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Getting Involved

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Policy 200.01 – Board Audit Committee



Board Policy

  1. The Board of Education shall establish a District audit committee as a standing committee of the Board and shall appoint the members of the committee and replace such members from time to time. The committee shall consist of three members of the Board of Education having appropriate character and qualifications but who are not administrators or other employees of the District.
  2. The audit committee shall have the following responsibilities:
    1. ensuring that the district’s management properly develops and adheres to a sound system of internal controls consistent with the requirements of R277-113-5;
    2. receiving a report of the risk assessment process undertaken by the district’s management in developing the system of internal controls;
    3. developing a process to review financial information, financial statements, and district and individual school records on a regular basis;
    4. ensuring that the district’s management conducts a competitive RFP process to hire external auditors and other professional services and making a recommendation to the Board of Education on the results of the RFP process consistent with the State Procurement Code;
    5. receiving communication from or meeting with the external auditors annually and receiving a direct report of the audit findings, exceptions, and other matters noted by the auditor;
    6. reporting the annual audit reports and findings or other matters communicated by the external auditor or other regulatory bodies to the Board of Education in a public meeting;
    7. ensuring that matters reported by external audits, internal audits, or other regulatory bodies are resolved in a timely manner;
    8. establish an internal audit program which is independent of other district offices, objectively evaluates the effectiveness of district operations (including governance, risk management, internal controls, and efficiency of operations), and is conducted in accordance with either the current International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing or the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller of the United States;
    9. ensure that copies of all reports of audit findings issued by the internal auditors are available upon request to the audit director of the State Office of Education, the Office of the State Auditor, and the Office of Legislative Auditor General;
    10. ensure that significant audit matters that cannot be appropriately addressed by the internal auditors are referred to the audit director of the State Office of Education, the Office of the State Auditor, or the Office of Legislative Auditor General; and
    11. The Board Audit Committee will advise the Board of Education regarding appointment of an audit director or regarding a contract for internal audit services.
  3. Internal Audit Program: The audit committee shall establish an internal audit program.  An “internal audit program” is an audit function conducted by the Board of Education which is independent of other district offices, objectively evaluates the effectiveness of district operations (including governance, risk management, internal controls, and efficiency of operations), and is conducted in accordance with either the current International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing or the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller of the United States.  An “audit director” is an individual who directs the internal audit program.  With the advisement of the audit committee, the Board of Education may appoint an audit director.  Rather than appointing an audit director, the Board of Education may also, with the advisement of the audit committee, contract directly for internal audit services.



Document History

Adopted – 3.17.2015.

This online presentation is an electronic representation of the Canyons School District’s currently adopted policy manual. It does not reflect updating activities in progress. The official, authoritative manual is available for inspection in the office of the Superintendent located at 9361 South 300 East Sandy, UT 84070.

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

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