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Saint George, Utah 84770
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Community Council

2019-20 School Trust Lands Plan Summary: Click Here

Community Council meetings are scheduled for the following dates for the 2019-20 school year:

  •       Sept. 26 @ 8:00 am
  •       November 14@ 8:00 am
  •       January 16 @ 8:00 am
  •       February 20 @ 8:00 am
  •       March 12 @ 8:00 am

Agenda 

Coral Cliffs PD School

Community Council Meeting

September 26th 8:00 am 

Goal of our committee-  Oversee the needs of the school in the areas of academics and safety and how those needs can be funded through Trust Lands

  1. Welcome

      2. Brief explanation of what community council does, roles etc. (video)–Mrs. Dietzel

  1. Election of Chair, Vice-chair and Secretary
  2. Data review, identify the greatest academic need, and progress

Student Achievement:

DIBELS- 

      • Language Arts- 
      • Math- My Math/ Envisions. 
      • Computer programs: Aleks, Lexia, Imagine Learning
    • Consolidated School Improvement Plan (C.S.I.P) and Reading Plan
      • CSIP- 
      • Trust lands plan- 
      • Interventions- 
  • Professional Development
      • Heidi Miller- Update
  • General Information
    • Training for Committee-  
  • Safety
    • Any safety concerns? 
    • Any questions or concerns that need to be addressed

Proposal

Description- Benefit to students

Estimated Cost

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Are the systems adequate within financial restrictions? Make recommendations and an action plan, as needed • Is student education adequate – are there needs not addressed? Prepare an action plan to improve/increase education of students • Is parent education being provided to help teach digital citizenship at home? Prepare an action plan to improve parent education Is there an opportunity to encourage positive internet opportunities? Prepare an action plan to encourage positive uses of technology (optional)

New this year Behavioral Interventions • Can be included in an academic goal • No longer a limit of $5,000/20% Character Ed/Civic Ed Leadership Development • $7,000 Limit • Must be part of an academic goal

  1. Other questions, ideas, or concerns

Minutes

Rules of Order

Rules of Order and Procedure

This  was developed at the request of schools and districts to assist School Community Councils and elected Charter Trust Lands Councils adopt Rules of Order and Procedure as required (53G-7-1203(10)).  The template should be reviewed and amended by councils to meet their needs or councils may develop their own.

 

To promote ethical behavior and civil discourse each council member shall:

  • Attend council meetings on time and prepared
  • Make decisions with the needs of students as the main objective
  • Listen to and value diverse opinions
  • Be sure the opinions of those you represent are included in discussions
  • Expect accountability and be prepared to be accountable
  • Act with integrity

 

Rules of Procedure:

All meetings are open to the public and the public is welcome to attend. (required)

The agenda of each upcoming meeting with draft minutes of the prior meeting will be made available to all council members at least one week in advance, will be posted on the school website and made available in the main office.  The agenda will include the date, time and location of the meeting. (required)

Minutes will be kept of all meetings, prepared in draft format for approval at the next scheduled meeting. (required)

The council will prepare a timeline for the school year that includes due dates for all required reporting and other activities/tasks that the council agrees to assume or participate in.  The timeline will assist in preparation of agendas to be sure the council accomplishes their work in a timely manner. (best practice – example on www.SchoolLANDTrust.org/timelinesdue-date/)

The council consists of the principal, _____ school employee(s) who is/are elected in even years, _____ school employee(s) who is/are elected in odd years,  and _____ parent members, half of whom are elected in even years and half in odd years.  In the event there is a tie vote in an election, the principal shall flip a coin to determine the outcome.  (Size of the council should be determined by the council, but councils are required to consist of the principal, at least one school employee, and at least four parents with a two-parent majority on the council. Elections are required to be staggered)

The chair conducts the meetings (required), makes assignments and requests reports on assignments.  In the absence of the chair the vice-chair shall conduct meetings.

The council must have a quorum to vote (required).  A quorum is equal to a majority of council members.

 If a parent member is absent from two consecutive meetings, the chair will notify the member that if the member does not attend the next meeting, the council will consider the seat vacant and the remaining parent members will appoint a parent to fill the unexpired term.  (best practice)

The council must determine a procedure for a council member to disclose a conflict of interest if required by the local school board.

Meetings shall be conducted and action taken according to very simplified rules of parliamentary procedure as required in 53G-7-1203(10).  Council actions will be taken by motions and voting with votes and motions recorded in the minutes. (required)

Simple Motions of Parliamentary Procedure

Used by some organizations to assist those new to the process

motion

Does it require a 2nd?

is it debatable?

can it be amended?

is a Vote Required

Adjourn

yes

no

no

majority

Amend a motion

yes

yes

yes

majority

Close nominations

yes

no

yes

2/3

Main motion

yes

yes

yes

majority

Point of Order

no

no

no

ruled on by chair

Previous Question

yes

no

no

2/3

Reconsider

yes

yes

no

majority

Withdrawal of Motion

no

no

no

majority

A motion (or an action to be taken by the council) is stated as a motion.  Someone else on the council “seconds” the motion indicating that at least one other person on the council feels the motion is worthy of discussion.  Then the council members may provide input and discussion as called upon by the chair.  When discussion seems complete the chair may call for a vote on the motion.  Or when a member of the council “calls the previous question” (a motion to end discussion of the first motion), a second is required.  Without discussion the chair calls for a vote that must pass by 2/3.  If the vote on the previous question fails, the council goes back to discussing the first motion.  If the motion to call the previous question passes, the chair directly calls for a vote on the first motion.  A vote to call the previous question is usually used to move business along.

  • A tie vote is a lost vote.
  • Most motions are main motions. A main motion may be amended.
  • A point of order is offered when there is some question if procedure had been followed correctly.
  • To stop debate or discussion on a motion and force the vote a member would say, “I move the previous ” This requires a second and a 2/3 vote.
  • Hasty action may be corrected by use of the motion to reconsider. This motion may be made only by one who voted on the prevailing side.
  • A person who made the motion may withdraw the same motion.

Current Plan:

Goal #1

Goal

Improve student performance in Fine Arts and technology by providing more opportunities for students to perform grade level expectations. From the pre-assessment to the post-assessment student scores will show grade level proficiency or will show growth of at least 10%.

Academic Areas

  • Technology
  • Fine Arts

Measurements

We will use common formative assessments to determine students in need of additional support. Interventions will be done as determined by progress monitoring.

Action Plan Steps

Hire a .2 BTS Fine Arts Specialist to work with students a minimum of thirty-minutes per week. 
Hire a computer lab aide to work with students a minimum of thirty-minutes per week.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost
Total: $14,330
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Fine Arts and Technology Specialist

$14,330

Goal #2

Goal

The reading proficiency of K-5 students will improve by 10%

Academic Areas

  • Reading

Measurements

To determine success, reading proficiency will be compared to end of year K-5 DIBELS scores. These scores will be used as a baseline measure to compare academic growth in reading to the current year. Educators Handbook will also be used to review student data on the effectiveness of student behavior.

Action Plan Steps

Provide on-going professional development for teachers centered around the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  
Implement 30 minute weekly DEAL (Drop Everything and Lead) time to teach students leadership skills.
Include professional development for teaching effective reading instruction. Measure the results through formative and summative assessments.

Behavioral Component

Category Description Final Explanation
Behavioral/Character Education/Leadership Component

This expenditure is used to pay for the annual renewal fee for Leader in Me. The skillset the students acquire through this program allows students the ability to understand how their behavior affects their progress in academics, along with accepting responsibility for their own behavior. Both components lend students a greater sense of self-efficacy for academics and behavior.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost
Total: $7,000
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

The money for the expenditure will be used to renew the Leader in Me program. This program is a character education program that teaches students life skills that can be applied to both academic and behavioral improvement. These are lifelong abilities that will support student learning throughout their education.

$0
General Supplies (610)

Annual renewal for Leader in Me.

$7,000

Summary of Estimated Expenditures

Category Estimated Cost (entered by the school)
Total: $21,330
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) $14,330
General Supplies (610) $7,000

Funding Estimates

Estimates Totals
Estimated Carry-over from the 2018-2019 Progress Report $4,864
Estimated Distribution in 2019-2020 £16,466
Total ESTIMATED Available Funds for 2019-2020 $21,330
Summary of Estimated Expenditures For 2019-2020 $21,330
This number may not be a negative number     Total ESTIMATED Carry Over to 2020-2021 $0