(The plans produced by the School Community Council must be approved by the district school board.)
All council members, except the principal, are elected. Employees vote for employees (majority vote), and parents/guardians vote for parents/guardians (majority vote of those voting in a an election held at the school). In the event of vacancies, each group appoints replacement members from within its ranks. The selection of council members should be made no later than July 1 prior to the start of the new school year. Those interested in being on the council should inform the principal.
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.
See who's on your School Community Council and read their School Improvement Plan and School LAND Trust Plan.
Remember, if you'd like to become a member of a School Community Council, contact your school's principal.
Parents act as the primary advocates for all children. By working as a group and understanding the legal responsibilities that lie with the principal, parents ensure the representation of various viewpoints and values within the community. Parent engagement is a key element to student achievement and student progress. Parents have at least a two-member majority of a school community council, and are often the driving force. Parents will serve as chair and may serve as vice-chair. It is important that parents on the council understand the responsibilities of the council, and are able to collaborate well with the other members of the council to effect meaningful school improvement for all children.
Ogden's local George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park 2016 Art Contest featured TWO amazing Kanesville artists! 3rd grader Kayle in Mrs. Taylor's Class was presented with Honorable Mention Achievement and 4th grader Anne in Mrs. Porterfield's class was presented with 2nd Place overall. Way to make K-TOWN ROCK! And a huge thank you to the teachers that let these students use their imagination in so many ways!