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  • Effective: 5/23/1978
  • Revision: 11/11/1986
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2013

  1. Board Directive
    Utah law requires the reporting of child abuse and neglect by any person who has reason to believe that a child has been abused or neglected.  To implement this law, the Board authorizes the District Administration to develop procedures for school employees to comply with the Child Abuse Reporting Law – Duty to Notify (Utah Code 62A-4a-403) and Child Abuse – Neglect Reporting by Education Personnel (Board Rule 277-401).
  2. Administrative Policy
    1. The Administration recognizes that in order to fully implement the law on reporting of child abuse and neglect, school personnel must be fully informed and made aware of their responsibilities in this area.  Therefore, the Administration shall cause that any school employee who knows or reasonably suspects that a child's health or welfare has been or appears to have been harmed as a result of abuse and neglect shall report and cause reports to be made in accordance with the procedures in this policy.
    2. The Administration shall provide to school employees annual training on the subject of identifying and reporting children suspected of being abused or neglected.
    3. The Administration shall post the District's procedures for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect and the District's Report of Child Abuse-Neglect form.   Reporting information is located in the Planning and Student Services Manual.
    4. If a school employee knows or reasonably suspects that a child is being abused or neglected, the employee shall immediately make an oral report to the school principal or his/her designee.  Together, the principal or his/her designee and the employee must make immediate contact with the nearest peace officer, local law enforcement agency, or Division of Family and Child Services (DCFS) to report the suspected abuse or neglect.
    5. Within 24 hours after making the oral report to the school principal and reporting the suspected abuse or neglect to local law enforcement agency, the school employee initiating the report shall complete and give to the principal or his/her designee the District's Report of Child Abuse-Neglect form available from the principal.
    6. Upon receiving the District's Report of Child Abuse-Neglect form, the principal or his/her designee shall:
      1. Forward a copy within 24 hours to the local law enforcement agency receiving the oral report.
      2. Mail one copy within 24 hours to the Department of Planning and Student Services to be put in the Child Abuse-Neglect file at the District Office.
      3. Place one copy of the Report of Child Abuse-Neglect form in a confidential file to be maintained by the principal or his/her designee.  The Report of Child Abuse-Neglect form shall not be placed in the child's personal file.
    7. It is not the responsibility of the school employee to:  (1) prove that the child has been abused or neglected, or (2) determine whether the child is in need of protection.
    8. School employees shall not make contact with the child's family or other persons (relatives, friends, neighbors, etc.) for the purpose of determining the cause of the injury and/or possible neglect.
    9. School employees are immune from any civil and/or criminal liability when reporting in good faith suspected child abuse or neglect.  (Board Rule R277-401-3)
    10. District policies shall ensure that the anonymity of those reporting or participating in the investigation of the alleged child abuse or neglect is preserved in a manner required by Utah Code §62A-4a-412.
    11. Any school employee who willfully fails to report a case of suspected child abuse or neglect, may face legal and/or disciplinary action.  (Utah Code §62A-4a-411 Annotated 1953, as enacted in 1978)

Effective: 6/28/1977
Revision: 9/25/2012


  1. Board Policy
    An employee who is temporarily unable to complete the essential functions of his/her job due an injury or disease compensable under Utah Code Annotated Title 34A, referring to workers' compensation and occupational diseases, should be allowed a reasonable medical leave without pay.  In addition, the injured employee may use previously accumulated sick pay in an amount which when aggregated with workers' compensation benefits does not exceed the regular rate of pay received prior to the injury.  The District is self-insured with an outside insurance company administering the District's industrial insurance plan.  The District Administration is responsible to develop guidelines for implementing this policy.
  2. Administration Policy
    The Administration shall administer this policy in accordance with the following guidelines:
    Guidelines

    1. Reporting injuries
      1. All on-the-job employee injuries shall be immediately reported to the supervisor.  The supervisor or designee shall contact the Third Party Administrator to report the claim and complete all necessary paperwork provided by the Human Resources Department.
      2. The Third Party Administrator of the industrial insurance plan shall forward the Employee's Statement Regarding Accident report form to the injured employee and supply copies to Insurance Services and Human Resources Departments.
    2. Compensation
      1. An employee who cannot work because of injuries suffered in an incident covered by workers' compensation will draw on accumulated paid sick leave in an amount which when aggregated with workers' compensation benefits does not exceed the regular rate of pay prior to the injury. Refer to policies DP324 NEG Sick Leave – Licensed and DP326 NEG Sick Leave – Education Support Professionals
      2. The first three days' absence will be charged against the injured employee's accumulated sick leave.  Thereafter, one-third day of accumulated sick leave will be charged for each day's absence and two-thirds day charged to industrial.
      3. If an injured employee is disabled for 14 calendar days or more, the industrial insurance will pay the employee two-thirds of a day's pay for each day off retroactive to the first day's absence.
      4. If an eligible employee has no leave days available, he/she may apply for sick bank days.
      5. An employee who is off work due to physical assault on the job, as defined by Utah  Code Ann.
        § 76-5-102,  shall have no loss of sick leave for up to 180 calendar days, including summer months.   Any payments received from industrial insurance shall be deducted from the employee's regular pay.
      6. Workers Compensation runs concurrent with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and available paid leave, if applicable.
    3. Returning to work
      1. An employee returning to work after a workplace injury shall present to the Human Resources Department a physician's certificate stipulating that the employee is capable of returning to full duty and performing the essential functions of the job.
      2. An employee off work due to a workplace injury for longer than thirty (30) working days may be temporarily replaced by the Board.  When an employee is released by his/her physician as fully able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation, the employee will be returned to his/her original position.
      3. A Transitional Work Assignment may be available through the Human Resources Department, to employees who are recovering from a work-related injury who have been released to return to work and have temporary medical restrictions.  Eligibility for a Transitional Work Assignment is determined on a case-by-case basis, accounting for the employee’s position, the employee’s temporary work restrictions, and the ability of the school/department to accommodate the temporary work restrictions.  A Transitional Assignment is a temporary assignment and does not represent a permanent change of duties or responsibilities.  In the event that an employee declines a Transitional Work Assignment offer, the employee will remain on unpaid status until he/she obtains a full work release from the treating health care provider.

  • Effective: 6/28/1977
  • Revision: 2/25/2014

  1. Board Directive
    School officials are charged with protecting the health and safety of all students and promoting the effective operation of the schools.  Fulfillment of these duties may conflict with a student's right to and need of privacy.  The interest of individual students in securing personal privacy must be balanced against the interest of society in protecting students against disruptive or illegal conduct by other students.  The Board delegates to the Administration the responsibility for determining policy in order to permit school officials to carry out their duties while preserving a student's reasonable expectations of privacy.
  2. Administrative Policy
    1. A search shall be conducted or directed by a school official who has the responsibility for maintaining school discipline, or by a designee of the official.
    2. A school official may conduct a search of a student or a student's effects when:
      1. The official has reasonable grounds to believe that the search will turn up evidence of a violation of the law or of school rules; and
      2. The measures taken to conduct the search are reasonably related to the objectives of the search and are not excessively intrusive in light of the circumstances, including the student's age and sex, and the nature of the infraction.  The measures taken to conduct the search include those taken to compel a student's compliance with the school official's requests.
    3. The school district regulates the use of school property, and may also regulate vehicles brought onto school property.  School officials may undertake surveillance of school property and of vehicles located on the property.  An official, who has reasonable grounds to believe that a search of a vehicle will turn up evidence of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, weapons, stolen property, or other violation of either law or the rules of the school, may ask the driver of the vehicle to open the vehicle and may inspect the vehicle in the driver's presence.  If a driver fails to comply with the requests of the officials, or if an inspection turns up any of the above-mentioned evidence, the official may take measures reasonably calculated to maintain the safety and proper control and management of the school, including disabling the vehicle until police or parents can be summoned.
    4. While lockers, desks, and other storage areas are provided to students by the school, the school retains control and access to all lockers, desks, and other storage areas.  These areas are assigned to students for their use on the condition that they will be used in a manner consistent with the law and school rules.  School officials may conduct inspection of these areas at any time, with or without the student present, in order to fulfill their responsibility of maintaining proper control and management of the school.  A school official may inspect the contents of these areas under the standards for conducting a search as specified in this policy.
    5. School disciplinary procedures may be brought against a student who fails to comply with the reasonable requests of a school official.
    6. The police may be contacted or called in at the discretion of the school official.
    7. The fruits of a search conducted under this policy may be:
      1. Turned over to the police for inspection
      2. Used in a judicial proceeding
      3. Retained by a school official for use in a school disciplinary proceeding
    8. In addition to searches permitted under one or more of the preceding sections, a school official may conduct a search of a student, a student's effects, a vehicle driven by the student, or other property controlled by a student if the student voluntarily gives consent to the search.
    9. School officials may require, as a condition of granting students the right to use parking facilities at the school, that students and parents give consent to reasonable searches of student vehicles parked on campus.

  • Effective: 8/27/1969
  • Revised: 3/26/2013

  1. Board Directive
    Recognizing the need to maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment in the schools and workplace, the Board directs the Administration to implement a policy to develop and maintain safety programs that comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety standards.
  2. Administrative Policy
    1. OSHA law 1910.133(a) requires that approved safety glasses (ANSI Z87) must be worn by all students, teachers and visitors while participating in or directly observing certain industrial education, physics, and chemistry laboratory activities and any other activity that could cause impairment.  The type of eye protection will be determined by the type of hazard that exist in the activity and will be job specific.
    2. OSHA Hazard Communication Standard:  In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers.  OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of such information.
    3. School principals, with the cooperation of classroom teachers, shall take all necessary precautions to avert eye damage or loss among students and teachers, and ensure that appropriate eye protection is available and used as required.  They will also be responsible for proper training and education as to any potential health and safety hazards.
    4. Persons exposed to an eye hazard from physical objects (i.e. impact hazard), chemical substances (splash or vapor hazard), harmful radiant energy, and nuisance dust, must wear eye protection.  Such hazards may include but are not limited to the following:
      1. Sparks, open flame and spatters
      2. Molten metals
      3. Research activities involving high energy, flying particles, and the possibility of explosion or implosion of vessels
      4. Toxic, poisonous, irritating, or corrosive chemicals
      5. Glass, wood or metal processing, particularly grinding, welding, chipping, sawing and sanding
      6. Heat treating, tempering or kiln firing of any industrial materials
      7. Injurious radiant energy, such as welding, ultraviolet light, lasers and brazing
      8. Bio-hazardous materials
    5. Every student teacher and visitor shall use appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to eye or face hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors or potentially injurious light radiation.
      1. The building administrator shall ensure that each person uses eye protection that provides side protection when there is a hazard from flying objects.  Detachable side protectors (e.g.) clip–on or slide-on side shields) meeting the pertinent requirements of this section are acceptable.
      2. Each person who wears prescription lenses while engaged in operations that involve eye hazards shall wear eye protection that incorporate the prescription in it design, or wear eye protection that can be worn over the prescription lenses without disturbing the proper position of the prescription lenses or the protective lenses.
      3. Each person who uses equipment with filter lenses shall use a shade number appropriate for the work being performed for protection from injurious light radiation.  Reference Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1910.133(a)(5).
    6. Everyone who works with or is potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals will receive initial training on the Hazard Communication Standard and the safe use of those hazardous chemicals, as outlined in the Jordan School District’s hazard communications program.

  • Effective: 8/27/1969
  • Revision: 3/26/2013
  1. Board Directive
    Recognizing the need for emergency preparedness planning, the Board authorizes District participation with community leaders and emergency management agencies. These programs shall be planned to accomplish the following:

    1. Extend the local community the greatest possible protection and assistance in times of emergency or disaster
    2. Provide protection and preservation of District properties
    3. Provide leadership assistance, as local and state authorities work to avoid panic or confusion in the event of an attack or disaster
    4. Comply with State Rule R277-400 School Emergency Response Plan.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The responsibility for coordinating emergency preparedness activities within the District shall be delegated to the Administrator of Auxiliary Services and/or designee.  Working with directors and school principals, the Administrator of Auxiliary Services shall direct the planning and conduct of emergency preparedness programs

    1. The Administrator of Auxiliary Services will obtain mutual agreements with local, county, state and federal agencies for the use of any Jordan School District facilities in the event of an emergency or disaster.
    2. Principals shall be responsible for conducting in-service training programs for teachers and appropriate orientation programs for students.
    3. Principals shall work closely with the PTA and other civic groups in correlating school and community emergency preparedness procedures.
    4. The District emergency preparedness program shall be planned and conducted in accordance with guidelines established by state, county and local agencies.

  • Effective: 8/27/1969
  • Revision: 9/8/2009
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2013

  1. Board Policy
    The Board is vitally interested in the maintenance and safeguarding of school buildings and property. Responsibility is delegated to the District Administration to develop policies and procedures that will 1) deter acts of vandalism and school burglary, 2) assist law enforcement officers in the identification and apprehension of persons who willfully damage property, steal school materials, and gain illegal entry into school premises, and 3) promote respect for public facilities.
  2. Administration Policy
    Direct responsibility for this phase of school operation shall be delegated to the Administrator of Auxiliary Services. The maintenance and safeguarding of school buildings and property is a shared responsibility of school administrators, licensed personnel, and classified employees. All District personnel shall work cooperatively in protecting school facilities.

    1. Principals, in cooperation with classroom teachers, shall conduct instructional activities designed to promote a respect for public facilities. Such activities shall be considered a part of the crime prevention program and part of citizenship education.
    2. Principals, teachers, and members of the custodial staff shall take precautions to discourage thefts, acts of vandalism and burglaries. Precautionary measures shall include the following:
      1. The careful distribution and accounting of keys
      2. The closing and locking of designated doors and windows
      3. Adequate lighting
      4. The current banking of school monies
      5. The practice of not keeping cash in desk drawers
      6. Other essential practices as determined by the administration
    3. In the event of burglaries, thefts, or vandalism to school property, the
      school principal or his/her representative shall take the following action:

      1. Notify Alarm Response (801)567-8865.
      2. Notify the local Police Department.
      3. Complete a vandalism work order on the online work order system (Sprocket) within 24 hours.