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Policy 300.05 – Emergencies and Safety Procedures



Board Policy

  1. The Board of Education is committed to the welfare and safety of students and staff and the protection of district and school facilities in times of emergency and disaster. The Board also recognizes the importance and value of collaborative relationships with fire and law enforcement personnel, community representatives, and officers of other governmental entities (municipalities and counties) to maintain public safety.   As such, the Board of Education may enter into cooperative agreements with governmental entities to facilitate proper coordination and support during emergencies.  In absence of established agreements, during times of emergency and disaster the Board of Education is committed to working with local, state, and national entities to coordinate emergency services and address public safety needs.   The Superintendent is the chief officer, under the direction of the Board, to coordinate assistance by District schools.  
  2. In accordance with state and federal law, the Board of Education shall adopt a comprehensive standard emergency response plan to address, respond, and recover from emergencies. As part of the emergency plan, the District’s Emergency Response Plan Committee/(Incident Command Team) shall assist individual schools to develop safety procedures and Emergency Response Plans for individual schools, and to train district and school staff on roles in the emergency plan.
  3. The Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent and District Administration to establish administrative regulations consistent with this policy, subject to review and approval by the Board.



The District’s Emergency Response Plan Committee: The District’s Emergency Response Plan - 300.05-1

  1. In accordance with state law, a District Emergency Response Plan Committee shall be established to revise and review emergency response plans. The committee shall consist of appropriate District personnel and may include, but is not limited to:  school administrators, teachers, fire and law enforcement personnel, community representatives, and representatives of governmental agencies for coordination of state and local emergency services.
  2. In the development and review of emergency plans, the District’s Emergency Response Plan Committee shall consider and make use of resources provided by the Utah State Board of Education and consider other plans, models, and resources it finds helpful



District Emergency Response Plan - 300.05-2

  1. In accordance with state law, the District’s Emergency Response Plan shall include, but is not limited to the following:
    1. Prevention, intervention, and response components for emergencies;
    2. Procedures for coordination with local law enforcement, fire departments, and other public safety entities;
    3. Procedures that are consistent with Student Conduct and Discipline Policies for substantial disruption and student violence in times of emergency;
    4. Procedures for notification to students off-campus for a school emergency because a student is excused from school or involved in off-campus school activities;
    5. Procedures for evacuation and access to school buildings for students, community members, and others;
    6. Procedures for release of students to parents/legal guardians;
    7. Procedures for emergency preparedness training, first aid, and age appropriate training for rescue techniques, safety training, and other emergency skills; and
    8. Procedures for dispensing and recording District funds spent for emergencies and reimbursement for such expenditures.
  2. The District Emergency Response Plan shall be reviewed at least once every three years, with the assistance of the District’s Emergency Response Plan Committee.
  3. Each school shall consult with the District’s Emergency Response Plan Committee/Incident Command Team to develop and implement school specific features for individual school Emergency Response Plans.
  4. Each school principal shall update *annually and keep on file a current copy of the Emergency Response Plan for their school and keep on file a current copy with the School Performance, Student Services and Facilities Department.



Emergency Preparedness Training - 300.05-3

  1. The District shall provide annual training to District and school staff on their roles, responsibilities, and priorities in the emergency response plan.
  2. Each school shall conduct emergency drills as required by state education rule.





Document History

Adopted – 10.20.2015.


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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