School Community Council
School Community Councils (SCCs) improve educational programs and conditions at public schools. Councils operate using the shared governance approach: collaborative, site-based decision making to meet individual school improvement goals. Every public school in Utah has a community council consisting of two elected groups: parents (that’s you!) and teachers/administrators.
The Wasatch SCC has responsibilities defined both by the Salt Lake City School District and the Utah Legislature. Two of our biggest responsibilities are assisting in the development of School Improvement Plans (SIPs) and LAND Trust Plans. SCCs also work on issues brought forth by parents, staff, and faculty (local examples are South Temple Safety and emergency preparedness).
How can I get involved with my Wasatch SCC?
- Attend meetings! – monthly at Wasatch
- Read the minutes! – e-mailed to the Wasatch Parent Group / available on-line
- Become an elected member! – parents represent their neighborhood communities and serve a 2-year term
School Community Council Meetings
We invite you to attend the Wasatch Elementary SCC meetings to learn about our greatest academic needs, our School Improvement Plan, and help in the decision-making process for using LAND Trust funds. At Wasatch we also regularly discuss school safety, budgets, share District news, and talk about other important issues affecting our school. You have a voice! Together we can make a positive difference in the education of our children!
Meetings for the 2016-2017 school year will normally be on the third Thursday of the month. See actually meeting dates below.
|Vice Chair||Steven Fuhrmanemail@example.com||510-708-4302|
|SIC Representative||Nicole Parker||Nicole.Parker@slcschools.org||801-578-8564|
|SLCSD Support||Joann Pricefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|SLTA President||Susan McFarlandemail@example.com|
|PTA President||Julie Liversfirstname.lastname@example.org||801-450-6606|
|SIC Chair||Nicole Parker||Nicole.Parker@slcschools.org||801-578-8564|
|Members of the Parent Community|
|2-Year Term, Elected 2015-2016|
|2-Year Term, Elected 2016-2017|
|14 member council (4 Faculty/ 10 parents)|
|Quorum to pass motions is 8 individuals|
School Community Council Members
Learn more about shared governance and the role of councils here:
School LAND Trust Fund Report
This school year, Wasatch will receive $30,268 in Learning and Nurturing Development (LAND) Trust funds. In addition, we had a carryover from the previous year of $16,733. This amount was much larger than anticipated and we immediately purchased 20 laptops, the remaining carryover will be used to purchase a new math program for the 2017-2018 school year. LAND Trust funds will continue to support our Technology program, which includes the salary of our Technology Specialist as well as the purchase of added equipment as the needs arise. Additionally, our LAND Trust funds will be utilized to pay half of the salary for a kindergarten aide. Our kindergarten aides support all three of our kindergarten classrooms, providing needed support for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction. Funds will also be used to provide ongoing professional development for every teacher to assist them with reaching our School Improvement Goal to increase student proficiency rates in Language Arts. We have created a new committee, made up of grade-level teachers and other support staff, who will review data to plan these P.D. opportunities. Lastly, funds will also be utilized to continue to support science education for all students. To accomplish this, teachers will have on-site professional development focused on the Next Generation Science Standards as well as the purchase of needed materials and equipment to assist teachers with teaching our new science standards.