The School Law and Legislation Section provides information and direction to school districts, charter schools, other state agencies, and the general public on various issues including school fees, school First Amendment issues, student discipline, grading practices, ethics, and student confidentiality issues.
The Section also assists the State Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, and State School Board by tracking legislation that impacts education throughout the legislative session. The section drafts and revises Utah State Board of Education (USBE) administrative rules, including rules on charter schools, school finance, educator licensing, and standardized testing procedures.
The Section works with the State Attorney General's Office in addressing legal issues and litigation, and provides support and professional development to public school personnel concerning current legal issues, public education law, educator discipline, professional standards, and legislation.
Click here for information and model policies and procedures for school facility safety, including school emergency plans, school seismic safety, and school earthquake safety.