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    Mission Statement

    To provide all community members learning opportunities which develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to become contributing members of society; and do this by utilizing available resources and creating productive partnerships.

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District News

BESD 2017-2018 Calendar Options Nov 11, 2016

Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017-18calendaroptions to vote on the calendar options for the 2017-2018 school year.  Voting will be open through Sunday, November 27th.  The calendar option are attached as follows:  http://www.besd.net/district/documents/2017-18 Option A calendar.pdf,  http://www.besd.net/district/documents/2017-18 Option B calendar.pdfhttp://www.besd.net/district/documents/2017-18 Option C calendar.pdfhttp://www.besd.net/district/documents/2017-18 Option D calendar.pdf.

School Board Meeting Summary Sep 15, 2016

The School Board met on Wednesday, September 14, 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/Sept 14 2016 board summary.pdf

2016-17 School Fees Aug 15, 2016

http://www.besd.net/district/documents/school fees 2016-2017.pdf

School Board Meeting Summary Aug 11, 2016

The School Board met on Wednesday, August 10, 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/August 10 2016 board summary.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.

School Board Meeting Summary Jul 07, 2016

The School Board met on Wednesday, July 6, 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/July 6 2016 board meeting summary.pdf

 

Board Meeting Summary Jun 09, 2016

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

Response to US Dept of Education & Justice Release of Joint guidance to Ensure the Civic Rights of Transgender Students May 20, 2016

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

Education Leaders,

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.

With appreciation,

Sydnee Dickson
Interim State Superintendent

Budget Information May 20, 2016

A revised budget for 2015-2016 and a tentative budget for 2016-2017 are available online from the Business department under "District Budgets." They can be read here, too.

April 13, 2016 Board Meeting Summary Apr 14, 2016

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

March 9, 2016 Board Summary Mar 10, 2016

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.



Non-discrimination

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