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Board Meeting Summary

Board Approves Censure Resolution

The Board approved on a 6-1 vote a resolution titled, “The Board of Education of the Canyons School District Censure of Board Member Kevin C. Cromar.” The resolution and a recording of the proceeding can be found at http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/canyons/Board.nsf/Public, under Agenda item 6A.

Technology Policies Presented

Canyons School District receives “E-Rate” telecommunications discounts through the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, and is applying for more than $600,000 in cost reimbursements. As part of its participation in the program, Canyons must achieve certification under the Children’s Internet Protection Act. The certification process includes demonstrating and publicly disseminating an Internet safety policy that includes protection measures and enforcement, and monitoring of student online activities.

Canyons' Acceptable Use Policy and Agreement complies with the Act’s requirements, and includes rules for student online interactions, Information Technology Director Scot McCombs said. Parents and students must sign an acceptable use agreement annually. The Board accepted the report and reiterated its support for the policy.

Patron Comments

CEA President Ross Rogers thanked the Board and District leaders for working with the CEA on the negotiated agreement earlier this month. Cowdell thanked Rogers for CEA’s work, and said the Board looks forward to continuing a positive working relationship with the association.

Board Action

The Board approved the Consent Agenda, which includes the Sept. 6 minutes; purchasing bids; August financial reports; home school affidavit; August hires and terminations; policy changes directed by legislation; the Cottonwood Heights/Mountview Interlocal Agreement with corrected legal description; the foreign student report; the sale of a student-built home; and the 2010-2011 volunteer report, which states nearly 200,000 volunteer hours valued at more than $1.8 million were logged in Canyons schools last school year. The Board also approved student overnight travel for Alta Baseball and Wrestling; Hillcrest Cheer and AP/IB; and Jordan Choir, Band and Orchestra, ASL, Academic Decathlon, and Volleyball.

Board Member Mont Millerberg reported on the second annual Canyons School District Education Foundation Golf Tournament fund-raiser held Monday at Wasatch Mountain State Park. He praised Chief Development Officer Allison Spencer’s work to organize the tournament, the prizes and hospitality she and the Foundation Board extended to guests, and the generous community support. He said initial reports indicate proceeds increased by about $10,000 this year, and that he believes the Foundation has unlimited potential.

The Board met in Closed Session for the purpose of discussing the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual.

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