Community Council Information
Utah’s Public Schools are the beneficiary of a percentage of all Trust Land revenue, which is generated from a School Land Trust. Income earned from the fund is distributed annually to individual school councils using a per-pupil formula. To see how Springdale Elementary uses the School Land Trust funds click HERE.
School Plan 2016-17
The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Our
School Community Council
1. Community Council meetings are generally held once a month – time and day set by the Community Council each fall.
2. Community Council has at least 11 official voting members, but everyone (parent or guardian of a student who is attending our school) is invited to attend and participate. Your input is valuable!
3. Community Council helps the school with decisions on safety issues, school improvement plans, School LAND Trust Program, student activities, staff professional development, Child Access Routing Plans and problem solving.
4. Minutes from our meetings and the activity reports will be posted on our school website. At the beginning of each school year, all parents and guardians will receive a copy of the Community Council’s annual report.
5. Every year we encourage new parents to be elected to the Community Council to serve as voting members for a two-year term.
6. A parent or guardian may file or declare himself as a candidate for election to our Community Council by filling out a Candidate paper (form on the back of this information sheet).
7. If necessary, voting on new members will take place during August SEP’s.
8. If a parent or guardian position on a school community council remains unfilled after an election is held, the other parent or guardian members of the council shall appoint a qualified person to fill the position.
9. Our Community Council and Parent Teacher Organization work very closely together. PTO board members may serve as Community Council members.
10. For more information and details about school Community Councils visit usoe.k12.ut.us.