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Community Council Minutes

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:30pm

Attending: Lory Peterson, Nic Shellabarger, Amy Berry, Lori Lay, Lynne Hamp, Justin Willie, Alicia Coats

  1. Welcome
    • Approval of Minutes- Lori Lay motioned to approve and Lynne Hamp seconded.
  2. Re-electing Members
    • The chair position is available
    • Lori Lay will be replaced as a teacher, Colette Erickson will be added to the ballot in the fall, please keep eyes and ears out for others interested in being part of the community council over summer. We will have the ballot at back to school night on August 20th.
  3. New Teacher Hires/Last Day Procedures
    • Kanesville has hired 3 new (to our school) teachers in grades 1st, 4th and 5th. We are excited to add them to the Kanesville family.
    • Last Day Procedures-since the class sizes are fluctuating, we will not be announcing which teacher the student has on the last day of school. They will be able to find out via the weber portal on August 6th.
  4. Final Budget- Mr. Willie. Our final budget is looking promising, covering many aide salaries and also paying $6,200 to have teachers attend the Solution Tree Conference in September.  We still have a few supplies and subs to pay for but looking at carrying over about $6,000.
  5. Elections will be in August
  6. Next Meeting: October 2018

Community Council Meeting Minutes

February 28, 2018    1:30-2:30 pm

Attending: Lori Lay, Lynne Hamp, Amy Berry, Colette Erickson, Justin Willie, Nic Shellabarger, Lory Peterson, Kenny Olsen and Alicia Coats

  1. Welcome-Alicia Coats
    • Approval of Minutes: Justin approved, second by Lynne Hamp
  2. Jean Hansen- DIBEL’s
    • Jean explained how DIBEL’s work, how they are managed in Kanesville and how each student is tested.
    • Nic requested that students are encouraged to read without speed but with more intensive thinking.
  1. 6th Grade Dance-Lori Lay
    • Kanesville’s 6th Grade was attacked by the media. Horrible emails and messages came into the school with a misunderstanding of what was going on.
    • We have an amazing school and a wonderful support of the teachers. Everything was handled correctly and the students had a great time.
  1. Mr. Willie- Trustland Review
    • 2018-19 Plan will need to be approved digitally.
    • Our school plan is effective and had benefited our school using most of the allocated funds for aides in the classrooms.
    • We are projecting $74,000 for next year’s plan
    • Due: March 9, 2018

Dismissed at 2:30

Next Meeting: April 25, 2018 @1:30pm

Community Council Meeting Minutes

January 10, 2018    1:30-2:30 pm

Attending: Lori Lay, Lynne Hamp, Amy Berry, Colette Erickson, Justin Willie, Nic Shellabarger, Lory Peterson, Kenny Olsen and Alicia Coats

  1. Welcome-Alicia Coats
    • Approval of Minutes: Justin approved, second by Lynne Hamp
  2. Lorraine Vanderwood-Computers
    • Lorraine is the computer teacher at Kanesville Elementary. She taught the board how to sign into a chromebook and logged everyone into typing club. Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are the majority of Kanesville computers. Trustland funds purchased the online program “Typing Club” for students 3-6 to learn to type. She explained benefits helping the students on standardized tests and on classroom assignments. Stundent’s typing skills have improved from last year. She enjoys that it is self-paced and engaging. It includes games and videos.  
  3. PRIDE Tickets-Lori Lay and Lynne Hamp
    • Kanesville’s goal and the goal to benefit students with positive reinforcement is always 4:1. Kanesville has implemented PRIDE tickets to reward the students around Kanesville that are doing awesome jobs. It also give the recess and lunch aides power to be able to reward the students that are following directions. One example was a 1st grade student that was walking by construction workers that were painting Kanesville’s walls and she overly thanked them and told them how they were doing the most wonderful job and she was so thankful for them. Great things happen and Kanesville and the school wants to make sure the students are reinforced for being amazing.
  4. Willie- Trustland Review
    • 2017-18 Trustland Plan
      1. Trustland Plan is helping our school. Data has all gone down. Trustland pays for an aide for reading fluency and interventions. Supplying aides to read with students is in our school opinion the more beneficial to the students.
    • Justin mentioned the trial of vertical PLC’s and working together with all grades
    • Solution Tree is available for next year in October 2018. Teachers are interested in going and the first one has benefited the school in lots of ways. Mr. Willie explained benefits of teacher PLC’s. The fourth rotation was discussed that we don’t want it to be a waste of time for the students. Nic was concerned that it needed more structure. Collette was interested in bringing a retired teacher to teach music and arts. Bev Tayler Sorensen is a sponsorship through Weber State. Kanesville would still like more information and is unable to create a plan on how to implement this in our school.

Community Council Minutes

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:30pm

Attending: Alicia Coats, Justin Willie, Lori Lay, Lynne Hamp, Tom Ruiz, Christi Warr & Kenny Olsen

  • Welcome
  • Justin announced that the 2017-18 Budget Plan was approved.  He showed an update at the current expenses for this year’s plan.  So far we have used $45,210.27 without one day for subs and without summer pay for aides.  We are allowed to carry over about $7000 of our budgeted total.
  • We would like to thank the board for a great community council year.  We are sad to be losing some of the members of our board to the current boundary change. 
  • Next year during Back to School Night we will have elections for new members and renewing current members.  We would like the board be aware of any new board members that would be interested in Community Council.
  • Meeting adjourned at 1:45pm
  • Next Meeting: August, planning before Back to School Night


Community Council Minutes

Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:30pm

Attending: Alicia Coats, Justin Willie, Lori Lay, Lynne Hamp, Tom Ruiz, Christi Warr & Kenny Olsen

  • Welcome
  • Meeting is being held a week early so that deadlines can be made.
  • Justin reviewed current 2016-17 plan.  He updated us on the purchase of new headphones to replace old ones in the labs and the Chromebook carts.  We also discussed the new typing program that we are going to purchase to have students practice typing on their own account.  They would be able to start and stop at their own time.  After spending for those couple of things that leaves us with about the 10% that we are allowed to have as carry over into next year.
  • Justin discussed the new 2017-18 Plan.  As a council we agreed to keep most of the plan similar to what we have done in the past.  We all agreed that spending the money on people is one of the great assets of trustlands.  The one thing that we did want to change was that Goal #5 is going to be added as an action step into all of the Goals.  We also discussed that we are eliminating C4L due to the lack of interest by the teachers.  We also added some printing supplies, so many of the new programs are digital and teachers are in need of printing so that was added to the budget as an action item.
  • Alicia motioned to approve the new plan, it was 2nd by Lynne.  All were in favor with an email vote by Chris.
  • Justin explained that Kanesville was going to introduce a new discipline procedure in the common areas of the school.   It is called and Ooops Ticket.  The ticket can be filled out by a recess aide, or PLC aide to inform and keep track of issues students may or may not be having at school.
  • The estimated amount that is planned to be dispersed to Kanesville is $79,988.  We all discussed that it may go down just a bit due to the losing of students to Country View.  The amount of students we may or may not lose is unknown at this time.
  • Next Meeting: April 26, 2017 

Community Council Minutes

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 1:30pm

Attending: Alicia Coats, Justin Willie, Lori Lay, Tom Ruiz, Betsy Ray, Christi Warr, Chris Ruiz, Kenny Olsen, Patti Nielson  For VexiQ demonstration: Kristie Herzog & Jen Davis

  • Welcome-Introductions
  • Vex Demonstration-Jen Davis, Kristie Herzog explained to the council what the Vex Robotics program is doing in our school.  Vex meets at least once a week, students have planned and built robots that are used in competitions with other schools.  Right now Kanesville has 4 teams and would love to be able to grow.  On each team they are required to do a STEM project, similar to a science project based on the theme of Vex for the year.  3 students, James Bee, Kennedy Morris, and Emma Davis presented their teams STEM project.  During competition they are to work with other schools to get the highest points.  2 team, Dante Coats, Dominic Coats, Ethan Graham and Jack Doxey showed how teams work together to get the greatest points.  Jack Doxey showed the engineering notebook.  Evan Winn, Josh Osterhought and Kyler Morris showed how teams have to build a program to have their robot move autonomously (by itself). The demonstration was very informative and showed some great things happening at Kanesville.
  • Review Current Budget-
    • Justin reviewed where our current budget is.  He also stated that the Professional Development-Professional Learning Community at Work Institute Conference…has been approved by the district and booked.  Last meeting council members were concerned about how we would measure this goal.  Since then Justin has talked to Paula Plant (the advisor of Trustland Funds) and she advised the conference would just be an action step to help our school make our goals and helped create the amendment.
    • Kenny voiced that he was concerned about the news of the Land Swap impacting our budget this upcoming year.
    • Justin gave the anticipated funds for the upcoming year, taking into account there will be a boundary change and school size will differ slightly.  He stated the amount the district is anticipating is $79,988. 
    • Justin also went on to review our goals as a council
      • Goal #1 was that we increase grades 3-6 in SAGE at least 1% and Kanesville surpassed that goal by raising it 3.25% in Language Arts.  In addition to raising it 5% overall with Science, Math and ELA included.
      • Goal #2, Phonemic Segmentation, Patti Nielson was there to explain how that is tested with DIBELS, breaking down the sounds of words.  All most all of Phonemic Segmentation is done before 1st grade, as a council we have decided to change the wording in our next Goals to include Oral Reading Fluency which is closer to what 1st and 2nd graders are being tested on.
      • Goal #3 is 80% of 1st and 2nd graders will be proficient in Oral Reading Fluency (WPM), Patti updated that as of right now we are at 22% for 1st grade and 26% for 2nd grade that have not made those goals.  She believes we are right on track and by the end of the year we should have well above our goals.
      • Goal #4 Hire a computer teacher-We have and she has done wonderful
      • Goal #5 C4L Survey, Alicia updated Christi that the C4L was a survey to help learn about our students learning environment.  Lori explained that in her class she uses it to notice when subjects are more difficult and if she needs to make sure students are understanding the topic. It was discussed that next year we will possibly not fund that survey and allow the teachers to create their own type of survey.  Kenny and Chris were concerned about the algorithms that are being used for that survey that we would not be able to recreate.   The council discussed if we would we have to create a survey that it would be much too difficult.  It was explained that the teachers would be able to create their own and the council would not be responsible to come up with that information.  Also for this current year Justin is planning to send out the survey to the parents.  The council is hoping to get positive feedback.
      • Justin also discussed that for next year’s plan we will be able to simplify our plan and create action steps to utilize our plans effectiveness.  In addition to simplifying the council would also like to condense the phrasing of hiring substitutes for Child Study team to be cove the cost to also include Professional Development.
  • Kanesville’s Amazing Anonymous Donation
    • Benefiting the council in not having to purchase as much technology Kanesville has been the recipient of an anonymous donation of 100 iPads, 30 for 1st, 2nd and Kindergarten and 10 for EL services.  As well as that amazing donation of ipads Kanesville has also been given 30 new projectors for Smartboards. This donation is unbelievable and the council was so grateful for such a huge contribution to Kanesville.
  • Next Meeting: March 15, 2017 discussing planning, updating on scores.
    • April 26, 2017

Dismissed at 2:30

Next Meeting February 28th, 2018 @1:30pm

Community Council Meeting Agendas

September 11, 2019 



Designate Officers:

Review Trustland, TSSA plans and Budget

Set Meeting Dates

School Year Overview


September 11, 2019

Voted on Char Person.

Colette Erickson was chosen by a unanimous vote.

Mr. Willie review both Trustland and TSSA plans. No Vote Required

Set Meeting Dates - November 13, 2019- January 15, 2020- February 26, 2020 all at 3:00


Members in Attendance 

Justin Willie

Frannie Spangler

Colette Erickson

Lynne Hamp (Filling in for faculty members)

Melanie Bateman

Mellissa Watkins




Community Council Agenda

December 12, 2018

Lori Peterson welcomed us.  Mr. Willie read the meeting minutes from our last meeting.

Colette Erickson motioned to approve the minutes, Mr. Willie secon

One of the items we noticed at the school we need is grade level interventions.  These are kids who have below benchmark interventions.  We put the kids levels together and focus on their academic needs.  It’s an opportunity for the kids who are above benchmark to be challenged.

**watched ticking time bomb video**

Students who aren’t coming to school are more likely to drop of out school.  Kids who aren’t up to reading level by 3rd grade will struggle their entire educational career. 

**watched Mike Mateos video** We don’t want most kids to success, but ALL kids to succeed.

We took 9 people to the solution tree (one teacher from each grade, Mr. Willie, and a SPED teacher).  We want teachers to know how to collaberate to help all the students.  They come back from the meeting motivated and ready to help their team.

Mrs. Chipp said she’s in her 9th year and felt like it lit a fire under her and helped her be so much more motivated.  Because her students can tell how much she loves what she does and it helps the student succeed too. 


1/3 of the Year


Projected Salary



Used So Far



New Projection


Salary (Current*4)



Hourly (Current*3)



Taxes etc.




Substitute so far



Same Time Last Year




Projected Total




Aides/Para professionals that are 4 hours or more those aides are paid year round.  We only have one aide under 4 hours and paid hourly, the rest are salary. 

We’ve spent a lot on our substitute budget.  This is because we have paid for subs while the teachers are at trainings like solution tree, reading horizons.  ($2,500 in October) It is high now because of the trainings, but we should be right on target for the rest of the year.

The district will be doing a survey with our staff because we have the behavior unit and a growing ELL community.  This survey is justice, equity, and inclusion. The survey is to help find new ways to have interventions to help the kids and to increase high school graduation rates. 



Community Council Agenda

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 1:30pm

  • Welcome
    • Approval of Minutes
  • Re-electing Members
    • Alicia Coats- Chair position
    • Replacing Teachers-Lori Lay & Lynne Hamp…we are thankful for their service
  • New Teacher Hires/Last Day Procedures
  • Mr. Willie-Budget Update
  • Elections/Next Meeting: October 2018

Community Council Agenda

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:30pm

  • Welcome
    • Approval of Minutes
  • Jean Hansen-DIBELs
  • 6th Grade Valentine’s Dance
    • Lori Lay
    • Emails
  • Mr. Willie:
  • 2017-18 Trustlands Plan

Next Meeting: April 25, 2018 at 1:30 pm



Community Council Agenda

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 1:30pm

  • Welcome
    • o Approval of Minutes
  • Loraine Vanderwood-PLC Computer Aide
    • o Chromebooks
    • o Typing Club
  • PRIDE Tickets
  • Mr. Willie:
  • 2017-18 Trustland Plan
  • Solution Tree is available for next year
  • Next Meeting: March 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm



Community Council Agenda

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:30pm

  • Welcome: New members Amy Berry, Lory Perterson and Nic Shellabarger
  • Lori and Lynne summary of Solution Tree conference, attended in September.
  • Mr. Willie:
    • Final 2016-17 Plan
    • Update on current 2017-18 Trustland Plan
  • My Connect: communicating through the school
  • Next Meeting: January 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Community Council Agenda

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 1:30pm

  • Welcome
    • Review November Minutes
  • Vex Demonstration-Jen Davis & Kristie Herzog
  • Kanesville’s Amazing Anonymous Donation
    • 100 iPads
    • Updated projectors for every classroom
  • Review Current Budget
    • Anticipated funds
    • Update Next Year’s plan
  • Professional Development-Professional Learning Community at Work Institute…has been approved by the district and booked
  • Next Meeting: March 15, 2017
    • April 26, 2017



Community Council Agenda

Wednesday November 16, 2016 1:30pm

  • Welcome
    • New Members- Christi Warr
  • Review and Finalize Trustlands 2015-16 Budget
  • Aide Time Funding
  • Professional Development
    • Solution Time (September 26-28)
      • Professional Learning Community at Work Institute
  • Next Meeting: January 18, 2017



January 15, 2015

Kanesville Community Council Meeting

January 22, 2015  2:30pm


1.   Welcome

2.   Report from Community Council

3.   Current Trustlands Plan

4.   Future Trustlands Goals

5.   School News

6.   Other



Kanesville Community Council Meeting

November 12, 2014


1.   Budget Review

2.   Videos to watch

3.   SAGE Scores

4.   Lock-down Drill review

5.   Other

PTA Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 in the faculty room.

We would love to see you there!


welcome to kindergarten

Parents with children coming to Kindergarten in the fall of 2020 . . . . 


CLICK HERE to fill out the three district required forms. When you have filled out the forms, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


Parents, please click on each of the following links to go through information that would have been presented at Kindergarten Roundup.

Kindergarten FAQs

Kindergarten Nurse Video

Kindergarten Health Slideshow

Kindergarten Reading Video

Kindergarten Reading Slideshow

Kindergarten Math Slideshow




All Kanesville Students:

Superintendent Summer Reading

Superintendent Summer Math


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