DAR File No. 43426

This notice was published in the January 1, 2019, issue (Vol. 2019, No. 1) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Education, Administration

Rule R277-495

Required Policies for Electronic Devices in Public Schools

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 43426
Filed: 12/07/2018 10:08:36 AM


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 Subsection 53G-8-202(2)(c)(i), which directs the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop a discipline policy model for elementary and secondary public schools, and 47 CFR, Part 54, Children's Internet Protection Act, which requires schools and libraries that have computers with internet access to certify they have internet safety policies and technology protection measures in place to receive discounted internet access and services.

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 comments have 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 directs all local education agencies (LEAs) and public schools to adopt policies, individually or collectively as school districts or consortia of charter schools, governing the possession and use of electronic devices, both LEA-owned and privately-owned, while on public school premises or, participating in school activities, for LEA-owned devices, wherever the devices are used. 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:



Authorized by:

Angela Stallings, Deputy Superintendent of Policy

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/2019/b20190101.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 angie.stallings@schools.utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.