The Board of Education
The Canyons Board of Education is comprised of seven men and women elected to set excellent education policy for the students of Utah's newest school district. The Board, sworn in on Jan. 8, 2013, is working to create a new vision for public education that is more responsive to constituents and strives to ensure all children are career- and college-ready when they graduate high school.
Back row: Steve Wrigley (Vice President), Sherril H. Taylor (President), Chad Iverson, Robert J. Green
Front row: Kim Horiuchi, Tracy Scott Cowdell, Nancy Tingey (Second Vice President)
The Board of Education serves the communities of Canyons School District by governing the continuous implementation of creative and cost-effective plans and policies that promote and celebrate the highest standards of educational excellence.
What We DoThe Board of Education works with the Superintendent, the Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Cabinet to guarantee the judicious use of taxpayer funds while providing leadership that promotes increased student achievement at all grade levels. The Board approves administrative appointments, decides policies and procedures, meets regularly in open session to deliberate and decide the public's business, conducts Town Hall constituency meetings to maintain relationships with patrons, and advocates for the continued support of public education.
The Board of Education is committed to studying policy matters as a way to improve education for Canyons students, and invites and welcomes the public to its meetings. The Board generally reserves the first and third Tuesdays of each month for Study Sessions and Business Meetings. Study Sessions typically include more in-depth discussions, while Business Meetings include discussion and official action. Both Study Sessions and Business Meetings are open to the public.
The Board is authorized to schedule a meeting in closed, or non-public session, only to discuss the character or competence of personnel, or strategy as it pertains to litigation, property acquisition or sale, contract negotiations, or security deployment as allowed under the Utah Open and Public Meetings Act.
The Board of Education encourages public engagement, and sets aside time in its Business Meetings to hear from patrons. The following is a guide for those who wish to offer comments to the Board:
- Please write your name on the sign-up sheet provided no later than 15 minutes after the meeting begins. Also, note the agenda item or topic you wish to address, and whether you represent yourself or a group.
- Those representing themselves will receive 2 minutes in which to address the Board. Those representing a group receive 3 minutes.
- In cases where several people share the same opinion, the Board requires the individuals to: 1) Select a representative spokesperson; 2) Indicate whether you hold or are seeking an elected or appointed position; and 3) State whether you are a Canyons District patron.
- If you are presenting highly detailed or complex information, please provide the Board with a written outline of your comments.
- You may address the Board on the same issue once in a three-month period.
Canyons Board of Education
9361 S. 300 East
Sandy, UT 84070