Getting Involved





Getting Involved

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Policy 420.07 Exhibit 2 – Transportation – Assignment of Bus Routes, Field Trips, and Activity Runs




  1. Hire date: The date an employee was hired by the CSD Department of Transportation in a position requiring a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
  2. School Bus Operator Continuous Service: Continuous Service shall be defined as working 8 hours in a sixty (60) day period of time within a school calendar year.
  3. Vacancy: A vacancy is an open bus route for bidding by a school bus operator when an employee separates from the District or an employee resigns a benefitted bus route from the District.
  4. Two-hour minimum: All employees will be paid a two-hour minimum for route assignments less than two hours.   All employees paid a two-hour minimum are expected to work the full two-hours performing additional assignments within the Department of Transportation.
    1. Failure to work for the full two-hours will result in being paid only for actual time worked.
    2. Assignments that extend beyond the two-hour minimum will be paid at actual time.

Regular Bus Routes:

  1. All benefitted school bus operators employed by the District will be assigned a regular route or schedule by the Director of Transportation.
    1. Changes in assignments will be made at the beginning of each school year insofar as possible.
  2. When a school bus route vacancy occurs the opening will be posted for five (5) working days at the Transportation Office.
    1. Interested school bus operators are required to apply for the open position.
    2. The open position will be assigned by the Director of Transportation according to school bus operator hire date, continuous service, documented performance/conduct issues, and school bus operator qualifications.
  3. Rescheduling of routes may alter time requirements from year to year, or may be modified during the year.
  4. Bus Operators cannot trade
  5. Unique circumstances may require the Director of Transportation to reassign school bus operators without regard to hire date when it is necessary to meet reasonable District need.
  6. Transportation Rovers will follow the same hiring procedures as any other district contracted position.

Bus Operator Assignments for Field Trips/Activity Runs:

  1. School Bus Operators interested in driving for field trips and activity runs shall notify the Director of Transportation or designee.
    1. A list of interested school bus operators shall be compiled in the order of hire date and continuous service.
    2. As far as possible, field trip/activity run assignments shall not interfere with regular route assignments.
  2. Available field trips and activity runs shall be posted in the Transportation Office two weeks in advance or for as many days as possible if two weeks of notification is not received.
    1. Field trip/activity run requests received within three to seven (3-7) working days notice shall be assigned consistent with field trip bidding assignments and procedures.
    2. Field trip/activity run requests received within less than three working days are considered “emergencies” and are exempted from this procedure.
    3. The Director of Transportation at his or her own discretion is authorized to declare a field trip request with three to seven (3-7) days notice as an “emergency” and exempt from this procedure.
  3. Field trips will be assigned based on hire date with continuous service until all assignments are made.
    1. Each field trip rotation assignment will continue up where it left off on the previous rotation of the hire date list.
    2. This will continue until all drivers on the list have been given the right to bid, then the bidding process will start again at the top of the hire date list.
    3. All interested school bus operators must indicate their interest by submitting the absentee form or in person.
    4. School bus operators are responsible to pick up their field trip/activity run assignments from the office.
  4. The Director of Transportation has authority to deviate from the assignment regulations listed above under the following circumstances:
    1. The field trip/activity run requires more than 15 buses.
    2. The field trip/activity run covers hazardous terrain.
    3. The field trip/activity run request was received on short notice (same day).
    4. The field trip/activity run is extended in time and/or distance.
    5. An unexpected need for bus service must be met.
    6. An emergency school closure or evacuation is underway.
    7. A community emergency is underway.
    8. Other compelling reason.
  5. In general, regular route assignments shall take precedence over field trip/activity run assignments. However, if the Director of Transportation assigns a bus operator to a field trip/activity run during regular route time, the bus operator shall be paid at the regular rate of pay for the regular route hours and at the field trip/activity run rate of pay for any additional hours required.
  6. To determine the distinction between Monday-Friday Bus Operators and Weekend/Holiday Bus Operators, the following shall apply:
    1. Monday-Friday: Bus operators shall be paid for actual time spent on field trip/activity runs plus one-half hour for cleaning and fueling the bus.  If the field trip/activity run is cancelled while the bus operator is on duty or the trip assignment is one-way (either to or from an event), bus operators shall be paid for a minimum of two hours with the one-half hour allowance for inspecting, cleaning and fueling the bus included as part of the minimum.  The additional costs will be charged to the school or department that cancels the activity.
    2. If multiple buses are ordered but upon arrival to the location of pickup it is determined fewer buses are required then the bus operator with the earliest signup order shall have the option of staying or going.
    3. Weekend/Holidays: If the school fails to cancel the field trip, the bus operator shall be paid actual time up to four (4) hours.  If the field trip is scheduled longer than four (4) hours, the bus operator will receive a minimum of four (4) hours.  The additional costs will be charged to the school or department that cancels the activity.
  7. If the field trip/activity run is not completed on time and a substitute must be assigned to the bus operator’s regular route, the school may be required to pay a minimum of two additional hours to cover substitute costs.  
  8. Upon arrival at the field trip/activity run destination, bus operators shall secure the bus and remain accessible to the group unless otherwise instructed by the administrator in charge.
  9. The school administration shall assure that one or more responsible, adult supervisors is aboard each bus that is on a field trip/activity run.

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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