- Effective: 8/7/2007
- Revised: 9/8/2009
Full Subject: OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENT ENROLLMENT AS PART-TIME STUDENTS AND PARTICIPATION OF OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENTS IN JORDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT ACTIVITIES
- Board Policy
The Board recognizes that from time-to-time out-of-district students may request to enroll as part-time students in Jordan District schools to attend classes and/or participate in Jordan School District sponsored extra and co-curricular activities. Because the Board’s primary responsibility is to provide educational services and opportunities for Jordan School District students, the Board limits opportunities for out-of-district students to enroll as part-time students and participate in Jordan District activities. The District Administration is therefore authorized to enroll out-of-district students as part-time students and allow out-of-district student participation in Jordan School District activities according to the provisions of the following administrative policy.
- Administration Policy
The following definitions apply to this policy:
- "Co-curricular activities" means experiences, which may include field trips; science fairs; student art exhibits; and music, dance, and theater performances that are considered part of the students’ regular classroom instruction and are directly related to the State Core Curriculum. Participation is coordinated by the students’ classroom teacher or school.
- "Extracurricular activities" means educational experiences that are not considered to be part of the students’ regular classroom instruction. These include Utah High School Activity Association sanctioned athletic, music, and speech arts activities, as well as school club activities. Extracurricular activities usually occur outside the regular school day and participation is optional and may involve student dues or fees.
- "Out-of-district Consortium student" means an out-of-district student who is enrolled in a Wasatch Front South Applied Technology Consortium member school district (Granite, Salt Lake, Murray, Tooele or Canyons).
- "Out-of-district student" means a public school student who is enrolled in another public school district or State Charter School Board authorized charter school where the student’s permanent record is maintained.
- "JATC" means Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers, which provides Career and Technical Education programs for grade 11-12 students.
- "UHSAA" means Utah High School Activities Association.
- "WFS Applied Technology Consortium" means Wasatch Front South Applied Technology Consortium, a non-profit, cooperative consortium comprised of Jordan, Granite, Salt Lake, Murray, Tooele and Canyons School Districts and post-secondary partners Salt Lake Community College.
- "Charter school" means State Charter School Board authorized charter school.
- Enrollment of Out-of-District Grade Kindergarten-10 Students as Part-Time Students and/or Their Participation in Jordan School District Sponsored Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities
- Out-of-district grade kindergarten-10 students may not enroll as part-time students.
- Out-of-district students who are not enrolled in Jordan School District may not participate in co-curricular activities.
- Out-of-district students may only participate in UHSAA activities under the conditions outlined in the rules of the UHSAA.
- Out-of-district JATC students may participate in all JATC-sponsored student activities.
- Enrollment of Out-of-District Grade 11-12 Students as Part-Time Students and/or Their Participation in Jordan School District Sponsored Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities
- Part-time enrollment of out-of-district grade 11-12 students is limited to enrollment of WFS Applied Technology Consortium students in Jordan Applied Technology Center courses. Out-of-district Consortium students may enroll in JATC courses under the following conditions:
- The student is an eleventh- or twelfth-grade student.
- The student meets Jordan School District established prerequisites, if applicable.
- The program has space available with enrollment preference given to students in the following order:
(1) Jordan School District students,
(2) WFS Consortium district students.
- The student is enrolled prior to the deadline for enrollment set by the JATC.
- The student pays all appropriate and applicable student fees as outlined in Jordan School District’s Student Fee Schedule upon registration.
- A Consortium student accepted into a two-year JATC program as an eleventh-grade student may continue enrollment in that program the following year; however, if the student desires to change programs, he/she will be subject to enrollment process outlined above.
- Participation in School Activities by Out-of-District Students
- Out-of-district JATC students may participate in all JATC-sponsored student activities.
- Out-of-district students who are not enrolled in Jordan School District may not participate in Jordan School District co-curricular activities. Participation of out-of-district JATC students in co-curricular activities is limited to those sponsored by the JATC.
- Out-of-district students, including JATC students, may only participate in UHSAA activities in Jordan School District under the conditions outlined in the rules of the UHSAA.
- Effective: 2/6/2001
- Revision: 8/23/2022
- Board Directive
The Board of Education of the Jordan School District has determined that the educational goals of the School District are furthered by recognizing student clubs at the secondary school level which do not materially or substantially interfere with the orderly operation of the school, which are not harmful to the school’s educational mission, which maintain boundaries of socially appropriate behavior, and which are consistent with order and discipline on school premises and the protection of the well-being of students and faculty. The Board delegates to the District Administration the responsibility of administering this policy.
- Limited Open Forum
The Jordan School District maintains a “limited open forum” for school clubs at the secondary school level. A school has a limited open forum whenever the school grants an offering to or an opportunity for one or more noncurricular clubs to meet on school premises during noninstructional time.
- Reservation of Right to Close the Forum
The Board of Education reserves the right to create at any time a “closed forum” by refusing to allow all noncurricular clubs to use school facilities or to define or restrict the rights of all student clubs relative to access to facilities as long as such rules apply to all noncurricular clubs.
- Administrative Policy
The following definitions apply to this policy:
- “Administration” means the central Administration of the District.
- “Closed forum” means allowing only curricular clubs.
- “Club” means any student organization that meets during noninstructional time at a school.
- “Curricular club” means a club that is school sponsored and that may receive leadership, direction, and support from the school or school district beyond providing a meeting place during noninstructional time. A secondary school curricular club means a club:
- whose subject matter is actually taught or will soon be taught in a regularly offered course;
- whose subject matter concerns the body of courses as a whole;
- in which participation in the group is required for a particular course;
- in which participation results in academic credit; or
- which is a nationally sponsored group and is connected through the Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO).
- “Discretionary time” means school-related time for students that is not instructional time.
- “Instructional time” means time during which a school is responsible for a student and the student is required or expected to be actively engaged in a learning activity.
- “Limited open forum” means allowing both curricular clubs and noncurricular clubs.
- “Noncurricular club” is a student initiated group that may be authorized and allowed school facilities use during noninstructional time by the local school in accordance with the provisions of district policy. A noncurricular club’s meetings, ideas, and activities are not sponsored or endorsed in any way by the school, or by school or district employees.
- “Noncurricular club sponsored activity” means an event that is sponsored by a noncurricular club where clubs from other high schools are invited to participate in competitions at their local high school.
- “Noninstructional time” means time set aside by the school before actual classroom instruction begins or after actual classroom instruction ends, including discretionary time.
- “School facilities” means a school building, premises or playing field.
- “School facilities use” means access to a school building, premises or playing field.
- “Sponsor” means the faculty member assigned to curricular clubs for custodial purposes, to provide supervision and sponsorship and to ensure compliance with applicable school policies.
- “Sponsorship” includes the act of promoting, leading, or participating in a meeting. The assignment of a teacher, administrator, or other school employee to a meeting for custodial purposes does not constitute sponsorship of the meeting.
- "Supervisor” means the faculty member assigned to noncurricular clubs for custodial purposes, to provide support as necessary and to monitor meetings to ensure compliance with applicable school policies.
Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, between August 15 and October 1 or between March 1 and April 1 faculty members or students seeking authorization of a club under this policy must submit an application to the school. Each school shall administer the application process. Noncurricular clubs are required to renew their charter annually. Curricular clubs are required to have an active charter on file but an annual renewal is not required. The application process shall include requirements for the submission of the following:
- A proposed club name;
- A club charter;
- A statement of the club’s purpose, goals, and activities;
- The proposed name of a faculty member to act as sponsor, or supervisor;
- Whether the club seeks curricular or noncurricular status;
- A statement of the club’s categorization, which shall be included in the parental consent, indicating all of the following that may apply:
- community service/social justice; and
- When the club anticipates holding its regular meetings including times, dates, and places;
- Any materials which the club plans to use to solicit membership or to inform others of the club’s existence.;
- A budget showing the amount and source of any funding provided or to be provided to the club and its proposed use; and
- The club fee amount when applicable. An appropriate fee may be considered and must be approved by the club advisor and the local administration. Examples of appropriate use of this fee may include but is not limited to the following: club t-shirts, supplies, recognitions, field trip experiences, etc.
- Club Charter
Students or faculty members seeking authorization to establish a club of any type must prepare a club charter which includes:
- The purposes of the club;
- A description of the types of activities in which club members may be engaged;
- A provision that the club must maintain a minimum of seven (7) student members;
- A restriction that a student may not participate in or attend club activities unless the student has provided written permission from either a parent with legal custody or other legal guardian; and
- A commitment that the club will comply with current Utah Codes all other applicable laws and regulations, and District and school policies and regulations.
- Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the Board authorizes the local secondary schools within the school district to review applications for authorization of clubs on a case-by-case basis. Before granting an authorization, a school may request additional information from the faculty sponsor, or from students proposing the club, if desired. No school club shall be authorized unless the school principal or principal’s designee determines that its charter complies with this policy and that authorization of the club will not interfere with the school’s ability to:
- protect the physical, emotional, psychological or moral well-being of students and faculty;
- maintain order and discipline on school premises; and
- prevent a material and substantial interference with orderly conduct of the school’s educational activity.
- The school shall deny any access to any club whose program or activities would violate current Utah Codes, any other applicable law or regulation, or any District or school policy or regulation.
- Curriculum Related Status
Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the local school principal or principal’s designee determines curriculum relatedness by strictly and narrowly applying this policy’s definition of curricular club to the club application. If the local school principal or principal’s designee finds that the proposed club is not a curricular club, the administrator may:
- return the application to the faculty member or student proposing the club for amendment; or
- review the application as an application for authorization of a noncurricular club.
- Grant, Limitation, or Denial of Club Authorization
Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the school principal or principal’s designee shall grant authorization to those applications which are found to meet the requirements of this policy and shall limit or deny authorization to proposed clubs which do not. When granting authorization, the school principal or principal’s designee shall specify whether the club has curriculum related status or noncurriculum related status. When limiting or denying authorization, the school principal or principal’s designee shall explicitly delineate in writing to the applicant the factual and legal basis for the limitation or denial.
- Club Name
Approval of a club name may take place separately from that relating to the approval of the club itself. The local school may grant access to the club but condition such access on the change of the club name to ensure that the club name:
- reasonably reflects the actual nature, purpose and activities of the club;
- be such that it will not result in undue disruption of school operations, subject students to harassment or persecution, imply that the club would operate in violation of applicable law, or otherwise be inconsistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration; and
- will only contain the term “High School” if connected to curricular clubs or teams that are UHSAA sanctioned.
- Appeal of Denial of Access
Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the applications of all clubs, or complaints, shall be reviewed by the local school principal or principal’s designee within a reasonable amount of time. If a club is denied access, required to change its name, or a complaint is denied, the reasons or results of an investigation must be provided in writing with the factual and legal basis for the denial and, if appropriate, suggestions for correction. The Board of Education or its designee may convene a hearing to determine whether any club was properly denied access, suspended, terminated or required to change its name. The Board of Education or its designee shall issue an opinion in writing either upholding or overturning the decision within thirty (30) days of receiving the appeal which shall be the final administrative decision.
- Sponsor or Supervisor
Each club must have a faculty sponsor or supervisor who must be in attendance at every meeting or activity scheduled on school premises. No faculty sponsor or supervisor shall be in attendance at any meeting scheduled off of school premises or competition unless prior written approval has been obtained from the principal or principal’s designee. Students shall cancel any meeting whenever this condition is not met. Selection and appointment of club sponsors and supervisors shall be made by the school principal or principal’s designee.
- Parental Consent
Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, written consent from either a parent with legal custody or other legal guardian for student participation in all curricular and noncurricular clubs at school is required prior to a student’s attending or joining a club.
- All completed parental consent forms shall be filed by the parent or the club's sponsor or supervisor, with the school’s principal, or their designee.
- The consent shall include an activity disclosure statement containing the following information:
- the specific name of the club;
- a statement of the club's purpose, goals, and activities;
- a statement of the club's categorization, which shall be obtained from the application for authorization of a club (see B. Application - item 6.)
- a tentative schedule of the club activities with dates, times, and places specified;
- personal costs associated with the club, if any;
- the name of the sponsor, or supervisor who is responsible for the club; and
- any additional information considered important for the students and parents to know.
To participate in a club, a student must be currently registered and enrolled at the school. Persons who are not either registered, enrolled students, or school personnel shall not be allowed access to clubs to direct, conduct, control, or regularly attend club meetings. All guests must be registered with the school office.
- Club Use of Facilities
- Club meetings shall take place during noninstructional time.
- Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the principal or principal’s designee in conjunction with the facility scheduling office, shall determine which school facilities may be used and when they are available. A school may set the number of hours noncurricular clubs might use the school’s facilities per month, provided that all noncurricular clubs are treated equally.
- In assigning school facilities use, priority may be given to curriculum related clubs over noncurricular clubs.
- The school may provide financial or other support to curricular clubs.
- A preference or priority may not be given among noncurricular clubs.
- A school shall only provide the space for noncurricular club meetings and may not spend public school funds for noncurricular clubs, except as required to provide meeting space and faculty oversight.
- Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the principal or principal’s designee shall determine what access all student groups will be given to the school newspaper, school yearbook, bulletin boards and public address system and the time, place and manner of student group meetings, provided that all clubs of a given status shall be given equal access.
- No student group shall be permitted to engage in or conduct group therapy, counseling or other psychological services of the type provided by licensed professionals.
- Club Recognition
Appropriate ways to recognize students and advertise in all club categories include the following:
- Announcements made over the PA system;
- Bulletin boards or other specifically designated areas used for group advertisements;
- Trophy cases that have been designated for clubs;
- School newspaper, newsletters, yearbooks, etc.; and
- School marquee.
- Distribution of Materials
- Materials distributed outside of classes or club meetings must be submitted to the Administration for approval six school days in advance.
- All materials must comply with policy AA425 Printed Materials – Speech and Manners.
- Appeals may be made as outlined in AA425 Printed Materials – Speech and Manners.
Provided the Board of Education maintains a limited open forum, with regard to noncurriculum related clubs, in addition to all other provisions of this policy, the school shall uniformly provide that:
- The club meeting is voluntary and student-initiated;
- There is no sponsorship (as defined in this policy) of the meeting by the District or by District employees;
- Employees of the District are present at religious meetings only in a non-participatory capacity;
- The meeting does not materially and substantially interfere with the orderly conduct of educational activities within the school; and
- Persons other than club members and supervisors may not direct, conduct, control or regularly attend club activities.
The establishment of a limited open forum shall not limit the authority of the school, the District, or its agents or employees to maintain order and discipline on school premises, to protect the well-being of students and faculty, and to assure that attendance of students at meetings is voluntary.
- Noncurricular Club Sponsored Activity
Consistent with such procedures, regulations or guidelines as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, noncurricular clubs wishing to sponsor an event where clubs from other high schools are invited to participate in competitions at their local high school must meet the following requirements:
- The noncurricular club must be well established with a minimum of a one-year charter.
- The opposing noncurricular club must also be well established with a minimum of a one-year charter and/or represented through an association.
- The activity is for competitions only and not practices.
- The activity must be relative to the club’s purpose as stated in their charter.
- The local sponsoring club must be the primary participants.
- An approved rental permit must be completed with the Facility Scheduling Office in advance of the competition event to indemnify Jordan School District and warrant that the user will provide the supervision necessary for safe use of the facilities. Additionally, the opposing noncurricular club or association will be required to provide evidence of liability insurance.
- The event must be scheduled by the Facility Scheduling Office and in communication with the local high school administration to be listed on the school’s calendar.
- Each club will be limited to facility access contingent on space availability.
- Review of Approval
If the school principal or principal’s designee determines that a club is participating in activities beyond the scope of its charter or is in violation of any law or policy, the school principal or principal’s designee may do any of the following:
- Allow the charter to be modified to include the activities if they are in compliance with the law and policies;
- Instruct the sponsor or supervisor not to allow similar violations in the future;
- Suspend the club’s authorization or school facilities use pending further corrective action as determined by the school principal or principal’s designee; or
- Terminate the club’s authorization and dissolve the club.
- Revocation of Authorization
- A club that is found to have been in violation of the provisions of its charter or to have been engaged in conduct that violates current Utah Codes, any other applicable law or regulation, or any District or school policy or regulation may be subject to charter suspension, revocation or other disciplinary action consistent with policies and procedures established and from time to time modified by the Administration.
- Local secondary schools shall notify clubs of intent to pursue disciplinary action.
- Hearings to review disciplinary action: Consistent with such procedures as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the school principal or principal’s designee shall in writing issue a determination with reasons for the disciplinary action taken with regard to a club.
Revision history: 10/18/11
- Effective: 8/8/2000
- Revision: 9/28/2021
- Reviewed: 12/10/2013
- Board Directive
The Board recognizes that students and families have certain privacy rights guaranteed under state and federal law. Therefore, the Board directs the District Administration to develop policy which assures compliance with privacy requirements when certain information is obtained as part of a student's individual testing or evaluation program or as part of the general curriculum or school activity program.
- Administrative Policy
This policy shall be administered according to federal and state Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws and in accordance with the following administrative policy provisions. For the purposes of this policy, the term “parent” includes a legal guardian or other person standing in loco parentis (such as a grandparent or stepparent with whom the child lives, or a person who is legally responsible for the welfare of the child).
- Collection of Sensitive Information
- Written parental consent shall be required before students are administered a psychological or psychiatric:
- Analysis, or
in which the evident intended effect is to cause the student to reveal information concerning one or more of the following sensitive areas about the student or any family member:
- Political affiliations or beliefs or, except as provided under UCA 53G-10-202 or rules of the state board, political philosophies;
- Mental or psychological problems;
- Sex behavior, orientation, or attitudes;
- Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
- Critical appraisals of others with whom the student or family member has close family relationships;
- Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, medical personnel, or ministers;
- Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; or
- Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
- Prior written consent shall be required:
- In all grades, kindergarten through grade 12;
- Within the curriculum and other school activities; and
- Whether the information collected is personally identifiable or not.
- The following procedures dictate the validity of written consent:
- Written consent shall be considered valid only if notice was given in accordance with the notification requirements of this policy;
- The authorization shall only be valid for the activity for which it was granted;
- A written withdrawal of authorization submitted to the school principal by the authorizing parent terminates the authorization;
- A general consent used to approve admission to school or involvement in special education, remedial education, or a school activity does not constitute written consent under this section.
- Prior written consent should not be required:
- As part of a suicide prevention program as described in UCA 53G-9-702 where the parent has received notification and the ability to opt out of the process in accordance with the Notification section of this policy; or
- If there is a reasonable belief that there is an emergency, child abuse, neglect, or a serious threat to the wellbeing of the student in accordance with the Emergency Situations section of this policy.
- Sensitive information collected under this policy may be shared in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 USC 1232g, and UCA 53E-9-308.
- Sensitive information collected from a survey may not be stored in a student’s Student Achievement Backpack as defined in UCA 53E-3-511.
- This policy does not limit the ability of a student to, under UCA 53G-10-203, spontaneously express sentiments or opinions otherwise protected against disclosure under this policy.
- Inspection of Instructional Materials
- The District shall provide notice and opportunity to a parent to inspect any instructional content that is provided to a student, regardless of its format, including printed or representational materials, audio-visual materials, and materials in electronic or digital formats (such as materials accessible through the Internet) used as part of the educational curriculum for the student.
- The opportunity to inspect instructional materials shall not extend to academic tests or academic assessments.
- Nonemergency, Invasive Physical Examinations
- The District shall provide notification to parents and the opportunity to opt out of nonemergency, invasive physical examination that is:
- Required as a condition of attendance
- Administered by the school and scheduled in advance; and
- Not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student, or of other students.
- The term “invasive physical examination” means any medical examination that involves the exposure of private body parts, or any act during such examination that includes incision, insertion, or injection into the body, but does not include a hearing, vision, or scoliosis screening.
- The policy does not apply to any physical examination or screening that is permitted or required by an applicable Utah law, including physical examinations or screenings that are permitted without parental notification.
- Marketing Surveys
- The District shall provide notice of and an opportunity to opt out of activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others.
- The requirement to provide notice and the opportunity to opt out does not apply to the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for the exclusive purpose of developing, evaluation, or providing educational products or services for, or to, students or educational institutions, such as the following:
- College or other postsecondary education recruitment, or military recruitment
- Book clubs, magazines, and programs providing access to low-cost literary products
- Curriculum and instructional materials used by elementary and secondary schools
- Tests and assessments used by elementary schools and secondary schools to provide cognitive, evaluative, diagnostic, clinical, aptitude, or achievement information about students (or to generate other statistically useful data for the purpose of securing such tests and assessments) and the subsequent analysis and public release of the aggregate data from such tests and assessments
- The sale by students of products and services to raise funds for school-related or education-related activities
- Student recognition programs
- The District shall provide notification to parents of this policy as follows:
- Notification at the beginning of each school year regarding this policy and within a reasonable period of time after any substantive changes to this policy;
- Notification at the beginning of each school year of any planned third-party surveys;
- Direct notification annually at the beginning of the school year by postal mail, hand, or email, including the specific or approximate dates, of any
- Marketing survey; or
- Nonemergency, invasive physical examination;
- Direct notification by postal mail, hand, or email, including the specific or approximate dates, annually at the beginning of the school year and at least two weeks prior to the administration of any collection of sensitive information. This notice shall also include:
- An Internet address where the parent can view the exact survey to be administered to the parent’s student, and a notice that a copy of the survey questions will also be made available at the school.
- Notice that a parent has a reasonable opportunity to obtain in writing the following information concerning the survey:
- Records or information, including information about relationships, that may be examined or requested;
- The means by which the records or information shall be examined or reviewed;
- The means by which the information is to be obtained;
- The purposes for which the records or information are needed;
- The entities or persons, regardless of affiliation, who will have access to the personally identifiable information; and
- A method by which a parent of a student can grant permission to access or examine the personally identifiable information.
- The two week's notice requirement for a collection of sensitive information may be waived in the following circumstances:
- In response to a situation which a school employee reasonably believes to be an emergency, or as authorized under UCA 62A-4a-4, Child Abuse or Neglect Reporting Requirements;
- By order of a court; or
- After receiving notice of a collection of sensitive information protected by this policy, a parent may waive the two week’s notice requirement.
- The District shall provide training for teachers and administrators on the implementation of this policy.
- District employees violating the provisions of this policy are subject to reprimand and possible adverse employment action, including probation or termination under the District's Orderly Termination policy (see policies DP316 NEG, DP316A NEG, DP316B NEG).
- Emergency Situations
- If a school employee, agent, or school resource officer believes a student is at-risk of attempting suicide, physical self-harm, or harming others, the school employee, agent, or school resource officer may intervene and ask a student questions regarding the student’s suicidal thoughts, physically self-harming behavior, or thoughts of harming others for the purposes of:
- Referring the student to the appropriate prevention services; and
- Informing the student’s parent without delay.
- If the matter has been reported to the Division of Child and Family Services within the Department of Human Services, it is the responsibility of the division to notify the student’s parent of any possible investigation, prior to the student’s return home from school.
- School employees, agents, or school resources officers shall use the minimum degree of intervention to accomplish the goals of this policy.
- Students Who Have Turned 18 and Emancipated Minors
- The rights to notification and opt out shall transfer to the student when the student turns 18 years old or is an emancipated minor.
- The notification shall be given to and written consent required from the parent in all grades, kindergarten through 12, regardless of the student’s age, before a collection of sensitive information shall be administered.
- Effective: 6/29/1999
- Revision: 9/8/2009
- Reviewed: 12/10/2013
- Board Directive
The Board recognizes the value of a competent, professionallyeducation support professionals staff and authorizes establishment of an Educational Support Professionals Professional Improvement Committee (ESPPIC) to encourage, guide, and reward the professional development of education support professionals staff.
- Administrative Policy
The Administration shall administer this policy in accordance with the following administrative policy provisions:
The Jordan School District ESPPIC shall consist of the following members:
- The Administrator of Teaching and Learning or designee.
- The Administrator of Teaching and Learning or designee shall act as chairperson.
- The chairperson shall vote only in the case of a tie.
- Two principals (one elementary and one secondary)
- The two principals shall be nominated by the Administrators of Schools and will serve two-year terms.
- The elementary principal term expires on the odd year, and the secondary principal term expires on the even year.
- One representative from each of the following advisory committees: District Office Support Staff (DOSS), Custodial, Maintenance, Transportation, Central Warehouse, Secretaries, Nutrition Services, Instructional Assistants.
- Advisory committee representatives shall be nominated by the employee agent group and approved by the Superintendent.
- Representatives will serve two-year terms. Custodial, Maintenance, DOSS, and Nutrition Services terms expire on the odd years, and Central Warehouse, Transportation, Instructional Assistants, and Secretaries terms expire on the even years.
- One representative from the employee agent group presidency.
- Schedule of Meetings
ESPPIC meetings shall be held on the first Thursday of the month. Meetings will be scheduled as often as business requires. Minutes shall be recorded and distributed to committee members.
- Functional Responsibilities
- The ESPPIC shall review all in-service requests for credit and make recommendations regarding approval. Upon ESPPIC approval, the Administrator of Teaching and Learning shall sign the in-service requests.
- Any District education support professional may submit to the ESPPIC a request for a specific in-service course. The Staff Development Office will then arrange for the class according to District policy provisions.
- The in-service class must be approved by ESPPIC before the class begins.
- Only requests received by the 25th of the month will be assured consideration at the next ESPPIC meeting.
- The request must meet an established District need.
- The ESPPIC shall review course evaluations and make recommendations based upon the results.
- The school principal or his/her designee shall serve as the in-service information disseminator at each school.
- Upon completion of the in-service course, the participant will be given a certificate of completion that the participant may submit for inclusion in his/her personnel file.
2/25/2020: Board of Education approved the term “Education Support Professionals” to replace “Classified” to describe personnel not licensed as educators.