Davis superintendent announces retirement
Dr. W. Bryan Bowles, superintendent of the Davis School District for the past 14 years, is retiring.
He made the announcement this evening during a meeting of the Davis School District Board of Education. He will remain in his post until Aug. 31, after which he will become an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership & Foundations in the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University.
Since his appointment in 2002, Bowles has been instrumental in guiding the 87-school, 72,158-student and more than 7,000-employee school district through challenging times of recession and growth, while also providing county residents an uncompromising focus on student learning. “It’s not what we teach, but what students learn that matters,” Bowles has said.
“I appreciate all of you so much,” Bowles said this evening. “I’ve appreciated the work that I’ve done here; I’ve had a wonderful opportunity. We’ve done great work together as a team. And we’ve done it sometimes in very difficult situations … and working through those we have accomplished a great deal.”
Board President Gordon Eckersley said the board was aware of the upcoming change and has discussed steps for moving forward in its search for a new superintendent. An interim superintendent will be announced in the near future to work alongside Bowles until his retirement, he explained.
“The Davis Board of Education appreciates all that Superintendent Bowles has done for the school district over many years,” Eckersley said. “It’s obvious that his impact has been significant from the outstanding results in many areas.
“Davis School District has an excellent reputation and the board is confident that this district will attract the best and the brightest in the education field to carry on the legacy that Superintendent Bowles has advanced during his tenure at the helm,” he added.
District offers free summer lunch program
Davis County children under the age of 18 can enjoy a free lunch this summer thanks to a federally funded program and Davis School District Nutrition Services. Adults wishing to purchase lunch can do so for $3.40.
The meals are available from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and will continue through Aug. 11 (except July 4, 5 or 25).
The schools serving lunch are:
• Adelaide Elementary, 731 W. 3600 South, Bountiful
• Antelope Elementary, 1810 S. Main St., Clearfield
• Foxboro Elementary, 587 N. Foxboro Drive, North Salt Lake
• Lincoln Elementary, 591 W. Antelope Dr., Layton
• Meadowbrook Elementary, 700 N. 325 West, Bountiful
• Vae View Elementary, 1750 W. 1600 North, Layton
• Wasatch Elementary, 210 E. Center, Clearfield
• Whitesides Elementary, 233 N. Colonial Dr., Layton
• North Davis Junior High, 835 S. State Street, Clearfield
• Sunset Junior High, 1610 N. 250 West, Sunset
The Davis School District will keep parents up to date on school emergencies and school closures due to weather. Information will be posted here as needed.
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