What is School Community Council?
A school community council is a committee made up of parents and school professionals who help determine the needs of our school and the best methods and programs to support those needs through the School Land Trust Program. Members of the school community council will meet together approximately 5-6 times during the school year to discuss the schools needs, the School Land Trust plan, and it’s implementation.
Every public school in Utah has a School Community Council. The councils are made up of school employees who are elected by employees and parents who are elected by parents of students attending the school. Membership terms are for two years. Elections are held at the beginning of each school year. Parent members must have a student attending the school at least one of the two years of their term of service. Employees must be employed by the school district at the school.
Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents and teachers to contribute and help improve academic performance at our school. The school receives an annual dividend from the school trust lands. Our council decides how these funds will be used. The council reviews and prepares other academic plans for our students each year. All plans are reviewed for final approval by our school board. Councils also act in an advisory capacity to school and school district administrations.
How will LAND Trust Money be spent this year?
Our School Community Council is in charge of approving our School LAND Trust Plan and accompanying budget. Central received $62,516 in LAND Trust money.
The bulk of School LAND Trust money is spent on intervention and classroom aides. Aides assist in the classroom and help intervene for at risk groups of students.
School LAND Trust money help pay for teachers to meet over the summer to plan and collaborate for the upcoming year. This ensures that teachers hit the ground running when school starts.
Central also invests this money in teacher supplies and teaching materials. Money goes towards paying for subs to allow for further team collaboration time and teacher training.
Lastly, some money is spent on e-books that are made available for students to check out virtually any place, anytime at their convenience.
Thank you for your continued support of Central Elementary!
When are this years SCC meetings?
All meetings start at 3:30 and are in the faculty room at Central Elementary.