School Community Council

  • About 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 2019-20 school year North Park Elementary received approximately $50,000 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 ot 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. Notifications about open council seats are sent each spring and throughout the summer. Detailed information about how to file for candidacy is shared each year at Back to School Night and in opening newsletters. 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
    Additional SCC guidelines, codes, and bylaws can be found at the Utah State Legislature link at the bottom of this page.

    North Park Elementary Community Council Members 2019-20

    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          

    Email Addresses                                            

    Phone Numbers

    Anna Swenson (Chair/Parent)


    Vanessa Peterson (Vice Chair/Parent)


    Cansas Christiansen (Parent)


    Brad Ethington (Parent)


    Yohanna Vernon (Parent)


    Natalie Cheney (Teacher)


    Kim Elwood (Teacher)


    Alden Jack (Principal)          


    Vardee Cole* (School Secretary) 


    *Not an elected member of the council listed for school correspondence purposes only

    Proposed Meeting Schedule 2019-20

    The North Park School Community Council typically meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 4:15 PM in the media center. The proposed 2019-20 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.

    September 16* (third Monday)
    October 2
    November 6
    December 4
    January 8* (Meeting cancelled)
    February 5
    March 4
    March 25* (in lieu of April meeting)
    May 6

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