School Community Council (SCC)

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 2017-2018 school year will normally be on the third Thursday of the month. Actual meeting dates are as follows:

  • September 21, 2017
  • October 12, 2017
  • November 16, 2017
  • December 14, 2017
  • January 18, 2018
  • February 15, 2018
  • March 15, 2018
  • April 19, 2018
  • May 17, 2018


Position Name Email Phone Number
Chairperson Tracie Sexton 801-558-8251
Vice Chair Betsy Kleba 510-612-7706
Secretary Julia Lyon 801-897-8834
SIC Representative Elissa Wiscomb 801-578-8564 x204
Principal Deborah Candler 801-578-8564 x200
PTA President Valerie Stormont 571-224-5121
Faculty Representatives    
Principal Deborah Candler 801-578-8564 x200
SIC Chair Elissa Wiscomb 801-578-8564 x204
Lower Grades Molly Hames 801-578-8564 x115
Upper Grades Chris Fuller 801-578-8564 x119
Members of the Parent Community    
2-Year Term, Elected 2016-2017    
  Jennifer Hughes 801-859-5607

Jim Levy 916-826-1825

Lynn Rosen 801-484-4054

Heather Cameron-Bevan 801-949-6077

Julia Lyon 801-897-8834
2-Year Term, Elected 2017-2018      
  Betsy Kleba 510-612-7706
  Katherine Duncan 804-386-3718
  Tracie Sexton 801-558-8251
  Brandon Bennett 801-604-4380
  Caryl Fletcher


  Heather Armstrong 801-554-7620
  Amy Perry 630-338-5893
16 member council (4 Faculty/ 12 parents)
Quorum to pass motions is 9 individuals

School Community Council Members


Learn more about shared governance and the role of councils here:

2017-2018 Wasatch SCC Rules of Order and Procedure

Shared Governance Guide

SCC Actions and Activities

Digital Citizenship 2017-2018

District Filter 2017-2018

School LAND Trust Fund Report

This school year, Wasatch will receive $43,775 in Learning and Nurturing Development (LAND) Trust funds.  In addition, we had a carryover from the previous year of $1,342.  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. LAND Trust funds will be utilized to pay half of the salary for a kindergarten aide.  Our kindergarten aides support our kindergarten classrooms, providing needed support for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction.  This year, we hired a paraprofessional who will provide interventions for our students needing extra academic support.  Funding has also been set aside to provide on-going professional development for teachers and staff to assist us with achieving our School Improvement Goals, especially in the areas of writing and closing the achievement gap between our low-income and non low-income students.    

School Community Council Meetings 2017 - 2018

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 21, 2017 English English
October 12, 2017 English English
November 16, 2017 English English
December 14, 2017 English English
January 18, 2018 English / English
February 08, 2018 English English
March 15, 2018 English English
April 19, 2018 English English
May 17, 2018 English English

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