First, adoption of a revised budget concerning revenues and expenses for the school year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010 and secondly adoption of a budget which will govern revenues and expenditures for the school year beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2011.
Copies of proposed budget for the next year are on file in the office of the Business Administrator in the District Office located at 9150 S 300 W, Sandy, Utah.
Final action on both matters will be taken by the Board of Education immediately following the public hearing."
/s/ Keith Bradford
Attending: Dr. Ginger Rhode, Deputy Superintendent for Student Achievement; Dr. Bob Dowdle, Chief of Staff and Assistant Superintendent; Keith Bradford, CFO and General Counsel; Mike Sirois, K-16 Director of Middle Schools; Tamra Baker, K-16 Director for Elementary Schools; Trenton Goble, K-16 Director for Elementary Schools; Mary Bailey, K-16 Director for High Schools: Jeff Haney, Associate Director of Communications. Kevin Cromar, member of Canyons District Board of Education, also attended the meeting.
Dr. Rhode started the meeting with a greeting and requested that attendees abide by common rules of courtesy. Mr. Sirois facilitated the conversation regarding the desired traits of a new principal.
Twenty-nine participants approached the microphone to express their thoughts on the transfer of Larry Odom and the qualities they would like to see in a new principal. Approximately 10-15 students came to the meeting with signs indicating their support for the current principal. Five of the 29 who gave input at the microphone were students. At one point in the meeting, Dr. Rhode requested that the participants focus on the purpose of the meeting rather than defend Mr. Odom. Some of the patrons responded they wanted to voice their concerns and frustrations because there weren't any other forums to do so. Mr. Cromar, who represents District 3, addressed the patrons and requested they continue to engage in a dialogue with the District Administration and Board.
After the meeting, four patrons approached the administration to make their comments. All four stated that with the tone of the meeting they were unwilling to come to the microphone. They expressed some concerns as well:
There were many who lingered to continue the conversation with Mr. Cromar and members of the District Administration. Some expressed a desire to receive a summary of the meeting and others requested that the District make efforts to preserve Mr. Odom's professional and personal reputation.