Canyons District continues to be recognized for its fiscal transparency. For the 10th year running, the District has received a Certificate in Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). The award is given to districts that uphold the highest standards for financial reporting and accountability as exemplified by their Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).   School business officials are responsible for ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, and that the district budget reflects educational priorities and student needs, says ASBO International Director of Recognition Programs Molly Barrie. “The CAFR informs parents and other stakeholders…
It never fails. Each spring, with the arrival of the first crocus blooms to emerge from the cool, rain-soaked ground, comes end-of-year testing season in Utah’s schools. Only this season, students will be taking a new set of Utah State Board of Education-required assessments to demonstrate how much they have learned over the course of the year. The exam for students in grades 3-8 is called RISE, an acronym that stands for Readiness, Improvement, Success and Empowerment. The computer adaptive assessment adapts to an examinee’s abilities by proposing harder questions when a student gets something correct, and easier questions when the student…
Most teachers go into education to make a difference. But nowhere is that difference as readily apparent than in special education, believes Stacey Nofsinger. “There is nothing better than seeing your student finally grasp a concept that maybe you were working on for six weeks or six months. …to finally see them say, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s what you meant?’” says the teaching specialist. “It’s very exciting to be part of that educational journey for kids.”Is it a tough job? It can be, admits Nofsinger noting how it requires you to be adept at planning, writing goals, developing interventions, and…
Talk about having the world at your feet. The Brighton Bengals’ Model United Nations Team, long-ranked as one of the best in the country, took first place as a distinguished delegation in Research and Preparation at the 2019 National High School Model United Nations conference in New York City. Brighton High was the only Utah school to compete in the mock proceedings of the United Nations (UN). Student delegates were assigned a country to represent in one of the UN’s numerous committees with pre-set topics to debate. They researched the background of their country, their country's position on the topics at…
A five-year enrollment moratorium has been lifted at Corner Canyon High, where a 24-classroom addition funded by the $283 million bond approved by voters in November 2017 is now being constructed.  The Board of Education on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 voted to allow the school to start accepting Standard Open Enrollment Applications from students who do not live within the boundaries of the school. Because of the moratorium, which prohibited any new out-of-boundary students from attending the school, the school could not keep a waiting list of prospective pupils. As a result of the Board’s decision, Corner Canyon High will…
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