Throughout the pandemic, Canyons District employees have shown up for students, doing whatever it takes to keep schools open and students safely learning — and now, they could use some help.
Unprecedented labor shortages, worsened by the fast-spreading omicron variant, have led to operational challenges for Utah’s public schools, including shortages of substitute teachers, bus drivers, lunchroom workers, and other essential support staff. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has encouraged Utahns to sign up to assist schools at this critical time. On Monday, Jan. 31, Cox issued an executive order permitting state employees to take approved leave time from their state job to sign up to substitute teach, help in the cafeteria, or perform other duties for their neighborhood school.
The Governor’s order comes as welcome support of Canyons District’s stated commitment to preserve in-person instruction.
To make it easy for state workers to find and fill high-need jobs in Canyons, we’ve created step-by-step instructions for completing the required paperwork. Canyons District will perform any needed background checks free of charge.