School Community Council
School Community Council (SCC)
Each public school, in accordance with Utah State Legislature, is required to establish a School Community Council (SCC) consisting of parents, teachers, and the principal. The council makes decisions about the funds the school receives from the School LAND Trust Program. For the 2020-21 school year North Park Elementary received approximately $56,000 for school improvement. The council prepares a school improvement plan and a School LAND Trust spending plan to identify and address the school's greatest academic need(s). Plans are submitted to and approved by the local school board for implementation the following year. Other duties of the council include the development of a Child Access Routing Plan, a reading achievement and intervention program, and to give input on digital citizenship and safe technology use in schools. The council may also act as an advisory board for any topics related to the functions of the school, such as reviewing the Teacher and Student Success Act (TSSA) plan.
SCC members are elected each fall of the current school year. Members include a combination of school employees, the principal, and parents or guardians of students attending the school. Information about how to file for candidacy is shared in the Fall. Please contact the school office with questions about how you can serve on the council.
Meeting agendas and meeting minutes will be posted at the links at the bottom of this page. Please see contact a council member if you have any questions or concerns that you would like to be addressed.
School Community Council meetings follow basic procedures of Robert's Rules of Order.
To view past and current school land trust allocations and for North Park Elementary and other information, visit https://www.schools.utah.gov/schoollandtrust.
Additional SCC guidelines, codes, and bylaws can be found at the Utah State Legislature link at the bottom of this page.
Summary of 2019-20 School LAND Trust Plan Final Report
North Park had two academic goals on our School LAND Trust Plan in 2019-20. The following identifies our goals and final results.
Goal 1: Reading – The percentage of students grades K through 5 scoring at benchmark or higher on the Acadience Reading Composite score will increase by 5% from fall to spring. The percentage of students in Grade 6 reaching grade level Lexile proficiency on the Reading Inventory will be maintained at or above 75% as reported on the spring RI assessment.
According to the fall 2019 Acadience assessment, 77% of North Park’s K-5 students performed at or above the composite benchmark. The winter2019 Acadience assessment showed that 82% of students K-5 performed at or above the composite benchmark. This represents an increase of 5% overall in the Acadience composite score from the fall to winter of the 2019-20 school year. North Park achieved an average growth of 4% from 54% fall to 58% winter in students meeting Lexile proficiency in 6th grade, but has not yet met the goal of achieving 75%. Students who did not yet reach the reading benchmarks were provided with research validated, tiered reading interventions.
Goal 2: Math – The percentage of students grades K-6 scoring at the 80% benchmark will be 85% or better on end of unit GoMath assessments.
Our second goal was to effectively use common formative math assessments to monitor student mastery of mathematics skills. All teachers are currently using the chapter assessments for the math program GoMath! Teachers follow common pacing to allow for professional dialogue in each instructional unit. They administer the assessments and then review assessment data in professional learning communities to identify students who did not obtain the benchmark of 80%. Teachers plan and implement math interventions with the assistance of paraprofessionals. Currently, 90% of the students are scoring 80% or better overall on end of unit math assessments as reported by teacher PLC data sheets for mathematics.
North Park Elementary Community Council Members 2020-21
This year’s council is shown in the table below. You are encouraged to share your ideas, comments, and concerns with the council to help improve our school.
Community Council Members
Yohanna Vernon (Chair)
Brad Ethington (Vice Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
Cansas Christiansen (Parent)
Suzette Todd (Parent) email@example.com
Caroline McCann (Parent)
Kim Elwood (Teacher)
Charity Moore (Teacher)
Jullie Payne (Principal)
Vardee Cole* (School Secretary)
*Not an elected member of the council listed for school correspondence purposes only
Proposed Meeting Schedule 2020-21
The North Park School Community Council typically meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 3:30 PM in the North Park media center. The 2020-21 meeting schedule is shown below. Council meetings are open and public; all are invited to attend. Additional information, school plans, meeting agendas, and minutes are posted on the school website at the search box below.
October 7, 2020
November 12, 2020
December 10, 2020
January 14, 2021
February 11, 2021
March 11, 2021
April 15, 2021* (in lieu of April meeting that would be held during Spring Break)
May 13, 2021
Rules of Order and Procedure adopted by the council:
Chair: I will make a motion to approve (chair states the item being voted upon).
SCC member: I second the motion
Chair: All in favor (SCC discusses issues when arise)
SCC Agendas & Minutes
This annual report is prepared by the council for distribution to parents and the community. The report includes the proposed meeting schedule for the year, a list of council members with contact information, and a summary of the 2019-20 School Plan Final Report.
This annual report is prepared by the council for distribution to parents and the community at the fall parent teacher conference. The report includes the proposed meeting schedule for the year, a list of council members with contact information, and a summary of the 2018-19 School Plan Final Report.