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 10, Nov 7, Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 6, Apr 10, May 1 & for next year: Sept 18, 2019.
We will follow the Parlimentary Rules of Procedure
May 1, 2019 Minutes
Welcome and Attendance: Dee Ashcroft, Katie Longhurst, Jaimie Patterson, Tonya Diaz, Megan Armstrong, Nena Copeland, Danny Greene, Jennifer Wilkes, Troy Pugmire
Approve Minutes: Motion to approve minutes from April by Tonya, 2nd by Jaimie. Motion to approve minutes passed.
Outgoing Members: Heather Ericson, Tonya Diaz, Jennifer Wilkes
Jaimie Patterson (Chair)
Troy Pugmire (Principal)
Sandy Meachem (Teacher)
Danny Greene (Teacher)
Megan Armstrong (Parent)
Katie Longhurst (Parent)
Audrey Kandler (Parent)
Melanie Chambers (Parent)
??? (Teacher) Nena Copeland will do this
Introduce: Troy Pugmire, incoming principal
Parking Updates: Superintendent visit on May 2nd
Updated Troy on the situation that led to our changing the safety plan as pertaining to drop offs and pickups. One large concern was the west parking lot that we switched to bus pickup and drop off and are now using the circle drive for the flow of dropping off and picking up.
We do still need more parking for parents. The central lot is overcrowded. Dee and Jaimie will meet with the superintendent to get more parking for parents.
The additional parking along the north side sidewalk/street is phase two.
Phase three is to add more parking along the south side of the building where the grassy area by the sheds.
Also part of the plan for the welcome day for the next school year is to make a video of how to do the dropoff and pickup and show them proper procedures.
Idea to have the student council help with the video by acting out the do’s and don’ts
Link to the school site and send video email
Email by Jaimie to inform how the meeting on May 2nd with how the meeting went with the school district for parking space.
Open nominations ?? Teachers should be set. Parent slot still open.
Vote ? (if needed, meaning if we have more than one parent wanting to be on community council for next year)
Back to school night. Have a set open house time the day before school starts (Aug. 20th) for students and parents to informally see the classroom and meet the teacher. Then a week after school has started (Aug. 28th or 29th) have a parents only back to school night to go over the school business and teachers to go over class/grade expectations.
First meeting for next year ??
Monday, September 9th at 3:45 in library (routine date for meetings to be set then)
Motion to set date by Jaimie, 2nd by Tonya, Meeting time set.
Other items/Close meeting:
New hires coming to the Greenville staff for next year, discussed by Troy: Christine Soule (5th). Larissa Yahne (5th). Cora Edgar (3rd)
Motion to close by Jaimie, 2nd by Dee Ashcroft. Motion to adjourn meeting passed.
Community Council Members 2018-19
Jaimie Patterson 881-5486 email@example.com
Tonya Diaz firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Greene 750-7888 email@example.com
Megan Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Chambers email@example.com
Tonya Diaz firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Ericson email@example.com
Jaimie Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org
Audrey Tablon Audrey.Tablon@sdl.usu.edu
Dee Ashcroft email@example.com
Daniel Greene firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Mecham email@example.com
Jennifer Wilkes 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.