Getting Involved





Getting Involved

2023 Virtual Benefit Fair

Welcome to Open Enrollment for 2023.  The enrollment window is Oct 24 – Nov 4. We require all employees to log into the Employee Navigator system and complete the enrollment.  We keep the enrollment process as simple and as straight forward as possible.  There are not many changes for 2023 benefit year.  You are encouraged to review the benefit materials found on this page, as well as contact the insurance carriers with your questions.  As we are making few changes for 2023 and using the same enrollment tool as previous years, we anticipate that the enroll process should be quick and easy for most employees. If you do encounter a problem, please let us know, and we will work diligently to resolve it.   

Please be aware that the carrier’s sometimes make minor adjustments to coverage parameters from year to year.  Typically, these changes the are to ensure operational efficiency and address ongoing developments in medial care standards.  You are encouraged to contact the carriers directly the with any questions pertaining to coverage.  

Benefit Providers -

Please view the following benefit guide for plan details and rates for the 2023 Benefit Year. When it is time to enroll you can follow the process outlined in the enrollment guide to complete the enrollment process.  

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Phone Number:  1-800-765-7347


PEHP is the District’s health insurance administrator.   You can choose between two Plan Designs (Traditional & High Deductible), two Networks (Advantage and Summit), and whether you would like an In-Network only plan or the “Plus” plan with both in-network and out-of-network benefits.

Phone Number: 1-800-662-5850


EMI Health administers our Dental Options. You can select from four different Dental Options.   

  •  Value Plan: This is a discount dental plan and is not a normal insurance plan. It provides a discount on dental services  when you use an in-network dentist but you will be responsible to pay the full cost of the services.  By way of analogy, it is like having a coupon for dental services. 
  • Advantage Copay Plan: This is the most popular dental plan the District offers.  It has a good balance between coverage and cost.   There is a copay associated with every dental service.  See the copay schedule posted below.
  • Choice PPO Plan: This preferred provider dental option has an in-network and out-of-network option.  You will receive preferential pricing if you utilize the Advantage provider network.  If you go out of network you will pay a larger portion of the dental expense.  This dental plan has a one year waiting period for major dental.
  • Choice Indemnity Classic Plan: This plan is very similar to the Choice PPO plan but provides a higher out-of-pocket maximum. This plan also has a one year waiting period for major dental. 

Phone Number: 1-800-662-5850


The District provides two vision options administered by EMI Health.  

  • VSP Plus 10-100
  • VSP Plus 10-130

For prices and coverage please see the plan information book below.

Phone Number: 1-866-451-3399


Discovery Benefits provides administration on many of the ancillary benefits offered by the District.  They have prepared the following  videos to help explain their services. These benefits include the following:

  • HSA (Health Savings Accounts): You must be enrolled in the District’s High Deductible Health plan to enroll in this benefit.  Funds are only accessible once they have been  contributed. Funds contributed to an HSA are portable and are never forfeited. Please see the HSA info pages below for more information on limits and an explanation on the District’s HSA contributions.
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account): While similar to the HSA, there are some notable differences.  The full election amount is available one the first day of the benefit year. The election limit is lower than the HSA and funds must be used during the plan year and grace period or they will be forfeited. Claims must be substantiated with receipts.
  • Dependent Care FSA:  This option is a daycare reimbursement account.  You can elect this plan if you have children younger than 13 that are in daycare so that you can work.
  • LFSA (Limited FSA): This plan is a supplement to an HSA.  This plan operates like a regular FSA but is limited to Dental and Vision expenses only.  It is intended for those who want to maximize their HSA savings. The contribution limit has been set to $1,000.

Phone Number: 1-800-929-1492


MetLife is the administrator for the District Life and Accident Plans. The plans available through MetLife are as follows:

  • BasicLife:  This benefit is provided by the District free of charge to our employees. This policy provides $32,000 in basic life coverage to all contracted employees, and $3,000 in coverage for a spouse and each child under the age of 26.
  • LTD (Long Term Disability): This benefit is provided by the District free of charge to contracted employees . This policy provides protection should you become disabled and unable to work.  If you become disabled this policy can provide ongoing payments equivalent to 66% of your current salary. 
  • Voluntary Employee Life: Employees can apply for additional Life Insurance coverage for themselves.  You can elect up to 5 times your annual salary or $500,000, whichever is lesser.  This plan is subject to underwriter’s approval.  If you apply for coverage or to increase your current coverage you must complete a Statement of Health form and the Election Change form and receive approval before the coverage takes effect. 
  • Voluntary Spouse life: You can elect up to 100% of your annual salary or $250,000 whichever is lesser.  This plan is subject to underwriting.  If you apply for this coverage or to increase your existing coverage you must complete a Statement of Health form and the Election Change form and receive approval before the coverage takes effect. 
  • Voluntary Child Life:  You can elect to cover your legal dependents younger than 26 years of age with coverage up to $10,000.  This plan is not subject to underwriting and doesn’t require any forms.
  • Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment: This policy provides protection to you and your family if you or one of your legal dependents are killed or dismembered in an accident.  You can elect for up to $500,000 in coverage.  The payment of benefits is based on specific criteria as applied to the circumstances.

Please see the information sheets below for more detailed information. 

Contact: Lee Harmer

Phone: 801-716-0084


There are three supplemental group policies available through Aflac.   Aflac functions differently from other insurance providers in that they don’t pay the service provider in the event there is a claim; instead they make payment to the policy holder directly and the holder uses the funds as they see fit.

The plans available through Aflac are as follows:

  • Accident Insurance: This accident policy will make payment should you sustain injuries that impact your life or the life of your covered family members.  Hospital admissions, broken bones and and dislocations are covered, not just death or dismemberment. 
  • Critical Illness:  This policy covers major illnesses like cancers, heart attacks or strokes.   
  • Hospital Indemnity: This benefit applies to situations that require a hospital admission or confinement.

You are encouraged to review the detailed information sheets below for more information.   If you have questions you are encouraged to contact Lee Harmer, the District’s Aflac representative. 

2021 Aflac

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Phone: 1-800-926-9619


Blomquist Hale administers the District’s Employee Assistance Program(EAP).  The EAP is a free and confidential counseling service for our employees and their families.  They can assist with a wide variety of issues that include:

  • Marital & Family Counseling
  • Stress, Anxiety or Depression
  • Personal & Emotional Challenges
  • Grief or Loss
  • Financial or Legal Problems
  • Substance Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Senior Care Planning

This benefit is provided to all Canyons School District employees regardless of position or employee class.  Enrollment is not required for this benefit.

Enrollment Assistance:  If you would like in person enrollment assistance, click on the button below to schedule and appointment to work with a member of the Insurance Department.  

Proceed to Enrollment: If you are ready to enroll, click the button below and it will take you to the enrollment system.  

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

High Schools

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

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