Screening, Training, and Supporting School Staff

Screening, Training, and Supporting School Staff


Screening, training, and supporting school staff are foundational elements in creating safe and healthy schools. State rule requires the screening of employees and volunteers that work with students. Following screening practices creates conditions to support the hiring of mentally and emotionally healthy adults who will increase positive relationships between students and other staff. Training for school staff is essential in maintaining healthy learning environments. Training may include more than academic and pedagogical supports. It may also be information and skills to support the emotional, mental, social, and physical wellness of the staff member.

Note: All resources have been vetted by staff at the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). Any external sites listed with links to other web pages or documents are not part of the intended resource.


Professional Learning

Training Requirements for Schools
Coming Soon

USBE Program and Grant Checklist for SHS, Prevention, YICA

USBE Resources

Child Sexual Abuse and Human Trafficking Prevention
USBE Prevention and Student Services

Crisis and Emergency Response Protocol

Least Restrictive Behavior Interventions (LRBI) Technical Assistance Manual

Student Data Privacy

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission (UPPAC)
USBE Policy, Law and Professional Practices

Utah Student Data Privacy Educator Course
USBE Canvas

Additional Resources

Care for the Caregiver: Guidelines for Administrators and Crisis Teams
National Association for School Psychologists (NASP)

Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Common Sense Education