Board Meeting Summary
Note: Recordings and documents for agenda items can be accessed via BoardDocs by clicking on the corresponding agenda items.

Teacher of the Year Announcement


The Board of Education honored Corner Canyon High teacher Amber Rogers, who was selected as the 2018 Canyons District Teacher of the Year. As the District’s top teacher, Rogers received $1,000 cash from the Canyons Education Foundation and other gifts and prizes from community partners. The second-place finisher was Lena Wood, a teacher at Midvale Middle, who is CSD’s Middle School Teacher of the Year. Third-place, and the District’s selection as Elementary School Teacher of the Year, is Alta View’s Jamie Richardson. Forty-three other teachers — one from every school in Canyons District — were honored and received a crystal award at a ceremony held in the Professional Development Center of the Canyons Administration Building-East. All Canyons school Teachers of the Year also received two complimentary tickets to the Saturday, June 2 Real Salt Lake Game. That night, Canyons District Night at Rio Tinto Stadium, the teachers will be introduced during half-time. Discount tickets to the game will be available for the community. 

Bond-Project Update

Business Administrator Leon Wilcox updated the Board of Education on the progress of the projects scheduled to be completed with proceeds from the $283 million tax-rate-neutral bond approved by voters in November. Groundbreaking events for the two-year major renovation at Alta High, projected to cost $45.6 million; and the three-year rebuilds of Hillcrest and Brighton high schools, both projected to cost $98 million, are being planned for spring or early summer. Some $9 million in “daylighting” remodels at Brookwood, Park Lane and Silver Mesa elementary schools, as well as the classrooms at Corner Canyon High, may start this summer or fall 2018, depending on contract approvals. The construction dates of promised natural-light improvements at Altara, Canyon View, Crescent, East Midvale, East Sandy, Quail Hollow, Bell View, Lone Peak, Oak Hollow, Ridgecrest, Sprucewood, and Willow Springs elementary schools will be announced at a later date. According to the proposed construction schedule, Canyons would start at least one new school every year from now until 2024. The identified elementary school projects —Midvalley, Peruvian Park, a White City-area school and a new west Draper — are expected to take 15 months to complete. The Board has yet to decide which elementary-school project will be done first. Reconstruction work at Union Middle, the sole middle school on the reconstruction list with bond funds, would start in 2021 and end in 2023.  In anticipation of increasing labor and material costs, Wilcox presented budgeting ideas to the Board to ensure projects were completed without increasing the tax rate.  

Consent Agenda

The Board approved the Consent Agenda, which included minutes from the April 10, 2018 meeting of the Board of Education; hire and termination reports; purchasing bids; requests for overnight student travel; March financial reports; LAND Trust plans; and fee schedules for the 2018-2019 school year.
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