DAR File No. 41938

This notice was published in the August 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 16) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Education, Administration

Rule R277-516

Background Check Policies and Required Reports of Arrests for Licensed Educators, Volunteers, Non-licensed Employees, and Charter School Governing Board Members

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 41938
Filed: 07/19/2017 02:04:48 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Subsections 53A-1-402(1)(a) and (ii) direct the Utah State Board of Education (Board) to establish rules and minimum standards for the public schools regarding qualification and certification of educators and ancillary personnel who provide direct student services and the evaluation of instruction personnel; and Title 53A, Chapter 15, Part 15, directs the Board to require educator license applicants to submit to background checks and provide ongoing monitoring of licensed educators.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No written comment has been received.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule continues to be necessary because it provides professional standards and training requirements for public school teachers and employees to ensure the safety of public school students. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

250 E 500 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-3272

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Angela Stallings at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7656, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]



Authorized by:

Angela Stallings, Deputy Superintendent, Policy and Communication

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2017/b20170815.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Angela Stallings at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7656, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.