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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.

2015-2016 Fees Aug 20, 2015

https://www.besd.net/District/documents/School Fees 2015-2016.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