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Policy 420.06 – Personal Security and Safety


8.18.2018 (NEG)

Board Policy

  1. The Board of Education is committed to the protection of employees and a safe work environment. The Board recognizes the need for a policy governing the protection of employees and a reporting procedure to address incidents of verbal or physical conduct that may be harmful or abusive to employees in the workplace.
  2. The Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent and District Administration to develop administrative regulations consistent with this policy, subject to review and approval by the Board.



Definitions - 420.06-1

For purposes of this policy, the following definitions apply:

  1. “Assault”: means a person engages in an act with unlawful force (not self-defense) that causes bodily injury to another.
  2. “Abuse” means:
    1. attempting, verbally or physically, to cause harm;
    2. intentionally or knowingly causing harm, or placing another in fear of imminent harm;
    3. causing physical injury by intentional acts or omissions; or
    4. unreasonable or inappropriate use of physical restraint.
  3. “Abusive Conduct”:
    1. means verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a parent or student directed toward a school employee that, based on its severity, nature, and frequency of occurrence, a reasonable person would determine is intended to cause intimidation, humiliation, or unwarranted distress.
    2. A single act does not constitute abusive conduct.   



Procedures for Assault, Abuse, and Abusive Conduct Reporting - 420.06-2

Procedures for reporting assault/abuse/abusive conduct incidents (grievance process).
  1. Employees will take appropriate precautionary measures to avoid assault/abuse/abusive conduct incidents in the workplace, including, but not limited to, communicating with their immediate supervisor or Human Resources regarding workplace concerns.
  2. If a workplace assault/abuse/abusive conduct incident occurs, employees shall immediately notify their immediate supervisor.
  3. The immediate supervisor will conduct an initial assessment of the incident, requesting assistance from his/her supervisor and Human Resources. Law enforcement shall also be contacted, if appropriate.
    1. In cases of workplace assault/abuse/abusive conduct or threatened assault/abuse/abusive conduct, an employee may be removed from the building until the immediate supervisor and Human Resources determines it is safe for the employee to return.
    2. Employees who are removed from a building for safety reasons shall be placed on paid leave with approval by the Human Resources Department.
    3. Paid leave approved by the Human Resources Department for safety reasons does not impact the individual’s other leave benefits.
  4. Disposition of workplace assault/abuse/abusive conduct incidents
    1. Victims of workplace physical abuse will undergo a physical examination by a qualified physician at District expense, even if injury is minimal.
    2. The District will make restitution to an employee for verifiable damage or loss of personal property, as the result of an assault, to the extent the District’s liability insurance provides such coverage.
    3. Employees whose clothing, glasses, or other items worn upon the body are damaged or destroyed as the result of an assault shall be reimbursed for verifiable damages.
    4. Whenever an employee is absent from his/her assignment as a result of a workplace assault or for appearances before a judicial body of legal authority in connection with a workplace assault case, there shall be no loss of wages or reduction in accumulated leave
  5. Any parent that engages in abusive conduct, is in violation of this policy and may be subject to the following:
    1. the parent/guardian may be issued a trespass notice prohibiting them from coming onto school or District property;
    2. the parent/guardian may be subject to communication protocols wherein parameters and restrictions are placed upon them in regards to communicating with school or District personnel;
    3. the parent/guardian may be subject to other appropriate school or District imposed restrictions; and/or the parent/guardian may be subject to appropriate legal action.



Employee Protections - 420.06-3

  1. If criminal or civil proceedings are brought against an employee due to employment in the District, the District will follow statutory requirements and provide coverage in accordance with current agreements with Utah Risk Management.





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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