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Nominees sought for Best of Davis Award

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Do you know a teacher who has made an impact in a student’s life? 

Perhaps it is a secretary who makes going to school a joy for you and your student. Or do you interact with a bus driver who deserves districtwide recognition?

If you know a Davis School District employee who should be considered the best of the best, we invite you to submit a nomination for the Best of Davis Award.

The annual award celebrates employees who support and encourage excellence in education. This program recognizes 40 district employees (15 elementary teachers, 15 secondary teachers and 10 support personnel) at a dinner in their honor. Courtesy of Chevron, Hogan & Associates Construction and the Davis Education Foundation, each will receive a monetary award.

Community residents and employees are invited to nominate individuals they feel are the best of the best in their profession. Only district employees are eligible for the award. Prior CARE or Best of Davis Award winners will not be considered; list available here.

All nominations should be submitted on this form. The nomination is simple and asks the nominator to describe in 300 words or less what sets the nominee apart from others. It also invites the nominator to include email addresses for up to four endorsers, which can include the nominee's supervisor. Nominations must be received by Feb. 17.

Questions can be emailed to bestofdavis@dsdmail.net .

Comment sought on school fee policy

The Davis School District’s fee schedule is in the process of getting changes in structure to align with new state rules implemented in the last legislative session.

High School Director Dr. Dan Linford presented the proposed 2020-21 school fee schedule to the Board of Education during its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4. The updated schedule was developed with recommendations and input from district and school administrators and the District’s School Fees Committee, which includes parents, students, educators and administrators.

The Board will consider the changes for final approval during its regular meeting on March 3. The proposed revisions are outlined here. 

Comments can be made during a board workshop on Feb. 18 or during the board meeting March 3. Comments will also be taken through email. Click on the Submit Comment by Email box at https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/district/administration/policy-manual

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Take a moment to reflect
on inclusion, equity

By John Zurbuchen, Assistant Superintendent

Noted historian Carter G. Woodson initiated “Negro History Week” in 1926 to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (February 14).  By the Bicentennial year of 1976, President Gerald Ford designated February as Black History Month to “Seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

Certainly, one part of Black History Month is the celebration of noteworthy accomplishments by black Americans. Take the opportunity provided by this month to explore the amazing and essential contributions of these and other black Americans.

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The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Davis By The Numbers

72,897 students enrolled in 90 district schools

96% graduation rate

$62M in education and athletic scholarships earned by the Class of 2019

54,451 credits earned toward college through Concurrent Enrollment and AP

7 times on the AP Honor Roll

21immersion schools offering French, Spanish or Chinese

$3M raised by Davis Education Foundation for classroom and innovative grants