Utah: Health Policies

State law requires districts to adopt Internet use policies or to provide instruction on safe Internet use.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law requires districts to address indoor air quality in schools.

State law encourages districts to implement school-based alcohol and drug referral, intervention or treatment programs for students with substance use disorders.

State law prohibits the sale, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances on school grounds or at school-related events.

State law encourages districts to operate alternative school programs or to ensure access to educational services to expelled students in an alternative setting.

State law requires districts to use alternatives to out-of-school suspension or expulsion, such as, in-school suspension, behavioral interventions, or restorative practices.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law establishes comprehensive guidelines and accountability measures for school construction and building maintenance that include detailed provisions for addressing student health and safety.

State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

State law enumerates protected classes including explicit protections for LGBTQ youth.

State law requires districts to utilize environmentally-safe chemicals and/or to reduce chemical exposure in schools.

State law encourages or requires districts to address truancy or chronic absenteeism through the provision of comprehensive student support services.

State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

State laws encourages and/or incentivizes the community use of school buildings and property for recreation or other purposes.

State law requires that food and beverages sold outside of school meal program meet federal Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

State law requires that food and beverages sold outside of school meal program meet federal Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

State law requires that food and beverages sold outside of school meal program meet federal Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

State law addresses concussions/return to play.

State law prohibits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes without exception.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law establishes minimal assurances of due process for students facing disciplinary action.

State law authorizes districts to conduct mental health screening in schools or to disseminate information on mental health resources.

State law encourages or requires inter-agency coordination as part of both initial plan development and review and update procedures.

State law requires districts to develop school emergency operations plans (EOPs) that include procedures for plan review and update.

State law encourages employers to offer leave for parents to participate in school activities or requires employer leave for public sector employees only.

Topic is not addressed in state laws or only addressed in relation to special education.

State law requires parent or family member representation on school governance councils or in school improvement planning efforts.

State law requires parent or family member involvement in the development of student codes of conduct.

State law involves parents in responding to truancy or chronic absenteeism using non-punitive or supportive interventions.

State law requires districts to adopt plans, policies, or strategies to engage parents and families in the educational process.

State law complies with minimum requirements of the federal Gun-Free Schools Act (GFSA) and adds student supports and protections.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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