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Last modified: December 5, 2023

Policy No. 3310 Safe Schools

The Provo City School District Board of Education adopts the policies and procedures set forth herein to create an orderly and safe place for each student to learn. This means that each school will have a positive learning environment, free from violence, intimidation, drug use, and harm from individuals, groups, gangs, and criminal, gang-type behavior, and any other type of behavior or activity that disrupts the orderly and safe operation of the schools. To foster such an environment, each student is expected to follow accepted rules of conduct and to show respect for other people and obey persons in authority. Behaviors which disrupt the orderly and safe learning environment are prohibited in the district’s schools. The Superintendent is directed to create procedures that ensure a safe and orderly school environment that is maintained at all times.

Legal References

Utah Code 53G-8-206

Delegation of authority to suspend or expel a student- Procedure for suspension- Readmission

Utah Code 53G-8-205

Grounds for suspension or expulsion from a public school

Utah Code 53A-11-601

Administration of medication to students- Prerequisites- Immunity from liability

Utah Code 32B-1-102

Alcoholic Beverage Control- General Provisions- Definitions

Utah Code 53G-8-501

Substance abuse reporting and weapons notification- Definitions

Utah Code 53G-8-301

Discipline and Safety- Physical restraint of students- Definitions

Utah Code 53G-8-302

Prohibition of corporal punishment- Use of reasonable and necessary physical restraint

Utah Code 53G-8-212

Defacing or damaging school property- Student’s liability- Work program alternative

Utah Code 53G-8-202

Public school discipline policies- Basis of the policies- Enforcement 

Utah Code 53G-8-204

Suspension and expulsion procedure- Notice to parents/guardians – Distribution of policies

Utah Code 53G-8-207

Alternatives to suspension or expulsion

Utah Code 53G-8-208

Student suspended or expelled- Responsibility of parent(s) or guardian(s)- Application for students with disabilities

Utah Code 53G-8-402

Notification by juvenile court and law enforcement agencies

Utah Code 53G-8-510

Notification of teachers of weapons on school property- Immunity from civil and criminal liability

Utah Code 58-37

Utah Controlled Substances Act

Utah Code 76-10-1201

Pornographic and Harmful Materials and Performances- Definitions

Utah Code 76-10-1203

Pornographic material or performance- Expert testimony not required

Utah Code 76-10-1227 

Indecent public displays- Definitions

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

20 U.S.C. 1400

34 C.F.R. 300.1

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

29 U.S.C Section 794

Nondiscrimination under Federal grants and and programs

34 C.F.R. Section 104

Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance

Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act

20 U.S.C. Section 1232g

34 C.F.R. Section 99.1 Gun Free Schools Act

20 U.S.C. Section 7151

Approved by the Board of Education

July 14, 1992

Revised and approved: April 11, 2000; June 12, 2001; May 2002; April 2003; March 2004; April 2005; April 2007; May 2009; December 2014


Policy 3310 P1 Safe Schools