EDUCATION + SCHOOLS

Canyons School District starting the year with a teacher and staff shortage

Aug 11, 2022, 10:52 AM | Updated: Aug 15, 2022, 9:55 am

The Canyons School District is pictured. Its starting the year with a teacher shortage...

Canyons School District offices are pictured in Sandy on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — The first day of school for Canyons School District is fast approaching. Like many others, this district is dealing with a teacher and staff shortage.

According to Canyons School District Spokesman Jeff Haney, there are 10 teaching spots available in both general and special education. 

Haney gave some tips for those who have a child with special needs. He suggested parents consider taking a walk through the school with their child to get them familiar with their surroundings and start getting them on an earlier bedtime schedule.

“Our recruiters are looking for the teachers who have the credentials to work in a special education classroom,” Haney said.

Beyond that Haney said, “We are down more than 150 in our general education support professionals. That ranges from bus aids to class aids to nutrition service workers.”

However, Haney said that despite the shortage, they will do what they need to to make sure kids get the education they need.

“If we need to reassign people temporarily to aid teachers or be a substitute for a day, then that’s what we will do,” Haney said.

Related: 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Education + Schools

The Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah.A Utah cancer researcher says more study is n...

Don Brinkerhoff and Simone Seikaly

Utah cancer researcher says new accelerated aging study needs more examination

A new study says accelerated aging may be linked to early-onset cancer, but a Utah cancer researcher says more investigation is needed.

1 day ago

A crew made of up BYU students films a Coca-Cola branded advertisement at the Thanksgiving Point Me...

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com

Coca-Cola ad made by BYU students wins film competition, will screen at theaters

An ad for Coca-Cola made by BYU students may be showing at your local movie theater sometime soon.

1 day ago

A team at the University of Utah has received funding to research if ultrasound technology can help...

Britt Johnson

University of Utah using funding for ultrasound research to treat addiction

Could an ultrasound help cure addiction? A team of researchers at the University of Utah thinks so.

2 days ago

sign says "trans lives matter," the sign was for a protest about how slc school district was implem...

Heather Peterson

Implementation of new Utah bathroom law causes confusion in SLC School District

A new Utah bathroom law that takes effect on May 1 is at the center of some confusion about what schools do and don't need to do.

2 days ago

Students participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new West Lake Jr. High building in 2022...

Kyle Remund

West Lake Jr. High rebuilds after 2020 earthquake

After being severely damaged in 2020, West Lake Jr. High is being rebuilt with earthquake safety in mind. KSL's Dave and Dujanovic interviewed Ben Horsley of Granite School District about how the new building is being brought up to seismic code and how the district is preparing for future emergencies.

2 days ago

Childcare unaffordable...

Eric Cabrera

Unaffordable childcare plagues Utah families

Childcare in Utah is becoming unaffordable for many Utah parents as costs for care are outpacing inflation.

4 days ago

Sponsored Articles

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Canyons School District starting the year with a teacher and staff shortage