Every school has a school community council or a trust lands committee. The membership of a school community council includes the principal, teachers elected by teachers, and a majority of parents elected by parents of students at the school. The most effective councils and committees are those whose members work collaboratively to develop plans to aid all students in reaching their potential.
All trustland meetings are open to the public. They will be held at 3:45pm in the Greenville Media Center(Library). The meeting schedule will be as follows: Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13 & for next year: Sept
We will follow the Parlimentary Rules of Procedure
Minutes & Agenda (Current Month)
November 13, 2019 Minutes
Troy Pugmire, Audrey Kandler, Jaimie Patterson, Nena Copeland, Katie Longhurst, Rebecca Ginos, Megan Armstrong, Sandy Meacham, Melanie Chambers
- Approve Oct. Minutes: Motion to approve the minutes from Oct. meeting. 2nd by Katie Longhurst. Motion passed
- Set Next Meeting Date: December 11 (if needed), January 8, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13
Information presented by Troy to community council for review before presentation to the school board.
School Improvement Plan
Trust Land Plan:
Amendment to include our new goals. Reading goal increase proficiency from 7% to 8% now. We will not be able to do a March reading test to see the growth. We will gather the data for growth from our April tests. We are also purchasing a license for the AR reading program.
The district has asked us to use only the approved curriculum, GoMath and their online resources. As such, we are unable to use Reflex Math as a means to achieve our math goal. We will use the scores from our RISE test last year and the test this year to see math growth. The money for Reflex Math will be reallocated to purchase more Chromebooks for classroom learning purposes and access to the GoMath online resources.
We will increase the percent of students scoring benchmark or higher on the Acadience Reading Composite Score (RCS) from the beginning of the year to the end of the year by 6% in grades K-5. Paying for reading aides as well.
From Fall to Spring 18-19 we had a 5% increase of students scoring benchmark on Acadience from 72% to 77%.
Teacher and Student Success Act money will be used to improve classroom learning. Purchases will include matching donations from CEF for classroom sound systems, Chromebook labs, iPads and other needed technology to enhance the classroom learning capabilities.
Part of School Safety Plan so that parents can look up the safest route to get to school according to their neighborhood school.
We need a few of our community council parents to help us map out the best route for kids to walk to school. Katie and Audrey volunteered to help get that route so it can be uploaded to SNAP.
How far out do we need to map the route? One mile, less, more?
There are some routes that are close but it is not particularly safe for them to walk to school because it goes along unsafe, heavily trafficked roads i.e. along 4th east walking from the Four Seasons complex.
Proposed review at February Meeting
Do community councils know what we are doing in the school to meet the digital safety? What program might we have come and do a safety presentation for the internet/social media etc.
School Safety Plan
School Drop-off & Pick-Up:Status of possible bus/parking move
North Logan said they would help paint lines for the bus parking on the north side. The new lot to be utilized on west side we will have to paint the lines ourselves.
Can we put up signs that indicate this is not for drop off or pick up?
Notification to Parents of Safety and School Dress Code Policies
The district dress code has not been greatly enforced in the school. We need some guidelines for the school and some enforcement because there have been some obvious infractions.
Troy got some feedback from the middle schools as to what their enforcement is to help start us out with some guidelines.
What are the parents’ opinions? Do we just want to abide by the district policy without any of our own tack-ons? Do we want to have dress code include things for their health and well-being i.e. wearing warm clothes for the winter time?
We need to try and make the code apply to all, not just case by case based on body type. Not say, ‘you can’ or ‘you cannot’ because of body type, “shorts and skirts must be near the knee” What is near the knee etc?
We read and reviewed the current district dress code policy and discussed any potential problems. Issues: tank tops and other sleeveless articles.
Do we want to do the arm length measurement?
Youth 2000 can help present the dress code.
Proposed Safety Report/Review at January Meeting
We would like to send home the Emergency Standard Response Protocols poster home to the parents so they know what a Lockdown is, Hall Check and so forth.
What do we do if a class is outside during lockdown? Do teachers know our alternate location is the church across the street on 4th east? Get designated helpers and a system for parents and students for long term evacuation of the school.
School Inservice Training TBD
Health and Wellness TBD
Community Council Members 2019-20
Jaimie Patterson 881-5486 firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Greene 750-7888 email@example.com
Megan Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Chambers email@example.com
Jaimie Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org
Troy Pugmire email@example.com
Nena Copeland firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Mecham email@example.com
Cam Amott firstname.lastname@example.org
What is GV Community Council?
Parents act as the primary advocates for all children. By working as a group and understanding the legal responsibilities that lie with the principal, parents ensure the representation of various viewpoints and values within the community. Parent engagement is key to student achievement and student progress. Parents make up the majority of a school community council, and are often the driving force. Parents will serve as chair and vice-chair or in at least one of the co-chair positions. It is important that parents on the council understand the responsibilities of the council, and are able to collaborate well with the other members of the council to effect meaningful school improvement for all children. Please check out the Parent Checklist to be involved.
Elections are held annually at a time selected by each school. Contact your principal or the chair of your council if you are interested in serving on the council.
Every school receives School LAND Trust Program funding based on the school’s student enrollment. The interest and dividend income from the State Treasurer’s investment of the permanent State School Fund is distributed through a primarily enrollment based formula prescribed in the law. The funds flow through the school district, but districts do not withhold any funds.
The school district’s business office enters expenditures at the end of each school year. The principal then explains the expenditures in the Final Report. This allows policymakers, administrators, and the public to see where the trust dollars are being spent and what results are being achieved at each school.
Please check out the following links for information on Trust Land monies and 2018 School Plan.