Community Councils play a very significant role in improving student achievement in each local school. By sharing their unique perspectives and expertise, parents, teachers, and administrators have a wonderful opportunity to address the critical academic needs of the school.
The charge to analyze data, identify needs, set goals and align resources—and then report back on progress– establishes Community Councils as providing front-line accountability to our school communities.
Thank you to the Roosevelt Community Council for working together to support ALL students learning at the highest levels.
Roosevelt Elementary Community Council Membership 2016-17:
Community Council Member 2016-2017
Chair: Brian Blake
Co-Chair: Scott Morrison Contact Scott
Principal: Malynda Cloward Contact Malynda
Parent: Janzell Tutor Contact Janzell
Parent: Alisha Kerby Contact Alisha
Parent: Krista Bahr Contact Krista
2016-2017 Proposed Community Council Meetings
2016-2017 Community Council Schedule Meetings are open to all students, parents and community members.
Meetings will be held at 6:00 PM in the conference room at Roosevelt Elementary
September 25, 2016
October 26, 2016
January 18, 2017-Cancelled
April 19, 2017-cancelled
What is the School Community Council?
School improvement is the responsibility of everyone, from students and parent to professionals and public officials. School Community Councils are one way we can work together to make schools more successful. A council is an advisory body consisting of elected parents, teachers and the principal. All of its actions and plans are overseen by the local school board. The Board of Education directs each school receiving LAND Trust funds to establish and maintain a School Community Council for the purpose of promoting student achievement, subject to the provisions of this policy and State law (see Utah Code 53A-1a-108 et seq.). School Community Councils empower students to live and contribute meaningfully through knowledge, continual learning, innovative thinking, and problem solving. One primary responsibility of School Community Councils outlined in the law is to review and make a recommendation to the local school board on the five school plans – School Improvement Plan, Professional Development Plan, School LAND Trust Plan, Reading Achievement Plan and SNAP (Safe Neighborhood Access Plan). Roosevelt Community Council has adopted and uses Robert’s Rules of Order and Procedure in our meetings.
What is the School LAND Trust Plan?
The School LAND Trust Plan is a plan prepared by the School Community Council that identifies the school’s greatest academic need(s). Plans are submitted to a state government website. The plans are then approved by local school boards for implementation the following school year. The School Community Council receives an annual dividend from the permanent State School Fund every July to implement the school’s approved plan during the next school year.
What are School LAND Trust funds?
State lands are held in legal trust for our schools and are managed by the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. By law, those lands must be used to general money for our schools. The money from the lands is put into a permanent savings account, which is invested, never spent. Each year, the interest earned from the fund is given to all public schools. The Council allocates the money given to Roosevelt through an annual budget.
Each year Roosevelt receives approximately $30,000 in LAND Trust funds.
This past year our Community Council allocated funding for and .5 OEK kindergarten teacher and classroom para support.
Please visit Parents and Councils, an invaluable resource for your School Community Council. For further information.
New Community Council Members
If you are a new parent member of a School Community Council, please take time to read the Parent Member Checklist to become familiar with your role and responsibilities on the council. The Council Chair should also read the Council Chair Checklist in order to run the council effectively. These checklists and others can be found on the School LAND Trust website.
Community Council Training for All Council Members