Alpine School District

575 North 100 EastAmerican Fork, Utah 84003

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Alpine School District is the primary school district in northern Utah County, Utah.

The district includes all grades from kindergarten through high school (K-12). As of 2019, there were 59 elementary schools, 13 junior high schools, 10 high schools, and 8 special purpose schools serving approximately 78,659 students, making it the largest school district in Utah.

The Alpine School Board recently reversed their decision and is enforcing a mask mandate for students and staff.

In their “Return to Learn” announcements, the board said that masks are NOT mandatory, but are suggested for those who are unvaccinated. They also made a statement saying, “Families should make their own decision about when and where their child will wear a face mask at school.”

The district has publicly announced that they are not going to endorse Critical Race Theory and Project 1619.

“Alpine School District does not endorse any particular historical theory including Critical Race Theory or Project 1619. Rather, ASD teachers focus and align their instruction and learning experiences for students on the Utah State Core. Our teachers are encouraged to use strategies that connect, engage, and inspire learning in a professional and unbiased manner.”

An APS School District bus driver was fired for having conservative signs on his bus. One of the signs was a meme created by Turning Point, which made fun of socialists demanding free education, free healthcare, free housing, and free food. The other signs included more quotes and memes about gun control and the fact that socialism destroys countries. The bus driver also had a sign that stated, “Technically, Moses was the first person with a tablet downloading data from the cloud.” The district put out a statement which read, “Alpine School District has concluded an investigation regarding concerns with a bus driver. Although the details of a personnel investigation are confidential, the driver involved is no longer an employee of Alpine School District.”

Updated – October 4, 2021

Board Members:

Mark ClementPresident, District 4
Sarah BeesonVice President, District 3
Julie KingDistrict 1
Amber BonnerDistrict 2
Ada WilsonDistrict 5
Stacy BatemanDistrict 6
Sara HackenDistrict 7

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Board details:

The Alpine School District Board of Education is composed of seven individuals with diverse experiences, perspectives, personalities, and strengths. Each is elected by his or her voting district to represent the values of their communities in governing the District. Board members have no individual power or authority— their authority is viable only as a body, expressed in the form of an official vote or recommendation.
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