Getting Involved





Getting Involved

Table of Contents

Policy 600.17 – Drama Production Selection Committee



Board Policy

  1. The Board supports the concept that the students in the District are entitled to experience good dramatic productions. The Board recognizes that class and school drama productions are an extension of the state core curriculum as well as national standards, and enhance students’ understanding and interpretation of the world around them. To assure that age-appropriate material is performed and/or produced in District schools, the Board authorizes the establishment of a Drama Production Selection Committee according to the guidelines established below:
    1. District Drama Production Selection Committee is to be established at the District level. This committee will screen productions that will be presented within the school programs in Canyons District.
    2. A Local Drama Production Selection Committee is to be established at the local school level. This committee will screen productions to be presented within the school program and recommend productions which are not on the District approved list to the District Drama Production Selection Committee.
  2. The Board authorizes the Superintendent and District Administration to establish administrative regulations consistent with this policy.



Approval Responsibility - 600.17-1

  1. The Administration and the local school principals have the responsibility through the local and District Drama Production Selection Committees to approve appropriate material to be produced by District schools.



Drama Production Committees - 600.17-2

  1. Membership on the Local Drama Production Selection Committee shall include the following:
    1. Local school drama teacher
    2. Principal or other administrator as assigned by the principal
    3. A parent member of the School Community Council.
    4. One additional teacher depending on presentation format (i.e., music teacher for musicals, English teacher for plays, etc.)
  2. Functions of the Local School Drama Production Selection Committee
    1. Approve local recommended material for submission to District Drama Production Selection Committee for final approval
    2. Complete a District Drama Production Recommendation Form and submit it to the District Drama Production Committee
    3. Submit a copy of the script to the District Drama Production Selection Committee Chair
    4. Drama teacher submitting script may be asked to make a five-minute presentation to the District committee
  3. Membership on the District Drama Production Selection Committee
    1. One School Performance Director (from the area submitting the script)
    2. The Director(s) of Instructional Supports Department (ISD)
    3. Two consultants (fine arts consultant and English/language arts consultant)
    4. The principal of the school submitting the script
    5. Submitting teacher may bring one other drama teacher to the meeting in which they submit their selections
  4. Functions of the District Drama Production Selection Committee
    1. To receive and approve recommendations and address concerns from the local School Drama Production Selection Committee
    2. To review and revise District drama approved production lists
    3. To make teachers and students aware of the committee and its purpose



General Procedures - 600.17-3

  1. Materials used in class by students for individual assignments shall be approved by the classroom teacher and reviewed by the local school principal or other administrators assigned by the principal.
  2. Material involving school productions shall be approved by the Local School Drama Production Selection Committee for final approval.
  3. If a production already appears on the District Approved List of Drama Productions, it does not need to be resubmitted, however, it still must be approved by the Local School Drama Production Selection Committee.
  4. If a production appears on the District Approved List of Drama Production, it is the responsibility of the local school to make certain the interpretation of the material is reasonable and within acceptable community standards. In addition, any cuts or script modifications must be in compliance with federal copyright law.
  5. The decision of the District Drama Production Selection Committee will be final.





Document History

Revised – 6.18.2013.  Policy – 600.17 – Drama Production Selection Committee was revised to modified to include a member of the School Community Council and allow the local and District selection committee membership to align with Canyons School District school practice and for selection of drama productions. 
Adopted – 12.6.2005.

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

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Canyons School District is committed to making this website compliant with the ADA. At this time, we recognize that not all areas of this website may be ADA compliant. We are currently in the process of redesigning and creating new website content to be compliant with the W3C Level Two guidelines. If you are experiencing issues with this website, please contact us here

1 2 3 16