Last modified: October 18, 2021
Creating Inclusive School Community Councils
Parent participation in school community councils is important. Councils prepare, adopt, and implement education plans at their school. A majority of Utah parents are still unaware and unengaged, and many school community councils are not reflective of the diverse communities they represent. Building equitable representation from within the councils will give our state a greater community asset.
- Improved student success and wellbeing for ALL students
- Engaged parent representation in decision making will allow for greater equity
- A diverse pool of parent viewpoints helps bridge cultural gaps
How to Get Involved
Successful parent involvement on school community councils happens when:
Parents understand how they can influence school and student improvement. They understand why their involvement is important. Many parents may have heard of and even participated in council elections, but parents need to know why the school community council should be a priority for how they spend their volunteer time.
Parents feel empowered. Their opinions and skills are valued and will have an impact on student success. The perspective of each member is recognized as unique and all perspectives are encouraged and respected. Mentoring will help familiarize parents with the Utah educational system.
Expectations are clear and happen logistically so all parents have the opportunity to participate. Training is provided for all. Councils may need to pay attention to the time of the meetings, cultural nuances, language barriers, childcare, etc.
Investing in parents allows them to see results from their involvement. They choose to continue being involved and encourage others to participate. Parents now become advocates, mentors and community assets for increased parental involvement.
Schedule Meeting Agendas/Minutes
The Community Council meets typically on the second Thursday of each month, beginning 2:30 pm in the Main Office Conference Room.
Procedures and Documents
- Election Of School Community Council Members
- Decision-Making Model
- Parent Responsibilities
- Responsabilidades De Padres Miembros De School Community Councils
- Rules Of Order
- School Improvement Process
- School Improvement Plan
- Approved Expenditures
- TSSA (Teacher & Student Success Act) Funding Proposal 2019-2020
Community Council Members
- Paige Benjamin
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- Todd Bergeson
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- Jennie Blum
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- Counselor Last Names Pi-Sm
- Rachelle Carter
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- Nathan Jones
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- Jessica Leauanae
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- Melanie Lundberg
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- Fidel Montero
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- Victor Narsimulu
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