Get involved with your School Community Council.
Help make Decisions that Matter!
Who is the School Community Council and what do they do?
Every school must have a School Community Council (SCC) that consists of the principal, school employees and parents. The majority of members are parents. Parents represent parent perspectives on issues and decisions made by the council.
Parents have input in the School Improvement Plan and in how the funds from the School LAND Trust Program will be spent.
Parents have the majority vote.
What is the time commitment & when and where do they meet?
The council usually meets about three or four times per year in the media center. The meetings are typically held on Wednesdays at 3:35 pm.
Why do parents participate?
Parents have a majority voice in a forum where issues of concern or recommendations for their students will be heard and addressed.
What other responsibilities do councils have?
- Parents may bring issues of concern to the council seeking solutions. The council may choose to address them or recommend another group of entity better suited to implement solutions.
- The council may also create programs or projects to improve the parent, student & faculty school experience.
- They may make recommendations to the administration of the school and district.
How would I become involved?
Tell someone on the council or your principal if you’re interested, or attend a SCC meeting to observe or be involved in the discussions. (Only current members can vote on proposals.)
Near the beginning of the school year, parents receive notice of open positions on the council and how to let the council know if they would like to serve. An election is held at back to school night to approve new members, and current members whose terms are expiring. SCC members serve for a term of 2 years, but may serve consecutive terms.
Does it matter that I participate?
Last year our School Community Council decided how to spend $99.476
2019-2020 Council Members
|Lisa Caroon||Vice Chair||801-259-1808|
|Debbie Johnson||Lower Grade Rep./Secretary||801-963-0291|
|Jennifer Wood||Upper Grade Rep.||801-963-0291|
September 25, 2018
|MSE Agenda Sept. 2019||MSE Minutes Sept. 2019
November 20, 2019
January 22, 2020
March 18, 2020
Previous Year Report
For the 2017-18 school year, Mountain Shadow’s Land Trust allocation was $71,640. This money was used in support of our School Improvement Plan, and is the sole source of providing interventions to those students needing additional support in either Reading or Math. Our school Land Trust plan identifies school needs and develops goals to address those needs. The School Community Council develops and approves the use of the Land Trust Funds and the School Improvement Plan.
Current Year Plan
For this school year, 2019 - 2020, Mountain Shadow's Land Trust allocation is $99,476. Our school's critical needs continue to be increasing our reading and mathematics achievement. Our school goal is to decrease the number of students who are currently reading below grade level, or performing below grade level in Mathematics in all grade levels by 12% as measured on DIBELS & JSD Benchmark Assessments at the end of the 2018-19 school year.
Instructional assistants will work with teachers to provide intervention to students performing below grade level in reading and mathematics.
We will continue our Tier II Reading intervention for identified students on all grade levels. We will accomplish this by using instructional assistants to provide individual or small group instruction to those identified students who are not reading on grade level. This will be done during a grade level specific time that is set aside for Tier II intervention. Twice each month intervention assistants will use the DIBELS Progress Monitoring tools to identify areas of concern for each student needing intervention. Students will be placed with other students who have the same deficits for intensive re-teaching.
Rules of Order and Procedure
To promote ethical behavior and civil discourse each council member shall:
- Attend council meetings on time and prepared
- Make decisions with the needs of students as the main objective
- Listen to and value diverse opinions
- Be sure the opinions of those you represent are included in discussions
- Expect accountability and be prepared to be accountable
- Act with integrity
Rules of Procedure:
All meetings are open to the public and the public is welcome to attend.
The agenda of each upcoming meeting with draft minutes of the prior meeting will be made available to all council members at least one week in advance.
Minutes will be kept of all meetings, prepared in draft format for approval at the next scheduled meeting.
The council will prepare a timeline for the school year that includes due dates for all required reporting and other activities/tasks that the council agrees to assume or participate in. The timeline will assist in preparation of agendas to be sure the council accomplishes their work in a timely manner.
The chair or a co-chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments. In the absence of the chair or co-chair, the vice-chair or other co-chair shall conduct meetings.
Meetings shall be conducted and action taken according to very simplified rules of parliamentary procedure as required in 53A-1a-108.1(9)(i). Items on the agenda take priority over other discussions coming before the council. Action of the council will be taken by motions and voting. The motions and voting are recorded in the minutes.
A motion (or an action to be taken by the council) is stated as a motion. Someone else on the council “seconds” the motion indicating that at least one other person on the council feels the motion is worthy of discussion. Then the council members may provide input and discussion as called upon by the chair. When discussion seems complete the chair may call for a vote on the motion that must pass by 2/3. If the vote on the previous question fails the council goes back to discussing the motion, or may choose to table the discussion for a later meeting in order to allow for additional gathering of information, if needed. If a new topic is brought forth for discussion during the meeting, voting on the new item will not be made until the new topic is on the agenda for a later meeting.