Board elects new leadership
The Board of Education of the Davis School District elected its leadership for the next two years. The election occurred during the regular meeting Tuesday night.
John Robison, who represents Precinct 2, was reelected to serve as Board President. He received four member votes in retaining the position. Board member Julie Tanner, who was also nominated, received three member votes. Marie Stevenson, who represents Precinct 6, was elected unanimously to serve as vice president. She replaces Liz Mumford.
In accepting the nomination, Robison said he will continue to do what he can to help students and support teachers. He said he also feels it’s important to work as a united board.
“My purpose has been and will continue to be to do what I can do in my position — not only as a board president but as a board member — to make a good district even better, working with administrators and teachers to do what we can to continue to improve,” Robison said.
Mumford expressed appreciation for her opportunity to serve as vice president during the past two years.
“I really think having some consistency coming out of this pandemic is critical and I look forward to Marie and the fresh perspective that she’s going to bring to leadership,” Mumford said. “I love the ways that boards are formulated. We all share an equal responsibility. Leadership doesn’t mean extra power, but it means a way to strengthen relationships and to make sure that every board member has a voice.”
Health department offers free rapid testing
The Utah Department of Health is now offering a series of free COVID-19 rapid antigen testing clinics at Building C5 in the Freeport Center in Clearfield and at Woods Cross High School, 600 W. 2200 South, Woods Cross.
Anyone can get tested at these two free testing clinics, even if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. These clinics will only be operational as outlined:
• Freeport Center, Clearfield —Wednesday and Thursday, Jan 13-14 — 7 a.m. to noon each day
Registration link: https://c19.health.utah.gov/surveys/?s=TCRCL9RD8E&siteid=FCC-DSD
• Woods Cross High School, 600 W. 2200 South, Woods Cross — Friday, Jan. 15 – 3-7 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Registration link: https://c19.health.utah.gov/surveys/?s=TCRCL9RD8E&siteid=WCHS-DSD
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela
Moving forward with hope and excitement
By Superintendent Reid Newey
“If I were to summarize in one sentence the single most important principle I have learned in the field of interpersonal relations, it would be this: Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” — Dr. Stephen R. Covey
My wife begins many of our conversations with “Don’t say anything, just listen.” She knows that as soon as the information enters the universe I will begin processing, evaluating, judging, dissecting, fixing … whereas if I had let the ideas “hover,” they may settle gently into an appropriate place, then in time, sorted and made useful.
The year 2020 provided us many opportunities to agree, disagree, oppose, support, dig in, recoil …. I have done them all. The year 2020 also provided an opportunity to understand perspectives of others we may never have had the chance to, had we not seen or heard or experienced the events of the year.
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.
70,643 students enrolled in 92 district schools
94.2% graduation rate
$62M in education and athletic scholarships earned by the Class of 2020
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