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(Cancelled), Jan 8, Feb 12, (Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13- virtually due to COVID-19) & for next year: Sept
We will follow the Parlimentary Rules of Procedure
Minutes & Agenda (Current Month)
March 25, 2020 Minutes
Meeting originally set for Wednesday, March 18th Jaimie Patterson made a proposal to postpone the meeting on Trustlands/Goals until March 25th. Votes were tallied via email.
In favor: Jaimie Patterson, Rebecca Ginos, Audrey Kandler, Cam Amott, Katie Longhurst, Melanie Chambers, Troy Pugmire. Not Voted: Nena Copeland, Sandy Mecham
Question posed by Megan Armstrong:
“Is there a reason the Trust Lands is not giving the committees a little grace on deadlines in light of our teachers and admins using their energy elsewhere right now? I'm curious if Mr. Pugmire thinks we can get an accurate budget and goals put together by March 25.”
“That’s a great question. Mr. Pugmire, do you know if an extension is being given on this?”
“There aren’t any exemptions at this time. They want them finished even if we have to change them next year. The Federal money is tied to it. It will be good to complete it. I’ll have it finished as soon as I’m passed today’s craziness. As a staff, we were able to decide what we needed to do with the money. I’ll send it to everyone for approval by next week. We can then meet.”
Proposal to postpone meeting passed.
School Trust Land Plan:
- Review Mr. Pugmire's data, suggested goals, and budget proposal.
- Discussion and adjustments if needed
- Vote on Plan
Determine Outstanding Business Items and Address Upcoming Meeting Schedule
*Due to COVID-19 Nena Copeland sent out an email with the Trustland Goals to community council members, proposing to approve the goals by email, 2nd by Troy Pugmire
Nena clarified the meaning of the tiers in education:
“Just for clarification, Tier 1 means whole class instruction- everyone benefits.
Tier 2 is for those needing some intervention (reading and math aides, math tutoring)
Tier 3 is for intensive intervention (special education, math tutoring).”
Question by Megan (in summary):
Will this year’s cancellation of spring and EOY testing affect results and goals next year.
Troy’s response (in summary):
Yes, there will certainly be an increased discrepancy of learning as the students return. The state is aware of this and will work with us on it.
“Again please reply if you move to approve, if you have questions, or if you feel like we need to have a meeting (Zoom) to discuss.
Voted to Approve: Nena Copeland, Troy Pugmire, Megan Armstrong, Rebecca Ginos, Katie Longhurst, Sandy Mecham, Cam Amott, Audrey Kandler, Jaime Patterson. Not Voted:Melanie Chambers
Motion to approve Trustland goals for next school year (via email) passed.
Community Council Members 2019-20
Jaimie Patterson 881-5486 email@example.com
Daniel Greene 750-7888 firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Armstrong email@example.com
Melanie Chambers firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaimie Patterson email@example.com
Troy Pugmire firstname.lastname@example.org
Nena Copeland email@example.com
Sandy Mecham firstname.lastname@example.org
Cam Amott email@example.com
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.