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Getting Involved

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Policy 300.11 Exhibit 1 – Delinquent Account Meal Charge Procedures



Procedures for Serving Students with Insufficient, Delinquent, or Negative Meal Account Balances

  1. The Nutrition Department staff will exercise sensitivity and confidentiality in serving students with insufficient or negative meal accounts. No District employee will subject a student to embarrassment or ridicule based on the balance in his or her meal accounts.
  2. If a student’s meal account is inadequate to pay for a meal, the school will provide a full meal to the student, and parents will be notified that the school may use collection efforts to pay for the provided meals.

Identification and Notification of Delinquent Accounts for all CSD Students (K-12).

  1. CSD Schools will identify student accounts that do not have an adequate balance to pay for student meals.
    1. When a student’s meal account balance indicates a negative balance (less than $0.00), the parent or legal guardian will receive an automated telephonic notice of the negative account balance.
      1. The telephonic notice will inform the parent/legal guardian of the negative account balance and inform them how to replenish the account and contact the school or nutrition department for more information.
      2. The telephonic notice will continue until the account is replenished and
        there is a positive balance in the account.
    2. If a student’s meal account balance shows a debt of ten dollars ($10.00) or more in the negative, the parent or legal guardian will receive an automated telephonic notice and a written notice (e.g., letter, e-mail, text message) from the nutrition department.
      1. The written notice will inform parents of the negative account balance and provide information to bring the account current.
    3. If a student’s account balance shows a debt of thirty dollars or more ($30.00) in the negative, the parent or legal guardian will be contacted by the principal (elementary schools) or assistant administrator (secondary schools) or designated school staff as appropriate.
      1. The contact shall include information regarding the negative account balance and notification that the District may employ collection efforts if the debt is not paid by a specified date.
    4. Prior to sending any delinquent accounts to collections, a parent/legal guardian will receive a final notice.
  2. All communication about payments and negative account balances should be directed to parents. No district employee will ask students for meal payments nor ask them to remind their parents to send money for meal accounts.
  3. If a student repeatedly has no money in his or her meal account, and no meals are sent from home for the students, school administrators will consider the circumstances in the home, and may contact the district’s responsive services and/or child protective services.
  4. Parents are responsible for all collection fees attributable to the district’s reasonable efforts to collect overdue meal accounts, including any fees associated with the use of a collection agency.

Collection Procedure for Delinquent Accounts: Delinquent versus Bad-Debt

  1. Delinquent debt is the sum total of student unpaid meal account balances up to June 30 of the current year.
  2. Bad Debt is unpaid meal account balances on July 1 of the new fiscal year.
  3. On July 1 delinquent debt becomes bad debt. The school service account will be made whole through a payment from the school’s general fund no later than 60 days after closing the fiscal year.

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

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