Laura Seitz, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah school districts soon may be hosting annual parent seminars on substance abuse, bullying, mental health and Internet safety.
On Friday, the Senate passed HB298, which requires school districts to hold the annual seminars. The bill does, however, allow school districts to opt out if the local school board determines the seminar unnecessary.
"I would hope school districts would look very, very closely at this now that they have the ability to decide," said Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. "Bullying and many of the things listed are a problem in every school district, and I would hope that they would look closely before opting out."
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, passed the Senate with a 22-4 vote. The House previously approved the bill, which now goes to the governor.
- Celebrate summer fun with a photographic look...
- No national launch for Draft Mitt effort
- Southern Utah infant dies after being left in...
- Proposal: Real Salt Lake would pay for minor...
- Review board clears Salt Lake police officer...
- Police say son beat 70-year-old father to death
- Utah mother of 8 in running for...
- Uintah County man accused of assaulting...
- 67 unaccompanied children who crossed... 78
- Republican, Democratic political... 49
- No national launch for Draft Mitt effort 44
- Cartel presence in Utah 'exploding'... 33
- Pro-Palestinian crowd rallies in Salt... 33
- Review board clears Salt Lake police... 30
- Lawsuit claims State School Board... 29
- Ex-federal judge says West Valley... 26