Canyons School District started its work to create a college-going culture in schools with its youngest students, who are taking their first steps into education this week. Kindergartners placed their handprints on “I will be college-ready” banner. They also wore mortarboards and received pledge “diplomas” and wristbands from Superintendent David Doty and Director of K-16 Student Achievement in Elementary Schools Tamra Baker, who also wore their caps and gowns.Canyons School District strives to create a college-going culture in schools and ensure that all children are prepared for post-secondary education, whether they seek career certification or university studies. The District will…
Thursday, 03 September 2009 14:43

Obama Talks to U.S. Schoolchildren

Superintendent David S. Doty appreciates the attention the President of the United States is giving our schoolchildren and the attention that he is giving to the most important policy matter of our day. At the same time, the Superintendent has always been a strong advocate for protecting the rights of conscience of both children and parents, and believes that the District’s approach in this matter is appropriately sensitive to the wide variety of political sensitivities and viewpoints in this diverse District. The District is distributing the following letter to all parents. Sept. 2, 2009Dear Parents,On Tuesday, Sept. 8, President Barack…
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 22:52

First Day of School

Canyons' premiere first day of school offered many opportunities for students and employees, as well as the community, to get involved. Canyons School District administrators fanned out to school campuses district-wide to help wherever needed. REAL Salt Lake offered all Canyons students buy-one, get-one-free ticket vouchers and a free meal at the stadium Aug. 26 to emphasize the importance of education and celebrate the new district’s first day of school. Also, to fulfill the goal of quality customer service, the District set up a temporary call center to answer questions and concerns from teachers, staff, and patrons.Here are a few…
Thursday, 23 July 2009 19:55

Truth-in-Taxation Hearing

The Canyons School District’s proposed budget for FY10 is approximately $200 million. It attempts to maintain academic programs and the salary schedule for educators and education support professionals. The budget includes a proposed tax increase that would generate an additional $4.15 million in tax revenue. The impact on a $311,000 home would be an additional $46 annually, or a 3.8 percent increase over last year, on average. Additional tax revenues are needed to fund the $3.8 million Canyons is required to give Jordan School District under a 2008 countywide capital equalization law. Canyons School District has scheduled a Truth-in-Taxation hearing…
Monday, 06 July 2009 17:05

Canyons Night @ REAL Salt Lake

Canyons School District Night at REAL Salt Lake turned out amazing! Take a look at a few pictures from the various activities. Carnival before the game: {yoogallery src=[/images/stories/carnival]} Pre-game Highlights: {yoogallery src=[/images/stories/pre-game]} The amazing half-time show: {yoogallery src=[/images/stories/half-time]}
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