Best Practices

The 2010 Legislature Session, SB 2 Minimum School Program and Public Education Budget Amendments enacted that “Legislature intends that the State Board of Education develop a plan to create a website where best practices and studies of school districts and charter schools may be posted for the purposes of facilitating and encouraging innovation, cost-savings, and productivity.” 


The following provides facility and facility safety related Best Practices information: 

School Construction Resource Manual

In addition to the School Construction Resource Manual being mandated in Utah Code (law) 53A-20 and Administrative Rule R277-471, it is considered best practice for the design, construction, maintenance, operations, safety and security of K-12 public school facilities in Utah.

Emergency Preparedness Planning Guide for Utah Schools

Along with the Emergency Preparedness Planning Guide for Utah Schools being mandated in Administrative Rule R277-400, it is considered a guideline for best practice, relative to Utah K-12 public school safety and security.

The Building Safety and Security website provides additional links to information and examples considered best practice for school facilities.

If you have any questions about facility or safety best practice for K-12 public schools, please feel free to contact Jenefer [dot] Youngfield [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Jenefer Youngfield).

Information related to the posting information on the USBE website is outlined in the Best Practice Acceptable Use Policy.

Additional USBE department's best practice information can be found at the USBE Best Practice website.