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Policy 600.14 – Work-Based Learning



Board Policy

  1. The Board supports work-based learning (WBL) programs for students. The Board recognizes responsibilities associated with placing students in work and community environments outside the school setting. The Board also recognizes that consistent practices throughout the Wasatch Front South CTE Region will encourage employers to participate in WBL experiences. Therefore, the Board supports:
    1. Clear and concise work-based learning practices across all business, industry and community sites throughout the Wasatch Front;
    2. Uniform safety procedures across all WBL experiences;
    3. Consistency in WBL forms and procedures used in implementing WBL experiences; and
    4. Compliance with Utah Code §53G-7-902, Public or private school internships; R277-915, Work-based Learning Programs.
  2. The Board of Education reserves the right to enter into work-based learning partnerships and agreements with entities outside the Wasatch Front South CTE Region.
  3. The Board authorizes the Superintendent and the District Administration to establish administrative regulations consistent with this policy, subject to review and approval by the Board.



Work-Based Learning - 600.14-1

Canyons School District adopts the WBL forms and procedures as outlined by USBE, as well as the following guidelines:

  1. As required by law, procedures shall cover the following areas:
    1. Training for student interns, student intern supervisors, and cooperating employers regarding health hazards and safety procedures in the workplace;
    2. Standards and procedures for approval of off-campus work sites;
    3. Transportation options for students to and from the work sites;
    4. Appropriate supervision by employers at the work site;
    5. Adequate insurance coverage provided either by the student, the program, or the District;
    6. Appropriate supervision and evaluation of students by the District; and
    7. Appropriate involvement and approval by the parents of students in work-based intern programs.
    8. Issuance of Career Development Credentials as outlined in Utah Admin. Code R277-705-6, Career Development Credentials. The credential is intended to be earned in conjunction with a regular High School diploma, alternate diploma, or certificate of completion and does not replace any of those options.  See-Exhibit-1. 
  2. All WBL experiences shall be consistent with the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act  (29 U.S.C. Sec. 201, et seq.).



Document History

Revised. – 5.4.2021.  Policy – 600.14 – Work-Based Learning was revised to allow for special education credentialing.  The credential is intended to be earned in conjunction with a regular High School diploma, alternate diploma, or certificate of completion and does not replace any of those options. Issuance of Career Development Credentials as outlined in Utah Admin. Code R277-705-6. Career Development Credentials.
Revised. – 11.13.2018.  Policy – 600.14 – Work-Based Learning was revised to add language consistent with Utah Admin. Code R277-915 to outline criteria for work-based learning experiences.  The policy title was changed from Career Transition to Work to Work-Based Learning.  Additional language was added to allow the Board of Education to enter into Work-Based Learning agreements and to updates statutory references.
Adopted. – 12.10.2002.

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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