
    3. Academics
      1. Annual training will be provided to licensed employees to help educators better understand the potential academic impacts of concussions and traumatic head injuries on students and the accommodations available to educators.
      2. Educators should work with families to help make appropriate accommodations to prevent students from suffering an academic penalty as a result of a concussion or traumatic head injury, and that such injuries are not exacerbated through the strain of coursework. Based on recommendations from a physician, student accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
        1. Assembling a 504 team to determine eligibility and potentially develop a 504 plan. This option involves additional educators and parents in a formal process to determine appropriate accommodations as a team.
        2. Assigning a “P” grade in place of a letter grade in order to provide credit without affecting the student’s GPA.
        3. Assigning an “I” grade in place of a letter grade in order to give students more time to complete coursework.
        4. Allowing additional time to complete coursework.
        5. Reducing the coursework required.
        6. Developing a Health Plan according to policy AS88 Health Care Services for Students with Special Needs.
        7. Continuing coursework through the Home and Hospital program.
        8. Freezing a grade.
        9. Providing a variety of assessments.
        10. Allowing for oral work in place of written work.

  • Effective: 7/12/2011
  • Revision:

  1. Board Policy
    The Board recognizes that students who engage in extracurricular activities in the Jordan School District are representatives of the School District and engage in such extracurricular activities as a matter of privilege and not of right. The Board recognizes the need to address serious conduct that may impact ability of the student to act as a representative of the School District which takes place off school property and that is not during school hours, but which nevertheless impacts team spirit, team unity and the educational process of the school district.
  2. Administration Policy
    1. This Policy supersedes all local school policies, team codes and rules.
    2. Any student charged with any felony shall be suspended from participating in any school district sponsored extracurricular activities until the charge is resolved. If the charge results in acquittal or the charges are dropped, then the student shall be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities. However, any charge that results in a finding of guilty or entry of a plea of no contest, then the student shall be suspended from all extracurricular activities in the school district for 180 school days after entry of the finding, or the remainder of the school year, whichever is longer.
  3. Guidelines
    1. Student Discipline
      1. Students who are charged with any felony shall be suspended by the school principal from participating in any School District sponsored extracurricular activities as described in AS96 II. B above. Parents/Guardians must be notified of the activity suspension and be notified that the student may also be subject to further discipline pursuant to Policy AS67 NEG—Discipline of Students if or when such action becomes warranted.
    2. Employee Responsibilities
      1. School District employees who become aware of or reasonably believe that felony charges have been filed on a student shall immediately (by the next working day) report that information either to the building principal or the designee of the Superintendent of Schools. The principal shall promptly notify their immediate supervisor upon receiving a report of a felony charge.
      2. Principals who receive a report of a felony charge on a student shall, within twenty working days after receipt of such report, verify the accuracy of the report, apply the suspension as required and submit a report to the Superintendent’s designee which includes:
        (a) available details leading to the felony charge
        (b) the identity of the person/persons involved
        (c) action taken in response
      3. A review of the principal’s decision by the program specialist of Student Intervention Services may be requested by the parent/guardian of the charged student. The request must include written notification asking for the review as well as other pertinent documents submitted by the charged student’s family.

  • Effective: 6/9/1998
  • Revision: 10/27/2015

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes that student participation in any extracurricular activity and/or student government is a privilege and not a matter of right.  The Board expects students who are allowed to participate in such activities to be role models.  The Board also requires employees to be role models.  All students and employees are prohibited from engaging in hazing as defined in this policy and as outlined in Utah Code §53G-8-209.  The Board authorizes the District Administration to establish policy for student and employee conduct related to school activities and to take such action when  policy is violated.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration shall take appropriate disciplinary action when students or employees engage in hazing.

    1. Definitions
      1. “Hazing” means intentional, knowing, or reckless acts of a demeaning or assaultive nature, whether or not consensual, or causing another to so act, in connection, affiliated with or sponsored by Jordan School District,  including but not limited to acts that involve;
        1. Endangering the mental or physical health or safety of another;
        2. Any brutality of a physical nature such as whipping, beating, branding, calisthenics, bruising, electric shocking, placing harmful substances on another’s body, or exposure to the elements;
        3. Any physical activity that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of another;
        4. Any activity that would subject any person to extreme mental stress such as sleep deprivation, extended isolation from social contact or conduct that subjects another to extreme embarrassment, shame or humiliation;
        5.  Use, possession or distribution of controlled substances, drugs, drug paraphernalia, tobacco or alcoholic beverages;
        6. Threatening comments or statements;
        7.  Cruelty to animals as provided by law;
        8.  Initiation, admission into, affiliation with, holding office in or as a condition for continued membership in any organization;
        9. Forcing others to engage in or be the subject of degrading pranks, games, stunts, practical jokes;
        10. Forcing students to ingest any substance;
        11. Forced personal servitude;
        12. Forcing students to wear outrageous, ridiculous or embarrassing articles of clothing;
        13. Coercing or promoting acts of vandalism, theft, assault, sexual acts or criminal activity;
        14. Coercing or promoting indecent exposure, gross or lewd behavior;
        15. Forcing any student to engage in illegal, perverse, publicly indecent, or immoral conduct.Definitions
    2. Policy Provisions
      1. It shall not be a defense that a person under 21 years of age, against whom the hazing was directed, cooperated, acquiesced, consented, and/or also engaged in hazing activity.
      2. Student Discipline
        1. Students who participate in hazing activity shall be suspended by the school principal to a parent conference and be subject to discipline pursuant to Policy AS67—Discipline of Students.
        2. Students who illicitly use, possess, and/or distribute a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, tobacco or alcoholic beverages while engaging in hazing shall, in addition to the discipline here provided, be subject to discipline under Policy AS90—Drugs and Alcohol.
      3. Employee Responsibilities
        1. School District employees who are aware of, initiate, promote, and/or engage in hazing shall be subject to adverse employment action including either probation or termination of employment for cause under the appropriate District Orderly Termination policy:  DP 316 – Orderly Termination Procedure – Licensed; DP 316A – Orderly Termination Procedure – Administrators; DP 316B – Orderly Termination Procedures - Classified.
        2. School District employees who reasonably believe that a violation of this policy has occurred shall immediately (by the next working day) report the alleged incident, either to the building principal or the designee of the Superintendent of Schools.
        3. Principals who receive a report of hazing shall, within ten (10) working days after receipt of such report, submit a report to the Superintendent’s designee which states:
          1. details of the alleged incident;
          2. the identity of persons believes to be involved;
          3. action taken in response.
        4. Employees who fail to give the notice to his/her immediate supervisor required under this policy have committed an unprofessional practice and shall be subject to adverse employment action, including probation or termination under the appropriate District Orderly Termination policy:  DP 316 – Orderly Termination Procedure – Licensed; DP 316A – Orderly Termination Procedure – Administrators; DP 316B – Orderly Termination Procedures - Classified .  (See Utah Code §53G-8-209 3C).
    3. District Activities
      1. The District and schools shall establish, and provide access to procedures and information regarding hazing, harassment, bullying and retaliation.  The information will be posted on the District website.
        1. The District and schools shall develop procedures allowing for anonymous reporting of hazing, harassment, bullying or retaliation;
        2. Building administration is responsible for conducting investigations and responding to reports of hazing, harassment, bullying, and retaliation.
      2. In addition to the published procedures and notification above, each school shall follow established procedures and plans for:
        1. Involvement of parents or guardians of a perpetrator or victim of hazing, harassment, bullying, or retaliation in the process of responding to, and resolving conduct prohibited in this policy;
        2. Referring a victim of hazing, harassment, bullying or retaliation to counseling following parental/guardian notice and consent;
        3. To the extent that it is appropriate, treating the perpetrator according to the provisions of District Policy AS67—Discipline of Students;
        4. Training school employees and students to recognize hazing, harassment, bullying or retaliation.
    4. Actions Required When Prohibited Acts Are Reported
      1. Each reported complaint shall include:
        1. Name of complaining party
        2. Name of offender (if known)
        3. Date and location of incident
        4. Statement describing the incident(s), including name(s) of witness(es)\\
      2. Each reported violation shall be investigated by the School Administrator or this/her designee.  Formal disciplinary action is prohibited based solely on an anonymous report of hazing, harassment, bullying or retaliation.
      3. Violations of the prohibitions noted previously may fall under District Policy AS67—Discipline of Students and the consequence(s) may include but are not limited to:
        1. Student suspension or removal from a school-sponsored team or activity, including school-sponsored transportation;
        2. Student referral, under District Policy AS67—Discipline of Students, or a lesser disciplinary action which may merit student suspension or expulsion from school;
        3. Employee suspension or termination for cause or lesser disciplinary action;
        4. Employee reassignment; or
        5. Other action against student or employee as applicable.
      4. Action to include when appropriate:
        1. Procedures for protecting the victim and other involved individuals from being subjected to:
          1. further hazing, harassment or bullying; and
          2. retaliation for reporting the hazing, harassment and bullying.
        2. Procedures for a fair and timely opportunity for the accused to explain the accusations and defend his/her actions prior to student or employee discipline.
        3. Reporting incidents of hazing, harassment, bullying and retaliation to the Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee.
        4. Procedures for providing local employee discipline rights under Utah Code Section 53G-8-204 for employee discipline and District Policy AS67 —Discipline of Students prior to long-term (more than 10 days) student discipline.
    5. Training and Additional Consideration
      1. The training of school employees shall include training regarding hazing, harassment, bullying and retaliation.
      2. To the extent possible, programs or interventions designed to provide training and education regarding the prevention of hazing, harassment, bullying and retaliation should be implemented.
      3. Training should be extended to volunteer and paid coaches, and activity leaders for all extra-curricular activities.
        1. Participants, volunteers and adult supervisors of extra-curricular activities should be informed annually of this policy and the prohibited activities outlined in this policy.
        2. Participants, volunteers and adult supervisors shall be informed annually of the policy and the potential consequences for violation of the policy.
        3. The District Policy AS95—Conduct Related to School Activities will be reviewed by the District Leadership team comprised of parents, teachers, school administration, school staff and District Administrators.

Revision history:  2/14/12

Effective: 6/27/1995

  • Revision: 9/8/2009
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes that students with special health care needs are entitled to public education.  Therefore, the Board delegates to the Administration responsibility for developing policy to provide necessary health care services for students with special health care needs in accordance with state and federal law.  (See Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Utah Nurse Practice Act, the Nurse Practice Act Rules, and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990.)
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration may provide accommodations to students with special health care needs who require individualized health-related services/interventions by Jordan School District and its personnel to enable their participation in the educational process.  This policy shall be administered within health and safety parameters according to the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. Definition of Special Health Care Needs
      Students shall be considered as having a special health care need if one or more of the following conditions applies:

      1. The student requires administration of medication during the school day in order to access his/her educational program.  (Note:  If the student's only special health care need is administration of medication during the school day, the student's services shall be administered according to Policy AS85—Medication in the School Setting and the provisions of this policy shall not apply.)
      2. The student requires administration of support procedures during the school day in order to access his/her educational program.
      3. The student uses a particular health care device that monitors or compensates for the loss of a body function.
      4. The student's health condition may require routine or emergency health care procedures.
      5. The student's health condition may require substantial, complex, or frequent health care services to avert death or further disability.
      6. The student's individual education program requires support health care services.
    2. Requesting Special Health Care Services/Interventions
      Procedures for requesting special health care services/interventions are as follows:

      1. The student's parent formally requests special health care services/interventions by completing the “Jordan School District Request for Special Health Care Services and Release of Confidential Information” form available online, or from the school principal.  This form must be submitted each year.
      2. The student's parent shall provide all of the forms and information necessary to enable the District nurse to make an initial assessment of the student's condition.  This may include:
        1. A statement from the student's primary health care provider which describes the special services/interventions required and how they are to be administered.
        2. Other health-related evaluations or information as requested by the District nurse.
      3. Except for students subject to IDEA or §504 of the Rehabilitation Act, expenses for health-related evaluations and assessments shall be the responsibility of the parent.  Parents who need financial assistance obtaining required health-related evaluations or information shall be advised to contact the Utah State Department of Health.
      4. The principal shall provide liaison services and facilitate communication with the parents, school nurse, primary health care provider, school staff, and other agencies as necessary.
    3. Responding to Requests for Services/Interventions
      The process for reviewing and approving or denying requests for special health care services/interventions shall be as follows:

      1. The school principal shall forward the “Jordan School District Request For Special Health Care Services and Release of Confidential Information” form to the school nurse for an initial health care assessment.
      2. The District nurse shall review the “Jordan School District Request for Special Health Care Services and Release of Confidential Information” form and all accompanying documents and evalua­tions to determine the following:
        1. What health care services/interventions are required; e.g., medications, special diet, school or classroom modifications, equipment, supplies, etc.
        2. Whether the requested services/interventions are necessary during the school day to enable the student to access his/her educational program.
        3. Whether the requested services/interventions can reasonably be accommodated by school personnel.
        4. Whether the requested services/interventions can legally be provided by school personnel who are not licensed nurses or health care practitioners.  (Note: Nursing activities not specifically addressed in the Utah Nurse Practices Act may be performed by a non-licensed individual provided the activity does not require exercising nursing judgment and the activity is delegated and supervised by a licensed nurse.)
        5. Whether the requested services/interventions constitute supportive rather than medical services.
      3. The District nurse shall report the findings of the initial health care assessment to the school principal with a recommendation to grant or deny the request for special services/interventions.
      4. The District nurse may organize a Health Care Team to develop an individual health care plan for the student if needed.
      5. The principal shall forward the request to the District Compliance Officer if any of the following conditions apply:
        1. The requested services are “medical” (services that can only be rendered by a physician) rather than “support” services.
        2. The requested special services/interventions cannot be provided by school personnel in accordance with the Utah Nurse Practice Act.
        3. The request for services is denied by the District nurse.
    4. District Review and Right of Appeal
      1. The District Compliance Officer shall notify the parents and District nurse in writing if the request for special services/interventions is denied.
      2. The parents shall be informed in writing that decisions of the District Compliance Officer may be appealed to a Health Services Panel composed of the Coordinator of Educational Support Services, the appropriate Administrator of Schools, and a designated District nurse.  Appeal procedures are as follows:
        1. A written appeal shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools within 10 days of the determination of the District Compliance Officer.
        2. The Health Services Panel shall review the findings of the District Compliance Officer and make a determination about the school's ability to provide the special health care services requested.
        3. Parents shall be notified of the Health Services Panel's decision in writing.
    5. Individualized Health Care Plans
      1. An individualized Health Care Plan shall be developed by the District nurse for all students who qualify for special health care services/interventions.
      2. Plans shall be developed prior to placement if the student's condition is life threatening or capable of causing serious injury to the student or to other students or staff members. Until a health care plan can be developed, the student may be placed in the Home and Hospital or other appropriate instruction program.  However, if the student is designated under either §504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act or receives education pursuant to an individualized education program, then the IEP team must be convened prior to any change in placement to address the health needs for school.
      3. Each individualized health care plan may include the following components:
        1. A description of the student's health condition.
        2. A description of the services/interventions to be performed with specific, detailed instructions from the student's health care provider.
        3. Written permission from the parents to administer any required medications or perform any required procedures.
        4. A list of the school personnel assigned by the school principal to perform the services/interventions.  If the parent, privately employed nurse, or other non-employee is to perform the service, parent must provide prior written permission.
        5. A description of any recommended safety precautions and/or signs of distress which could indicate the onset of a medical emergency.
        6. Instructions for emergency interventions including:
          1. Emergency numbers for family and alternative contacts.
          2. The preferred emergency room if requested by primary medical provider or parent.
          3. A list of school personnel who are acquainted with the student's condition and able to render emergency assistance.
          4. Evacuation procedures.
          5. Other information the District nurse deems necessary.
        7. Instructions for special transportation services, if applicable, including:
          1. The mode of transportation to and from school.
          2. The maximum recommended travel time each way.
          3. Equipment and adaptations necessary for transportation; e.g., lifts, wheelchair restraints, oxygen, etc.
          4. Special staffing or training required for transportation personnel.
        8. An implementation date.
      1. The completed individualized health care plan shall be maintained by the school as a "private" record in accordance with the Government Records Access Management Act.  Eligible students under IDEA or Section 504 must have health care plans attached to their IEP or 504 plan.
      2. Parents shall notify the principal in writing of any changes in the student's condition which may require a modification of the health care plan.  The health care team shall be reconvened, if necessary. The principal shall notify the District nurse of any changes in the student’s condition.
    6. Staff Assignments
      1. The school principal, in conjunction with the District nurse, shall assign staff members to perform special health care services/interventions outlined in the Individualized Health Care Plan.  Such assignments shall be within the limits of Policy AS85—Medication in the School Setting by school personnel, and the Utah Nurse Practices Act and other applicable statutes and regulations.
      2. The school principal shall see that staff members assigned to provide special health care services/interventions for students understand and use Universal Precautions Against Blood Borne Diseases.
      3. The school principal and District nurse shall cooperatively determine the in-service training necessary to enable the assigned staff members to successfully perform the required services/interventions.
      4. Following in-service training and prior to rendering special health care service/interventions, the District nurse shall verify the staff member's ability to safely perform the assigned duties.
      5. The District nurse shall advise the school principal regarding supervision of staff members assigned to perform special health care service/interventions.
      6. The school principal may notify other staff members of the student's need for special health care services/interventions within the limits of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Government Records Management Access Act (GRAMA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
      7. The school principal shall notify the District nurse and staff members assigned to provide special services/interventions of any changes in the student's condition that have necessitated changes in the Individualized Health Care Plan.
    7. Provisions for Health and Safety
      1. The school principal shall be responsible to see that all staff members receive training in the use of Universal Precautions Against Blood Borne Diseases.
      2. The school principal shall be responsible to see that the necessary equipment, materials and supplies are provided to staff members who are required to perform special health care services/interventions.
      3. Universal Precautions Against Blood Borne Diseases shall be used in handling and disposing hazardous materials.
      4. Upon the recommendation of the State Health Department or recommendation of a personal physician based on a staff member's special medical condition, the District shall pay for immunizations and/or related testing for staff members whose assignment to provide special health care services/interventions places them at increased health risk.
      5. Staff members shall not be required to perform special health care services or interventions if so doing places them in imminent danger or exposes them to serious health risk.
      6. If the safeguards outlined in this policy are not implemented, staff members may refuse to perform special health care services/interventions and shall appeal to the District Compliance Officer in accordance with the procedures outlined in Policy DP315 NEG—Grievance Procedures.

  • Effective: 11/9/1993
  • Revision: 5/22/2018
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2013

  1. Board Directive
    Jordan School District is committed to providing an educational environment that is free from illegal harassment and other forms of discrimination based upon sex, race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion, gender, creed, age, citizenship, or disability.  The Board, therefore, delegates to the District Administration responsibility for establishing policy regarding student discrimination and harassment.
  2. Administrative Policy
    No student or employee of the Jordan School District may engage in illegally harassing conduct that creates a hostile learning environment for students or staff of the district.  It is the policy of Jordan School District to provide fair, expeditious and uniform procedures for investigation and resolution of claims of illegal harassment or discrimination.

    1.  Definitions
      1. Clearly Offensive Conduct:  That conduct, be it verbal or nonverbal, which when perceived in its overall context, would be taken by a reasonable person, similarly situated, to be strongly objectionable.
      2. Complainant:  A person who files a written or oral complaint about illegal harassment.
      3. Compliance Officer:  Person or persons designated by the Superintendent to receive and process complaints of discrimination.
      4. Confront:  To have a face-to-face discussion and/or contact regarding specific matters.
      5. Demeaning or Derisive Behavior:  Behavior which substantially lowers the status, dignity or standing of another individual, or which insults or otherwise belittles or shows contempt for another individual.
      6. Disability:  An individual's physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment.
      7. Discrimination:  Conduct, including words or gestures and other actions, which adversely affects a student's learning environment or results in disparate treatment based upon their immutable characteristics such as sex, race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion, gender, creed, age, citizenship, or disability.
      8. Harassment:   Unwelcome conduct of an offensive nature that is demeaning or derisive or occurs substantially because of the race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion, gender, creed, age, citizenship or disability and which creates a hostile educational environment.  Harassment shall include one or more of the three levels described below.  If conduct is clearly offensive only one incident may be necessary to establish harassment:
        1. Level One—Generalized Harassment:  Includes intentional behavior directed at an entire group which is based on demeaning or derisive stereotypes, and is so severe or pervasive that it creates a hostile learning environment.
          Examples include comments or jokes, physical gestures or visual displays such as posters, etc.
        2. Level Two—Individually Targeted Harassment:  Includes intentional, non-criminal behavior which is targeted at an individual or particular members of a group, which can be verbal, physical or visual that is so severe or pervasive that it adversely affects the learning environment.
          Examples include negative or offensive comments, jokes, suggestions or gestures directed to an individual's or group's race, ethnicity or national origin.
        3. Level Three—Criminal Harassment:  Harassing behavior which violates state or federal criminal statutes.
          Examples include criminal harassment, criminal assault, sexual assault, rape, criminal mischief, stalking, arson or trespass.
      9. Respondent:  A person named in a discrimination complaint as having engaged in or being responsible for, a discriminatory act or omission.
      10. Retaliation:  Any form or sanction, restraint, coercion, discrimination or adverse treatment against a person because that person has asserted, or has assisted another person to assert, a discrimination complaint in either a formal or informal manner with the district, or with any state or federal agency, or because that person has testified, assisted or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing related to a discrimination complaint.
      11. Sexual Harassment:  A form of sex (gender) discrimination.  It consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is based on one or more of the following conditions.
        1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly as a term or condition to educational benefit.
        2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as the basis for decisions affecting the student's educational program.
        3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student's educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning environment.
        4. There are two types of sexual harassment:
          1. Hostile Environment:  The three levels of hostile environment are the same as those listed for other harassment; e.g., generalized harassment, individually targeted harassment, and criminal harassment.
          2. Harassment that culminates in a tangible action which alters the conditions of the educational programs (previously called quid pro quo).
    2. Complaint Procedure
      1. Any student or employee who knows of a violation of this policy is expected to report such conduct to a teacher, administrator or the District Compliance Officer.
      2. The initial allegation of harassment may be submitted either orally or in writing.
      3. Complaints must be made to the immediate supervisor/administrator or the District Compliance Officer within 45 calendar days after the date of the alleged act of discrimination.
    3. Complaint and Investigative Procedures
      1. The following procedure is available for those who believe they are victims of harassment or discrimination, or who witness such acts:
        1. Seek to resolve issue directly with the accused.
        2. Seek to resolve issues through administrative personnel.
        3. Register a formal complaint with the District Compliance Officer who will initiate an investigation.
      2. If an investigation reveals evidence of criminal conduct, the matter will be referred to local law enforcement.  The district will conduct its own internal investigation independent of law enforcement officials.
      3. All investigations will be treated with discretion to protect the privacy of those involved.  All efforts will be made to treat the information confidentially; however, absolute confidentiality of all information obtained through an investigation cannot be guaranteed.
      4. The accused may not contact the alleged victim during an investigation without intervention by the district and with the permission of the complainant.
      5. When conducting investigations, the District Compliance Officer shall disclose his/her role as a neutral investigator rather than an advocate for any party.  The extent of the investigation will be determined, among other factors, by the nature and severity of the charges.
      6. An investigation shall be completed as quickly as practicable, but within 30 days of receipt of the complaint, unless extenuating circumstances require a longer period.  All parties shall be notified of the extension of time.
      7. Within 10 working days of the conclusion of the investigation, the District Compliance Officer shall provide all parties a written disposition of the complaint.
      8. The parties will then have 10 working days to provide written responses to the report and have them considered by the District Compliance Officer.
    4. Retaliation
      Retaliation under this policy is prohibited.  Individuals found to have engaged in retaliatory conduct will face disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
    5. Records
      Records of all discrimination or harassment complaints shall be maintained by the District Compliance Officer.  The records will be kept in a separate and confidential file as required by GRAMA.  Information gathered, developed and documented in the investigation will be regarded as a protected record.
    6. Outside Reporting Procedures
      Nothing in this policy shall prohibit a person from filing an education discrimination claim with the Office of Civil Rights:  Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO  80204-3582.
    7. Actions to Include When Appropriate
      1. Procedures for protecting the victim and other involved individuals from being subjected to:
        a) further harassment or discrimination
        5/22/2018b) retaliation for reporting harassment or discrimination
      2. Referral of victim and/or aggressor to school psychologist, counselor, or other appropriate support personnel
      3. Procedures for a fair and timely opportunity for the accused to explain the accusations and defend his/her actions prior to student discipline.
      4. Incidents of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation will be reported to the Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee.
      5. Students engaging in harassment or discrimination are subject to District Policy AS67 — Discipline of Students.

       

  • Effective: 11/26/1991
  • Revision: 11/13/18

  1. Board Directive
    The Board subscribes to the philosophy of educational choice and enrollment options for Jordan District students within the limits of classroom space and staff availability.  The Board recognizes that providing options for children and families optimizes student learning.  Therefore, the Board delegates to the Administration responsibility for developing policy for management of a school choice program.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration shall administer the open enrollment program according to the following administrative policy provisions and in accordance with Utah Code § 53G-6-402 and-403 (2018):

    1. Open Enrollment/Permit Process
      1. Students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school may file a request for an open enrollment transfer (permit) at the school they desire to attend. Applications are submitted online through the District website.
      2. Permit requests will be approved subject to the conditions as outlined in the document “School Permit Procedures”. This document shall be reviewed annually by the Board of Education.
    2. Accepting Permit Students
      The school administrator of the requested school shall accept the transferring student subject to the conditions set forth in document “School Permit Procedures” and subject to the following:

      1. Space, staff, and programs are available to accommodate the student.
      2. The District shall not be required to provide any program that it has not previously provided to its own students. If the District does not offer a program that the student requires, that fact shall be considered in reviewing the student's application.
      3. The student has not committed serious infractions of the law or school rules, including rules of the requested school/District.
      4. The student has not been guilty of chronic misbehavior that would, if it were to continue after the student was admitted, endanger persons or property, cause serious disruptions in the school, or place unreasonable burdens on school staff.
      5. The school administrator may allow provisional enrollment of a nonresident student with prior behavior problems when conditions have been set under which the student would be permitted to enroll or continue.
      6. Standards may not include previous academic performance (i.e. test scores, grades), athletic or other extra-curricular ability
    3. Permits for Students with Disabilities

      The student may be considered for enrollment if all of the following criteria are met:

      1. The student can be served on the current staffing pattern in the Special Education Department without the addition of staff or services.
      2. The addition does not exceed the school’s existing caseload capacity.
      3. Space is available at the school and in the student’s grade level.
    4. Duration of Permit
      1. Students who are granted transfer requests shall be permitted to remain enrolled in a school subject to compliance with the same rules and standards as resident students, without renewed applications in subsequent years unless one of the following occurs:
        1. The student graduates
        2. The student is no longer a Utah resident
        3. The student is suspended or expelled from school
        4. The District determines that enrollment within the school will exceed the school’s open enrollment threshold.
      2. Students who are granted transfer requests are obligated to remain at the requested school for at least one school year.
    5. Transportation
      The parent(s)/guardian(s) of the student shall arrange for the student’s transportation to and from school.
    6. Appeals

      The parents(s)/legal guardian(s) shall be notified of the right to appeal the decision of the school administrator to the Board of Education.

  • 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 §53G-8-203.
  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.

  • Effective: 7/8/1986
  • Revision: 9/25/2018

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes that the possession, use, or distribution of illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, or other prohibited substances constitutes a hazard to students and is disruptive to the educational process.  The Board mandates, consistent with federal and state law, the development and implementation of programs that: 1) provide information about the harmful effects of drug and alcohol use, 2) coordinate efforts by schools and parents or guardians in preventing drug and alcohol use, 3) assist parents or guardians of students who use drugs or alcohol in seeking professional help from public and private educational and rehabilitative agencies, and 4) use restorative practices consistent with State Board Rule R277-613.

    The Board delegates to the Administration, responsibility for providing:  1) drug and alcohol use prevention programs, 2) disciplinary procedures and consequences for students who possess, use, or distribute illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, or prohibited substances on school district property, during school hours, or at school functions, 3) support for students and families in drug and alcohol use identification and prevention efforts, and 4) use of appropriate restorative practices.

  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration recognizes the need to prevent the possession, use, and distribution of any substance listed in this policy on school district property, during school hours, and at any school-sponsored extra-curricular program or activity, including those held off school property.

    1. Alcohol Violations
      Definition: Alcoholic beverages or products as defined in Utah Code §32B-1-1-102

      1. Possessing (personal or property), using (consuming, inhaling, or injecting), or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages.
        1. First Violation
          A student possessing, using, or under the influence of alcohol for the first time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting the student and parent(s) or guardian(s) will be given a choice between the following two disciplinary consequences:

          1. The student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for ten (10) school days.  Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required to coordinate homework assignments with a designated school representative.
          2. The student and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) will enroll in a Jordan District First Offender Drug and Alcohol Class.  The student will be able to return to school after attending the first session of the class.  Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required to coordinate homework assignments with a designated school representative during the intervening time.  If the requirements of the class are not met, the student will automatically be placed in a home-based alternative education program for ten (10) school days less the number of school days missed during the intervening time between the violation and the first class session.
        2. Second Violation
          A student possessing, using, or under the influence of alcohol for the second time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, the student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for forty-five (45) school days.  In addition, the student who has a second violation must submit to a written assessment for potential substance dependence.  A confirmation of the assessment must be received by the administrator of the District’s Programs for At-Risk Students before the student is readmitted to school.
        3. Third Violation
          A student possessing, using, or under the influence of alcohol for the third time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, the student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for one-hundred eighty (180) school days.  In addition, the student who has a third violation must submit to a written assessment for potential substance dependence.  A confirmation of the assessment must be received by the administrator of the District’s Programs for At-Risk Students before the student is readmitted to school.
      2. Distributing (Selling, Sharing, or Delivering)
        1. First Violation
          A student distributing alcohol for the first time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, the student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for forty-five (45) school days.  In addition, the student who has a distribution violation must submit to a written assessment for potential substance dependence.  A confirmation of the assessment must be received by the administrator of the District’s Programs for At-Risk Students before the student is readmitted to school.
        2. Second Violation
          A student possessing, using, or distributing alcohol following a first distribution violation will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, the student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for one-hundred eighty (180) school days.  In addition, the student who has a second violation must submit to a written assessment for potential substance dependence.  A confirmation of the assessment must be received by the administrator of the District’s Programs for At-Risk Students before the student is readmitted to school.
    2. Illegal Substance Violations
      Definition: Any substance use defined as illegal, including violations under Utah Code § 76-10-107, Utah Code 58-37-4 or Utah Code 58-37-8 in (e.g.  illegal use of marijuana, narcotics, opiates, psychotoxic drugs).

      1. Possessing (personal or property), using (consuming, inhaling, or injecting), or being under the influence of illegal substances
        1. First Violation
          A student possessing, using, or under the influence of illegal substances for the first time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting the student and parent(s) or guardian(s) will be given a choice between the following two disciplinary consequences:

          1. The student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for ten (10) school days.  Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required to coordinate homework assignments with a designated school representative.
          2. The student and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) will enroll in a Jordan District First Offender Drug and Alcohol Class.  The student will be able to return to school after attending the first session of the class.  Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required to coordinate homework assignments with a designated school representative during the intervening time.  If the requirements of the class are not met, the student will automatically be placed in a home-based alternative education program for ten (10) school days less the number of school days missed during the intervening time between the violation and the first class session.
        2. Second Violation
          A student possessing, using, or under the influence of illegal substances for the second time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, the student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for forty-five (45) school days.  In addition, the student who has a second violation must submit to a written assessment for potential substance dependence.  A confirmation of the assessment must be received by the administrator of the District’s Programs for At-Risk Students before the student is readmitted to school.
        3. Third Violation
          A student possessing, using, or under the influence of illegal substances for the third time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, the student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for one-hundred eighty (180) school days.  In addition, the student who has a third violation must submit to a written assessment for potential substance dependence.  A confirmation of the assessment must be received by the administrator of the District’s Programs for At-Risk Students before the student is readmitted to school.
      2. Distributing (Selling, Sharing, or Delivering)
        1. First Violation
          A student distributing illegal substances for the first time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, the student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for forty-five (45) school days.  In addition, the student who has a distribution violation must submit to a written assessment for potential substance dependence.  A confirmation of the assessment must be received by the administrator of the District’s Programs for At-Risk Students before the student is readmitted to school.
        2. Second Violation
          A student possessing, using, or distributing illegal substances following a first distribution violation will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, the student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for one-hundred eighty (180) school days.  In addition, the student who has a second violation must submit to a written assessment for potential substance dependence.  A confirmation of the assessment must be received by the administrator of the District’s Programs for At-Risk Students before the student is readmitted to school.
    3. Counterfeit Substances Violations
      Definition:  Any substance that is falsely represented to be any legally or illegally manufactured controlled substance that a reasonable person would believe to be a legal or illegal controlled substance. This is to include but not limited to the drugs listed on the DEA Drug Fact Sheet. http://www.dea.gov/druginfo/factsheets.shtml and counterfeit substances as defined in the Utah Controlled Substances Act, Utah Code § 58-37-2.

      1. Possessing (Personal Property)
        1. First Violation
          A student possessing counterfeit substances for the first time will be suspended pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, this policy will be reviewed and written documentation of the violation will be placed in the student’s disciplinary file.  The student will be readmitted to school after the meeting.
        2. Second Violation
          A student possessing counterfeit substances for the second time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting the student and parent(s) or guardian(s) will be given a choice between the following two disciplinary consequences:

          1. The student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for ten (10) school days.  Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required to coordinate homework assignments with a designated school representative.
          2. The student and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) will enroll in a Jordan District First Offenders Drug and Alcohol Class.  The student will be able to return to school after attending the first session of the class.  Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required to coordinate homework assignments with a designated school representative during the intervening time.  If the requirements of the class are not met, the student will automatically be placed in a home-based alternative education program for ten (10) school days less the number of school days missed during the intervening time between the violation and the first class session.
      2. Distributing (Selling, Sharing, or Delivering)
        1. First Violation
          A student distributing counterfeit substances for the first time will be suspended pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, this policy will be reviewed.  Disciplinary consequences for distributing counterfeit substances will be a referral to the First Offenders Drug and Alcohol class.
        2. Second Violation
          A student distributing counterfeit substances for the second time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, the student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for ten (10) school days.
        3. Third Violation
          A student distributing counterfeit substances for the third time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, the student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for forty-five (45) school days.  In addition, the student who has a distribution violation must submit to a written assessment for potential substance dependence.  A confirmation of the assessment must be received by the administrator of the District’s Programs for At-Risk Students before the student is readmitted to school.
    4. Medication Substance Violations
      Definition: Medications in excess of a recommended eight (8)-hour dosage for which an individual has a prescription, or in any amount if the individual has no prescription or over-the-counter medications in excess of a recommended eight (8)-hour dosage.

      1. Possessing (Personal or Property)
        1. First Violation
          A student possessing medication substances as described above for the first time will be suspended pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, this policy will be reviewed and written documentation of the violation will be placed in the student’s disciplinary file.  The student will be readmitted to school after the meeting.
        2. Second Violation
          A student possessing medication substances in excess of a recommended eight (8)-hour dosage for the second time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting the student and parent(s) or guardian(s) will be given a choice between the following two disciplinary consequences:

          1. The student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for ten (10) school days.  Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required to coordinate homework assignments with a designated school representative.
          2. The student and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) will enroll in a Jordan District First Offenders Drug and Alcohol Class.  The student will be able to return to school after attending the first session of the class.  Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required to coordinate homework assignments with a designated school representative during the intervening time.  If the requirements of the class are not met, the student will automatically be placed in a home-based alternative education program for ten (10) school days less the number of school days missed during the intervening time between the violation and the first class session.
      2. Distributing (Selling, Sharing, or Delivering)
        1. First Violation
          1. A student distributing any over-the-counter medications for the first time will be suspended pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, this policy will be reviewed.  Disciplinary consequences for distributing over-the-counter medication will be determined by the school administration based on the severity of the violation.
          2. A student distributing prescription medications (for which the student distributing has a prescription) for the first time or over-the-counter medications for the second time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, the student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for forty-five (45) school days.  In addition, the student who has a distribution violation must submit to a written assessment for potential substance dependence.  A confirmation of the assessment must be received by the administrator of the District’s At-Risk Programs before the student is readmitted to school.
        2. Second Violation
          A student distributing prescription medications (for which the student distributing has a prescription) for the second time will be suspended from school pending a meeting with the school administrator and parent(s) or guardian(s).  At the meeting, the student will be placed in a home-based alternative education program for one-hundred eighty (180) school days.  In addition, the student who has a distribution violation must submit to a written assessment for potential substance dependence.  A confirmation of the assessment must be received by the administrator of the District’s Programs for At-Risk Students before the student is readmitted to school.
    5. Tobacco/Nicotine Violation
      Definition:  Illegal possession of cigarettes or any oral device that is composed of a heating element, battery, or electronic circuit and marketed, manufactured, distributed, or sold as an e-cigarette, vapor sticks, e-pipe, or any other product name or descriptor, if the function of the product meets the definition of an electronic oral device.  (Utah Code §76-10-1-101, 104, 105, 111).

      1. Tobacco, tobacco/nicotine products, e-cigarettes, and paraphernalia will be confiscated.
      2. Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be contacted by the school administrator
      3. Possessing (Personal Property), Using (Consuming, Inhaling).
        1. First Violation
          A student using or possessing tobacco/nicotine as per definition may be suspended and or attend a tobacco cessation class at Jordan Family Education Center.
        2. Subsequent Violations
          A student using or possessing tobacco/nicotine as per definition may be suspended and or may attend the tobacco cessation class at Jordan Family Education Center. If another class is attended in lieu of Jordan Family Education, proof of class will need to be provided.
      4. Distributing (Selling, Sharing or Delivering)
        1. First Violation
          A student using or possessing tobacco/nicotine as per definition may be suspended and/or attend a tobacco cessation class at Jordan Family Education Center.
        2. Subsequent Violations
          A student distributing selling, sharing or delivering to others may be referred to court and/or referred to the tobacco cessation class at Jordan Family Education Center.
    6. Procedures
      1. Due process procedures outlined in policy AS67 Discipline of Students will be followed in the administration of this policy.
      2. All illegal activity covered by this policy will be reported to an appropriate law enforcement agency.   Jordan School District will enforce the disciplinary consequences outlined in this policy independent of any court action.
      3. Students apprehended by school district employees or law enforcement officials for illegal violations covered by this policy while off-campus during regular school hours shall be subject to the provisions of this policy.
      4. Resorting occurs when a student is apprehended by school district employees or law enforcement officials for being present where alcohol or illegal substances as defined in this policy are being used or possessed and the use or possession is open, obvious, apparent, and not concealed.  Resorting violations may result in suspension.
      5. Students found in possession of drug paraphernalia as defined in Utah Code §58-37a-3 will be dealt with according to the “possession and use of illegal substances” section of this policy.
      6. During the time a student is on the home-based alternative education program, the student may not be a spectator or participant in any school-sponsored extra-curricular program or activity including those held off school property.
      7. If the designated days of home-based alternative education cannot be completed by the end of the regular school year, the home-based alternative education program must be completed at the beginning of the following school year.
      8. If a senior is placed on the home-based alternative education program, and that placement coincides with the end of the school year, the student will not be allowed to participate in graduation exercises.  The diploma will be awarded upon completion of the home-based alternative education program and all other graduation requirements.
      9. District personnel will assist with identifying appropriate agencies qualified to make written assessment of potential substance dependence for students who violate the provisions of this policy.  These assessments will be at the expense of the parent(s) or guardian(s).
      10. Records will be maintained on all violations.  A student with more than one violation will be considered a repeat offender even if the earlier violation(s) occurred in a prior school year or a different Jordan District school.
      11. In addition to the disciplinary consequences outlined in this policy, a student will be suspended or removed from participation in leadership positions, candidacy for leadership positions, school organizations, and athletic teams upon violations of the provisions covered in this policy.
      12. Utah Code §53G-8-503 requires educators to report information of suspected substance abuse among students to their parent(s) or guardian(s).
      13. Jordan School District will award credit for education when students are in drug and/or alcohol use treatment programs.  The treatment program must meet the Utah State Department of Human Services license qualifications.
        1. One (1.0) elective credit may be earned for completion of an in-patient treatment program.
        2. Required and elective credit may also be earned during in-patient treatment through participation in an accredited educational program.  A maximum of five and one-half (5.5) instructional hours per day may be applied toward credit.
        3. One (1.0) elective credit may be earned for participation in an approved aftercare program.  The student must submit a schedule of the aftercare program and verification of regular attendance.  One-quarter (.25) credit will be awarded for each forty-five (45) hours of aftercare participation.

  • Effective: 4/29/1986
  • Revision: 2/25/2014

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes  that staff and students may come in contact with bloodborne pathogens and/or communicable diseases during the school day and delegates the responsibility for developing appropriate policy for the protection of staff and students.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration authorizes the following administrative policy provisions for protection from bloodborne pathogens to staff and students:

    1. Bloodborne Pathogens 
      Since body fluids may contain a variety of potentially infectious organisms, it is important for all school personnel to know how to clean them up properly to prevent the spread of infection to students, other school personnel, and to themselves.

      1. All employees of Jordan School District are required to participate in annual instruction in using Universal Precautions when dealing with cleanup of all blood or body fluids.
      2. The Universal Precautions must be observed in the cleanup of all blood or body fluids.  All employees will treat all blood and body fluids as if known to be infected with HIV, HBV, and other bloodborne pathogens.
    2. Communicable Diseases
      Communicable diseases are a leading cause of childhood morbidity and school absences.  Students and staff with communicable diseases, which can be transmitted directly or indirectly from one individual to another, require special consideration in the school setting.  The transmission of infectious disease may be prevented by all school staff using procedures of effective infection control.  In the school environment, the risk of exposure can be unpredictable, thus control measure that are simple and uniform across all situations have the greatest likelihood of compliance and success.

      1. The spread of infectious disease can be prevented or deterred if students and staff adhere to basic principles of good personal hygiene, cleanliness, and recommended use of any necessary personal protective measures.
      2. Schools are legally authorized to prohibit school attendance by students, if necessary, to prevent the spread of contagious disease.
      3. Case management will inhibit the spread of contagious illness in school and minimize excessive absences.  Activities include:
        1. Identification
        2. Potential exclusion of students and staff with communicable diseases.
        3. Appropriate follow-up to ensure treatments and prompt readmission to school.
      4. The state health agency is responsible for initiating measures to suppress or prevent the spread of disease and for implementing regulation relating to quarantine, isolation, and other control measures to protect the public.
      5. Children with chronic infectious disease are entitled to a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.  If a student will be absent from school due to an infectious disease, reasonable accommodation, which may include Home and Hospital program services, could be appropriate.
      6. Persons with suppressed immune systems run a higher than normal risk of severe complications from common communicable illnesses.
        1. Students with a suppressed immune system may need to be temporarily excluded from school when there is an outbreak of a communicable disease for their own protection.
        2. Students with a suppressed immune system should have an individual health care plan in place with specific guidelines that will be implemented in the event of an outbreak.
        3. The decision to exclude the student from school should be made by the District nurse in conjunction with the student’s parent(s), physician and local health department when necessary.
      7. The District nurses are responsible for providing schools with exclusion protocol.  The assigned District nurse is responsible to provide in-service education for the individual needs.
    3. Management of a Communicable Disease Program  
      Regardless of the specific disease, certain elements are critical to the management of a communicable disease program.

      1. All employees, including those with chronic infectious diseases, have a right to confidentiality and access to employment as well as other rights, privileges, and services provided by federal and state laws.
      2. All children, including those with chronic infectious diseases, have a right to confidentiality and a free and appropriate public education.  Students with chronic infectious diseases are eligible for all rights, privileges, and services provided by federal and state laws.
      3. Measures to isolate students with chronic infectious diseases are usually not necessary.  Irrational fears related to chronic infectious diseases can be mitigated through planned health education programs for school staff, students, and parents.  Education programs should include information regarding the mode of transmission and the methods of preventing the transmission of infectious diseases.
      4. The school should respect the right to privacy of the individual.  If a student has an infectious disease, such knowledge should be confined to those persons with a direct need to know.
        1. Those persons who are informed of the identity of an infected child should be made aware of confidentiality requirements.
        2. The identity of an individual with an infectious disease should not be revealed except as required by law for reporting purposes.
        3. Health records should be confidential.
      5. A student should never be discriminated against because of an infectious disease.
      6. In the event of an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease, in cooperation with the local department of health, all susceptible students (i.e., students with medical or religious exemption from immunization) must be excluded or immunized.
    4. Management by District Nurses
      Jordan School District nurses are the most appropriate persons to coordinate with the local health department.  They should be responsible for instituting measures to prevent or control the spread of communicable diseases.  Their knowledge and judgment are essential for the collection and interpretation of data related to infectious disease.  Jordan School District nurses should:

      1. Participate in the development and revision of infectious disease policies and procedures, and consult with local or state health department personnel as needed.
      2. Interpret infectious disease policies and procedures to school personnel, parents and students.
      3. Provide health information, and in-service programs regarding infectious diseases.
      4. Promote positive health practices for the school community.
      5. Develop individual health care plans for students with chronic infectious diseases.
      6. Recommend modification of the school program for infected students as needed.
      7. Monitor and assess students with infectious diseases
      8. Monitor and assess the school environment for the effective infection control standards.
      9. Make recommendations for purchase of proper equipment and supplies.
      10. Serve as an advocate for students with infectious diseases.
      11. Act as a liaison between the school, home, and medical/health agencies for the students with infectious diseases.
      12. Keep up with current information, rules and regulation, policies, and procedures related to infectious disease.