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Policy 600.11 – Summer School



Board Policy

  1. The Board of Education is committed to enabling students to increase their academic capacities and prepare for college and careers.
  2. The Board of Education recognizes school instructional programs offered outside the regular school year provide opportunities and benefits to students, including but not limited to: opportunities to accelerate programs of study; flexibility for scheduling courses; and acquiring original credit or credit retrieval.
  3. The Board of Education may designate Board-Approved Summer Programs outside the regular academic school year.   
  4. The Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent and District Administration to plan and conduct summer school programs in accordance with state guidelines, District policies and budget provisions.
  5. The Board authorizes the Superintendent and District Administration to establish administrative regulations consistent with this policy, subject to review and approval by the Board.



Definitions - 600.11-1

  1. Summer School Original Credit/Credit Recovery Programs: Canyons School District offers program for original credit or credit recovery outside the regular academic school year.  
  2. Board-Approved Summer Programs: Academic programs approved by the Board of Education in a public board meeting, that are operated or held during summer  months, or extend into the summer.   Board-Approved Summer Programs are subject to periodic change.  
    1. Examples include, but are not limited to: Hillcrest Boot Camp, Jordan High School’s  AVID Bridge, Step to the U.



Summer School - 600.11-2

  1. The Superintendent and his/her designee shall be responsible for recommending to the Board of Education school specific Board-Approved Summer Programs as referenced in 600.11 (2), in coordination with Instructional Supports Department (ISD) and School Performance.
  2. Summer programs and courses for original credit and credit recovery will be consistent with approved CSD course-taking patterns and programs of study.
  3. Students participating in CSD summer semester programs are subject to the provisions of District policy, including but not limited to student attendance, student conduct and discipline, student dress code, student travel, and nondiscrimination policies.
  4. Fees for summer semester programs shall be consistent with the fee schedule approved by the Board of Education and subject to fee waivers.
  5. Compensation for administrators and licensed personnel during summer semester programs shall be consistent with approved salary schedules and approved stipends.







Document History

Revised. – 2.19.2019 – Policy—600.11—Summer School was revised be to modify the Board’s policy statement to reference the Board’s authority to designate Board Approved Summer Programs. The revised policy also includes: new definitions for Summer School Original Credit/Recovery Programs and BoardApproved Summer Programs; provisions indicating students participating in summer programs are subject to District policies for student conduct and discipline, student dress code, student travel, and nondiscrimination policies; and compensation for administrators and licensed personnel during summer semester are consistent with approved salary scheduled and stipends.
Adopted. – 11.18.1986

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!

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