Welcome to Oakridge Elementary’s Community Council. Our purpose is to address the academic needs of students at the local level by evaluating and providing opportunities and programs for their benefit.
Council Members are chosen by election and are a mixture of school staff and community members.
We invite you to become involved in Oakridge’s Community Council by declaring your candidacy. Community Council elections are held each school year in the fall. Declarations for the 2021-2022 school year must be submitted to Principal Drummond by 3 p.m. on August 30, 2021. Declaration of Candidacy 2021
Serving on the Community Council allows parents to directly influence the way LAND Trust funds are used during the school year.
Community members are invited to attend council meetings, but do not hold influence over council discussion points or decisions. If you have a concern for your Community Council, please reach out before-hand to one of the council members.
Location: Oakridge Elementary – Media Center
Time: 3:30 p.m.
When: 2nd Monday of each month during the active school year
LAND Trust Information
LAND Trust is a school funding program that provides discretionary funds for academic and student success. For more information about this program, visit the LAND Trust Program website.
Funding History and Use
The actual, current, and expected funding history for each school can be found online using the LAND Trust Funding Report.
For the 2020-2021 school year, Oakridge Elementary has been allocated $48,727 in LAND Trust funds. 2020-2021 LAND Trust Plan
2019-2020 LAND Trust Final Report:
In the 2019-2020 school year, Oakridge’s Community Council received $47,208.00 and agreed to focus on improving reading, math, and science proficiency. To meet our goals, we completed the following:
- We collected baseline data to determine the proficiency levels of students. Teachers collaboratively discussed the results of the assessments, identifying those students in need of further interventions or extensions. Teachers implemented small group and one-on-one instruction according to student needs. Through the year, we administered formative assessments to monitor student progress. Small groups and one-on-one instruction remained flexible, based on the results of the formative assessments.
- We hired one reading aide to organize and train volunteers and additional part-time aides on how to implement state approved programs so they could provide interventions and/or extensions.
- Substitute teachers covered classes for one day during the school year, providing teachers with additional time to analyze data and collaborate to improve learning.
- We purchased equipment, utilizing the technology to provide extra practice, intervention and enrichment to students.
- We paid teachers a stipend to attend a Family Enrichment Night. At this event, teachers met with parents to discuss ways families can assist their students with reading, mathematics, and science during the school year. Teachers enriched family knowledge of how to use the online academic tools. Administration discussed the importance of home support and its connection to improved student proficiency.
- We purchased core aligned STEM materials and kits to teach and reinforce science concepts.
The students of Oakridge Elementary made the following progress on our LAND Trust goals:
- Oakridge Elementary School’s goal was to increase reading proficiency by a school-wide average of 3% as measured by the DIBELS beginning of the year benchmark data compared to the end of the year benchmark data. At the middle of the year, we exceeded the goal by 7% with a school-wide growth average of 10%.
- Oakridge Elementary School’s goal was to increase mathematics proficiency by a school-wide average of 35% as measured by Granite Benchmarks, comparing pre-test to post-test data for first and/or second semester of the school year. We compared first semester pre-test to post-test data and students exceeded the goal by 12% with a school-wide average of 47%.
- Oakridge Elementary School’s goal was to increase fourth and fifth grade science proficiency by 3% as measured by RISE end-of-year 2019 data to end-of-year 2020 data. Due to summative testing waivers granted by USBE, our school did not take RISE tests.
This is a record of all available Community Council minutes from the past three school years to the present.
- Community Council Minutes 2020-10-19
- Community Council Minutes 2020-11-09
- Community Council Minutes 2021-01-11
- Community Council Minutes 2021-02-08
- Community Council Minutes 2021-03-15
- Community Council Minutes 2021-04-12
- Community Council Minutes 2021-05-10
- Community Council Minutes 2019-10-21
- Community Council Minutes 2019-11-18
- Community Council Minutes 2019-12-16
- Community Council Minutes 2020-01-27
- Community Council Minutes 2020-02-24
- Community Council Minutes 2020-03-09
- Community Council Minutes 2018-10-11
- Community Council Minutes 2018-11-20
- Community Council Minutes 2018-12-20
- Community Council Minutes 2019-02-21
- Community Council Minutes 2019-03-21
- Community Council Minutes 2019-04-18