Mission Statement

The mission of the Canyons School District Office of Special Education and Related Services is to provide individualized education and related services that address students’ unique learning needs, to cultivate independence, and to promote good citizenship so students graduate college or career-ready.

Carson Smith Scholarship Information

School districts and charter schools are required by Utah law, 53A1a-704(10), to inform parents of students with IEPs enrolled in public schools, of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program.  This information can be found here.

Child Find Notice

Every child is entitled to a public education regardless of disability. Children with disabilities may go without services because families are not fully aware of their options. If you know of a child, birth to age 22, who is not receiving any education services or feel that your child may be in need of special education services, please contact your local school or call the Special Education Department at 801-826-5022

Canyons School District has policies and procedures to ensure that all students with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 22, and those attending private schools, are identified, located, and evaluated, including:

  • Students who are highly mobile.
  • Students who have been suspended or expelled from school, home schooled students, students who have not graduated from high school with a regular high school diploma. 
  • Those who are suspected of being a student with a disability and who are in need of special education or special education and related services even though they are advancing from grade to grade.  

Special Education Destruction of Records

 On July 1st of each year, Canyons School District will destroy special education records of students who are 25 years of age.   Upon presentation of proper identification, an individual’s records will be released only to him/her until that date.  
For more information or to request your records, please contact Special Education at 801-826-5022.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Canyons School District is committed to making this website compliant with the ADA. At this time, we recognize that not all areas of this website may be ADA compliant. We are currently in the process of redesigning and creating new website content to be compliant with the W3C Level Two guidelines. If you are experiencing issues with this website, please contact us here communications@canyonsdistrict.org