Getting Involved





Getting Involved

Board Summary, June 21, 2022

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

Roundtable Priority Items

Committees will be formed to focus on the four emphasis areas of the Board of Education’s recently-approved Strategic Plan. The standing groups will be asked to ensure the District’s initiatives are tied to the Board of Education’s priorities of “high-quality learning,” “access and opportunity,” “human-centered supports,” and “operating systems.” Superintendent Dr. Rick Robins said future discussions and presentations could focus on setting baselines for performance, indicators of success, and achievement targets. The Board’s plan is the first comprehensive growth blueprint in Canyons’ 13-year history.


The following were recognized for their achievements:

  • Alta View Principal Scott Jameson, who was named Utah’s National Distinguished Elementary Principal of the Year
  • Alta High soccer player Carter Bell, who was named the 5A Player of the Year by the Deseret News
  • Corner Canyon High soccer player Samir Cuevas, who was named the 6A Player of the Year by the Deseret News
  • Utah and Region 17 PTA for winning the Outstanding State PTA Advocacy Award at the national conference in Maryland last week

Utah School Board Association

Canyons Board of Education member Amber Shill, past president of the Utah School Boards Association, presented upcoming events and activities of the USBA.

Patron Comment

The following patrons addressed the Board during Patron Comment.  Recordings of their remarks can be accessed on BoardDocs.

  • Nick Ruoti
  • Mindy Timothy

Consent Agenda

The Board of Education approved the Consent Agenda, including approval of the minutes of the Board of Education meeting on June 7, 2022;  hire and termination reports; purchasing bids; student overnight travel requests; and May financial reports.

Superintendent Reports

Superintendent Robins reiterated the importance of school safety, given the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. Dr. Robins updated the Board on the progress of a safety and security audit that is being  conducted this summer. Recommendations to enhance safety in CSD schools will be presented in several weeks, he said. He also thanked the District’s law-enforcement partners for their work providing security to schools.

Board of Education Reports

Mrs. Holly Neibaur expressed appreciation for the upcoming safety and security audit and encouraged a continued focus on the mental health of students.  She thanked CSD’s administrators for their hard work and long hours during the school year.

Mr. Steve Wrigley noted that work is well under way to evaluate and review the District’s facilities and procedures for safety.  Mr. Wrigley is one of the Board representatives on CSD’s Emergency Management Team. He said he was grateful for the feedback he’s received during the primary election campaign.

President Tingey mentioned the work CSD educators and administrators are doing over the summer, including professional-development seminars, to be well-prepared for the coming school year. She wished families a safe and fun summer.

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Board Meeting Schedule

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Education for Canyons School District will hold a regular study session and public business meeting at the Canyons District Office building, 9361 S. 300 E., Sandy, UT each month unless otherwise posted. The Board may determine to conduct some business during a study session. All business meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless changed by the Board and appropriately posted for the public.

Please note that ALL DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS listed on this scheduled are TENTATIVE and are subject to change at any time.  Please check this schedule often to be informed of any changes.

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings in the schedule below will take place as the Canyons District Office located at 9361 S. 300 E. in Sandy, Utah.

District Leaders

Dr. Rick Robins


Dr. Rick L. Robins is the superintendent of Canyons School District. Dr. Robins, who was selected by the Canyons Board of Education after a national search, brings 24 years of experience as an educator to his role as the chief executive officer of Utah’s fifth-largest school district. Prior to joining Canyons, Dr. Robins, who earned an Ed.D. from the University of Las Vegas, for six years was Superintendent of the Juab School District, based in Nephi, Utah. While there, Dr. Robins, who also was the Juab High School Principal from 2009-2013, helped oversee efforts to improve the district’s graduation rate to 97 percent, a double-digit increase over a 10-year period. Other innovations he led in Juab included a partnership with Arizona State University for blended-learning opportunities; the launch of a districtwide competency-based personalized learning model driven by a 1:1 technology initiative and standards-based reporting system; and the construction of the STEM-focused West Campus Innovations Center, funded largely through private and corporate sponsorships. Dr. Robins began his career as a history teacher at Copper Hills High in the Jordan School District and has worked as an assistant principal and principal in the Alpine, Nebo and Juab school districts. He was the 2012 Utah High School Principal of the Year for the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2014 earned the Lexington Institute Superintendent Fellowship Award presented to innovative superintendents across the country. Dr. Robins was starting quarterback for the football team at Southern Utah University Thunderbirds from 1991-1995, and in 2013 was inducted into SUU’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He has four children and one grandchild.

Leon Wilcox

Business Administrator and CFO

Leon Wilcox is a seasoned professional with 20 years of governmental accounting experience, with an emphasis on financial reporting, budgeting, and auditing. As Canyons District’ Director of Accounting from 2009-2013, Wilcox was intricately involved with the 2009 division of $1.5 billion in assets of the former Jordan School District, and was responsible for establishing Canyons’ original and subsequent budgets. Wilcox, a certified public accountant who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Utah State University, also has worked nine years in the Granite School District and six years in the State Auditor’s Office.

Supervises:  Accounting and Budget Services, Facilities and Maintenance, Insurance, New Construction Budget, Nutrition Services, Purchasing, Payroll

Dr. Robert M. Dowdle

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance

Robert Dowdle has a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, and more than 31 years of experience as a teacher and educational leader. He began his career at Mount Jordan Middle School, where he taught Earth Science, English and Social Studies. He later taught Advanced Placement Economics, U.S. History and World History at Bingham High School, and served as Principal of Jordan High School and Assistant Principal for Alta High School and Brighton High School. Dowdle has served in the District office for 11 years as Assistant Superintendent. This role has included various leadership responsibilities, including Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Dowdle currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance.

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

Specialty Schools

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Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

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