Getting Involved





Getting Involved

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Policy 410.09 – School Advisory Council


5.7.2019 (NEG)

Board Policy

  1. Issues relating to the effective and efficient functioning of schools are best resolved at the lowest local level. The Board authorizes the establishment of School Advisory Councils for the purpose of communicating areas of concern in the individual schools.
  2. The Board authorizes the Administration to operate the School Advisory Councils according to the following regulations:



School Advisory Council - 410.09-1

A School Advisory Council shall be established in each school from the faculty of that school to provide for orderly and professional means of improving program coordination and communications within the school.

  1. Division Organization
    1. High Schools
      1. One representative from the non-core subject areas, one representative from the core subject areas, one licensed employee agent faculty representative, one representative from the counseling staff, the principal, and one assistant principal designated by the principal.
    2. Middle Schools
      1. One representative from the non-core subject areas, one representative from the core subject areas, one licensed employee agent faculty representative, one representative from the counseling staff, the principal, and one assistant principal designated by the principal.
    3. Elementary Schools
      1. One representative from the primary grades, one representative from the intermediate grades, one licensed employee agent faculty representative, and the principal.
  2. Additional participation or representation on the Council will be determined by the Council as needs arise.
  3. Teacher representatives and the counselor will be elected by the teaching staff.
  4. It shall be possible for individual members of the Council to introduce any items of business or points of view to be considered by the Council.
  5. Minutes shall be recorded and approved by the Council before distribution throughout the school and to the appropriate School Performance Director.
  6. The Council should meet monthly or more frequently if business dictates. The chairperson will be elected by the Council.  The operating procedures of the Council will be determined by the Council.
  7. The Council work shall not carry over into the administration of policies and programs.
  8. All items of business or recommendations coming from this Council are advisory only.



Request for Review-Informal Steps - 410.09-2

  1. Issues of concern or discussion shall first be communicated to the person(s) involved in the matter with the objective of resolving the issues informally and making it clear that a review by the School Advisory Council may be considered.
  2. If the issue cannot be resolved within ten (10) working days, those initiating the review may contact the School Advisory Council to review the matter. All issues must first be reviewed by the School Advisory Council.  This step may be waived only if the principal is the subject of the issue. 
  3. If resolution is not achieved through steps 1. and 2., the chairperson and/or co-chairs of the School Advisory Council may request in writing a review of the matter by the School Performance Director. A summary of the findings and conclusions of the School Advisory Council shall be included with the request for review.  A copy of the request shall be given to the school principal.
  4. The School Performance Director will convene a review committee made up of School Performance Director, a human resources representative, and two representatives from the licensed employee agent.
  5. A summary of the Review Committee findings and conclusions will be prepared by the School Performance Director and sent to the requesting party within twenty (20) working days of the receipt of the request for review.  The conclusions of the Review Committee are final.







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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