Utah Educators, School Board Members, and Educational Administrators Reporting Requirements
Many professions require licensed individuals in that profession to report to a licensing division or authority when the person is charged with a criminal offense, particularly DUI and other alcohol-related crimes, violent crimes (such as assault or domestic violence), drug crimes (such as controlled substance possession), or property crimes (such as theft and criminal mischief). A committee identified as the UPPAC is charged with maintaining the professional conduct rules for Utah educators. Here are the reporting requirements by UPPAC and the Utah State Office of Education for teachers, School Board members, and educational administrators (such as principals):
Utah State Board of Education Rule 277-516
Utah State Board of Education Rule 277-516 directs licensed educators to report arrests for alleged sex offenses, alleged alcohol-related offenses, alleged drug-related offenses and alleged offenses against the person under Utah Code Section 76-5.
Educators must also report convictions, including pleas in abeyance and diversion agreements.
Reports must be made:
- Reports must be made to the Educator’s District Superintendent or Charter School Director within 48 hours of the arrest.
- Superintendent/Charter School Director must notify the Utah State Office of Education within 48 hours of notification by educator.