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  • Effective: 5/24/1988
  • Revision: 2/25/2014

  1. Board Directive
    Utah Annotated Code §53G-9-803 requires school districts to offer remedial classes for students in grades 7-12.  The Board delegates to the District Administration responsibility for devising and implementing an adequate system of remediation so that students can meet competency levels in all required core subject areas.
  2. Administrative Policy
    It will be the responsibility of the Administrators of Schools to work with principals to ensure that all students are given adequate instruction to meet competency levels in all subject areas.

    1. Meeting competency in all required core class will be defined as receiving a "D-" grade or better in the class.  Any student who receives an "F" in an English, mathematics, science, or social studies required core class has failed to meet the competency level.
    2. Parents will be notified by letter if their student has not met competency in any class.
    3. Students who do not meet competency levels in required core classes--English, mathematics, science and social studies--will be required to remediate the credit through an approved program.
    4. Remediation classes may be offered in summer school, or through approved programs.
    5. The remediation classes will be structured to enable students to receive .25 credit per quarter by successfully completing the remediation class.
    6. Fees will be charged for remediation classes according to the current fee schedule adopted by the Board of Education.
    7. Remediation may not constitute reason to retain a student in a grade level.
    8. Students in grades 9 to 12 will be evaluated as often as necessary to determine their progress toward graduation.
    9. Special education students will be exempted from remediation requirements if they are meeting IEP requirements.
    10. Transportation to and from remediation classes is the responsibility of students and parents.
    11. If a student does not pass a remediation class, the principal may waive the remediation requirement.

  • Effective: 5/17/1983
  • Revision: 9/24/2019

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes that non-resident students and charter school students residing in Jordan School District may at times request to be enrolled in the schools of the Jordan District.  The District Administration is therefore authorized to enroll non-resident students, foreign exchange students and charter school students according to the provisions of the following administrative policy, and in accordance with Utah Code §53G-6-302 through 53G-6-404, 53G-6-503, 53G-6-702 through 53G-6-707 and Utah Administrative Code R277-438, R277-494 and R277-612.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The following administrative policy provisions shall be followed in providing for Jordan District enrollment of non-resident students and charter school students who reside in Jordan District.  Students who have previously graduated from high school or equivalent, have exceeded age appropriate placement, or whose class has graduated will not be eligible for enrollment.

    1. In-State District Reciprocity
      1. A student's legal residence is the domicile of the student's custodial legal guardian.
      2. Students from another district may attend District schools following the procedures and expectations outlined in Policy AS93 – Open Enrollment/School Choice.
      3. Students must be prepared to abide by the rules and policies of the school and the District.
      4. The student shall be placed in the next consecutive grade as indicated on the student’s official transcript, except in cases of documented accelerations and/or retentions conducted by the prior district, charter and/or school.
      5. Charges, if any, for enrolling students from another district are to be arranged with the school districts involved.
    2. Foreign Exchange and Foreign Students
      1. Foreign exchange students may be enrolled in the District only upon meeting the following criteria:
        1. The student is sponsored by an agency approved by the Jordan Board of Education; and
        2. The student and agency complete the required documents and pay such tuition as may be established by the Board; or
        3. The exchange student attends the same school during the same time period that another student from the school is:
          1. Sponsored by the same agency; and
          2. Enrolled in a school in a foreign country; and
          3. Is enrolled in the school for one year or less.
      2. Foreign students do not qualify for a high school diploma and do not participate in graduation ceremonies.
      3. A cap on the number of J1 foreign exchange students the District may accept is set by the Utah State Office of Education.  Jordan District’s assigned allotment of J1 foreign exchange students designates the District’s foreign exchange cap.  All foreign exchange students work through Student Services and should not be enrolled at the local school without a Verification of Guardianship.
      4. The District may enroll a foreign exchange student who does not qualify for state monies (B.3 above) and pay the tuition costs of the student with other District funds; or charge the student tuition using the current school year’s non-resident tuition rate.
        1. The Superintendent or the superintendent’s designee may grant a foreign exchange tuition waiver using the following criteria:
          1. A tuition waiver request is submitted to Student Services by the student’s exchange agency and host family guardian(s). Tuition waiver requests are considered in the order they are received.
          2. Tuition waivers may be awarded annually provided:
            1. The host family resides in the District; and
            2. Space is available at the host family's school of residence.
              1. Available space is determined using the criteria outlined in this policy and Policy AS93—Open Enrollment School Choice.
              2. The number of available waivers will be reviewed regularly.
              3. Tuition waivers apply only to exchange students complying with all the requirements outlined in this policy.
              4. Exceptions to B.4.a.(2) or denied waiver requests may be appealed to the Board of Education.
        2. Exchange students paying the non-resident tuition rate may enroll in the District provided the conditions outlined in this policy (B.1. above) and the Student Services Manual are met.
        3. Registration and participation/class fees outlined in AA408 – Fees still apply.
      5. All foreign exchange and foreign students must be approved for enrollment by the Board in an open meeting of the Board.
    3. Non-Utah Residents
      1. Non-Utah residents will be charged a per capita cost unless such tuition is waived by the Board in an open meeting of the Board.
      2. The following criteria shall be used to determine fees for non-Utah residents:
        1. The base figure will be the same cost determined to educate a student in Jordan District that was computed two school years previous.
        2. The increase in the Weighted Pupil Unit (WPU) during the past two (2) years will be added to the cost derived in C.2.a.
        3. If the student is to receive or chooses to participate in programs of the District that are heavily subsidized by state or local funding (i.e., Special Education, CTE, Dual Immersion, International Baccalaureate, etc.), the amount charged will be increased by the average cost per student of that program.
      3. Non-resident and foreign students require authorization from Student Services prior to enrolling at the local school.
      4. The following criteria will be applied to determine if the student will not be charged a tuition fee (§53G-6-302):
        1. The student’s presence in the District is not for the primary purpose of attending school.
        2. The student’s physical, mental, moral, or emotional health would best be served by considering the student to be a resident for school purposes.
        3. The student is prepared to abide by the rules and policies of the school and the District in which attendance is sought.
        4. The student resides with a responsible adult who is a resident of the District, and:
          1. Has been appointed guardian by a court of jurisdiction; or
          2. Is the student’s noncustodial parent, grandparent, brother, sister, uncle, or aunt; and
          3.  Is designated as the student’s custodian in a durable power of attorney issued by the party who has legal custody of the student that grants the custodian full authority for educational or medical services in the interest of the student.
          4. Is married or an emancipated minor.
        5. Enrollment granted under C.4.d.(2) shall require a durable power of attorney.
    4. Resident Charter School Students
      1. A student’s legal residence is the domicile of the student’s custodial parent or legal guardian.
      2. Resident students attending a charter school may attend Jordan School District schools as follows (§53G-6-503):
        1. Resident students attending a charter school may attend their school of residence the following school year if written notification of intent to enroll in the school of residence is submitted to the school no later than June 30 of the current year.
        2. After June 30 or during the school year, resident students enrolled in a charter school may attend their school of residence if there is space available, or a school other than their school of residence by following the procedures outlined in this policy and in Policy AS93—Open Enrollment School Choice.
        3. Charter school students may participate in extra-curricular or co-curricular activities at their school of residence by following the procedures outlined in this policy, the Student Services Manual, and Policy AA447 – Out-of-District Student Enrollment.

  • Effective: 5/14/1974
  • Revision: 5/22/2018
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2015

  1. Board Directive
    Jordan District schools are to provide a safe, wholesome, healthy educational environment where academic learning, personal development, and a sense of pride and accomplishment can flourish.  Part of the educational process is learning self discipline and appropriate behavior.  Therefore, it is the philosophy of the Jordan School District Board of Education to enforce all Utah laws related to conduct on school premises and school buses and to see that students are taught to preserve public property including all school facilities and equipment.
    The Board also recognizes that dress and grooming seriously affect the behavior of students attending school and may also impact sanitation and safety conditions.  Because experience has demonstrated that the learning atmosphere is improved when students both look and act appropriately, the Board hereby authorizes establishment of standards of student conduct, dress, and grooming.  The Board delegates to the Administration responsibility to see that each school adheres to the conduct, dress, and grooming standards established in the provisions of this policy in a consistent manner.  Further, all District and school staff members shall have a share of responsibility in seeing that these standards are implemented and enforced in classrooms, in school buildings, on school grounds, on school buses, at school activities, and other occasions as appropriate.  This policy represents minimum guidelines.  Schools can develop additional dress code requirements with input from Student Government, School Community Council, and PTA groups.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration shall implement Board philosophy according to the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. Student Conduct
      1. Classroom Behavior
        Students shall conduct themselves in a manner that contributes to a productive learning atmosphere for themselves and their classmates. Students are expected to be attentive, cooperative, and industrious while in the classroom. Students who habitually disrupt or destroy the learning atmosphere shall be disciplined according to the procedures established in Policy AS67—Discipline of Students.
      2. Behavior at Assemblies and Activities
        Assemblies and activities shall be considered special student privileges where participation is contingent upon appropriate behavior. Students shall show respect to all performers. Students who disturb, disrupt, or show disrespect shall lose the privilege of attending and may be subjected to disciplinary action as outlined in Policy AS67—Discipline of Students.
      3. Protection and Care of School Property
        Students shall be expected to use school equipment and facilities appropriately and to behave in such a way that school property is preserved and protected. Students may be disciplined for improper use or treatment of school facilities and/or equipment.
      4. Behavior at Competitive Events
        Students are expected to demonstrate sportsmanship at all competitive events and to conduct themselves according to the rules of fair play both as spectators and participants. While healthy competition is encouraged, cheating or rude and disruptive conduct shall not be tolerated.
      5. Patriotism and Respect for the Flag
        The Flag of the United States of America shall be appropriately displayed at all schools in keeping with customary and accepted practices. Students shall show proper respect for their country's emblem.
        The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag shall be recited at the beginning of each day in each public school classroom, led by a student in the classroom as assigned by the classroom teacher on a rotating basis.  At least once per year, students shall be instructed that participation in the Pledge is voluntary and not compulsory, and students should show respect for any student who chooses not to participate.  A student may be excused from reciting the Pledge upon written request from the student’s parent or legal guardian.   Discourteous treatment of the flag or other national symbols shall be cause for disciplinary action.
      6. Use of Alcohol, Tobacco, Narcotics, and Drugs
        Student use or possession of alcohol, tobacco, narcotics, and drugs is prohibited by law. Students who break the law shall be disciplined according to policy set forth in Policy AS90 — Drugs and Alcohol.
      7. Cellular Telephones
        Possession of a cellular telephone by a student is a privilege that may be forfeited by any student that uses his/her cell phone inappropriately.  A student who possesses a cellular phone shall assume responsibility for its care. At no time shall the District be responsible for preventing theft, loss or damage to cell phones brought onto school property.Cellular telephone use during classroom time, instructional activities and field trips must be authorized by the instructor.

        Exceptions to this policy may be granted by school administration on a case by case basis to accommodate family emergencies or medical necessity. The sharing of pornographic images and “sexting” are prohibited.  Students violating these guidelines will be disciplined in accordance with Policy AS67—Discipline of Students.

      8. Electronic Devices
        Any use of an electronic device that exploits personal information, disrupts the educational process, invades personal privacy or compromises the integrity of educational programs is strictly prohibited. Students in violation will be disciplined in accordance with District Policy AS67—Discipline of Students.
    2. Dangerous or Disruptive Conduct
      Students who engage in dangerous or disruptive conduct, including bringing any weapon or facsimile of a weapon to school, committing arson, burglary, larceny, criminal mischief, battery or assault, or who engage in activities which violate federal, state or local laws, shall be excluded from school. (See Policy AS67—Discipline of Students).
    3. School Dress and Grooming
      Students shall dress in a manner that shows respect for the educational environment and is befitting the day’s activities. Students’ clothing and jewelry must not present a health or safety hazard or distraction, which would disrupt the educational mission. Disruption is defined as reactions by other individuals to the clothing or adornment, which causes the teacher/ administrator to lose the attention of the students, to modify or cease instructional activities, or to deal with student confrontations or complaints.

      1. Items that disrupt the educational mission shall not be allowed. Personal items such as clothing, paraphernalia, jewelry, backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc., shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignias, which are crude, vulgar, profane, violent, or sexually suggestive.
      2. Items which bear advertising, promotions and likeness of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs or which are contrary to the educational mission, shall not be allowed.
      3. All students shall maintain their hair, mustaches, sideburns, and beards in a clean, well-groomed manner. Hair, which is so conspicuous, extreme, odd in color or style that it draws undue attention, disrupts, or tends to disrupt or interfere with the learning atmosphere at the school, shall not be allowed.
      4. Clothing, jewelry, accessories and piercings which are so conspicuous, extreme, or odd that they may draw undue attention, disrupt, or tend to disrupt, interfere with or pose a health or safety issue to the learning atmosphere at the school, shall not be allowed.
      5. All students shall wear clean clothing. Students shall not wear clothes that are mutilated, cut off, or immodest, e.g., short shorts, mini skirts, bare midriffs, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, tank shirts, or similar clothing. Clothing shall cover the midriff, underwear, backs, and cleavage at all times. Skirts, dresses and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length or longer when seated.
      6. Students shall comply with the laws that govern wearing military uniforms and insignias ( Title 10, USC §771-772, and Army Regulation 670-1 §29-4).
      7. Hats of any kind are not allowed within the building except as part of an approved activity, or for religious, or medical purposes.
      8. School officials may require students to wear certain types of clothing for health or safety reasons in connection with certain specialized activities.
      9. Gang-related clothing, colors, and paraphernalia shall not be allowed in schools or activities. School administration will determine what constitutes “gang” clothing, colors, and paraphernalia after consultation with law enforcement agencies as needed.
      10. Shoes shall be worn at all times that ensure personal safety and hygiene.
    4. School Dress and Grooming—Graduation
      In order to maintain dignity and decorum at high school commencements, students participating in commencement exercises are subject to the dress and grooming standards articulated in section C of this policy and wear the prescribed cap and gown during the ceremony* without additional ornamentation or decoration. Personal items such as clothing, accessories or jewelry, that draw undue attention or detract from the dignity and decorum of the occasion shall not be allowed. Mantles, cords, insignias or medals signifying achievement, honor or recognition are restricted to awards issued and approved for display at graduation by the local high school.
      * “During the ceremony” refers to the entire duration of the commencement program, from opening processional to completion of the recessional.

 

Revision history: 12/4/2004, 8/28/12, 3/26/13

  • Effective: 8/27/1969
  • Revision: 9/8/2009
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2013

  1. Board Directive
    Recognizing the need for an orderly transition of students between school levels, the Board authorizes the District Administration to conduct appropriate advancement, promotion, and graduation activities.
  2. Administrative Policy
    1. Authorization
      The advancement, promotion, and graduation of students is authorized by the Board upon the recommendation of the Superintendent and the principal of the school involved.
    2. Definitions
      1. Advancement:  Movement of students within the three divisions or levels (elementary, middle, and high school) of instruction.
      2. Promotion:  Movement of students from one grade level to another, from elementary to middle school, and from middle school to high school.
      3. Graduation:  Completion of the high school program of studies specified by the State and local Boards of Education.
        NOTE:  The following definitions relate directly to the mandate for optional configurations of the high school program as specified by Utah Code §53A-15-101.
      4. Advanced Placement (AP):  The most rigorous credit courses in the high school curriculum in any discipline area.  Sponsored by and controlled by the College Entrance Examination Board, AP courses each have associated tests that also grant college level credit upon successful completion of the examination designated for that course.
      5. Accelerated Vocational Programs:  Vocational/technical education courses designed to provide college credit to students evidencing a high level of content master/skills in a specialized field.
      6. Early Graduation:  Optional program governed by the creation of a specialized Student Educational Plan for College and Career Readiness and approved by the principal at the least one quarter prior to the date for early graduation; designed for the purpose of allowing a student to graduate after completion of the eleventh grade or at the end of any quarter of the twelfth grade year.
      7. Concurrent Enrollment:  Optional program governed by the creation of a specialized Student Educational Plan for College and Career Readiness that allows a student to enroll in post secondary training/education while attending classes in the regular high school day.  Courses completed in the Concurrent Enrollment program may be used as credit toward high school graduation and/or may be applied to fulfillment of post secondary educational requirements.
      8. Early Admissions:  Optional program governed by the creation of a specialized Student Educational Plan for College and Career Readiness that allows a student to enter post secondary training/education in place of or as part of the normal senior year.  Early Admissions does not preclude the student returning to graduate from high school with his/her class.
      9. International Baccalaureate:  A rigorous program of studies emphasizing critical thinking while encouraging an international perspective.  Students may earn a certificate in a specific course of study and a diploma recognizing completion of the entire program.
    3. Promotion and Graduation Requirements
      Promotion from elementary school to middle school or from middle school to high school shall be authorized upon satisfactory fulfillment of the requirements specified by the State Board of Education and additional studies required by the Jordan School District Board of Education. Graduation from high school shall be authorized upon satisfactory completion of high school graduation requirements in the Utah educational code and stated in the Jordan School District Credit Guidelines for graduation from secondary schools. (State Board Rule R277-705-3)
    4. Responsibility
      The Administration delegates responsibility for the general coordination of advancement, promotion, and graduation activities to the Administrators of Schools.  Working cooperatively with the school principals, the Administrators of Schools shall make certain that Board and Administrative policies are understood and complied with in conducting school programs.
    5. Advancement
      Teachers and principals shall consider the continuous progress and educational growth of students a major concern as students are advanced from one level to another in the elementary and middle school.  Retentions and accelerations shall be considered on the basis of the best interest and welfare of the student based upon the professional determination of the local school educational team comprised of a school administrator, parent(s)/legal guardian(s), teacher(s) and guidance personnel.  (See Policy AS64 Student Retention and Acceleration)
    6. Promotion
      As students are promoted from one division or level to another, teachers and administrators shall stress the non-terminal nature of promotion and shall encourage students to continue their studies.
    7. Graduation Programs
      Graduation programs shall be conducted according to the following guidelines:

      1. Commencement exercises shall be held to honor those students graduating from high school.
      2. They shall reflect the dignity of youth, the community, and the schools of Jordan School District.
      3. They shall emphasize conservatism in money expenditures required of students, parents, and schools in order not to embarrass the indigent.
      4. No formal programs or exercises shall be held for pupils being advanced from one grade to the next or for pupils being promoted from elementary to middle school or from middle school to high school.
      5. Middle school students shall not purchase class rings, yearbooks, or pins to signify the promotion occasion.
    8. Scheduling
      The scheduling of graduation programs shall be coordinated by the Administrators of Schools.  Selected program dates shall be cleared through the Superintendent's office and placed on the Activity Calendar.
    9. Graduation Dress and Grooming
      In order to maintain dignity and decorum at high school commencements, students participating in commencement exercises are subject to the dress and grooming standards articulated in Policy AA419 Student Conduct and Dress, item C, and must wear the prescribed cap and gown during the entire duration of the commencement program, from the opening processional to completion of the recessional, without additional ornamentation or decoration. Personal items such as clothing, accessories or jewelry, that draw undue attention or detract from the dignity and decorum of the occasion, shall not be allowed.  Mantles, cords, insignias or medals signifying achievement, honor or recognition are restricted to awards issued and approved for display at graduation by the local high school.