Official Response

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Words of disgust and sadness are insufficient to describe our feelings regarding the image that was brought to our attention the evening of May 16. This repulsive photo does not represent the concern, love and care of Washington County School District. Although this incident did not take place on school grounds or happen during school time, it does not minimize our abhorrence of this racist act. 
 
The photo involves students and non-student adults. Appropriate discipline for the students involved began immediately. Yet no level of discipline can repair the hate, bigotry and ugliness portrayed in that one picture. The vulgar ignorance and idiocy on display are beyond repair by any small discipline we can provide. We have welcomed officials from local and federal law enforcement to review the offending photo for potential criminal violations. We are also consulting with legal counsel as we consider additional administrative actions.  

As an educational institution, we will continue to teach! We will teach of love, kindness and inclusion; of respect for the fellow human beings that share our neighborhoods, our communities and the hallways in our schools. We will remind students that there is absolutely no room for the intolerance, and hatred displayed in this image. Finally, as district administrators, we are considering what education would be helpful for students to understand the significance of civil rights protections and violations, as well as appropriate use of social media.

Two students do not represent the views of the nearly 32,000 students, nor of the staff and teachers in our schools throughout Washington County School District. While we are sickened by this photo, we will move forward with love as we further educate our students.

Steven Dunham
Director of Communications
Washington County School District

Dixie Sun - Frequently Asked Questions / PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES

ENGLISH - Q
Why is the district doing this?

ENGLISH - A
Declining enrollment in this area has required the District to look for ways to cut costs. This initiative would save the school district more than $500,000 each year.


ESPAÑOL - Q
Porque está el Distrito escolar haciendo esto?

ESPAÑOL - A
La disminución de inscripciones en esta área ha requerido que el Distrito busque maneras de cortar costos. Esta iniciativa ahorraría el Distrito Escolar más de $500,000.00 cada año.


ENGLISH - Q
My child walks to school now, what will happen if they have to attend another school?

ENGLISH - A
State law requires the District to provide a bus for children who live more than 1.5 miles from their boundary school. We will provide bussing for all students who meet this criteria.


ESPAÑOL - Q
Mi estudiante camina a la escuela ahora, que va a pasar si es que el/la tiene que atender otra escuela?

ESPAÑOL - A
La ley estatal requiere que el Distrito provea servicio de autobús para estudiantes que viven a una distancia de más de 1.5 millas de la escuela asignada. Nosotros proveeremos servicio de autobús a todos los estudiantes que califique en esta criterio.


ENGLISH - Q
What about my child who is in the dual immersion program?

ENGLISH - A
The District is committed to the ESPAÑOL dual immersion program. It will continue at Coral Cliffs Elementary.


ESPAÑOL - Q
Que pasara con mi estudiante que participa en el programa de inmersión dual?

ESPAÑOL - A
El Distrito está comprometido al programa de Inmersión Dual en Español. Este continuará en la Escuela Elemental de Coral Cliffs.


ENGLISH - Q
What will happen to the physical building (Dixie Sun)?

ENGLISH - A
Dixie Sun will be repurposed to house several district programs including a professional development center. It will also allow for increased teacher training. 


ESPAÑOL - Q
Que pasara con el edificio de Dixie Sun?

ESPAÑOL - A
Dixie Sun será rediseñada para acomodar varios programas del Distrito incluyendo el Centro de Desarrollo Profesional. También permitirá una mayor formación docente.


ENGLISH - Q
How can Coral Cliffs take 400+ students in and still function?

ENGLISH - A
Boundaries will be adjusted with neighboring schools. This will bring student counts up at all of the schools currently experiencing declining enrollment. 


ESPAÑOL - Q
Cómo puede la escuela Coral Cliffs recibir más de 400 estudiantes y todavía funcionar?

ESPAÑOL - A
Los límites serán ajustados con las escuelas vecinas. Esto aumentará el número de estudiantes en todas las escuelas que actualmente experimentan una disminución en la inscripción.


ENGLISH - Q
Who benefits from this decision?

ENGLISH - A
All taxpayers are the primary beneficiaries. Students will also have expanded learning opportunities at each of the schools.


ESPAÑOL - Q
Quién se beneficia de esta decisión?

ESPAÑOL - A
Todos los contribuyentes son los principales beneficiarios. Los estudiantes también tendrán oportunidades de aprendizaje expandidas en cada una de las escuelas.

School Board Meeting Minutes

 

2017-2018 BOARD MINUTES

2016-2017 BOARD MINUTES

2015-2016 Board Minutes

2014-2015 BOARD MINUTES         

Minutes of Special Meetings Held

Board meeting minutes are posted online after receiving board approval in the next successive meeting.

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATES

Board meetings are generally held the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

The open meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. and is held at the
Washington County School District Office located at
121 West Tabernacle Street in St. George, Utah.

Those desiring to address the Board may do so in writing or during open agenda time (limited to three minutes).
The Board may deem it necessary to schedule special meetings; if so, public notice will be given.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations
(including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during this meeting should notify Lyle Cox at 673-3553,
at least five working days prior to the meeting.

(5-13-08)

Principal Meeting Schedule

2018-19 School Year

Thursday, August 2nd

  • Welcome Back Administrators 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • District Office Board Room:

Tuesday, September, 18th

  • Start time-  8:00 am.
  • District Office Board Room

Tuesday, October 16th

  • Start time – 8:00 am
  • District Office Board Room

Wednesday, November 14th

  • Start time – 8:00 am
  • District Office Board Room

Thursday, December 13th

  • Start time – 7:30 am
  • Principals’ Breakfast at the Cracker Barrel

Tuesday, January 15th

  • Start time – 8:00 am
  • District Office Board Room

Wednesday, February 20th

  • Start time – 8:00 am
  • District Office Board Room

Tuesday, March 19th

  • Start time – 8:00 am
  • District Office Board Room

Tuesday, April 16th

  • Start time – 8:00 am
  • District Office Board Room

May:  No Meeting

Mission Statement

MISSION - "Improve Student Achievement"

PURPOSE - Ensure High Levels of Learning for EVERY Student.

VALUES - The WCSD supports full implementation of Professional Learning Communities (PLC).

GOALS

  • Improve academic achievement in English Language Arts.
  • Improve academic achievement in mathematics.
  • Continue to enhance parental involvement and improve parent/school communication.
  • Continue implementation of Professional Learning Communities (PLC) to include response to interventions K-12, to include at-risk and high achievers.
  • Increase graduation rates.