Change in Board Meeting
The Board of Education of Weber School District has changed their Board Meeting from Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. to Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Meeting will be held in the Board Room at 5320 Adams Avenue Parkway, Washington Terrace, Utah. (Utah Code 52-4-6)
Robert D. Petersen
Weber School District
Hearing the sounds of children and teachers excited to enter their new surroundings at Bonneville High School and Midland Elementary is exhilarating!
The remodel projects for the Bonneville High School and Midland Elementary preschools are complete. The plans incorporated an addition of 9,500 square feet for each school, including classrooms, offices and conference rooms. The plans were specifically designed to ensure our special needs community would be well taken care of. The cost for each building was approximately $1.2 million dollars, with funds coming from the United States Federal Government’s stimulus package. Saunders Construction was the contractor.
Previously our special education preschools were scattered throughout the District and because of the new remodels, we are able to consolidate and open a third session. The new buildings are beautiful with daylight windows and new technology.
Another advantage to incorporating preschool classes at our high schools is that students can enroll in child care classes and experience the opportunity of teaching these small children.
An additional part of the stimulus package was the installation of an ADA accessible elevator at Weber High School. Now disabled persons can access all three levels at the school. City Creek Construction did a fine job in matching the esthetics to a point that the elevator looks like it was originally constructed with the original building.
Weber School District recognizes the importance of these upgrades and the commitment to optimizing the teaching and learning environment.
The Utah State Office of Education requires that all districts participate in the statewide accountability system that meets the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (formerly known as the No Child Left Behind Act). Weber School District participates yearly in this evaluation of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Our district is extremely proud of the achievement and progress demonstrated by all of its schools this year. We recognize that these accolades can only be achieved through the dedicated efforts of great teachers and administrators, supportive parents, and committed students.
Elementary schools met the requirements for AYP in 95.5% of the 560 possible areas, while junior high schools received passing scores in 98% of the 180 areas. Weber School District high schools met or exceeded the target scores in 95% of the 100 areas. Overall, our district met the standards for AYP and received a passing rating.
As a district, we are always striving for improvement and will continue to engage and challenge our students so that they are prepared for their future in the 21st Century.
For information on the AYP status of individual schools, please click here.
Weber School District, in conjunction with law enforcement agencies throughout Weber County are reminding motorists of the importance of stopping for school buses with their flashing red lights on and stop arms down. Making a complete stop, in both directions of travel, is not only a matter of safety but is also the law.
Sue Morgan, transportation supervisor for Weber School District, states that violations of this law take place on any given school day. With the beginning of school there is the additional concern as motorists get use to buses being on their routes.
Last May school bus drivers recorded, in a one-day snapshot, how many times other motorists passed their school buses illegally while the buses were stopped displaying their flashing red lights and stop arms. In Utah 622 violations of the law were reported including 28 in Weber School District.
Law enforcement agencies will be shadowing school buses and looking for violators who will be cited.
Weber School District's Career and Technical Education will be offering a new magnet course beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. Designer Sewing/Fashion Design is a 2-hour block magnet course to be taught in a newly remodeled and furnished classroom located at Two Rivers High School (955 W. 12th St.). A magnet course is a specialty course set up at a single location that provides educational opportunities to interested students from all four high schools.
District-sponsored transportation to and from the Two Rivers location is dependent on high school enrollment numbers. Students choosing to enroll in the Designer Sewing/Fashion Design course will learn about fabric construction, pattern design, custom sewing, and entrepreneurial opportunities. The course is open to all 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who have taken Clothing I in junior high. For additional information, please contact Lynette Atkinson at 801-452-4019 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Heights, Lakeview, North Park, Roosevelt, Washington Terrance, Municipal, Roy, Valley View, Mar-Lon Hills, and Riverdale Elementary Schools are serving lunch during the summer months.