Board Approves Tentative Agreements with Employee Associations
The Board approved tentative agreements with the Canyons Education Association and the Canyons Education Support Professionals Association. Both agreements include a 1 percent Cost of Living Adjustment to the base salary schedule, unfreezing of the salary schedule with Steps and Lanes for the 2012-2013 year, and no increase in the cost of health insurance premiums. Additionally, the agreement with CEA includes a 2 percent, one-time educator appreciation bonus to recognize the hard work of teachers in implementing changes in Canyons School District over the past three years; a $1,000 stipend for English educators in the elementary dual immersion programs; and a continuation of the minimal day at the end of the grading cycle. The agreement with CESPA includes a 1 percent, one-time bonus to recognize the hard work of education support professionals in implementing changes in Canyons School District over the past three years.
Tentative Budget Overview Presented; Public Budget Hearing June 12
The Board received an overview of the tentative 2012-2013 budget. The tentative overall budget, with all funds including capital funds, is $311 million. The tentative operating budget would be $217 million, up from $211 million last year, according to the revised FY12 budget. The District will not increase property tax revenues in this budget. The tentative operating budget is going up to fund enhancements in classrooms and for employees, including additional achievement coaches, school nurses, and education technology specialists, and employee bonuses, steps and lanes, and a 1 percent Cost of Living Adjustment. Revenues to fund the enhancements came partly from an increase in the WPU approved by the Utah Legislature.
A public hearing on the tentative budget is scheduled for June 12. For more information, please visit BoardDocs and click Agenda Item 1B.
Board OK’s New Hires to Lead Schools
The Board approved the hiring of administrators from inside and outside of Canyons School District, including those from Georgia, the Academy of Math, Science and Engineering, and Granite School District, to help lead Canyons schools in the 2012-2013 school year. In doing so, the Board also approved some administrative transfers.
Doug Hallenbeck, Assistant Principal at Mt. Jordan Middle School, will be Principal of Mt. Jordan Middle School. He will replace Misty Suarez, who has accepted a position in the Salt Lake City School District Administration.
Molly Hart, Principal of Double Churches Middle School in Muscogee County School District, Georgia, will be Assistant Principal at Mt. Jordan Middle School, replacing Hallenbeck.
Stacy Kurtzhals, Assistant Principal at Crescent View Middle School, will be Assistant Principal at Butler Middle School. She replaces Mark Montague, who resigned his position last fall and whose position was filled by substitute assistant principal Ray Jensen.
Jodi Roberts, Assistant Principal at Sandy Elementary, will be Assistant Principal at Crescent View Middle School, replacing Kurtzhals.
Rex Prescott, Assistant Principal at Willow Springs and Oak Hollow elementaries, will be Assistant Principal at Sandy Elementary, replacing Roberts.
Benjamin “BJ” Weller, an Integrated Supports Coach in the Granite School District, will be the Assistant Principal at Willow Springs and Oak Hollow elementaries, replacing Prescott.
John Hellwig, currently Assistant Principal at Midvale Middle School, will be an Assistant Principal at Eastmont Middle School, replacing Ben Jameson, who has resigned to accept an administrative position in the Jordan School District.
Justin Matagi, currently Assistant Principal at Alta High School, will be the Assistant Principal at Midvale Middle School, replacing Hellwig.
Brian McGill, currently Principal of the Academy of Math, Engineering & Science, will be an Assistant Principal at Alta High School, replacing Matagi.
The Board approved the Consent Agenda, which includes the April 17 and May 15 minutes; purchasing bids; April financial reports; Board hire and termination reports; Home School Affidavit; modification of the 2012-2013 secondary school calendars; the issuance and sale of not more than $80 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2012; and administrative appointments. The Board approved the following policies: the Moratorium School Policy Exception for the 2012-2013 School Year; Local Professional Improvement Committee, GCJAA (Probation of Instructional Staff), GCJA (Provisional Status of Instructional Staff), GCJB (Provisional Status of Administrative Staff), GCJBB (Probation of Administrative Staff), GDIAA (Probation of Support Staff) and GDIA (Provisional Status of Support Staff). The Board also approved the 2012-13 negotiated agreements with Canyons Education Association and the Canyons Education Support Professionals Association. For more information, please visit BoardDocs and select Agenda Items 3A-K.
Students Honored for Earning Advanced, Honors Diplomas
The Board attended a reception to honor the nearly two-thirds of the Class of 2012 who has earned an Advanced or Honors diploma http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1886:congratulations-advanced-and-honors-diploma-recipients&Itemid=1. The reception for those earning the diploma, which indicates students have completed a more rigorous class schedule to prepare for the demands of college and careers, was held in the Jordan High School Commons.