Employment Licensure

Passed: 11-8-17

Personnel Credentials General—

All personnel shall possess and maintain valid credentials, including required licensure and certification, before contracts are issued, duties are assigned, or payment is made from any source of funds.  Any such failure will render a contract with the Board void.

Certified Employees General—

Unless an express exception exists under law or under the rules of the Utah State Board of Education, to be employed in the South Sanpete School District in a capacity covered by the following license areas of concentration, a person shall hold a valid license issued by the Utah State Board of Education in the respective license areas of concentration: 

  1. Early Childhood (K-3);
  2. Elementary (1-8);
  3. Elementary (K-6);
  4. Middle (5-9) (still valid, and issued before 1988);
  5. Secondary (6-12);
  6. Administrative/Supervisory (K-12);
  7. Career and Technical Education;
  8. School Counselor;
  9. School Psychologist;
  10. School Social Worker;
  11. Special Education (K-12);
  12. Preschool Special Education (Birth-Age 5);
  13. Communication Disorders;
  14. Speech-Language Pathologist;
  15. Speech-Language Technician.

Utah Admin. Rules R277-502-5 (July 8, 2015)

Letters of Authorization—

On an annual basis, the District shall request letters of authorization from the Utah State Board of Education for teachers assigned to teaching classes for which they are not endorsed by the Utah State Board of Education.

Utah Admin. Rules R277-502-5.B(2) (July 8, 2015)

Teacher Classifications—

The District and each school shall identify and distinguish between “teachers” who hold a level 1, 2, or 3 license and “associate teachers” who do not currently hold a level 1, 2, or 3 license, but are permitted to teach in the school under another authorization.

Lists of “teachers” and “associate teachers” shall be maintained at the District and shall be available for review by any person upon request.

Utah Code § 53A-6-111 (2004)


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