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Notice of Meetings

2017-2018 School Year Community Council Meeting Schedule

All Meetings held in the library at Farr West Elementary @3:30 PM

 

September 20, 2017

October 11, 2017

November 8, 2017

January 10, 2018

February 14, 2018

March 14, 2018

April 11, 2018

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What is SCC?

The School Community Council is a volunteer organization made up of teachers and parent members who determine the usage of Trustland funds for school improvement.

The purpose of the School Community Council is to:

Build communication between parents and teachers.

To give parents the opportunity to be actively involved with the school and their children's education.
Create an annual School LAND Trust Plan

Agenda and Notes 2015-2016 Year

Date: April  18, 2016

Time: 4:00 PM---------------------------------------------Notice Time Change

Location: Farr West Elementary, Library

Attendance:

Community Council Members

€        Shelley Craig, Parent---present

€        Erin Jepsen, Parent---present

€        Cherie Fowers, Parent

€        Ricardo Curletto, Parent

€        Julie Clark, Parent---present

€        Aimee Broadbent, Parent---present

€        Terie Maxfield, Educator---present

€        Melissa Beyer, Educator---present

€        Laura Wright, Principal---present

€        Other:

Agenda:

*Welcome

*Quin Henderson presentation Digital Citizenship in the schools

Next Meeting:

Adjourn                                                                                                                               Motion:                ____________               2nd: _________

                                                                                                                                                _____ Yea          _____ Nay

Tentative Meeting Schedule for the Year

Oct         14                                                                           Jan         13                                           Apr                         18

Nov        11                                                                           Feb        10
Dec        9

Quin Henderson did a presentation on Digital Citizenship in Weber School District. He shared how the school district filters information to keep students safe while on Weber School District’s network. He also shared the digital curriculum teachers must teach each student throughout the school year. He answered questions posed by the committee. 

 

 

 

Date: March  9, 2016

Time: 4:00 PM---------------------------------------------Notice Time Change

Location: Farr West Elementary, Conference Room

Attendance:

Community Council Members

€        Shelley Craig, Parent---present

€        Erin Jepsen, Parent---present

€        Cherie Fowers, Parent

€        Ricardo Curletto, Parent

€        Julie Clark, Parent---present

€        Aimee Broadbent, Parent---present

€        Terie Maxfield, Educator---present

€        Melissa Beyer, Educator---present

€        Laura Wright, Principal---present

€        Other: ___Christy Wagner-Reading Specialist____________________________

Agenda:

*Welcome

*Review of current plan  

Next Meeting:

April 13----this will be change for April due to a scheduling conflict and will be held on Monday, April 18y @4pm

Adjourn                                                                                                                               Motion:                ____________               2nd: _________

                                                                                                                                                _____ Yea          _____ Nay

Tentative Meeting Schedule for the Year

Oct         14                                                                           Jan         13                                           Apr                         13

Nov        11                                                                           Feb        10
Dec        9                                                                              Mar        9

Discussion of proposed plan for 2016-2017 school year. Christy Wagner, reading specialist, gave information on reading and statistics. Farr West is showing above average growth. Christy believes this is attributed to the focus of using reading aides in classrooms through a push in program. Goal #1 needs to remain the same. With Goal #2 discussion was related to purchasing a Google Chrome lab. Terie Maxfield, 6th grade teacher, talked about the computer to student ratio and how much it has helped in writing, several other subjects and SAGE preparation. The concern was brought up about maintenance. Ms. Wright is going to check into whether Google Chrome Labs are under a lease like the other lab purchased with district monies. Questions were brought up regarding not focusing on math with Land Trust monies, but looking at data from SAGE testing, Farr West is 10% points lower in literacy than in math. Ricard Curletto and Cherie Fowers were unable to attend but asked Ms. Wright to email them the plan for approval which the committee approved.  The plan was approved by all 6 of the meeting attendees. 

 

 

Date: December 9, 2015

Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Farr West Elementary, Conference Room

Attendance:

Community Council Members

€        Shelley Craig, Parent--present

€        Erin Jepsen, Parent--present

€        Cherie Fowers, Parent

€        Ricardo Curletto, Parent

€        Julie Clark, Parent--present

€        Aimee Broadbent, Parent

€        Terie Maxfield, Educator--present

€        Melissa Beyer, Educator--present

€        Laura Wright, Principal--present

€        Other: _______________________________

Agenda:

*Welcome

*Discussion of Internet Safety Parent Night

*Safety Drill in December

*Any other items

Next Meeting:

January 13 @3:30

Adjourn                                                                                                                               Motion:                ____________               2nd: _________

                                                                                                                                                _____ Yea          _____ Nay

Tentative Meeting Schedule for the Year

Oct         14                                                                           Jan         13                                           Apr                         13

Nov        11                                                                           Feb        10
Dec        9                                                                              Mar        9

Notes: Flyer will be sent out for technology night stressing sensitive info and sent to parents only. Lock down drill on Wednesday, December 16th will have law enforcement present. Principal will send an email out to parents. Suggestion to have lockdown and lockout drills in September at beginning of school year so students are aware of procedures. Terrie Maxfield reported on the Trust Land monies used for Google Chrome lab. Helps with SAGE practice, turning in things using Google docs. Students are able to start papers in class and finish at home on google drive. Council will discuss next month money allocation for technology. 

 

 

 

Date: October 21, 2015

Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Farr West Elementary, Conference Room

Attendance:

Community Council Members

€        Shelley Craig, Parent

€        Erin Jepsen, Parent

€        Cherie Fowers, Parent

€        Ricardo Curletto, Parent

€        Julie Clark, Parent

€        Aimee Broadbent, Parent

€        Terie Maxfield, Educator

€        Melissa Beyer, Educator

€        Laura Wright, Principal

€        Other: _______________________________

Agenda:

*Welcome

* Data from last year’s plan

*Discussion of Internet Safety

*Safety Drills

Next Meeting:

November 11 @3:30

Adjourn                                                                                                                               Motion:                ____________               2nd: _________

                                                                                                                                                _____ Yea          _____ Nay

Tentative Meeting Schedule for the Year

Oct         14                                                                           Jan         13                                           Apr                         13

Nov        11                                                                           Feb        10
Dec        9                                                                              Mar        9

Shelly Craig, Erin Jepsen, Julie Clark, Melissa Beyer, and Laura Wright were present. Christy Wagner, the school's reading specialist spent time sharing reading data from last year. She showed data comparing the school with the district. We had above average increases. 2nd grade did not show significant growth in the school and across the district. Reading specialists throughout the district are spending time analyzing this problem. In SAGE our school scores increased in each of the three areas. The council has asked that the principal send some kind of a flyer out through email sharing the school data and information on community council. The council also discussed HB 213 Technology Digital Citizenship. The council would like the principal to contact NetSmartz and request a parent technology night in January to share safe technology practices with parents. During the last week of October, the school will practice several safety drills. Miss Wright still needs to schedule a safety drill involving police escorting students from the building. This will need to be scheduled in the spring as the weather is changing. The council discussed the necessity to do these drills in September instead, so students have the training at the beginning of the year. 

 

 

Date: September 9, 2015

Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Farr West Elementary, Conference Room

Attendance:

Community Council Members

€        Shelley Craig, Parent

€        Erin Jepsen, Parent

€        Cherie Fowers, Parent

€        Ricardo Curletto, Parent

€        Julie Clark, Parent

€        Aimee Broadbent, Parent

€        Terie Maxfield, Educator

€        Melissa Beyer, Educator

€        Laura Wright, Principal

€        Other: _______________________________

Agenda:

*Welcome

*Overview of Community Council

*Appoint Chair and Vice Chair

*Overview of last year’s plan

*Safety

Next Meeting:

October 14th @3:30

Adjourn                                                                                                                               Motion:                ____________               2nd: _________

                                                                                                                                                _____ Yea          _____ Nay

Tentative Meeting Schedule for the Year

Oct         14                                                                           Jan         13                                           Apr                         13

Nov        11                                                                           Feb        10
Dec        9                                                                              Mar        9

Meeting Notes from 9-9

All community Council members were present. Viewed video about Trustlands Money. Discussion of need to inform and discuss with community the positive effects of our community council. Viewed handout for officer and community council member's roles. Shelley Craig nominated Erin Jepsen as Community Council Chair. This was seconded by Terie Maxfield Erin was unanimously selected as chair. Shelley nominated Cherie Fowers as Vice Chair which was seconded by Melissa Beyer. Cherie was unanimously selected as vice chair.

Laura Wright demonstrated how to visit other resources on the Landtrust.org site, as well as how to view the current year’s plan.

Safety issues were discussed regarding why students now had to walk west around the school in the morning instead of walking directly east to portables. Laura Wright indicated this change was for the morning only due to the various trucks that arrive in the morning to empty trash and deliver food. There were several safety issues the first week of school that prompted the changed. Students may walk along the east side of the school at the end of the day because there aren’t deliveries.

Drop off and pick up issues in the parking lot were also discussed. Laura Wright will send out an email to all parents about procedures and safety.

Next meeting has been changed to October 21 in order to accommodate Fall Break. The council asked Laura Wright to send out a notification to parents about meetings so more of the community will be involved.

At the next meeting, digital citizenship bill will be discussed as well as data from the Land Trust plan from the 2014-2015 school year. There will also be a safety discussion regarding drills and sharing information from the iloveuguys.org site. Meeting was adjourned at 4:40pm 

What is Community Council?

What is SCC?

The School Community Council is a volunteer organization made up of teachers and parent members who determine the usage of Trustland funds for school improvement.

The purpose of the School Community Council is to:

Build communication between parents and teachers.

  1. To give parents the opportunity to be actively involved with the school and their children's education.
  2. Create an annual School LAND Trust Plan

Rules of Order

Rules of Order and Procedure  

 

 

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.

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.

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

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.

The council shall consist of a minimum of five parents and three educators.

The chair or a co-chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments.  In the absence of the chair or co-chair, the vice-chair or other co-chair shall conduct meetings.

Meetings shall be conducted and action taken according to very simplified rules of parliamentary procedure as required in 53A-1a-108.1(9)(i).  Items on the agenda take priority over other discussions coming before the council.  Action of the council will be taken by motions and voting.  The motions and voting are recorded in the minutes.

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 and then, 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.

Simple Motions of Parliamentary Procedure

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 tie vote is a lost vote.
  • A main motion may be amended.
  • Nominations can be closed by saying, “I move to close nominations.”
  • Most motions are main motions.
  • 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
    question.”  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.