Address

165 West 5100 South
Washington Terrace, UT 84405

 

Phone Numbers

Main Office - 801-452-4600
Attendence - 801-452-4603
Counseling - 801-452-4615
Interprete Español - 801-452-4614

Community Councils

Every public school in Utah has a School Community Council which is an advisory body formed of parents and school employees. The majority of members are parents.  Parents represent parent perspectives on issues and in votes made by the council. The School Community Council also develops plans for improving the school using funds from the School LAND Trust Plan (the amount varies but is usually between $20,000 and $50,000 per year).  

School Community Council Responsibilities:

  1. Develop a School Improvement Plan
  2. Develop a School LAND Trust Plan
  3. Review school U-PASS data 
  4. Participate in the development of the Professional Development Plan
  5. Develop a Child Access Routing Plan 
  6. Advise the school administration on local school issues.
  7. Provide an opportunity for issues of concern in the community to be presented to the school administration.

*The plans produced by the School Community Council must be approved by the district school board.

The Council Members

  • Principal
  • Faculty/staff members
  • Parent/guardian members
  • The size of the council may be determined by each individual school. Most councils have at least five members.
  • The number of parent/guardian members must exceed the number of faculty/staff members including the principal.

School Land Trust Funding

There are 3.3 million acres of school trust lands in Utah granted at statehood to support schools. These lands generate revenue, all of which is saved in the permanent State School Fund. This fund is invested and the interest and dividends are distributed to every public school in the state based on enrollment figures. School Community Councils prepare plans, approved by local school boards, that identify an academic need and a proposed solution using the dollars that the school received from the School LAND Trust Fund.

How are Council members selected?

All council members, except the principal, are elected or volunteer to run for election.  In the event of vacancies, each group appoints replacement members from within its ranks.  Remember, if you'd like to become a member of a School Community Council, contact your school's principal.  The parents on the community council represent all student populations which need to be included in the conversation about what is best for students.

This Information came from: http://utaheducationfacts.com/index.php/tools-for-parents/school-community-councils

Community Council 2017-2018

The Coummunity Council's main duties are to provide community input regarding school improvement and to oversee the spending of the money we receive from the School Land Trust.

 

2017 - 2018 Scheduled meetings:

 

October 11, 2017 @ 4 p.m.
November 8, 2017 @ 4 p.m.
February 7, 2018 @ 4 p.m.
March 7, 2018 @ 4 p.m.

Meetings will be held in the conference room.

 

 

 

 

 

Rules of Order

 

Clicking on the rules of order that appears below will bring up a PDF that will include more detail.

RulesofOrder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Council Members

2017-2018

 

The Coummunity Council's main duties are to provide community input regarding school improvement and to oversee the spending of the money we receive from the School Land Trust. 

Click on the image below to print or open the document.

 

CounselMembers

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Council 2016-2017

 

The Coummunity Council's main duties are to provide community input regarding school improvement and to oversee the spending of the money we receive from the School Land Trust. 

 

Meetings will be held @ 4pm.

2016-2017 Scheduled meetings:

October 5, 2016  TRAINING Agenda Minutes 
November 9, 2016 PROGRESS REPORT 2016-2017 SIP 2017-2018 Agenda Minutes
February 8, 2017 SIP/PREP for 2017-1018 Agenda Minutes
March 8, 2017 FINALIZE 2016 & APPROVE PLAN 2017-18 Agenda Minutes

 

 

2015-2016 meetings:

October 21, 2015 Agenda Minutes
January 13, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 10, 2016   Minutes
March 9, 2016 Agenda  

 

 

 

 

Community Council Members

 

Download in PDF

 
 

 

 

 Progress Report for 2014-2015 Trustland School Improvement plan.

 

 Click on the link below to view a summary of last year's Final LAND Trust Report

Final report 2013-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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