RSL Academy School Board

Real Salt Lake Academy Board Members

Darrell Robinson                                    Email: dr.darrellrobinson@gmail.com

Elliot Fall                                                Email: efall@rsl.com

John Evans                                             Email: jevans@sparkingwire.com

Mathew Young                                       Email: matthewyoung127@gmail.com

Jacob Haueter                                      Email: jhaueter@rsl.com

Stacia Hoecherl                                    Email: staciahoecherl@gmail.com


Board Reports and Financials

Audit Report 12/2018

School Board Policies

  1. Policy Title: Constitutional Freedoms

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-105, Recognizing Constitutional Freedoms in the Schools

The School shall not fail to inform all parents of their Constitutional rights in regards to waive participation in curriculum that may be objectionable.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  • Fail to inform parents of their Constitutional rights annually.
  • Fail to post the Constitutional rights on the school website.
  • Fail to establish an appeals process.
  • Fail to establish procedures for substitution after a waiver has been submitted.
  • Fail create procedures for reviewing and altering curriculum and/or activities that are repeatedly reported.
  • Fail to provide training.
                                                                       


 School Procedure for Constitutional Procedure Policy


                                                                      


                                                                                             Policy Title: Licensed Educators

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citations: R277-110, Legislative Supplemental Salary Adjustment; R277-530, Utah Effective Educator Standards; R277-107, Educational Services Outside of Educator’s Regular Employment

The School requires all licensed educators to follow the Effective Teaching Standards and Educational Leadership Standards. As such, the School shall provide competitive compensation to attract and retain a high caliber of faculty and staff. The School expects consistent attendance to provide a quality education for students and to keep the School operating efficiently. The School recognizes that school activities can occur outside of regular school hours and shall compensate educators for performing duties that fall outside of their regular employment.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  • Fail to implement and follow the Effective Teaching Standards and Educational Leadership Standards.
  • Establish compensation and benefits that fail to attract and retain qualified employees.
  • Violate laws and regulations relevant to compensation and benefits.
  • Fail to develop and follow an employee evaluation plan.
  • Fail to conduct at least two formal reviews of all licensed educators per year.
  • Award salary adjustments without a satisfactory employee evaluation.
  • Fail to develop procedures for proper notification of absences to supervisors.
  • Fail to develop procedures to adequately compensate employees for work done outside of their regular employment.
                                                                      
                                                                                    School Procedure for Licensed and Non-Licensed Educators



                                                                                  Policy Name: Non-Licensed Employees


                           Policy Type: Executive Limitations
                           Legal Citation: R277-532, Local Board Policies for Evaluation of Non-Licensed Public Education Employees
                           (Classified Employees)


The School requires all employees to maintain the highest work standards and ethics. The School expects consistent attendance to provide a quality education for students and to keep the School operating efficiently

Accordingly, The School Director shall not:

  • Fail to conduct annual reviews with all non-licensed employees.
  • Fail to provide each non-licensed employee with a thorough description of expected outcomes based on the individual’s duties.
  • Fail to develop procedures for proper notification of absences to supervisors.
  • Policy Name: Fiscal Responsibilities


School Procedure for Licensed and Non-Licensed Employees


                                                         Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-113, LEA Fiscal Policies and Accountability

The School shall create procedures and regulations for maintaining a balanced budget that meets Utah state requirements.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  • Fail to present a budget to the Board for approval that does not meet state standards.
  • Fail to develop procedures for cash handling including: the establishment of internal controls and procedures over collection, deposit, and reconciliation of cash receipts received.
  • Fail to be in compliance with Utah Code 51-4-2(2) regarding deposits.
  • Fail to address expenditures made by check, electronic transfers, and credit/purchase cards and include; establishment of internal controls over initiation, approval, and monitoring of expenditures, credit or purchase card transactions, employee reimbursements, travel, and payroll; directives regarding appropriate use of tax exempt status number, compliance with 63G-6q-1204 regarding multi-year contracts.
  • Fail to be in compliance with 63-6a regarding procurement procedures.
  • Fail to create procedures for annual fiscal training for employees.
  • Fail to post fiscal policies at the school and on the school website.
  • Fail to create an audit committee with at least one Board member, and establish an audit program.
  • Fail to define public funds and address applicable elements of R22-515 – Utah Public Officers’ & Employee Ethics Act, and the Utah Educator Standards.
  • Fail to establish procedures for fundraising activities including: an approval process for fundraising activities, school sponsored activities, and provide for compliance with fee waiver process.
  • Fail to include; who is authorized to approve fundraising activities and grant fee waivers, establish internal controls and procedures over approval of fundraising and school sponsored activities and compliance with cash handling and expenditure policies, address appropriate use of tax exempt status number and issuance of charitable donation receipts, procedures governing employee interaction with parents, donors and non-school sponsored organizations; disclosure requirements for employees approving, managing, or otherwise overseeing fundraising activities who also have financial or controlling interest or access to bank accounts in the LEA.
  • Fail to include procedures regarding student involvement and incentives for fundraising.
  • Fail to ensure that fiscal policies comply with the following state laws and Board Rules:
      • Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3;
    • Utah Code 63G-6a, Utah Procurement Code;
    • Utah Code 51-4, Deposit of Funds Due State;
    • Utah Code 67-16, Utah Public Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act;
    • 20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act;
    • Utah Code 63G-2, Government Records Access and Management Act;
    • Utah Code Section 53A-12, Fees and Textbooks;
    • Utah Code Section 53A-4-205, Public Education Foundations;
    • Utah Code 53A-11-1205 through 53A-11-1208:
      • 53A-11-1205, Noncurricular clubs -- Annual authorization;
      • 53A-11-1206, Clubs -- Limitations and denials;
      • 53A-11-1207, Faculty oversight of authorized clubs;
      • 53A-11-1208, Use of school facilities by clubs;
    • R277-407, School Fees;
    • R277-107, Educational Services Outside of Educator's Regular Employment;
    • R277-515, Utah Educator Standards;
    • R277-605, Coaching Standards and Athletic Clinics.
  • Fail to consider requirements of Title IX when establishing policies and providing staff training, including:
    • Fundraising shall equitably benefit males and females;
    • Males and females shall have reasonably equal access to facilities, fields and equipment;
    • School sponsored activities shall be reasonably equal for males and females.


  1.                                     Policy Name: Emergency Preparedness Plan

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-400, School Facility Emergency and Safety

The School shall follow Safe School and emergency regulations in accordance with state law.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  • Fail to develop a comprehensive emergency response plan.
  • Fail to post the emergency response plan on the website and inform parents of the school’s plan annually.
  • Fail to review and update the emergency response plan at least once every 3 years.
  • Fail to practice the emergency response plan during school hours annually.
  • Fail to appoint a committee consisting of appropriate school and community representatives.  The committee shall prepare and modify the emergency response plan.
  • Fail to designate an Emergency Preparedness/Emergency Response week prior to 30 April of each school year and conduct awareness and training exercises with faculty, staff and students.
  • Fail to prepare and execute evacuation procedures, should the need arise, which assure reasonable care and supervision of students until they are released to their parent/guardian.
  • Fail to provide the school with carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in accordance with state regulations.

  •                                         Emergency Preparedness Procedures



  1.                                  Policy Name: School Property and Equipment

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-433, Disposal of Textbooks in the Public Schools

The physical assets of the school shall not be unprotected, inadequately maintained, or unnecessarily risked.  Physical assets include buildings, grounds, equipment, records, textbooks, and funds.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to provide insurance against theft, casualty and liability loss.

  2. Fail to provide reasonable security and protection of property for facilities, equipment, cash, information, and files from loss or significant damage.

  3. Fail to provide procedures to prohibit misuse of physical assets and to address building access and use.

  4. Fail to provide procedures for key distribution and restricted access.

  5. Fail to establish procedures regarding the reuse or disposal of textbooks, including procedures to notify other LEAs of available textbooks, and to negotiate the exchange of textbooks.



  1.                                               Policy Name: Child Abuse Reporting

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-401, Child Abuse-Neglect Reporting by Education Personnel

The School shall provide a safe and secure environment for all students and shall comply with state regulations in reporting child abuse-neglect.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to establish procedures for reporting suspected child abuse-neglect situations.

  2. Fail to train faculty and staff annually in these procedures.

  3. Fail to comply with state regulations regarding child abuse-neglect.

  4. Fail to cooperate with DCFS nor allow faculty and/or staff to fail to cooperate with DCFS.



  1.                                                     Policy Name: School Fees

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-407, School Fees

Each student is responsible to pay all school fees that apply to them.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to establish procedures for school fees and fee waivers.

  2. Fail to provide parents with a written copy the school fee schedule.

  3. Fail to post the school fee schedule and fee waiver policies on the school website.

  4. Fail to provide copies of the fee schedules and waiver policies with all registration materials.



  1.                           Policy Name: Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-462, Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program

The School recognizes the importance of a Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program (CCGP) and supports the development of said program.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to establish a Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program.

  2. Fail to ensure that all students receive the required number of CCR meetings during their time at the School.

  3. Fail to maintain the required counselor to student ratio.

  4. Fail to complete the required USOE reports by the designated dates.

  5. Fail to use the Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program funds for anything other than qualifying CCGP expenses.



  1.                                                 Policy Name: Data Privacy and Security

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-487, Public School Data Confidentiality and Disclosure

The School is responsible for the collection, maintenance, and transmission of student data.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to establish procedures that ensure the collection, maintenance, and transmission of data in a secure manner and consistent with sound data collection and storage procedures.

  2. Fail to provide parents with a copy of the data policy.

  3. Fail to provide appropriate training for employees regarding the confidentiality of student performance data and personally identifiable student information.

  4. Fail to ensure a third party data collector meets the state requirements and inform the student’s parent or guardian in writing that the student’s data is collected and maintained by the third party provider.

  5. Fail to inform the parent or guardian of a student if there is a release of the student’s personally identifiable student data due to a security breach.

  6. Fail to follow Federal and State Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.



  1.                                    Policy Name: Electronic Devices on School Campus

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-495, Required Policies for Electronic Devices in Public Schools

Electronic devices are widely used in education.  The School recognizes the usefulness of these devices and the necessity to regulate their use on campus.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to develop consistent policies for students, employees, and invitees governing the use of electronic devices on school premises and at school sponsored activities.

  2. Fail to review and approve policies regularly.

  3. Fail to involve teachers, parents, students, school employees, and community members in developing these policies.

  4. Fail to provide copies of the policies or links to the policies on the School website.

  5. Fail to provide reasonable public notice and at least one public hearing or meeting to address a proposed or revised Internet safety policy and retain documentation of the policy review and adoption actions.

  6. Fail to define the devices covered by the policy

  7. Fail to prohibit the use of electronic devices in ways that bully, humiliate, harass, or intimidate school related individuals, including students, employees, and invitees.

  8. Fail to prohibit access by students, school employees, and invitees to inappropriate matter on the internet and World Wide Web while using school equipment, services or connectivity whether on school property or while using school-owned or issued devices.

  9. Fail to ensure students safety and security when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of electronic messaging including instant messaging.

  10. Fail to prohibit unauthorized access, including hacking and other unlawful activities by school electronic users.

  11. Fail to prohibit the use of electronics during standardized testing unless specifically allowed by statute, regulation, student IEP, or assessment directions.

  12. Fail to inform students that there may be administrative and criminal penalties for misuse of electronic devices.

  13. Fail to inform students that violation of the school electronic use policy may result in confiscation of the device.

  14. Fail to inform students that they are personally responsible for devices assigned or provided to them by the School, both for loss or damage of devices and use of devices.



  1.                                             Policy Name: Substitute Teachers

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-508, Employment of Substitute Teachers

The School recognizes the need for substitute teachers and will ensure qualified substitutes are hired.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to hire qualified substitute teachers and implement a salary schedule based on training, experience, and competency.

  2. Fail to require a background check for all substitute teachers and, where applicable, verify through CACTUS that the substitute teacher’s license has not been revoked or suspended.

  3. Fail to require regular teachers to have lesson plans immediately available for use by substitute teachers.

  4. Fail to use student teachers and/or paraprofessionals as substitute teachers when available.

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  2.                                               Policy Name: Background Checks

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-516, Background Check Policies and Required Reports of Arrests for Licensed Educators, Volunteers, Non-licensed Employees, and Charter School Governing Board Members

The school requires all licensed educators, volunteers, non-licensed employees, and charter school governing board members to submit background checks.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to require each individual to submit to a background check as a condition of employment or board membership.

  2. Fail to identify an appropriate privacy risk mitigation strategy that will be used to ensure that the School only receives notifications for individuals with whom the School maintains an authorizing relationship.

  3. Fail to describe the background check process necessary based on the individual’s duties.



  1.                               Policy Name: Licensed Public Employee Arrest Reporting

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-516, Background Check Policies and Required Reports of Arrests for Licensed Educators, Volunteers, Non-licensed Employees, and Charter School Governing Board Members

The School requires all licensed educators, non-licensed employees, volunteers, any employee who drives a vehicle as an employment responsibility, and charter board members to report all arrests.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to post this policy on the School’s website.

  2. Fail to require all licensed educators who are arrested for the below noted offenses to report the incident within 48 hours of the incident to the School Director or designee.

  1. any matters involving an alleged sex offense;

  2. any matters involving an alleged drug offense;

  3. any matters involving an alleged alcohol-related offense;

  4. any matters involving an alleged offense against the person under Title 76, Chapter 5, Offenses Against The Person;

  5. any matters involving an alleged felony offense under Title 76, Chapter 6, Offenses Against Property;

  6. any matters involving an alleged crime of domestic violence under Title 77, Chapter 36, Cohabitant Abuse Procedures Act; and

  7. any matters involving alleged crimes under federal law or the laws of another state comparable to the violations listed in Subsections a through f.

  1. Fail to inform the charter school board chair of a licensed educators arrest with 48 hours of receipt of information from a licensed educator.

  2. Fail to allow a licensed educator to report for work following an arrest unless directed not to report for work by the employer, consistent with school policy.

  3. Fail to require all non-licensed employees, volunteers, any employee who drives a vehicle as an employment responsibility, and charter board members to report the following incidences to the School Director:

  1. convictions, including pleas in abeyance and diversion agreements;

  2. any matters involving an alleged sex offense;

  3. any matters involving an alleged drug offense;

  4. any matters involving an alleged alcohol-related offense;

  5. any matters involving an alleged offense against the person under Title 76, Chapter 5, Offenses Against The Person;

  1. Fail to establish a timeline for a non-licensed employee, volunteer, any employee who drives a vehicle as an employment responsibility, and charter board member to report the offense.

  2. Fail to immediately suspend the accused non-licensed employee, volunteer, any employee who drives a vehicle as an employment responsibility, and charter board member from student supervision responsibilities for alleged sex offenses and other alleged offenses which may endanger students during the period of investigation;

  3. Fail to immediately suspend the accused non-licensed employee, volunteer, any employee who drives a vehicle as an employment responsibility, and charter board member from transporting students or public education vehicle operation or maintenance for alleged offenses involving alcohol or drugs during the period of investigation;

  4. Fail to provide adequate due process for the accused non-licensed employee, volunteer, any employee who drives a vehicle as an employment responsibility, and charter board member consistent with Section 53A-15-1506.

  5. Fail to develop a process to review arrest information and make employment or appointment decisions that protect both the safety of students and the confidentiality and due process rights of employees and charter school board members; as well as a timeline and procedures for maintaining records of arrests and convictions on non-licensed employees and charter school board members.

  6. Fail to include final administrative determinations and actions following the investigation of a non-licensed employee, volunteer, any employee who drives a vehicle as an employment responsibility, and charter board member in the records and maintain the records only as necessary to protect the safety of students and with strict requirements for protection of confidential employment information.

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  2.                                                      Policy Name: Dropout Recovery

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-606, Dropout Prevention and Recovery Program

The School requires eligible student dropouts to be enrolled in a dropout recovery program.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to develop a written policy that describes

  1. How the School or the School’s third party provider will measure and report adequate monthly progress;

  2. How membership days in the dropout recovery program will be determined for the eligible student’s progress in accordance with the School’s established school schedule and enrollment policies; and

  1. Fail to indicate that the student is enrolling in the School’s dropout recovery program in accordance with current UTREx specifications.



  1.                                                      Policy Name: Student Attendance

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-607, Truancy Prevention

The School realizes students will succeed when they regularly, punctually attend school.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to develop truancy procedures that encourage regular, punctual attendance of students.

  2. Fail to review the Truancy Policy annually.

  3. Fail to define “approved school activity”, “excused absence”, and other definitions not provided in law necessary to implement a compulsory attendance policy.

  4. Fail to include criteria and procedures for preapproval of extended absences.

  5. Fail to establish programs and meaningful incentives which promote regular, punctual student attendance.

  6. Fail to notify parents of the Truancy Policy, procedures, discipline, consequences, and appeal processes.

  7. Fail to establish and publish procedures for students or parents to contest notices of truancy.



  1.                                                   Policy Name: Student Discipline

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-608, Prohibition of Corporal Punishment in Utah’s Public Schools; R277-609, Standards for LEA Discipline Plans and Emergency Safety Interventions

The School recognizes the need for consistent, schoolwide behavior expectations and discipline. The School prohibits the use of corporal punishment.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to develop written standards for student behavior expectations, including school and classroom management.

  2. Fail to establish effective instructional practices for teaching student expectations, including self-discipline, citizenship, civic skills, and social skills.

  3. Fail to establish systematic methods for reinforcement of expected behaviors and uniform methods for correction of student behaviors.

  4. Fail to annually review the uniform methods to create data-based evaluations of efficiency and effectiveness

  5. Fail to implement ongoing staff development programs related to the development of student behavior expectations; effective instructional practices for teaching and reinforcing behavior expectations; effective intervention strategies; and effective strategies for evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of interventions.

  6. Fail to provide ongoing training for appropriate school personnel in crisis intervention; emergency safety intervention professional development; and school policies related to emergency safety interventions.

  7. Fail to develop discipline procedures related to the use and abuse of alcohol and controlled substances by students; bullying; cyber-bullying; harassment; hazing; and retaliation.

  8. Fail to implement procedures for the use of emergency safety interventions for all students consistent with evidence based practices including prohibition of:

  1. physical restraint except when a student presents a danger of serious physical harm to self or others or is destroying property;

  2. prone or face-down physical restraint; supine or face-up physical restraint;

  3. physical restraint that obstructs the airway of a student, or any physical restraint that adversely affects a student’s primary mode of communication;

  4. mechanical restraint, except those protective, stabilizing or required by law, any device used by a law enforcement officer in carrying out law enforcement duties, including seatbelts or any other safety equipment when used to secure students during transportation;

  5. chemical restraint, except as prescribed by a licensed physician, or other qualified health professional acting under the scope of the professional's authority under State law, for the standard treatment of a student's medical or psychiatric condition; and administered as prescribed by the licensed physician or other qualified health professional acting under the scope of the professional's authority under state law;

  6. subject to the requirements of R277-609, seclusionary time out, except when a student presents an immediate danger of serious physical harm to self or others.

  7. for a student with a disability, emergency safety interventions written into a student's individualized education program (IEP), as a planned intervention, unless school personnel, the family, and the IEP team agree less restrictive means which meet circumstances described in R277-608-4 have been attempted, a FBA has been conducted, and a positive behavior intervention plan based on data analysis has been written into the plan and implemented.

  1. Fail to ensure that all physical restraint must be immediately terminated when student is no longer an immediate danger to self or others, or if student is in severe distress; the use of physical restraint shall be for the minimum time necessary to ensure safety and a release criteria (as outlined in School procedures) must be implemented.

  2. Fail to ensure that if a School employee physically restrains a student, the school or the employee must immediately notify the student's parent or guardian and school administration; and employee may not use physical restraint on a student for more than 30 minutes.

  3. Fail to prohibit the use of physical restraint as a means of discipline or punishment.

  4. Fail to implement the following procedures should an employee use seclusionary time out: use the minimum time necessary to ensure safety; use a release criteria (as outlined in School procedures); ensure that any door remains unlocked; and maintain the student within line of sight of the public education employee.

  5. Fail to require an employee who places a student in seclusionary time out to notify the student’s parent or guardian and the School administration.

  6. Fail to ensure that seclusionary time out does not last longer than 30 minutes.

  7. Fail to prohibit the use of seclusionary time out as a means of discipline or punishment.

  8. Fail to include the following items in the School’s discipline procedures:

  1. direction for dealing with bullying and disruptive students;

  2. determine the range of behaviors and establish the continuum of administrative procedures that may be used by school personnel to address the behavior of habitually disruptive students;

  3. provide for identification, by position, of an individual designated to issue notices of disruptive and bullying student behavior;

  4. designate to whom notices of disruptive and bullying student behavior shall be provided;

  5. provide for documentation of disruptive student behavior prior to referral of disruptive students to juvenile court;

  6. include strategies to provide for necessary adult supervision;

  7. require that procedures be clearly written and consistently enforced;

  8. include administration, instruction and support staff, students, parents, community council and other community members in procedure development, training and prevention implementation so as to create a community sense of participation, ownership, support and responsibility; and

  9. provide notice to employees that violation of these procedures may result in employee discipline or action.

  1. Fail to include procedures for dealing with gang prevention and intervention; the role of law enforcement and emergency medical services; publication of notice to parents and school employees of procedures by reasonable means.

  2. Fail to include in the School plan submitted annually to the USBE, the prohibition of corporal punishment consistent with the law.

  3. Fail to incorporate the prohibition of corporal punishment consistent with the law, appropriate sanctions, and appeal procedures for School employees disciplined under this rule.

  4. Fail to have in place, as part of the special education plan, procedures and criteria for using appropriate behavior reduction intervention in accordance with state and federal law.

  5. Fail to include direction for dealing with bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, harassment and disruptive students. This part of the plan shall:

    1. determine the range of behaviors and establish the continuum of administrative procedures that may be used by school personnel to address the behavior of habitually disruptive students;

    2. provide for identification, by position(s), of individual(s) designated to issue notices of disruptive student and bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing and harassment behavior;

    3. designate to whom notices shall be provided;

    4. provide for documentation of disruptive student behavior prior to referral of disruptive students to juvenile court;

    5. include strategies to provide for necessary adult supervision;

    6. be clearly written and consistently enforced;

    7. include administration, instruction and support staff, students, parents, community council and other community members in policy development, training and prevention implementation so as to create a community sense of participation, ownership, support and responsibility; and

    8. provide notice to employees that violation(s) of this rule may result in employment discipline or action.

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  2.                                                      Policy Title: Student Safety

Policy Type:

Legal Citation: R277-613, LEA Bullying, Cyber-bullying, Hazing and Harassment Policies and Training.

The School desires to create an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to make a copy of this policy available on the School website.

  2. Fail to provide a copy of this policy or URL to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Utah State Board of Education.

  3. Fail to notify a parent if a student threatens to commit suicide.

  4. Fail to notify a parent of an incident of bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, harassment or retaliation involving the student.

  5. Fail to develop procedures to provide:

    1. timely parent notification by a designated and appropriate school employee;

    2. the format in which notification shall be provided to parents and securely maintained by the School;

    3. a retention period and destruction process for the notification; and

    4. an LEA definition of parent(s) consistent with Section 53A-11-203 and this rule.

    5. for student assessment of the prevalence of bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing and harassment in LEAs and schools, specifically locations where students are unsafe and additional adult supervision may be required, such as playgrounds, hallways, and lunch areas.

    6. strong responsive action against retaliation, including assistance to harassed students and their parents in reporting subsequent problems and new incidents.

    7. that students, staff, and volunteers receive training on bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing and harassment from individuals qualified to provide such training. The LEA shall determine how often training shall be provided.

  6. Fail to develop training specific to:

    1. overt aggression that may include physical fighting such as punching, shoving, kicking, and verbal threatening behavior, such as name calling, or both physical and verbal aggression or threatening behavior;

    2. relational aggression or indirect, covert, or social aggression, including rumor spreading, intimidation, enlisting a friend to assault a child, and social isolation;

    3. sexual aggression or acts of a sexual nature or with sexual overtones;

    4. cyber-bullying, including use of email, web pages, text messaging, instant messaging, three-way calling or messaging or any other electronic means for aggression inside or outside of school; and

    5. civil rights violations, appropriate reporting and investigative procedures. This includes bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing and harassment based upon the students' actual or perceived identities and conformance or failure to conform with stereotypes.

    6. awareness and intervention skills such as social skills training for students and staff, including aides, custodians, kitchen and lunchroom workers, secretaries, paraprofessionals, and coaches.

    7. complement the suicide prevention program required for students under R277-620 and the suicide prevention training required for licensed educators consistent with Section 53A-1-603(9).

  7. Fail to develop procedures to complement existing safe and drug free school policies and school discipline plans.

  8. Fail to develop procedures to address safe school violations consistent with Section 53A-1-1109



  1.                                                                 Policy Title: Accreditation

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-410, Accreditation of Schools

The School recognizes the importance of providing a high quality and well-balanced educational system.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to attain and maintain accreditation status within the timeframe established by and the accreditation program approved by the Utah State Board of Education.

  2. Fail to present an annual status report to the governing board.




  1.                                          Policy Title: Student Promotion and Graduation

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-700, The Elementary and Secondary School General Core

The School desires orderly movement of students from one grade level to another and expects all students to graduate prepared for career, college, and life.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to offer general Core credit requirements from courses approved by the Utah State Board of Education for graduation from a Utah school.

  2. Fail to consider the continuous progress and educational growth a major concern as students are promoted from one grade level to another and considered as a candidate for graduation.

  3. Fail to present an annual status report to the governing board.

  1. Policy Title: Grievance Procedure

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation

The School desires for students, parents, and employees to have a process to resolve complaints.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to develop procedures on how and to whom a student, parent, and employee may submit a complaint.

  2. Fail to train employees regarding the grievance procedures.

  3. Fail to address a complaint.




  1.                                                       Policy Title: Student Enrollment

Policy Type: Executive Limitations

Legal Citation: R277-700, The Elementary and Secondary School General Core; R277-472, Charter School Student Enrollment and Transfers and School District Capacity Information; UCA 53A-1a-506.5, Charter School Students – Admission procedures – Transfers;

The School will enroll eligible students in all grades served.

Accordingly, the School Director shall not:

  1. Fail to develop procedures for enrollment and registration, including a lottery.

  2. Fail to post the procedures for student enrollment on the School website.

  3. Fail to review student information to ensure student eligibility.

  4. Allow school enrollment to fall below 80% capacity.