Governance and Oversight

Request for Services

City Academy is seeking competitive proposals from Certified Public Accounting firms for the purpose of providing auditing service for the school. For more information please click here.

City Academy Board of Trustees

The City Academy Board of Trustees (Board) is governed by bylaws and articles of incorporation. The Board meets at school at 4:15 PM on the third Wednesday of each month August – June, but in December only by vote each year. All Board members are elected to the Board from the community at large except one seat on the board held by the parent chair of the City Academy Advisory Council. All Board meetings follow open meeting laws.

The City Academy Board serves a dual purpose both as the School Board for City Academy, and as the fiduciary board for the Salt Lake City charter school’s 501(c)3 status.

Board Membership


Walker Kennedy III, Chair Attorney, Woodbury Corporation
Erik Bengtzen Vice President, Wells Fargo
Kelle Smart Vice President, Academy Mortgage
Larry Hintze Vice President and Relationship Manager, Bank of Utah
Mary Glauser Founder & Chair, Engaged Informed Americans
Nathan Seim Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney
Steve Foxley Attorney, Foxley & Pignanelli
Taylor Woodbury Attorney, Woodbury Corporation

Board Agendas & Minutes

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City Academy Advisory Council (CAAC)

The City Academy Advisory Council (CAAC) meets at school at 6:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month October – May. In addition to a parent chair, the Council has a total of at least two more parents than other adult members, two teachers, two students, and the school director. All CAAC members are elected by their constituencies. All CAAC meetings follow open meeting laws.

The Council is mandated by state law and its purpose is to advise the City Academy Board and Executive Director on the following: Use of School Land Trust funds, The Teacher and Student Success Act Plan, The School Safety Plan, Comprehensive Guidance Policy, School Fees, Title I programs, Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety, Student Transportation Plan, First Amendment School issues, School Wellness Program, Extended Day Programs, and any other issues of concern to the school population as a whole.

One of the primary duties of the CAAC is to act as the School Land Trust Council. Each year City Academy receives Land Trust funding to address goals from our school improvement plan. A copy of the previous school year final School Land Trust Report is available Here

CAAC Membership 2020-2021
Represents Representative E-mail
Parent, Chair
High School, 9th grade
Debbie Eckert
Teacher, Secretary Taylor Holden
Parent, High School 12th grade Steve Grizzell
Parent, High School 11th grade Melinda Manion
Parent , Middle & High School 7th & 10th grades Piper West
Parent, Middle School 8th grade Anne Cheeney
Teacher Dennis Pedersen
Executive Director Sonia Woodbury

CAAC Agendas & Minute

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City Academy School LAND Trust Report

City academy greatly appreciates and benefits from funding received from the School LAND Trust. Click HERE for our latest report.

City Academy Accountability Report

The Utah State Board of Education publishes accountability reports for all public schools on their website.  The report for City Academy can be found HERE.

City Academy Charter

City Academy was originally chartered by the Utah State Board of Education as Center City School in 1999.  The school charter was then converted to a Utah State Charter School Board charter school in 2004 and renamed City Academy.

City Academy Student Data Privacy Policy

City Academy fully conforms with all state and federal student data privacy laws.  We ensure this security by following our City Academy Data Governance Plan.

City Academy Digital Teaching & Learning Plan

City Academy has a comprehensive five-year plan for digital teaching and learning. Our plan aligns with and expands upon state strategic initiatives to improve digital teaching and learning.

City Academy Wellness Policy

City Academy has a comprehensive wellness policy that includes strategic initiatives to support and promote good nutrition, physical activity, and other activities and programs that promote wellness in our school community. Our plan aligns with and expands upon state strategic initiatives to improve wellness.

City Academy Fiscal & Purchasing Policy

To read the City Academy fiscal and procurement policy click here.

City Academy Fees Policy

City Academy’s Fee Schedule has changed to align with new state rules. The updated fee schedules were developed with recommendations and input from City Academy Advisory Council and school administrators. The changes include a spending plan that lists the anticipated types of uses for each fee, and a maximum total aggregate amount that a student may be charged annually.
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