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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:42

FAFSA: Get Help Paying for College

Utahns are notorious for missing out on free federal college aid because they don't apply, or complete the FAFSA, which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 
At the start of 2016, Utah was ranked 50 for its FAFSA-completion rate. Due, however, to a statewide effort to walk high school seniors through the application process, Utah's completion rate jumped 39 percent last year, the second largest gain in the country. Leading the way was Jordan High, which now boasts the second highest completion rate in Utah, says Tori Gillett, CSD's School Counseling Program Specialist. In Canyons District, all high school…
There’s a well-known trick to remembering the difference between the words “principle” and “principal.” A principle is an idea you stand by, but a principal is a person who stands by you. To remember the difference, keep this in mind: the principal is your pal. In honor of Utah School Principals this week from Oct. 16-20, Canyons District is highlighting some of its amazing principals who love their students, inspire their teachers and keep their schools running. Gone are the days of the notoriously dreaded principal’s office — in today’s world, principals are working to support the community, inspire teachers,…
When it comes to matters of money, Canyons District is in good hands. For the eighth year running, the District has received a Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International. The award recognizes CSD’s commitment to the highest standards of school budgeting. “School business officials are responsible for ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, and that the district budget reflects student priorities and needs,” said ASBO International Executive Director John Musso in a statement. “This award recognizes districts that have made it clear they want students at the center of their fiscal plan and vision.” Canyons,…
Can adding daylight to children’s daily diet of reading, writing and arithmetic boost student achievement? It may sound far-fetched, but “daylighting” — or the addition of windows, skylights and full spectrum lighting — is catching on as a powerful and relatively inexpensive way to improve the learning environment at schools. Motivated by research showing how light is critical for the productivity and well-being of students and school employees, the Canyons Board of Education has proposed a tax-rate-neutral bond that, among other things, would be used to add large windows and skylights to 18 elementary schools in all corners of the District.…
The official organization of Canyons District educators has endorsed the District’s $283 million tax-rate-neutral bond proposal that is on the ballot in this fall’s General Election. The Canyons Education Association, which represents Canyons educators in salary and policy negotiations with the District, announced its support of the measure that would generate money to build and renovate schools. “Canyons Education Association is pleased to announce that the CEA Executive Board voted to support the Canyons School District bond. Patrons have seen the positive impact the previous bond had on the learning environments and safety of our students and staff, including the…
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