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Employment Contracts Approved for 2019-2020


The Canyons Board of Education approved the contract with the Canyons Education Association for the 2019-2020 school year. The contract includes a $7,665 increase for every licensed employee in the Canyons District. This also results in the beginning-teacher’s annual salary being raised to $50,000. The District seeks to fund this 14.2 percent increase in salary costs with a tax increase equating to $139 on the average-priced home in the Canyons District. A Truth-in-Taxation hearing regarding the certified rate will be held in August. If the Board does not approve the proposed tax increase, which would generate $13.6 million, the CEA and CSD have agreed to continue negotiations. Under the terms of the contract, every teacher who works directly with students in an academic role will receive a $500 stipend from the Teacher and Student Success Act. Licensed employees who don’t qualify to receive the funds from TSSA will receive the stipend from District funds. Regarding health insurance, both the CEA and the District agree to recommendations by the CSD insurance committee. The premiums for all plans will increase 3 percent. The employee premiums will remain at the current level for the non-buy up plans. The District will cover the full premium increase less the employee’s premiums, thus absorbing the full increase. The District premium on the buy-up plans will be equivalent to the contribution on the base plans. Employees who elect this coverage will cover the difference. Because Education Support Professional and administrative employees are receiving a substantially less compensation package for the 2019-20 school year, negotiation preference will be given to those groups for the 2020-21 school year. The Board also approved contracts for the coming school year with Canyons administrators. For administrators, the District will fund increment steps for eligible employees and a 3 percent COLA to the base of the administrative salary schedule. The District also will fund a 1.25 percent stipend for the 59 administrators on the top step during the 2018-2019 school year. A salary-schedule review also will be conducted to ensure Canyons’ schedule is similar to those of neighboring districts. 

Proposed Budget

Nearly 62 percent of Canyons District’s proposed budget for 2019-2020 will be dedicated to paying for student instruction, Business Administrator Leon Wilcox told the Board of Education.  The proposed budget includes the $19.6 million cost of the proposed salary boost for Canyons teachers. The increase, which represents a double-digit percentage bump for CSD licensed personnel, will be funded largely with money generated by a $12 monthly tax increase on the average-priced home in Canyons District. Of the $19.6 million required for the salary increase, $13.6 million will come from the change in the certified rate, which largely allows the District to  capture inflation but will require a Truth-in-Taxation hearing in August. The remainder will come from attrition, cost-cutting, allocations from the Utah Legislature and new property-tax growth. The salary addresses the national teacher shortage, caused largely by low wages, according to recent reports. It also may attract the 14,000 women and men who are licensed to teach in Utah but are not in the classroom. Also included in the budget are cost-of-living increases for CSD administrators and Education Support Professionals, to be funded with money from the Utah legislature. Other budget highlights include funds for ongoing construction and additional Responsive Services staff members for mental-health supports. 

Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum

The Board of Education approved the implementation of “Second Step,” a social-emotional learning curriculum. This will be put into place over the next three years, said BJ Weller, Director of Responsive Services. The program helps students as young as 5 years old manage emotions, solve problems in a positive way, and demonstrate empathy.  The curriculum is aligned to standards as established by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), satisfies character-education and bullying-prevention requirements, and creates common social emotional language in the schools. 

School Fee Policy

The Board of Education will continue review policies governing school fees, fines and waivers; school schedule changes, and the parameters for the TSSA allocations.

Health Data Review

As part of a data review by the Human Sexuality Committee, Instructional Supports Administrator Jesse Henefer reviewed such Salt Lake County health data as teen pregnancy, sexually-transmitted infection, and child sex abuse rates.  The Board also was given a report on the student pornography-related complaints in the District.

Immunization

The Board of Education reviewed the District’s policies governing immunizations for students and employees. The information was presented by Assistant Legal Counsel Jeff Christensen and school nurse Sally Goodger.

Pledge of Allegiance, Inspirational Thought

Sandy Elementary Students in a Cub Scout Troop posted the American and the Utah flags. In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Day, Sandy Principal McKay Robinson spoke about the powerful impact teachers have in the lives of children. Every child deserve a champion who believes in their talents, skills and potential, he said. Last year, Sandy Elementary’s achievement scores increased in all three subject areas and the school’s overall percentage growth was higher than district and state scores.  A attendance-encouragement program also proved successful, he said, and fewer students are truant.

Patron Comments
  • French-English Dual Language Teacher Gretchen Givone expressed thanks to the Board for the proposed salary increase for Canyons educators.
  • Cottonwood Heights-area students and Butler Elementary teacher Annelise Slater spoke to the Board about discontinuing the use of Styrofoam lunch trays in Canyons District cafeterias. The students said it would be an environmentally conscious move on behalf of the District.
  • CEA President Erika Bradshaw expressed thanks to the Board for considering a salary increase for teachers. She said the compensation package will attract and retain the highest-quality classroom teachers, which in turn will benefit students. 
  • Teacher Anna McNamer, who also is a resident of the District, thanked the Board for considering a salary increase for Canyons teachers.
  • Amy Olson thanked the Board for the proposed salary increase for Canyons teachers.  
  • Albion Middle teacher Mary Simao invited the Board to attend a 5K to support Girls on the Run, an international non-profit that encourages preteen girls to engage in activities, such as running, that support physical, emotional and social well-being.  Albion’s chapter is one of the largest in Utah. 
  • Patron Betty Shaw congratulated the Board for the achievements of the District in the past 10 years.  She said she “was thrilled” when she heard about the proposal to increase salaries for teachers in Canyons District.
  • Patron Steve Van Maren would like the Board to consider increasing increment levels on the salary schedule so as to retain teachers. 

Consent Agenda

The Board of Education approved the Consent Agenda, including the minutes from the Board of Education meeting on April 23, 2019;  hire and termination reports; purchasing bids; student overnight travel, 2019-2010 LAND Trust packets. 

Policy Updates

The Board of Education approved updates to policies governing student-data governance, and school admission of homeless children and youth and unaccompanied minors. The Board also voted for updates to policies governing open enrollment, school admissions and school moratoriums; parent and family engagement in education; and student educational travel. 

Recognitions

The following students, faculty and staff were recognized by the Board for their achievements:
  • Melissa Crandall, Union Middle School teacher, Utah History Teacher of the Year 
  • Traci Raymond, Alta High, Beverly Taylor Sorenson Legacy Award Winner
  • Danna Caldwell, Raschell Davis, Lisa Hubbard, Zackery Nesi, Gregory Platner, all from East Midvale Elementary; and Madaline Chilcutt, Debra Delliskave, John Henrichsen, Bethanne Lenhart, from Midvale Middle, who have been named Effective Teachers in High-Poverty School.
Career and Technical Education Competition Winners
  • Grace Cuttle, Haylie Heale, Alta High, first place in the DECA competition’s Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations Research category.
  • Tiffany Brailow and Lauren Wilson, Corner Canyon High, first place in the DECA competition’s Start-up Business Plan category.
  • Kyla White, Alta High, first place in the DECA competition’s Restaurant and Food Service Management category. 
  • Emily Zhang, Hillcrest High, first place in the Future Business Leaders of America state competition in the Health Care Administration category.
  • Rishab Balakrishnan, Justin Dong, Hillcrest, first place in the Future Business Leaders of America state competition in the Management Decision Making category.
  • Eric Yu, Hillcrest High, two first place awards in the Future Business Leaders of America state competition in the Network Design and Networking Concepts categories.
  • Madilyn Wallace, Hillcrest,  first place in the Future Business Leaders of America state competition in the Virtual Business Finance Challenge Spring category. 
  • Meereaore Birima, Hillcrest High, first place at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America state competition in the Advocacy category.
  • Lindsay Bruner, Hillcrest High,  first place at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America state competition in the Recycle and Redesign category. 
  • Luke Kim, Hillcrest High, first place at the HOSA state competition on a Knowledge Test in the Transcultural Healthcare category.
  • Annabelle Warner, CTEC, first place at the HOSA state competition in the Physical Therapy category.
  • Warren McCarthy, Hillcrest High, first place at the HOSA state competition on a Knowledge Test in the Nutrition category. 
  • Noah Porter, CTEC, first place at the SkillsUSA Utah Championship in the Job Skill Demonstration category.
  • Rachel Lancaster, CTEC, first place at the SkillsUSA Utah Championship in the Prepared Speech category.
Superintendent, Business Administrator Reports

Superintendent Briscoe thanked the Board members for the civility they show to each other and the public when discussing monumental issues such as the salary increase for CSD teachers. He also lauded the passage of the proposal to start the social-emotional learning curriculum. 

Mr. Wilcox thanked the negotiating team for working hard on the contracts with licensed personnel, administrators and Education Support Professionals.

Board Reports

Mrs. Clareen Arnold reflected on the transparency of the deliberations of the salary increase.  She also said the new salary schedule will help teachers, who often work two or three jobs to make ends meet. She thanked fellow Board members for expressing dissenting opinions, even when it’s not popular. 

Mr. Steve Wrigley reported on Special Education Sports Day at Jordan High.

Mrs. Amber Shill reported on Canyon View Elementary’s cultural night and the trustee meeting of the Utah High School Activities Association.

Mrs. Amanda Oaks attended the luncheon in celebration of National School Nursing Day and the Middle School Honors Band, Orchestra and Choir Concert.

Mr. Mont Millerberg attended the CSD Warehouse’s Cinco de Mayo celebration and the Copperview Elementary School Community Council meeting.

President Nancy Tingey attended Canyons View’s cultural night and the Union Middle production of “Addams Family.
Like most teenagers anxious to hit the road, sophomore Connor Perkins wants to be able to get his driver’s license as soon as he turns 16 in May. The challenge? Fitting a required Driver’s Education course into his already-packed class schedule at Hillcrest High.

The answer for Connor was the Canyons Virtual High School, Canyons District’s fully accredited high school, which provides an online class for fledgling drivers. The course outlining the rules of the road is just one of more than 60 courses, including mathematics, world languages, and social studies, that are offered through the District’s virtual high school. 

CVHS is an ideal option for high school students who want to get ahead on their credits, play catch-up because of some academic stumbles, or, like Connor, engage in such elective courses as Driver’s Education, says CVHS Technical Supervisor Julie Mayo. If your child learns well in an online format — or even if they don’t — CSD’s virtual high school may be the answer for your family, Mayo says. And it’ll be good for your pocketbook, too.

Starting this July, students no longer will be assessed a fee to take classes through CVHS. The previous charge was $35 per CVHS quarter-credit.  Click here to see the course catalogue.

In addition, this year, students, including eighth-graders, can begin the enrollment process for CVHS summer courses on May 1, with access to the coursework from within a week of enrollment to June 27.

Because the grades for these courses will be posted as part of the 2018-2019 school year, Mayo says, this could help student-athletes who need to improve their grade-point averages to be academically eligible to compete in 2019 fall sports.

A second CVHS summer session, which has never been offered before, opens July 9. This summer, during the renovation of Canyon’s headquarters, the offices for the virtual high school will be located at the old Crescent View Middle, 11150 S. 300 East. Summer testing will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the temporary offices.

Although the recommended time to complete an online course through CVHS is four weeks or less, students now will have until June 2020 to complete the work as long as they make progress on a weekly basis.  

If students are not making progress, counselors and parents will be notified and a decision will be made regarding whether CVHS is a viable option for the student.

All students who are Utah residents may enroll in CVHS.
The past year has been a period of momentous change and milestones achieved for Canyons District.

The fall of 2018 marked the start of CSD’s 10th school year and the conclusion of a fiscal year that ended $6 million under-budget. Canyons completed the 13th and final school improvement project promised to the public in 2010 when voters approved a $250 million tax-rate-neutral bond, and broke ground on the first three projects promised to voters with passage of a new bond in 2017. The Board added another pay raise to an already progressive salary schedule to aid in hiring and retaining the best teachers, and invested in new safety measures and tools to keep our classrooms welcoming, safe and secure.

We celebrated Peruvian Park Elementary's designation as a Blue Ribbon School, honored inspirational colleagues and cheered our students who graduated in greater numbers than ever before and excelled in sports and the arts.

Reflecting on the past decade, Board of Education President Sherril H. Taylor said in a farewell message to Canyons District patrons: “With every passing year, we've continued to build, strengthen, and fortify. Student achievement and new schools have risen, improved school-to-home connections were established, and student performances on stages and athletic fields drew cheers and championships. Looking back, I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to realize, walking hand in hand and standing shoulder to shoulder. ”

Here are a few of the most memorable moments from 2018:

•   The Board funded the districtwide implementation of a new school safety tool known as DIR-S, or “duress.” With a push of a button, the app allows teachers and staff members in an emergency to give an immediate update on their status through a mobile device or computer, providing everyone, including administrators and law enforcement officers, with the real-time information needed to ascertain the source and location of a threat.

•   The District hired more counselors and school psychologists, and opened a youth academy for secondary students who need extra academic and behavioral support.

•   CSD students outperformed their Utah peers on most year-end SAGE tests, in some areas by as many as 12 percentage points. Four students earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college entrance exam. The District’s graduation rate rose three percentage points to 89 percent, and the number of students who take and pass Advanced Placement exams for college credit continued its upward trajectory.

•   Peruvian Park Elementary was named by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School.

•   The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages honored CSD’s Dual Language Immersion Program with its prestigious Melba D. Woodruff Award for exemplary elementary Foreign Language programs.

•   Midway into the school year, individual student athletes and teams have claimed five state championship titles: Corner Canyon won 5A football, 5A boys cross country, and 5A girls soccer; Alta High’s Emilee Astle won the 5A state championship in girls singles tennis; and Corner Canyon’s Lizzie Simmons and Emma Heiden won 5A girls doubles. Additionally, Corner Canyon’s mountain biking team took first place at a non-sanctioned state championship event.

•   The Theatre Departments at Hillcrest and Corner Canyon shared the podium as sweepstakes winners in the Utah High School Shakespeare competition.

•   Twenty-six students earned Academic All-State honors in fall sports for excelling athletically and academically.

•   Eighteen high school seniors were named National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists.

•   Midvalley student Ashlyn Phillips was named Utah Playworks’ Junior Coach of the Year.

•   A major renovation of Indian Hills Middle was completed in time for the start of school, the 13th and final project promised to the public in 2010 when voters approved a $250 million tax-rate-neutral bond.

•   Crews began work on rebuilds of Brighton and Hillcrest high schools and a major renovation of Alta High, the largest and most complicated of many more projects financed by the $283 million bond approved by voters in 2017.

•   A record number of volunteers (12,952) contributed hundreds-of-thousands of hours of service to CSD’s classrooms, and 6.3 million people visited Canyons District’s websites.

•   Five CSD employee were applauded for their extraordinary work: Morgan Brown, Alta High Athletic Director, 2018 Athletic Director of the Year; Stephanie Johnston, Hillcrest High counselor, Rookie Counselor of the Year; Connie Crosby, CSD homeless student liaison, Utah School Counselors Human Rights Award; Mark Mataya, Diamond Ridge and Entrada Assistant Principal, Outstanding Adult Educator Award; and Kevin Ray, CSD Risk Management Coordinator, and Kierstin Draper, Canyon View Elementary Principal, Think Safe Award.
A cup of feedback, a dash of input, and a heaping slice of honesty. That’s what we’re asking for in a survey that is being sent to Canyons District parents about their experiences with their child’s school.

All nine questions on the short survey are vital ingredients in our efforts to make healthy school-to-home connections, sweeten our customer service, and improve our recipe for student success. 

A link to the online survey will be sent Saturday, Nov. 10 to parents and guardians of children in Canyons District schools. It will arrive via email to the contact information provided during the online registration process for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Parent and guardians are asked to check their email accounts for the link.

The District will take input through the online survey until Nov. 30.  Parents who did not receive an email link can call Canyons District’s Help Desk at 801-826-5544 for assistance. 

Parents will be asked to complete a survey for every school where their children are currently enrolled. Questions cover school climate, academic support of children, and whether the school communicates appropriately with the community. 

Parents also can provide comments after responding to every question. The answers are anonymous unless parents identify themselves for a follow-up by school administrators. 

By state law, Canyons District is required to survey parents as part of educators’ evaluations. District and school administrators use the data to address needs, hone processes and recognize improvements.
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Construction of Brighton High

Business Administrator Leon Wilcox presented information about the budget and timeline of Brighton High’s rebuild. While preliminary design work started in September 2017, the work on the project accelerated after the public in November 2017 approved a $283 million bond proposal that would provide the funds for the construction. As work has progressed, Wilcox said, it’s proven challenging to build such a large building — 387,000-square-feet — on the campus’ 36 acres, especially as students continue to attend classes there. Also, construction and labor costs have gone up significantly since the bond election, he said. The cost of materials to complete such a project, including fuel, are sharply on the rise, he said. Board member Nancy Tingey, who has been involved in discussions surrounding the design of the building, said that cuts have been made already, and the investment in the school will affect generations of students. The Board awarded a $103.1 million contract to Hogan Construction for the project. Construction is expected to be done by fall 2021.

Lacrosse Participation

The Board of Education gave an OK to schools in Canyons District who want to field lacrosse teams in the 2019-2020 school year. That is when the Utah High School Activities Association will start to sanction the sport for boys and girls. The vote serves as notice to UHSAA that the District plans to participate and allows schools to begin the process of hiring coaches and reviewing equipment needs. The participation fee is expected to be $70 per player. The budget for 2019-2020 will include the startup and ongoing costs associated with offering the sport to students. 

Calendar Update

Under an already tentatively approved calendar for the 2019-2020 school year, Canyons District’s schools would let out for the summer in May, instead of the first week of June. The Board re-considered the calendar for final approval along with similarly organized calendars for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 years, and for Brighton High, which is under a trimester schedule. An earlier end date would make it easier for high school students to compete for summer jobs, explained Planning and Enrollment Director Dr. Floyd Stensrud. The proposed calendars also would eliminate most of the Professional Development days traditionally scheduled on Fridays, thereby alleviating the need for working parents to secure child care. There would be no change in the number of holidays or instructional days. The Board will take up the matter again at an upcoming Board meeting. 

Early Literacy Program

The Board of Education considered a series of literacy goals proposed by the Administration in alignment with new legislation and Utah State Board of Education rules. The intent of the legislation was for 90 percent of all Utah third graders to achieve proficiency in reading by 2020. School Districts are being asked to set incremental milestones toward achieving that goal. State rules also stipulate that the number of students making typical or better progress must increase from 48 to 60 percent. There are consequences for not meeting growth goals, and remediation plans to support Districts that fall short. The Board will take up the matter again at an upcoming meeting. 

Vision and Mission Update 

Research and Assessment Director Dr. Hal Sanderson presented student achievement data to the Board of Education. ACT scores from last year show CSD high school students outpacing their Utah peers in English, math, reading and science—in some areas by as much as 10 percentage points. Additionally, students showed improvement in math, reading and science. Dr. Sanderson also presented data to show progress toward the District’s customer service, community engagement, innovation, and financial accountability goals. Surveys show the vast majority of parents are satisfied with the education and emotional supports provided their students. Volunteer rates are up, as is traffic to the District’s website, demonstrating healthy community engagement. A growing share of teachers are taking advantage of District-sponsored professional development opportunities and technology-in-education certifications. The District has an eight-year track record of 100 percent compliance on annual financial audits and has maintained an Aaa bond rating since 2012.

Utah College Application Week

The Canyons Education Foundation pledged up to $10,000 to help cover the costs of college-application fees for low-income students who participate in the Nov. 6-10 Utah College Application Week. Development Officer Denise Haycock and members of the Foundation Board presented a ceremonial check to the Board of Education for the amount.

Online Mathematics Textbook Proposal

The Board reviewed an online mathematics textbook proposal, including the public input solicited with an online tool. The Board asked the Administration to solicit additional teacher feedback and provide it to the Board at a future meeting. Proposed is Illustrative Mathematics, for seventh- and eighth-grade students, and Mathematics Vision Project, for ninth- through 12th-grade students. The cost to implement both programs is less than if the district opted to maintain the traditional hard-bound mathematics textbooks, and the texts are closely aligned to Utah’s Core State Standards. If the proposal is approved, Canyons would implement the online textbooks in a layered, grade-by-grade rollout, starting with seventh- and eighth-graders in 2019 and advancing to higher grades until fall 2021.

Consent Agenda

The Board of Education approved the consent agenda, including minutes from Oct. 2, 2018 meeting of the Board; hire and termination reports; an amended version of student overnight travel requests; September financial reports; Utah

grants administration for federal and state programs, at-risk student definition and early literacy goals program goals; updates to Board’s mission and vision 2020 goals; a Memo of Understanding with Alpine District for the transportation of students who live in the Suncrest development. 

Patron Comments

Corner Canyon High teacher Royce Shelley expressed concern about the proposed online mathematics textbook.

Draper Park Middle teacher Amy Valdez spoke to the Board in support of the six-period schedule at the school, saying she thinks it best for student learning. 

Teacher Krista Pippin spoke about the proposal to change schedules at Draper Park Middle. She said the information stating the pros and cons of the sixth-period schedule and the eight-period A/B block doesn’t equally represent both schedules.  She also asked for student-achievement for the schools that have changed schedules.

Hillcrest Parent Jody Koch asked the Board to either provide a practice pool close to the school or provide transportation to swim practice for the members of the swim team. The team practices at the Gene Fullmer Pool at 8015 S. 2200 West.  She cited recent fatal accidents involving Hillcrest students as the main reason for providing the transportation.

Draper Park Middle student Aleigh Stilson spoke to the Board about the District’s dress code, saying it is out of date and sexist. 

Utah State Board of Education member Kathleen Riebe stated her appreciation for the collaborative work that’s being done by the Canyons Board of Education and Administration.

PTA Region 17’s Terri Francis introduced two Girl Scouts who had questions about the Board’s role in local government. 

Policy Update

Assistant Legal Counsel Jeff Christensen presented proposed updates to the policy manual. In the Business Meeting, the Board approved a revision to a policy to align with Utah Code for college- and career-readiness plans and outlines a schedule for minimum individual and group conferences for seventh- through 12th-grade students. In study session, the Board heard policy proposal updates that, if approved, would govern a student’s career/transition to work; eye protection at schools; and tax-increment financing project agreements. 

Pledge of Allegiance

Midvale Stake’s Cub Scout Bear Den posted the colors and led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Copper View Elementary Principal Christine Webb delivered the reverence.

Recognitions

The following were recognized by the Board of Education for their achievements:
  • Leslie Jewkes, Principal, Peruvian Park Elementary, for the school’s recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School
  • Stephanie Johnston, Hillcrest counselor, Rookie Counselor of the Year, Utah School Counselor Association
  • Emilee Astle, Alta High, 5A state champion in first-singles girls tennis
  • Lizzie Simmons and Emma Heiden, Corner Canyon High, 5A state champions, first-doubles girls tennis
Superintendent and Business Administrator Reports

Superintendent Briscoe congratulated Corner Canyon High’s girls soccer team for winning the semifinal game in the 5A tournament. He wished them luck on Friday at Rio Tinto Stadium. He wished the community a nice Fall Recess. 

Wilcox said Canyons’ enrollment figures have gone up 227 students over last year’s figures. According to the reports, Alta High is now the biggest high school in Canyons District with 2,309 students. He also reviewed enrollment trends.  He also reported the Utah State Auditor’s Office will be reviewing CSD’s budget and practices to try to determine the actual costs of educating a child. He also reported on the construction fence that’s been erected for the scheduled expansion of CAB-East.

Board of Education Member Reports  

Mr. Mont MIllerberg reported on attending Peruvian Park’s announcement as a National Blue Ribbon School Award. He also said the SCC training was interesting and entertaining. He commented on the neighborhood meeting for the Midvalley Elementary rebuild, and the grant requests that were made by teachers for Canyons Education Foundation Innovation Grants. He also attended the SCC meeting at Midvale Elementary. 

Mr. Steve Wrigley attended the CTE Career Expo and toured Silver Mesa to see the facility improvements. He also reported on the good feedback about the District he’s receiving as he visits neighborhoods in his area. He requested the Board begin addressing a policy governing use of cell phones in schools. 

Mrs. Amber Shill said she is excited for lacrosse to start in Canyons high schools.   

Mrs. Nancy Tingey mentioned the SCC training and the website that’s available as a resource for SCC members. She thanked the Administration for the work on remodels and rebuilds, especially with the tight budgets given the increasing construction costs. 

Mrs. Clareen Arnold is thankful for the robust discussions at the Board meeting about important issues. 

Mr. Chad Iverson asked the Administration to work on a policy regarding students traveling to practice for activities and athletics.  He also has attended Alta’s marching band competitions, the Region 7 cross country meet, and plans to attend the state cross country meet on Wednesday, Oct. 17. 

President Taylor thanked staff members for presenting information in the study session, and expressed appreciation for Wilcox’s work on the budgets to build the new schools. 
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