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  • Effective: 3/19/2024
  1. Board Directive
    Animals are prohibited in Jordan School District schools and administrative offices with exceptions for service animals and animals-in-training, for instructional purposes, or working dogs used by a law enforcement agency. The Board delegates to the District Administration responsibility for developing and administering this policy.
  2. Administrative Policy
    1. General Prohibition
      1. Animals, including but not limited to pets and emotional support animals, are prohibited in Jordan School District schools and administrative offices except for:
        1. Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
        2. Service animals-in-training. While Service Animals in training are not recognized under the ADAAA, Utah State Law §26B-6-803 provides those same rights of access for individuals who are training Service Animals.
          1. A service-dog-in-training is a dog, accompanied by its trainer, that is undergoing individual training to provide specific disability-related work or service for an individual with a disability. This does not include obedience training or socialization of puppies who may later become Service Animals (generally 12-18 months). Thus, adult dogs are recognized as being “in training” to provide disability-specific assistance only after they have completed an earlier period of socialization (i.e., obedience training, being house broken, getting acclimated to public places and every day activities as pets).
          2. Animals-in-training must be clearly identified (i.e., wearing a vest) and trainers shall notify the school’s administration in advance of the presence of a service animal-in-training.
          3. During work and classroom hours, no more than one service animal-in-training is permitted on-site per employee or student.
        3. Animals for instructional purposes as approved by the appropriate school administrator or Jordan School District (“District”) authority; and
        4. Working dogs used by a law enforcement agency for law enforcement purposes.
    2. Service Animals
      1. The ADA defines service animals as those that are individually trained to provide work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. This does not include animals for emotional support.
        1. If animals meet this definition, they are considered service animals under the ADA, regardless of whether they have been licensed or certified by a state or local government.
        2. Only dogs (and in some cases miniature horses) are recognized as service animals.
      2. Service animals and service animals in training shall be leashed and remain under the owner’s or caretaker’s control at all times unless leashing prohibits the animal’s service function.
      3. Dogs used as service animals and service animal-in-training shall maintain current dog licenses and required vaccinations including DHPP (Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus), Bordetella, and Rabies, as specified in local and state ordinances and laws.
      4. Exclusion of service animals: The ADA/504 does not overrule legitimate safety requirements.
        1. If admitting service animals would fundamentally alter the nature of a service or program, or create a safety issue for the animal and/or students/employees, service animals may be prohibited.
        2. If a particular service animal is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it, or is not housebroken, that animal may be excluded.
        3. Allergies and fear of the service animal are not valid reasons for denying access or refusing service to people using service animals. When a person who is allergic to service animals’ dander and a person who uses a service animal must spend time in the same room or facility, for example, in a school classroom, they both shall be accommodated by assigning them, if possible, to different locations within the room or different rooms in the facility.
    3. Process
      1. A student or employee with a service animal or a service animal-in-training shall provide license and vaccination information and sign an acknowledgment of the Owner’s/School/District Responsibilities to the Office for General Counsel prior to bringing the service animal or animal-in-training on campus.
        1. The Acknowledgement of the Owner’s/School/District Responsibilities shall be signed every academic year (for students, or calendar year (for employees) that the animal or animal-in-training is on the JSD campus.
        2. The aforementioned records shall be maintained in the Office of General Counsel.
    4. Service Animals on Campus—Owner’s Responsibilities
      1. The owner is responsible for attending to and fully controlling the service animal at all times. A service animal shall have a harness, leash, or other tether unless a) the owner is unable to use a harness, leash, or tether, or b) using a harness, leash, or tether will interfere with the animal’s ability to safely and effectively perform its duties.
      2. Owner is responsible for the care costs necessary for a service animal’s well-being. The arrangements and responsibilities with the care of a service animal are the sole responsibility of the owner at all times, including feeding, regular bathing, and grooming, as needed.
      3. Owner is responsible for independently removing or arranging for the removal of the service animal’s waste.
      4. Owner is responsible for complying with local and state licensing laws for animal rights and owner responsibilities.
      5. Owner is responsible for paying for any damage to school or Jordan School District property caused by the animal.
      6. Owner may register the service animal with the Voluntary Registry maintained in the main office. This registry is voluntary.
      7. It is the responsibility of the service animal’s owner to update vaccination and license documentation
    5. Service Animals at Jordan School District—School/District Responsibilities
      1. Jordan School District may prohibit the use of service animals in certain locations due to health and safety restrictions or places where the animal might be in danger. Restricted areas may include, but are not limited to, food preparation areas, instructional laboratories, boiler rooms, and other areas prohibited by law.
      2. Jordan School District must allow service animals to accompany their owners at all times and everywhere on campus where the general public (if accompanying a visitor) or other students (if accompanying a student) are allowed, except for places where there is a health, environmental, or safety hazard.
      3. Staff cannot ask about the person’s disability, require medical documentation, require a special identification card or training documentation for the service animal, or ask that the service animal demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task.
        1. District employees, when appropriate, will only ask two questions about service animals, and may ask these questions only if the services or tasks performed are not visible.
          1. Is the service animal required because of a disability?
          2. What work or task is the animal trained to perform?
      4. District employees, staff, and other students will not pet or feed a service animal or attempt to separate the animal from the owner.
      5. District employees, staff, and other students will contact the Office of the General Counsel if there are any additional questions regarding students, employees, or visitors to campus who have service animals.
      6. District employees will report any service animals who misbehave or any owners (or others) who mistreat their service animals to the school or District office administrator. The individual school or District office administrator will determine what qualities as “misbehavior” in consultation with the Office of General Counsel.
    6. Voluntary Service Animal Registry
      1. The service animal registry is completely voluntary. There is no mandatory obligation imposed on service animals to register with the school or District office, nor can there be a restriction of access at the school sites or District administration offices for service animals that are not registered. The voluntary registry is not to be confused with the process outlined in III. C. above
      2. The voluntary service animal registry shall be maintained at the individual school (for students) and Jordan School District Human Resources (for employees). The registry shall contain the service animal owner's name, the name of the service animal, a copy of the current vaccinations/license, and contact information for the owner.
      3. The voluntary service animal registry serves a public purpose, such as ensuring that District and school staff know to look for service animals during an emergency or evacuation process.
    7. Service Animals-in-Training
      1. In instances where requests are submitted for animals-in-training to be brought on-site, no more than one service animal-in-training is permitted on-site per employee or student.
    8. Emotional Support Animals
      1. Emotional support animals are not considered service animals because they are not trained to perform work or tasks specific to a person’s disability.
      2. Emotional support animals are not generally permitted on District property.
    9. Animal Use to Further Instructional Purposes
      1. Animals used specifically to further an instructional purpose as part of District or school program may be permitted in Jordan School District schools and administrative offices when the animals are kenneled and handled in a way that does not pose a danger to anyone on site. Animals used to further instructional purposes may be out of a kennel when engaged in the instructional purpose.
      2. Any injuries resulting from interaction with these animals shall be reported immediately to the main office for documentation. Injuries may also be subject to reporting with local or state agencies.
      3. Requests to use an animal to further instructional purposes shall be made to the school administrator. Such requests shall be in writing and must include the pedagogical or curricular reasons why the animal shall be allowed on campus and the instructional purposes the animal serves.
      4. The school administrator’s decision is final.
    10. Incidents Resulting in Injury
      1. If an incident occurs resulting in an animal-caused injury to students, employees, or members of the public, the main office shall be contacted to report all injuries (even minor ones) for documentation.
      2. Each school or District office administrator may contact the Salt Lake County Animal Care and Control Unit for further instruction.
    11. Oversight
      1. Human Resources has oversight and monitoring responsibility for these processes as it pertains to paid and unpaid employees.
        1. Employees shall work with Human Resources to resolve any concerns regarding this policy.
        2. Employees may contact the Office of General Counsel for resolution if attempted resolutions with Human Resources are unsuccessful.
      2. The District Compliance Office has oversight and monitoring responsibility for these processes as it pertains to students.
        1. Students shall work with their school administration to resolve any concerns regarding this policy.
        2. Students may contact the Office of General Counsel for resolution if attempted resolutions with school administration are unsuccessful.

  • Effective: 11/24/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Board Directive

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

  • Effective: 6/13/2006
  • Revision: 4/23/2019
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2013

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

    1. Nutrition and Fitness
      1. Students will receive nutrition education and physical fitness instruction based on Utah State Health Education and Physical Education Core Standards.
      2.  All foods and beverages regularly sold to students on the school campus during the school day will be consistent with federal regulations from the Healthy-Hunger-Free Kids Act.
      3. Food and beverage marketing will be allowed for only those products that meet current nutrition standards from the Healthy-Hunger-Free Kids Act.
      4. The use of healthy foods or non-food items as rewards will be encouraged (i.e. classroom parties, classroom snacks).
      5. Known allergies, medical conditions and dietary restrictions of students are addressed through 504 and individual health plans. Each school will have procedures to address student nutritional health care.
      6. School lunch periods will be scheduled to allow students adequate and appropriate time to move through lines and eat and enjoy a full lunch.
        1. Schools will examine the relationship between lunch periods, instructional periods and recess to determine the schedule most conducive to healthy eating habits.
        2. Schools will encourage a cafeteria environment that provides a positive dining experience with supervision of eating areas by adults who model proper conduct and voice level.
      7. Principals of secondary schools will monitor all foods and beverages made available in vending machines, in student stores and at concession stands and will ensure the inclusion of healthy food and beverage options for students.
    2. Local School Oversight
      Each principal will annually review the school’s procedures for  nutritional health care with teachers.  A report of this review will be submitted to the appropriate area Administrator of Schools.
    3. District Health Education Committee
      1. The District Health Education Committee shall review efforts, research and best practices on fitness and nutrition issues.
      2. Committee membership shall include principals, the Director of Nutrition Services, teachers, one school nurse, and patrons.
      3. The committee will meet at least twice a year.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

  • Effective: 2/6/2001
  • Revision: 8/23/2022

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

    1. Limited Open Forum
      The Jordan School District maintains a “limited open forum” for school clubs at the secondary school level.  A school has a limited open forum whenever the school grants an offering to or an opportunity for one or more noncurricular clubs to meet on school premises during noninstructional time.
    2. Reservation of Right to Close the Forum
      The Board of Education reserves the right to create at any time a “closed forum” by refusing to allow all noncurricular clubs to use school facilities or to define or restrict the rights of all student clubs relative to access to facilities as long as such rules apply to all noncurricular clubs.
  2. Administrative Policy
    1. Definitions
      The following definitions apply to this policy:

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

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

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

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

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

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

      1. Announcements made over the PA system;
      2. Bulletin boards or other specifically designated areas used for group advertisements;
      3. Trophy cases that have been designated for clubs;
      4. School newspaper, newsletters, yearbooks, etc.; and
      5. School marquee.
    14. Distribution of Materials
      1. Materials distributed outside of classes or club meetings must be submitted to the Administration for approval six school days in advance.
      2. All materials must comply with policy AA425 Printed Materials – Speech and Manners.
      3. Appeals may be made as outlined in AA425 Printed Materials – Speech and Manners.
    15. Noncurricular
      Provided the Board of Education maintains a limited open forum, with regard to noncurriculum related clubs, in addition to all other provisions of this policy, the school shall uniformly provide that:

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

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

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

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

      1. Allow the charter to be modified to include the activities if they are in compliance with the law and policies;
      2. Instruct the sponsor or supervisor not to allow similar violations in the future;
      3. Suspend the club’s authorization or school facilities use pending further corrective action as determined by the school principal or principal’s designee; or
      4. Terminate the club’s authorization and dissolve the club.
    18. Revocation of Authorization
      1. 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.
      2. Local secondary schools shall notify clubs of intent to pursue disciplinary action.
      3. Hearings to review disciplinary action: Consistent with such procedures as established and from time to time modified by the Administration, the school principal or principal’s designee shall in writing issue a determination with reasons for the disciplinary action taken with regard to a club.

Revision history:  10/18/11

  • Effective: 8/8/2000
  • Revision: 9/28/2021
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes that students and families have certain privacy rights guaranteed under state and federal law.  Therefore, the Board directs the District Administration to develop policy which assures compliance with privacy requirements when certain information is obtained as part of a student's individual testing or evaluation program or as part of the general curriculum or school activity program.
  2. Administrative Policy
    This policy shall be administered according to federal and state Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws and in accordance with the following administrative policy provisions. 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).
    1. Collection of Sensitive Information
      1. Written parental consent shall be required before students are administered a psychological or psychiatric:
        1. Examination
        2. Test
        3. Treatment
        4. Survey
        5. Analysis, or
        6. Evaluation

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:

        1. Political affiliations or beliefs or, except as provided under UCA 53G-10-202 or rules of the state board, political philosophies;
        2. Mental or psychological problems;
        3. Sex behavior, orientation, or attitudes;
        4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
        5. Critical appraisals of others with whom the student or family member has close family relationships;
        6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, medical personnel, or ministers;
        7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; or
        8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
      1. Prior written consent shall be required:
        1. In all grades, kindergarten through grade 12;
        2. Within the curriculum and other school activities; and
        3. Whether the information collected is personally identifiable or not.
      2. The following procedures dictate the validity of written consent:
        1. Written consent shall be considered valid only if notice was given in accordance with the notification requirements of this policy;
        2. The authorization shall only be valid for the activity for which it was granted;
        3. A written withdrawal of authorization submitted to the school principal by the authorizing parent terminates the authorization;
        4. 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.
      3. Prior written consent should not be required:
        1. 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
        2. 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.
      4. 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.
      5. Sensitive information collected from a survey may not be stored in a student’s Student Achievement Backpack as defined in UCA 53E-3-511.
      6. 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.
    1. Inspection of Instructional Materials
      1. 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.
        1. The opportunity to inspect instructional materials shall not extend to academic tests or academic assessments.
    2. Nonemergency, Invasive Physical Examinations
      1. The District shall provide notification to parents and the opportunity to opt out of nonemergency, invasive physical examination that is:
        1. Required as a condition of attendance
        2. Administered by the school and scheduled in advance; and
        3. Not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student, or of other students.
      2. 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.
      3. 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.
    3. Marketing Surveys
      1. 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.
        1. 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:
          1. College or other postsecondary education recruitment, or military recruitment
          2. Book clubs, magazines, and programs providing access to low-cost literary products
          3. Curriculum and instructional materials used by elementary and secondary schools
          4. 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
          5. The sale by students of products and services to raise funds for school-related or education-related activities
          6. Student recognition programs
    4. Notification
      1. The District shall provide notification to parents of this policy as follows:
        1. 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;
        2. Notification at the beginning of each school year of any planned third-party surveys;
        3. Direct notification annually at the beginning of the school year by postal mail, hand, or email, including the specific or approximate dates, of any
          1. Marketing survey; or
          2. Nonemergency, invasive physical examination;
        4. 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:
          1. 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.
          2. Notice that a parent has a reasonable opportunity to obtain in writing the following information concerning the survey:
            1. Records or information, including information about relationships, that may be examined or requested;
            2. The means by which the records or information shall be examined or reviewed;
            3. The means by which the information is to be obtained;
            4. The purposes for which the records or information are needed;
            5. The entities or persons, regardless of affiliation, who will have access to the personally identifiable information; and
            6. A method by which a parent of a student can grant permission to access or examine the personally identifiable information.
      2. The two week's notice requirement for a collection of sensitive information may be waived in the following circumstances:
        1. 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;
        2. By order of a court; or
        3. After receiving notice of a collection of sensitive information protected by this policy, a parent may waive the two week’s notice requirement.
    5. Training
      1. The District shall provide training for teachers and administrators on the implementation of this policy.
      2. 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).
    6. Emergency Situations
      1. 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:
        1. Referring the student to the appropriate prevention services; and
        2. Informing the student’s parent without delay.
      2. 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.
      3. School employees, agents, or school resources officers shall use the minimum degree of intervention to accomplish the goals of this policy.
    7. Students Who Have Turned 18 and Emancipated Minors
      1. The rights to notification and opt out shall transfer to the student when the student turns 18 years old or is an emancipated minor.
        1. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration shall administer this policy in accordance with the following administrative policy provisions:

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

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

2/25/2020: Board of Education approved the term “Education Support Professionals” to replace “Classified” to describe personnel not licensed as educators.