DAR File No. 43131
This notice was published in the September 1, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 17) of the Utah State Bulletin.
LEA Bullying, Cyber-bullying, Hazing and Harassment Policies and Training
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 43131
Filed: 08/02/2018 01:34:09 PM
NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION
Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:
This rule is authorized by Utah Constitution, Article X, Section 3, which vests general control and supervision over public education in the Board of Education (Board); and Subsection 53E-3-401(4)(a), which allows the Board to make rules to execute the Board's duties and responsibilities under the Utah Constitution and state law. The purpose of Rule R277-613 is to require LEAs to develop, update, and implement bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, retaliation, and abusive conduct policies at the school district and school level; provide for regular and meaningful training of school employees and students; provide for enforcement of the policies in schools, at the state level and in public school athletic programs; and require an LEA to review allegations of bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, retaliation, and abusive conduct.
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
There were no written comments received supporting or opposing this rule.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
This rule is still necessary because it requires LEAs to implement bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, and harassment policies district and school wide; to provide for regular and meaningful training of school employees and students; to provide for enforcement of the policies in schools, at the state level and in public school athletic programs; to require LEAs to notify parents of specific bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, harassment and suicide threat incidents; and to require LEAs to maintain documentation as required by law. 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:Education
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 801-538-7550, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Stallings, Deputy Superintendent of Policy
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/2018/b20180901.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 801-538-7550, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.