A Brighton High School graduate has been announced as one of the 1,900 recent winners of a National Merit Scholarship financed by a college or university. These Merit Scholar designees join more than 2,800 other college-sponsored award recipients announced in late May.  Mackenzie Woolf, a resident of Sandy whose probable career field is International Relations, is the recipient of a National Merit scholarship from Macalester College, a highly selective liberal arts college in St. Paul, Minn. Officials of each sponsor college selected their winners from among finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution. College-sponsored awards…
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 02:04

It's Official: CSD Bond Approved By Voters

It’s official: Voters in Canyons School District on June 22, 2010 approved the District’s $250 million bond proposal. In all, 13,517 votes were cast in favor of the bond, and 13,163 votes against the bond, according to results made official Tuesday evening by Salt Lake County and subsequently, the Canyons Board of Education in its legal role as the Board of Canvassers. The bond passed with 50.66 percent of the vote. Voter turnout was 24.9 percent. “We are grateful that Canyons voters have given us their permission to get started on $650 million in renovation needs in Canyons School District…
The Canyons Board of Education approved Tuesday the appointment of Teri Mattson as the new principal of Ridgecrest Elementary School. Mattson, a 25-year educator who currently serves as the Jordan School District Curriculum Consultant for gifted and talented student instruction and staff development, replaces Catherine Stoneman, who retired this summer.
Thursday, 24 June 2010 02:27

Letter to the Community

A letter was sent this week to parents of children who attend schools in Canyons District, informing them of the recent decision by the Board of Education to reduce the number of instructional days for the 2010-2011 year from 180 to 175. The June 21, 2010 letter from Canyons Superintendent David Doty explained that the abridgement of the academic calendar, which also includes five unpaid furlough days for employees, was one of the Board's budget-balancing strategies. "The fact that CSD is a new school district does not immunize us from the revenue shortfalls facing every school district in Utah; while…
Voters in the Canyons School District approved a $250 million, tax-rate-neutral bond on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, according to unofficial results posted by the Salt Lake County Clerk. With 100 percent of precincts reporting just before midnight Tuesday, the unofficial results showed 12,519 votes, or 50.68 percent, for the issuance of bonds, and 12,184 votes, or 49.32 percent, against the issuance of bonds. The bond will allow Utah’s first new school district in nearly a century to begin addressing $650 million in school rebuilding and renovation needs, as well as forward District efforts to better prepare students for college and…
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