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North Sanpete School District
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Board Policy With Guidelines

Policy Number:  IV-55
Effective Date:  03/08/1988
Revised Date: 07/17/2018
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Subject:  Scope of Employment       


It is the intent of the Board of Education to establish guidelines for school instructions and programs.


The administration of the school district will cooperate fully in implementing this policy for the benefit of students, patrons, and district employees.


  1. School instruction, counseling and other administrative tasks relating to students which require the presence of students should be accomplished on school premises within the normal school day. Whenever it becomes necessary for a district employee to meet with a student outside the normal school day, or to conduct instruction outside of the school premises, such work should be accomplished with the written approval of the school principal.
  2. District personnel are not authorized to invite school-aged persons from the attendance area in which the employee is employed to the employee’s home for school related activities. After-hour school related social activities should, whenever possible, be conducted on school premises.  In all cases, the prior written approval of the school principal must be obtained.
  3. In the event a school activity requires traveling and district employees are called upon to drive or otherwise provide transportation, the activity and transportation must be first approved in writing by the school principal. District employees should avoid traveling alone with a single student.
  4. Employees may not advise parents or students regarding medication, medical diagnosis or medical treatment beyond arranging accommodations.
  5. Possession or use of a weapon by any employee in a school building, in or on school property, or in conjunction with any school activity, unless specifically authorized by law, is in violation of the law and North Sanpete School District Policy, and will be subject to disciplinary sanctions which may include termination.

The law provides that a qualified person may receive a permit “to carry a concealed firearm for lawful self-defense …”UCA§53-5-704-(1).  A concealed dangerous weapon means”… a dangerous weapon that is covered hidden or secreted in a manner that the public would not be aware of its presence and is readily accessible for immediate use.  “UCA§76-10-5-1 (2) (a).  An employee of North Sanpete School District who obtain concealed weapons permits do so in their own individual capacities.  Any use of such weapons is outside the scope of employment, is contrary to the purposes of employment by the district and is done solely in employee’s personal capacity, not as an employee of the district.

This policy applies to all employees, contract employees, on-site vendors and volunteers.