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Getting Involved

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Policy 420.07 Exhibit 1 – Transportation – School Bus Operator Qualifications



The following Exhibit is the Department of Transportation Procedures for School Bus Operator Qualifications.      


  1. 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.
  2. Benefitted School Bus Operator: A benefitted school bus operator is an employee hired for 30 hours or more per week.  
  3. Substitute School Bus Operator: A non-benefitted temporary employee school bus operator. 
  4. School Bus Operator Rover: A benefitted school bus operator hired to be available to work during a set schedule consisting of multiple bus routes.  


  1. Class B Commercial Driver’s License and Endorsements
    1. The District will reimburse up to $25.00 every five years for school bus operator licensure.
  2. Physical assessment under Department of Transportation (DOT) regulation
    1. DOT physicals will be available through the District’s medical provider and funded every two years. Any additional exams required for the employee will be the responsibility of the employee.
  3. All school bus operators must pass a physical agility exam as outlined in USBE regulation every two years.
  4. All school bus operators are required to attend annual in-service prior to operating a school bus.
    1. CSD employees who attend the District’s in-service will be compensated at their current daily rate. If an employee attends in-service training offered by the state or another District, they will not be compensated.
  5. All school bus operators will attend and maintain current required trainings as defined by state regulation.


  1. Drivers shall be paid as follows:
    1. Driving time, other than field trips and activity runs, shall be paid at the driver’s established hourly rate.
    2. Payment for field trip/activity runs shall be based on actual driving time and layover time plus a one-half hour allowance for inspecting, cleaning and fueling the bus.
    3. The hourly rate of pay for field trip/activity runs shall be equal to 100 percent of Lane 7, Step 3.
    4. The hourly rate of pay for substitute bus drivers shall be equal to 100 percent of Lane 7, Step 1.
  2. Drivers shall be compensated according to the Standards for Utah School Buses and Operations Manual for time required for pre- or post-trip and for time spent servicing and fueling vehicles.
  3. School bus operators are required to obtain approval from the Director of Transportation for overtime.
  4. Except in unusual circumstances, drivers shall not be assigned to bus routes or field trip/activity runs which would require them to exceed a 40-hour work week during the traditional calendar year.
    1. All overtime must be authorized by the Director of Transportation, except under the following circumstances:
      1. If an existing bus route extends beyond the employee’s forty (40) hour work week for unforeseen circumstances, overtime is authorized.
      2. If an existing activity run extends beyond the employee’s forty (40) hour work week for unforeseen circumstances, overtime is authorized.
  5. Non-benefitted bus operators will not be allowed to work more than 28 hours in a work week without approval from the Director of Transportation and Human Resources.

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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