In the fall of 2018, Tooele County School District Superintendent, Dr. Scott Rogers, asked the district’s three education technology specialists to implement a Digital Citizenship Week or Month, (also referred to as White Ribbon Week).
By Clint Spindler
Utah is known for being best-in-nation for great skiing, beautiful national parks, and robust economy. What few people know is Utah is number one for teaching financial literacy. According to Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy, Utah has earned a top grade for how well it teaches financial literacy in schools. It was one of five states given an A grade in the 2017 Financial Report Card and the only A+ grade. The center’s director, John Pelletier says, “There is no other state in the nation that is taking financial literacy as seriously as Utah.”
As a former state championship basketball coach, I have always appreciated the power of team building. I have never forgotten the importance of building and maintaining “team spirit” and have applied that principle to working with school staff.
16KTooele County School District is K-12 with approximately 16,600 students enrolled.91%The Tooele County School District graduation rate is 91%. Utah’s statewide graduation rate for 2016 was 85%.96%In 2016, the district had 4,247 students enrolled in a Career and Technical Education course with a 96% graduation rate for students who were CTE concentrators.26TCSD has 15 elementary schools, 3 junior highs, 4 high schools, 1 K-12 school, 1 special education pre-K, 1 alternative school, and 1 online K-12 school.8 DLITCSD has 8 schools with a Dual Language Immersion program. We offer open enrollment DLI in French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.2 STEMWe have 2 state-designated STEM schools that create strong instruction for college & career readiness focusing on Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics.7,286 Sq MilesTooele County School district covers 7,286 square miles.1:1Wendover High, Dugway K-12, Ibapah Elementary and Vernon Elementary have laptops for every student.