Two receive national awards
Two departments in the Davis School District are being recognized nationally for their work.
• In July, the Community Relations Department was awarded a Gold Medallion by the National School Public Relations Association for its 2015 Bond Campaign.
The award is the highest given by the association and only two awards were given out in 2016 for bond campaigns.
The 2015 Bond Campaign consisted of multiple videos, 151 face-to-face presentations, social media postings, informational pamphlets and postcards and a website. The bond proposal was successful with an approval rating of 61.57 percent.
• The Purchasing Department is being recognized with the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award by the National Procurement Institute (NPI). The award measures innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes. Davis School District is one of only 23 in the nation to receive the annual award.
Staff will accept the award at the NPI gala in early October.
Changes to school grading system
mask test score increases
The Utah State Board of Education is set to release school letter grades based on student test scores today.
However, a recent revision of the school grading law requires the State Board of Education to increase the threshold for letter grades by 5 percent if more than 65 percent of schools earn an A or B (UTAH CODE 53A-1-1110 (2)). The new law essentially masks increased test scores by arbitrarily raising the criteria for letter grades.
21 Davis Distict students among
National Merit semifinalists
Twenty-one students in the Davis School District are semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The students, representing nearly every high school in the district, will have the opportunity to continue in the competitions for about 7,500 National Merit Scholarships. About 16,000 semifinalists were announced nationwide.
The semifinalists are identified from juniors who took the 2015 preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
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