The Truth about Tax Rates

Submitted by haleyl on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 14:34

After holding a Truth in Taxation hearing on August 3, the Grand County Board of Education has approved the district’s tax rates for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. After a brief presentation from Grand County Schools Business Administrator Robert Farnsworth, the board voted in favor of freezing the tax rates in order to help pull in new funds that can be used for capital building projects, and help offset the impacts of inflation.

HMK Lunch Revisited

Submitted by administrator on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 15:24

In response to recent concerns about the length of time that students at HMK have to eat their lunch, Principal Taryn Kay has spent the last few weeks meeting with Deb Rappe, the Child Nutrition Director, to try and pinpoint some solutions to help alleviate the issue.

According to Principal Kay, the school will start by ensuring that lunchtime policies that were already in place will be more strictly adhered to. “Sometimes as you get later in the year, things like this gets pushed to the side,” she said.

An Ounce of Prevention…

Submitted by administrator on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 15:17

The results of the most recent Student Health and Risk Prevention Strategy are in, and the results point to some worrisome trends in Moab’s youth.

The SHARP survey is administered to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 every two years. The survey asks questions a variety of questions about their feelings regarding drug and alcohol use and sexual activity. It also asks questions about students’ relationships with their parents and neighborhood and other adults.

UHSAA Realignment Public Hearing Information

Submitted by administrator on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 15:14

The following information is provided by the Utah High School Activities Association in regards to the realignment procedure.

Please view the attachment or read below regarding: UHSAA Board of Trustees Considering Format and Procedures for Alignment of Schools

The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) will adopt format and procedures to align member schools into classifications and regions for years 2017-2019. 

GCSD Gets an A

Submitted by administrator on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 15:12

It’s been over six years since the Grand County School District found itself in the middle of an unforeseen financial crisis that resulted in a nearly $2 million shortfall. Over the next few years, the district struggled to recover. However, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the staff of the Grand County School District, finances are back on track, and continuing to improve each year.