White Pine School Community Council
What is the School Community Council?
Every school has a school community council or a trust lands committee. White Pine Elementary elects a School Community Council (SCC) consisting of the principal, teachers, and a majority of parents. The council makes decisions about the School LAND Trust Program. LAND stands for Learning And Nurturing Development. The council prepares a plan that identifies the school's greatest academic need(s). Plans are submitted to and approved by local school boards for implementation the following school year. The White Pine SCC receives an annual dividend from the permanent State School Fund every July to implement the school's approved plan during the next school year.
Parents act as the primary advocates for all children and make up the majority of the council. By working as a group and understanding the legal responsibilities that lie with the principal, parents ensure the respresentation of various viewpoints and values within the community. Parent engagement is key to student acheivement and sudent progress. Parents will serve as chair and vice-chair. It is important that parents on the council understand the responsibilitites of the council, and are able to collaborate well with the other members of the council to effect meaningful school improvement for all children.
Elections are held annually in the Spring at White Pine Elementary. Contact your principal or the chair of your council if you are interested in serving on the council.
Council meetings are open and public; all are invited to attend. Agendas are posted online one week prior to the meeting and minutes of past meetings are posted on this webpage.
White Pine SCC Meeting Schedule
The White Pine School Community Council meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 3:45pm in the library.
The 2019-20 meeting schedule will be:
- September 9, 2019
- October 14, 2019
- November 11, 2019
- December 16, 2019
- January 13, 2020
- February 10, 2020
- March 9, 2020
- April 13, 2020
- May 11, 2020
White Pine SCC Members
2019-20 Council Members
Jennifer Theobald (Parent) Chair
Shellie Healy (Principal)
Emmalee Thacker (Parent) Vice Chair
Jenifer Lewis (Parent)
Joanne Lyon (Parent) Secretary
Jeffrey Sweet (Parent)
Perry Hoffman (Teacher)
Cheryl Dutson (Teacher)