School Community Councils are elected parent/guardian and employee representatives who work together with the principal to increase student achievement. By law the Council is responsible to review school data and develop plans for school improvement. Councils also allocate the LAND Trust funds to assist the school in reaching achievement goals. Please see the Granite School District website or School Community Council Handbook for more information regarding the roles and responsibilities of Community Councils.
Members of our Oakridge Community Council:
• Develop a School Student Achievement Plan (SSAP) and LAND Trust Plan. For the 2018-2019 school year, Oakridge Elementary has been allocated $43,590 in LAND Trust funds.
• Develop a child access routing plan.
How to Serve:
Parents elect parent representatives and employees elect employees for two-year terms. To be eligible, a parent must have a student enrolled in the school for at least one of the years and may not be employed by the school for more than an average of six hours per week per month. 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. Click to download a Declaration of Candidacy form.
2017-18 LAND Trust Final Report:
In the 2017-2018 school year, Oakridge Community Council 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. One part-time aide assisted teachers and students by teaching hands-on science lessons based on core concepts.
- Substitute teachers covered classes for two days during the school year, providing teachers with additional time to analyze data and collaborate to improve learning.
- We purchased paper, toner, and ink to print district and state approved program materials for whole class, small group, and individual student instruction. We purchased supplies for STEAM lessons.
- We purchased equipment, utilizing the technology to provide extra practice, intervention and enrichment to students. We installed SMART software in each classroom and used technology to teach and reinforce science concepts.