Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.
PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Bridges to Backman
Since 2014, we have been working on a project to both build up our community and help students safely cross the Jordan River to reach our school. The river acts as a natural barrier so children have to walk along a busy road or through an abandoned field to get to Backman. This was the spark that lit a fire in us to build a beidge across the river. Seven years later, we have a $1.2 million project with the city and we broke ground in December 2021! The Bridge to Backman Project also includes the beautification of the abandoned field, turning it into a natural park and outdoor classroom. We secured at large grant to fund the outdoor classroom and we are woking with many partners to fill in the details to make this a place of pride in our community. At Backman, we work hard to break down every barrier we possibly can through partnerships, outreach, connections, resources and services. We believe that, in order for our students to succeed academically, we need to look at the big picture and clear the way so our children can focus on learning!