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Policy 500.2 – Student Conduct and Disciplinary Process

The Board of Education is committed to academic achievement and preparing students for success after graduation including college and career readiness. The Board of Education values the academic and social environment necessary for students to be safe, supported, and motivated to actively engage in all learning opportunities.

Policy 500.3 – Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973

The Board recognizes that students with special needs are entitled to public education. Therefore, the Board delegates to the Administration responsibility for developing guidelines to provide necessary special services for students with special needs in accordance with state and federal law.

Policy 500.5 – Reporting Student Safety

The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and orderly environment for all students that engenders respect, civility, and dignity. Reporting student safety is an essential component of a safe and orderly school environment.

Policy 500.6 – Technology Resources – Electronic Devices and Network Acceptable Use (Students)

The Board of Education recognizes foremost the critical value of in-person instruction and in-person communication with students in the educational process. The Board of Education is equally mindful that the education of students and work of employees are increasingly facilitated and maintained through technological means, including online instruction resources, online student supplemental materials, computer assessment, and electronic employee evaluations.

Policy 500.7 – Search and Seizure

The Board of Education is committed to protecting the health and safety of all students while promoting the effective operation of schools. The Board of Education recognizes fulfillment of this duty must be balanced with a student’s right and need of privacy.

Policy 500.8 – Student Records Privacy Rights and Release of Information

The Board of Education is committed to compliance with all state and federal laws pertaining to protecting the privacy of student records, students, and parents and their families. In general, District employees are not to disclose personal information about students or their school performance unless the individual or agency requesting such information has both a legal right and a legitimate education need to obtain the information.

Policy 500.9 – Publications – Speech and Manners

It is the policy of the Board of Education that the principal shall work with his/her faculty and student officers to develop a wholesome environment with reference to school publications and all printed material published within the school or from any source that might be distributed in or about the school; also with reference to speech and manners of students, personnel, visitors or guests.

Policy 500.11 – Special Education for Students with Disabilities

The Board of Education ensures that all students with disabilities, ages three through 21 who have not graduated from high school with a regular high school diploma, have available to them a free appropriate public education with special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs as specified on an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Policy 500.13 – Life with Dignity Orders

The Board of Education recognizes in isolated situations, a child who is terminally ill may be enrolled and actively participating in a District school. Such a student may have a Life with Dignity Order (also known as a Do Not Resuscitate directive (DNR) or a Provider Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) under Utah Code §75-2a-106. A Life with Dignity Order may direct that life sustaining care be withheld or withdrawn from the student.

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