As we end another successful year in Box Elder School District and begin planning for the next school year I am impressed with what can be accomplished by groups of dedicated individuals focused on a common purpose. Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Nowhere is … Read more
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The School Board met on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Superintendent Tolman's summary notes are attached. The actual minutes will be posted as soon as approved at the next School Board meeting http://www.besd.net/district/documents/June 8 2016 board summary.pdf
Dear Parents and Staff,
Since the announcement of President Obama’s decree on bathroom accessibility and the corresponding letter from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights outlining guidance in regard to accommodations for transgender student use of restrooms and locker rooms in public schools, we have had questions as to whether we plan to comply in Box Elder School District.
Box Elder School District plans to continue our practice as is presently constituted. We do not plan to grant access to restrooms and locker rooms that are specifically designated by gender to anyone other than the actual gender. This will be the practice that has been observed in the district since long before this political issue came to the forefront. We will continue to work with individual students and parents who have unique requirements on a case by case basis. We will continue to treat each and every student with the respect and dignity they deserve. At no time do we intend to sacrifice the rights of the general population of students for political reasons. We do not believe that President Obama has the moral nor bureaucratic authority to issue such a far reaching federal directive.
For your convenience I have included a message we received from the Interim State Superintendent of Schools.
Dr. Ron Tolman, Superintendent
Box Elder School District
On May 13, 2016, the Utah State Board of Education and local education agencies (LEAs) throughout the state received a letter from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights outlining guidance in regard to accommodations for transgender student use of restrooms and locker rooms in public schools.
The State Board is not providing a directive on this topic to LEAs and does not necessarily expect a change in current practices or behavior. We anticipate you will continue accommodating the needs of individual students according to your local policies and procedures. As you are aware, many of these cases necessitate action on a case-by-case basis, and LEAs know best how to move forward with unique solutions. The State Board believes local schools are best equipped to meet the needs of students with sensitivity and timeliness.
We appreciate the concern you take when considering individual circumstances and trust you to make the safety of each student a priority.
Interim State Superintendent
School Board Vacancy
Box Elder County School District announces a vacancy on the Board of Education. Carrie Ann Johnson, Board member from District 4 which consists of Precincts Brigham City 1, 2, 3, Corinne 1 & 2, and Willard has accepted an opportunity to pursue her advanced degree at Iowa State University. Her resignation will become effective June 15, 2016. Box Elder School District will accept applications from residents of District 4 until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. In order to serve representing District 4 patrons must have lived in Box Elder School District for at least 1 year and be a bona fide resident of District 4. The person selected to fill the remaining term on the Board will serve until December, 2018. Residents who have any questions or wish to pick up an application packet may contact Marci Hatch, Superintendent’s secretary at the District Office, 960 South Main, Brigham City, Utah 84302, or call 435-734-4800.
The School Board met on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Superintendent Tolman's summary notes are attached. The actual minutes will be posted as soon as approved at the next School Board meeting http://www.besd.net/district/documents/April 13 2016 board summary.pdf
The School Board met on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Superintendent Tolman's summary notes are attached. The actual minutes will be posted as soon as approved at the next School Board meeting. http://www.besd.net/district/documents/March 9 2016 board summary.pdf.
Box Elder School District does not discriminate against their students or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
960 S. Main, Brigham City Utah 84302
435-734-4800 ext. 105