OGDEN -- The Ogden School Board on Tuesday chose Jeffrey N. Heiner to fill the board seat that opened when Brad Smith resigned to become district superintendent.
Heiner, 36, of Ogden, was one of five candidates interviewed Tuesday. Heiner told the board he saw the position as a great opportunity to serve the community and take part in the decisions that would make his four children's educational experience better.
OGDEN -- Moving vans pulled up to Ogden schools to cart away office contents of top administrators who had introduced themselves to students just weeks earlier at start-of-school assemblies.New Ogden School District Superintendent Brad C. Smith on Monday sent out a memo outlining the immediate reassignment of three principals, three assistant principals, a coordinator and an instructional coach.The changes involve all of the district's mainstream high schools and all of its junior high schools, as well as one undisclosed elementary school.
OGDEN -- After a volatile summer of contract-signing ultimatums and teacher protests, new Ogden School District Superintendent Brad C. Smith is hoping for a quieter and more productive autumn.
"We are not trying to re-create who we think is to blame at this time," Smith told the Standard-Examiner. "It was a breakdown of effective communications among parties, which led to a whole series of unfortunate results."
OGDEN -- The American Federation of Teachers, Utah chapter, has accused the Ogden School Board of breaking two Utah laws and has requested the board release documents and recordings related to non-negotiated teacher contracts sent out in July.
OGDEN -- The city that lured away Ogden High School's previous principal has provided the school's next top administrator.
Stacey Briggs, a vice principal at Provo High School, on Thursday night was appointed Ogden High's new principal. The Ogden School Board hiring came less than three weeks after former OHS principal Trevor Wilson gave his notice to accept an athletics department job at Provo's Brigham Young University.
OGDEN -- The Ogden School District has supplied answers to the nearly 100 questions submitted by teachers who were confused about the new contract.
But Doug Stephens, president of the Ogden Education Association, said the answers from the district don't clear up much of the confusion.
OGDEN -- Every Ogden School District teacher except one has signed the new contract written by the district's Board of Education.
The one holdout was an inactive teacher, on leave during the past school year, who decided not to return.
OGDEN - Two political groups have chosen opposing sides regarding the Ogden School Board's ultimatum to teachers to sign their contracts by July 20 or lose their jobs.
The Sutherland Institute, a conservative, state-based public policy organization, issued a statement Friday saying it "lauds Ogden School District's decision to take steps toward creating a performance-based pay system over the next six years."
OGDEN -- School ends Thursday afternoon in the Ogden School District, and teachers still haven't signed their contract for the school year. But they will be getting a $920 stipend in their June paychecks.
OGDEN -- The Ogden School Board will move Washington High School to the former Lewis Elementary, 455 28th St., by next fall.
The unanimous vote came after the board voted down the move last spring, following a phone and e-mail campaign by the teachers and principal about the move.