Jordan School District
Statement of

Number: AS92
Effective: 5/24/88
Revision: 9/8/09
Reviewed: 5/28/13

SUBJECT: Detaining Elementary Students After School

I. Board Directive

The Board of Education recognizes that in the best interest of students, it may be necessary to detain student(s) after regular school hours under some circumstances.  The Board delegates to the District Administration the responsibility for establishing policy for detaining elementary students after school in compliance with Utah Code §53A-3-415

II. Administrative Policy

In order to maintain open communication and cooperation between the home and school, each elementary principal will work with faculty members, parents and students to ensure that the parent (guardian) is contacted before a student is detained after regular school hours.

  1. This policy shall apply to all elementary students (grades kindergarten through six.)
  2. The parent or guardian of a student will be notified prior to the time when the student is detained after school. (Contact with neighbors or siblings is not sufficient to meet this requirement.)
  3. Notification will be made by a licensed employee from the school, preferably the student's teacher.
  4. Notification will be documented in the school office with the following information:
    1. Name of student to be detained
    2. Name of licensed employee making the notification
    3. Name of parent (guardian) receiving the notification
    4. Date and time of contact
    5. Reason for detaining the student
    6. Duration of detainment time
    7. Verification of safe transportation home
  5. An exception to the notification of parent (guardian) requirement will be made if detention is necessary for the student's health or safety.


These policies have been developed and approved by the Jordan School District Board of Education for exclusive use within Jordan School District. Any use by a person or organization outside of Jordan School District is not authorized by the school district. Jordan School District bears no responsibility for such unauthorized use or adaptation of the policies of Jordan School District. Any party copying or revising these policies for its own use does so at its own risk and responsibility as to applicability and legal sufficiency.

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