Weekly District Update - May 14, 2021

Weekly District Update - May 14, 2021
Posted on 05/14/2021
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That’s all that’s left in the 2020-2021 school year! It’s been a year full of victories and challenges around our district, and we’re grateful for everyone who made those victories possible and for everyone who has worked to overcome the challenges.

As announced Thursday, the district won’t require masks in its buildings beginning Monday, May 24. At the opening of the Uintah School Board business meeting Wednesday night, Board President Dave Chivers said the board has no intention of mandating masks for the 2021-2022 school year, unless the board is required to do so by law. Gov. Spencer Cox has said masks won’t be required in Utah classrooms next school year. “We will be done with that,” the governor said Tuesday night during a live Q&A video session on Facebook.

During Wednesday night’s board meeting, the board voted unanimously to adopt a tentative budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The tentative budget is based on estimated property tax information. The district will not receive actual property tax information until June. The tentative budget doesn’t include any proposed increases in property taxes.

The board will hold a public budget hearing on Wednesday, May 26, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Vernal Middle School. The public is invited to attend and provide comment on the tentative budget for FY22 and the proposed final amended budget for FY21. You can find more information about both budgets HERE.


Video of Wednesday night’s board meeting can be found on the district’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/b0NFZhSmxZc. An audio recording of the board’s work session can be found here: https://www.utah.gov/pmn/files/718305.mp3, and an audio recording of the business meeting can be found here: https://www.utah.gov/pmn/files/718307.mp3.

If you missed the Student of the Month video that was played during the board’s business meeting, you can find it HERE.

All K-5 Uintah School District students are invited to register for Connections Summer Camp at Davis Elementary. Students must currently be enrolled in grades K-5; no students younger than kindergarten. The cost is $10 per week. If this presents a financial hardship, please contact Madelyn Barahona at madelyn.barahona@uintah.net to request assistance.

Students can sign up for one week, two weeks, three weeks, or all four weeks. Transportation is NOT provided by the school district.

Registration forms are available HERE. Completed forms should be returned to Davis Elementary or should be emailed to madelyn.barahona@uintah.net.

Congratulations to the Uintah High Girls Track and Field Team for winning the Region 10 Championship on Thursday! They beat Ogden High by a single point to win the region title. The boys team finished third in region. Twenty-two girls and 12 boys qualified to compete in next weekend’s 4A State Track and Field Meet at Davis High School.

Congratulations also go out to the Uintah High/UBTECH students who placed at the recent SkillsUSA Utah Leadership & Skills Competition. The gold medalists were Ivan Sheffer (Medical Terminology), Taydn Holmes (Carpentry), Laura Anderson (Nurse Assisting), Max Christensen (Medical Math), Scotlyn Williams (Extemporaneous Speaking), and Betny Allen (First Aid/CPR). The silver medalists were Bretten Morrell (Medical Terminology), Brendon Gardiner (Carpentry), Tristen Boren (Job Skill Demonstration), and Adam Hadlock (First Aid/CPR). The team of Brandon Smith, Stacyn Thorlaksen and Treven Timothy claimed a bronze medal in Welding Fabrication.

Finally, good luck to Uintah High’s Boys Tennis Team as they compete at state today and tomorrow, and to the Uintah High softball and baseball teams as they compete in the second round of the state 4A playoffs. Go Utes!
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