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Board Meeting Summary, Nov 10, 2020

Note: Recordings and documents for agenda items can be accessed via BoardDocs by clicking on the corresponding agenda items. Bond Issuances The Board of Education is considering approving the issuance of $79 million in general-obligation bonds to pay for the continued construction at Alta, Brighton and Hillcrest high schools and the start of construction on the new Union Middle. Business Administrator Leon Wilcox said the funds will be the final issuance from the $283 million bond measure approved by voters in 2017. Also under consideration is a proposal to refund some $40 million in bonds issued in April 2011 from the school-improvement

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Board Meeting Summary, Oct 20, 2020

Note: Recordings and documents for agenda items can be accessed via BoardDocs by clicking on the corresponding agenda items. Long-Range Planning Committee Update An expected influx of up to 225 children to the Midvale area by 2025, prompted by the development of Jordan Bluffs, has been a focus of study by the Board of Education’s Long-Range Planning Committee. Business Administrator Leon Wilcox presented two options to potentially balance the enrollments at Midvale-area elementary schools. Two of the four schools, Midvale and East Midvale, are at more than 90 percent capacity. The two other schools, Copperview and Midvalley, are at 69 and 54.7

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Board Meeting Summary, Oct 6, 2020

Note: Recordings and documents for agenda items can be accessed via BoardDocs by clicking on the corresponding agenda items. Mascot for New White City-area School The name of the new elementary school for the White City area is Glacier Hills Elementary. The Board of Education unanimously voted for the new name, as well as the mascot, the Yeti. The colors will be blue and white. The name of the school and the selection of the mascot and colors came after a four-month process to engage the community in an effort to provide possible names and mascots for the school which will house

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Board Meeting Summary, Sept 22, 2020

Note: Recordings and documents for agenda items can be accessed via BoardDocs by clicking on the corresponding agenda items. Board Summary As a result of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Alta and Brighton high schools will shift this week to an online-learning-only instructional model for 14 days. The schools will return to in-person learning on Oct. 12. Superintendent Dr. Rick Robins said the move was needed based on several factors, including the exponential rate of the increase, the rates of community spread, and the numbers of students and teachers on quarantine. One of the big challenges, he said, is trying to

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Board Meeting Summary, Sept 18, 2020

Note: Recordings and documents for agenda items can be accessed via BoardDocs by clicking on the corresponding agenda items. In a special meeting, the Board of Education approved a moving-forward roadmap the District will follow as school communities experience increases in positive COVID-19 cases. As a result of the new plan, Corner Canyon High will pivot on Monday, Sept. 21 to an online-learning instruction model for 14 days. Information will be posted on the Canyons District website and the community will receive a letter informing them of the temporary schedule change. The newly approved plan was based on recommendations crafted by a

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