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 Excellence & Equity Plans (EEPs) 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! – available on this page
  • 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 2019-2020 school year will normally be on the third Thursday of the month. Actual meeting dates are as follows:

  • September 19, 2019
  • October 24, 2019
  • November 21, 2019
  • December 19, 2019
  • January 23, 2020
  • February 20, 2020
  • March 19, 2020
  • April 16, 2020
  • May 28, 2020


Position Name Email Phone Number
Chairperson Brandon Bennett 801-604-4380
Vice Chair      
Faculty Representative Beth Tanner 801-578-8564 
Principal Deborah Candler 801-578-8564 
PTA Representative Meghan Looper 617-710-2919
Faculty Representatives    
Principal Deborah Candler 801-578-8564 
SIC Chair Beth Tanner 801-578-8564
Lower Grades     801-578-8564 
Upper Grades Matthew Mitchell 801-578-8564 
Members of the Parent Community    
2-Year Term, Elected 2018-2019    
  Maja Onda 801-674-8031
  Amanda Finlayson 801-971-3847
  Anna Martin 617-458-1099
  Shawn Robinson 801-635-5855
2-Year Term, Elected 2017-2018      
  Steve Fuhrman 510-708-4302
  Katherine Duncan 804-386-3718
  Brandon Bennett 801-604-4380
  Heather Armstrong 801-554-7620
  Amy Perry 630-338-5893
16 member council ( 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:

2018-2019 Wasatch SCC Rules of Order and Procedure

Shared Governance Guide

SCC Actions and Activities

Digital Citizenship 2017-2018

District Filter 2017-2018

Final Report for the School LAND Trust for 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 2019 - 2020

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 19, 2019 English
September 20, 2019 (Cancelled)
October 24, 2019
November 21, 2019
December 19, 2019
January 23, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 19, 2020
April 16, 2020
May 28, 2020

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