Thursday, 07 September 2017 15:07

First Reading

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Below is a policy that was passed on first reading at the September 6th Board Meeting.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 13:55

Bond FAQ's

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WHAT IS A BOND ELECTION?
The process where a public entity goes to the voters to ask for permission to borrow money for facilities.

WHEN WILL THE BOND ELECTION TAKE PLACE?
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, in conjunction with the general primary election.

WHAT WILL BE ON THE BALLOT?
A request for voters to approve the issuance of bonds for 65 million dollars to be used for renovation and new school construction.

HOW MUCH WILL THE BOND COST EACH TAXPAYER?
The tax rate will remain the same; and therefore, property owners will see no increase in their tax rate. However, the ballot will show a $37.00 increase on a $193,000 residence, which would be the increase if the district was not restructuring current debt.

HOW CAN BOND MONEY BE USED?
Bond money can only be spent for new school construction, property for school sites, furnishings, and remodeling/renovation projects. Bond money cannot be used on operation expenses.

WHAT PROJECTS ARE PLANNED?
Money would be used for the replacement of:

West Weber Elementary (1928)
Wahlquist Jr. High (1942)
North Park Elementary (1959)
Marlon Hills Elementary (1960)
Club Heights Elementary (1942)
(Note: Marlon and Club Heights would be consolidated.)

Money would be used for a Rocky Mountain Jr. High ten-classroom addition, North Ogden Jr. High gymnasium and cafeteria expansion and other smaller construction projects throughout the district.

WHY DO SCHOOLS NEED TO BE REPLACED?
The average age of the schools being replaced is 68 years old. The oldest is 84 years old. These schools lack the safety features, accessibility to the disabled as well as the infrastructure needed for optimal education. In addition, construction costs and interest rates are at an all time low.

WHAT GROWTH IS WEBER SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPERIENCING?
The district has grown by 2,322 students in the past decade and 1,649 since the bond of 2006. We are currently using 78 portable buildings as a temporary solution for overcrowding. Growth is particularly heavy in the northern and western portions of the school district. Bonding will enable the district to better address increased enrollment.

WHAT ABOUT THE AGING SCHOOL IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD?
Weber School District officials are aware that there are other needs in our district. More than half of all schools were built before 1970. An in depth evaluation has been conducted and the schools slated for rebuilding are those in the greatest need of replacement at this time. The construction of additional schools is planned for the near future; however, doing so now would mean having a tax increase associated with the bond.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE BOND IS NOT PASSED?
The schools in our community have needs that must be addressed. Our schools continue to age and construction costs continue to increase. If the initiative did not pass it would be placed on the ballot at a later date, however, the cost to the taxpayer would likely increase.

HOW MAY I OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT OR REGISTER TO VOTE?
(801) 399-8400 or you may obtain an application online at

 

 

https://elections.utah.gov/

WHERE CAN MORE INFORMATION BE OBTAINED?
(801) 476-7800 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 13:36

Bond 2012

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On June 26, 2006 voters said "YES" to a $65 million dollar bond to give Weber School District the go-ahead to replace and upgrade aging school buildings. The district's plan for a new elementary school, an addition to Farr West Elementary, an addition to Hooper Elementary and a remodel at Roy High School started immediately. Future plans involve a new building for North Ogden Elementary, an addition to Valley Elementary, a new building for South Ogden Jr. High and one new additional elementary school.

"Growth is the primary factor for the need for new buildings and additions. As populations grow, obviously needs grow, so that's really what we're looking at," said district facilities director, Drew Wilson. The collaborative effort between the school system and patrons demonstrates leadership, teamwork and vision. "Together we?re facing the challenge head-on."

The new elementary school in Plain City is nearing completion with an opening date scheduled for the fall of 2007. The community of Plain City is buzzing with excitement about the new school and the resources and opportunities it will bring to the area.

The new school is a prototype of West Haven Elementary and Freedom Elementary. The building will consist of 37 classrooms, a media center, gym, cafeteria, office, computer room and an assortment of smaller areas to add flexibility to the environment and curriculum.

Also, additions to Farr West Elementary and Hooper Elementary and the remodel at Roy High School, is well on its way.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 10:38

Public Participation

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The Board of Education welcomes public input and participation at Board meetings. During the meeting, individuals or groups may address the Board concerning any agenda item subject to the following rules:

  1. Any discussion may be limited in time at the discretion of the Board President.
  2. Board members may question speakers in order to clarify the discussion.
  3. No person shall discuss complaints against individual employees of Weber School District.
  4. Individuals making presentations shall be courteous and proper. Any person who is abusive or who disrupts the meeting may be removed.
  5. Persons wishing to have an item placed on the agenda should make a written request to the Superintendent at least one week in advance of the Board meeting.
Thursday, 12 January 2017 00:41

Pending Board Meeting Minutes

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Pending Board Meeting Minutes are below.

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Sunday, 30 October 2016 22:53

Archived Agendas and Minutes

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For Board Meeting Agendas and Board Meeting Minutes from prior to June of 2014 please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Sunday, 30 October 2016 22:42

Upcoming Meetings

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Board Meeting Schedule

  • February 1, 2017
  • March 1, 2017
  • April 12, 2017
  • May 3, 2017
  • June 14, 2017 (Budget Hearing)
  • No Meeting in July
  • August 2, 2017
  • September 6, 2017
  • October 4, 2017
  • November 1, 2017
  • December 6, 2017
  • January 3, 2018

Tentative Meetings

  • February 7, 2018
  • March 7, 2018
  • April 11, 2018
  • May 2, 2018
  • June 13, 2018 (Budget Hearing)
  • No Meeting in July
  • August 1, 2018
  • September 5, 2018
  • October 3, 2018
  • November 7, 2018
  • December 5, 2018
  • January 2, 2019
Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:17

Policies and Procedures

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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 13:34

Mission & Vision

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Our Mission:

Weber School District is committed to provide educational experiences which motivate each student to become a lifelong learner, attain academic and personal potential, and enter the work force with the necessary skills. 

Our Vision: 

We envision a child-centered school district where each student is given multiple opportunities to achieve his/her academic, social, emotional, and physical potential in a safe, nurturing environment; where caring employees are committed to excellence based on best practices in instruction; and where educators, parents and community members are full partners in the education of children. 

 

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 12:14

Strategic Plan

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We Believe that:

  • each child can learn.
  • each child is important and unique.
  • there is a direct relationship between expectations and achievement.
  • everyone has the right to feel physically and emotionally safe at school.
  • integrity and trust are essential to positive interaction.
  • communication is essential for understanding; understanding is essential for communication.
  • diversity strengthens the individual, the school, and the community.
  • the family should be the primary influence on individual and social well-being.
  • a well-trained, professional teacher is the most important resource in a child-centered classroom environment.
  • the support staff is an integral and essential component of the school system.
  • education is a shared responsibility of the student, parents, educators, and the community.
  • people support, value, and respect what they help to create.
  • planning, both long and short term, is essential to maximize available resources.

Our Goals for the Future:

1. To provide all students with a relevant and comprehensive instructional program.

  • We will have a continuous process aimed at organizing best educational practices to meet individual student learning needs.
  • We will continue to improve the design and delivery of instruction.
  • We will provide programs to develop and evaluate proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematics, and the use of technology.
  • We will have students apply knowledge and processes acquired through the study of the arts, sciences, social studies, and applied technology.
  • We will develop an individual education for every student.
  • We will implement a comprehensive guidance program to prepare students to compete in a global economy.

2.  To ensure that all students master specified competencies prior to graduation.

  • We will involve staff and communities in identifying standards to be mastered.
  • We will match graduation standards with the student's individual education plan.
  • We will report student progress toward meeting the individual goals.
  • We will provide multiple opportunities for student success.
  • We will train teachers to use a variety of proven assessment methods.
  • We will teach students the basic building blocks for competency mastery.

3.  To meet the individual needs of all students.

  • We will provide a wide range of programs to meet the needs of students on all levels of development.
  • We will prepare students to work successfully and cooperatively with others and appreciate diversity.
  • We will establish programs which support ethical and caring attitudes.
  • We will train administrators and teachers to update their skills for a changing population.
  • We will use existing community programs to avoid duplication of services and to maximize resources.

4.  To utilize technology to support teaching and learning.

  • We will provide hardware and software to support best teaching methods and learning environments.
  • We will have a student management system that supports the individual educational plan.
  • We will provide technology training for students and staff.
  • We will have a maintenance and replacement plan for all technology in the district.

5.  To provide a safe, orderly, and positive environment conducive to teaching and learning.

  • We will involve staff and community to implement a comprehensive "Safe School" policy and procedures.
  • We will use successful practices to reduce "at risk" student behaviors.
  • We will increase school, community, and parent collaborations to promote safe school and community environments.
  • We will identify, develop, and support facility renovations to assure a safe, secure school environment.

6.  To attract and maintain a diverse staff of competent, dedicated, caring professionals.

  • We will recruit quality staff.
  • We will expect staff to look and act professionally.
  • We will expect staff to follow district policies and procedures.
  • We will recognize staff for outstanding performance.
  • We will provide and communicate training opportunities to all employees.
  • We will provide support services for staff so that they can become more proficient in using technology for effective teaching.

7.  To promote involvement of all segments of the community as partners in the education of children.

  • We will provide training for parental involvement in education.
  • We will encourage businesses to support employees' involvement in their children's education.
  • We will support the PTA and its mission.
  • We will support and train community councils at each school.
  • We will support and provide parameters for site-based decision making.
  • We will include diverse community representation on committees, task forces, and advisory boards.
  • We will seek business partners for each school and support existing partnerships.
  • We will encourage senior citizens to be involved in the schools.
  • We will use volunteer resources to support education.

8.  To communicate effectively.

  • We will demonstrate respect and cooperation within a community of individual and cultural differences.
  • We will establish programs that facilitate two-way communication.
  • We will involve community members in the schools and district employees in the community.
  • We will train staff to improve their public relations role.
  • We will use technology to improve communication.
  • We will maintain positive, proactive relationships with the media.
  • We will promote the school district, its mission and goals, and the successes of its staff and students.
  • We will produce high-quality and effective printed materials.

9.  To responsibly address financial needs of the school system and maximize utilization of resources.

  • We will develop alternative revenue sources.
  • We will develop budgets that show the expenditures needed to accomplish the strategic plan.
  • We will resolve funding shortages through a prioritization process based on district goals.
  • We will define the roles of the district office and school administration and accomplish tasks at the most efficient level.
  • We will develop effective and understandable budget reports.
  • We will report financial information that relates to achieveing district goals.
  • We will establish a financial management system that reflects the strategic goals of the district.

10.  To continue strategic planning to achieve district goals.

  • We will base all decisions on what is best for children and consistent with district goals.
  • We will establish policies and procedures that support district goals.
  • We will provide training for employees on district goals.
  • We will review the strategic plan annually.