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    Learning is everything! Our work is teaching and learning. Our priority is to ensure students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to be positive and productive citizens.

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Digital Teaching and Learning Grant Jan 30, 2017

Box Elder School District is pleased to announce that the District recently received provisional approval for the Digital Teaching and Learning Grant.  This State of Utah grant is designed to leverage the use of digital technology to improve student performance across the District eventually.  This grant is expected to provide approximately $591,322 over the next three years.  The initial area of emphasis will be language arts and science in grades 8, and 9.  The priority goal will be to increase student performance scores in 8th and 9th grades in both language arts and science by at least 5% by spring 2019.

This grant application was developed with input from teachers, administrators, parents, specialists, and District leaders.  The grant was prepared after completing a needs assessment and using protocols to create short and long-range priorities related to student learning and the use of technology to assist student learning. 

Box Elder School District plans to increase student achievement in the targeted grades through transforming instructional methods and practices and by leveraging the most effective technology to personalize learning and support teachers in professional learning communities by providing access to an online assessment and student data management tools.  Highlights of the planned use of the grant funds include:

  • Investing in Canvas, an online teaching tool
  • Providing teachers access to, and training on how to best use, data dashboard assessment software
  • Expanding and strengthening the District wireless infrastructure to support student use of digital technology
  • Providing professional learning and in-class support to teachers in order to fully utilize all tools.


The District is excited to begin the steps to begin this project in the Fall of 2017.  It is the vision of Box Elder School District that this grant will be a significant step to move toward our goal of meeting our mission to ensure all students acquire the knowledge and skills the need to be positive and productive citizens.

2017-2018 School Fees Jan 18, 2017

http://www.besd.net/district/documents/school fees 2017-2018.pdf

Approved 2017-2018 Calendar Dec 15, 2016

The School Board approved the following calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.  http://www.besd.net/district/calendars/2017-18 Calendar approved.pdf

Box Elder School District School Attendance Procedures Aug 11, 2016

In an attempt to improve student performance and achievement, as well make the educational experience enjoyable and helpful, the teachers, administrators, and school board will be implementing several important changes regarding attendance during the 2016-17 school year.  These changes will unify practices between schools and help students and families make the most of their time in school.  These changes also bring our school practices in line with existing Utah State Code 53A-11-101 (Compulsory Education).

Absences (Valid/Not Valid)

Box Elder School District will now be using the terms Valid and not Valid rather than excused and not excused.

  • Valid excuse - an illness (medical and dental appointments), a death in the family, an approved school activity, absences associated with 504 or IEP plans, and pre-arranged absences.
  • Not valid excuse - Any reason (other than valid reasons) a student does not attend a class period (secondary) or a complete school day (elementary).

Tardies and Check-ins

Box Elder School District will now define tardies and check-ins differently than before.

  • Elementary Schools
    • Tardies: Students arriving up to 15 minutes after the bell rings will be sent directly to class and marked tardy by the teacher.
    • Check-ins: Students arriving more than 16 minutes after the bell will be checked-in at the office and proceed to class with a call slip.
  • Secondary Schools
    • Tardies: Students arriving to an individual class period up to 10 minutes after the tardy bell rings, or arriving late to school without a valid excuse.
    • Check-ins: Students arriving to school late with a valid excuse.

Excessive Absences

Box Elder School District will identify students who are missing school without a valid excuse and work with these students and families to improve attendance.  Schools will use the following protocol to improve attendance:

  • 5 Absences (no valid excuse)

Schools will send a standard district letter regarding student absences.

Schools may make additional phone calls or meetings with parents and students.

  • 10 Absences (no valid excuse)

Schools will send a standard district letter regarding student absences.

Schools will schedule a meeting with an administrator, parent/guardian, and students.

Schools will develop an attendance contract with students and/or parent/guardian.

  • 10 Absences (with or without valid excuse)

Schools will send a standard district letter regarding student absences.

Schools may schedule a meeting with an administrator, parent/guardian, and students.

Breach of Contract/Failure to Meet with School Administrators

In the event that an attendance contract is breached, or parent/guardian and student fail to attend a scheduled meeting with School Administrators; a court referral may be made, as well as a referral to the Division of Family and Child Services for educational neglect.  It is never the intention of teachers, administrators, or school board of Box Elder School District to bring legal action against any family; it is our wish to work with ALL families and students.


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:

Assistant Superintendent/Personnel
960 S. Main, Brigham City Utah 84302
435-734-4800 ext. 105