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How would I become involved? Near the beginning of the school year parents receive notice of open positions on the council and how to let the council know they would like to serve. If more people apply than there are open positions, an election is held. Tell someone on the council that you are interested if a position becomes open. Where do I find information about the council at my school? The School Website westhaven.wsd.net will tell you: • Who is on the council with their contact information • Council meeting schedule for the year • Agendas of upcoming council meetings • How the money was spent last year • How much money came to the school this year https;//schools.utah.gov/schoollandtrust/reportsmembers hip will show: • Who is on the school council • How much money comes to the school • How has the school spent the money in past school years There is to be spent at our school and YOU could decide how to spend it. Our School Community Council makes decisions that matter. ADA Compliant: 5/26/2020 Who is the School Community Council and what do they do? Every school must have a School Community Council (council) that consists of the principal, school employees and parents. The majority of members are parents. Parents represent parent perspectives on issues and in votes made by the council. The council is responsible to review and propose changes to academic school plans each year. Parents consult with the principal on the Teacher and Student Success Plan. The School LAND Trust Plan, a component of the Teacher and Student Success Plan, is created by the council and outlines the school’s greatest academic needs and includes an action plan to address them. The plan is approved by the local school board and then implemented at the school. The School LAND Trust Plan is implemented with funds that increase every year. The council decides how the money is to be spent in the plan. Councils have other responsibilities: • Parents may bring issues of concern to the council seeking solutions. The council may choose to address them or recommend another group or entity better suited to implement solutions. • The council may also create programs or projects to improve the parent, student, and faculty school experience. • They may make recommendations to the administration of the school and district. What is the time commitment? When and where do they meet? The council meets 5-6 times a year on Mondays at 5:00 in the conference room, library or virtually. Why do parents participate? Does it matter that I participate? Parents have a majority voice in a forum where issues of concern or recommendations for their students will be heard and addressed. Parent voices of all student populations need to be included in the conversation about what is best for students. Parents consult on the Teacher and Student Success Plan, and help create the plan to determine how the funds from the School LAND Trust P

How would I become involved? Near the beginning of the school year parents receive notice of open positions on the council and how to let the council know they would like to serve. If more people apply than there are open positions, an election is held. Tell someone on the council that you are interested if a position becomes open. Where do I find information about the council at my school? The School Website westhaven.wsd.net will tell you: • Who is on the council with their contact information • Council meeting schedule for the year • Agendas of upcoming council meetings • How the money was spent last year • How much money came to the school this year https;//schools.utah.gov/schoollandtrust/reportsmembers hip will show: • Who is on the school council • How much money comes to the school • How has the school spent the money in past school years There is to be spent at our school and YOU could decide how to spend it. Our School Community Council makes decisions that matter. ADA Compliant: 5/26/2020 Who is the School Community Council and what do they do? Every school must have a School Community Council (council) that consists of the principal, school employees and parents. The majority of members are parents. Parents represent parent perspectives on issues and in votes made by the council. The council is responsible to review and propose changes to academic school plans each year. Parents consult with the principal on the Teacher and Student Success Plan. The School LAND Trust Plan, a component of the Teacher and Student Success Plan, is created by the council and outlines the school’s greatest academic needs and includes an action plan to address them. The plan is approved by the local school board and then implemented at the school. The School LAND Trust Plan is implemented with funds that increase every year. The council decides how the money is to be spent in the plan. Councils have other responsibilities: • Parents may bring issues of concern to the council seeking solutions. The council may choose to address them or recommend another group or entity better suited to implement solutions. • The council may also create programs or projects to improve the parent, student, and faculty school experience. • They may make recommendations to the administration of the school and district. What is the time commitment? When and where do they meet? The council meets 5-6 times a year on Mondays at 5:00 in the conference room, library or virtually. Why do parents participate? Does it matter that I participate? Parents have a majority voice in a forum where issues of concern or recommendations for their students will be heard and addressed. Parent voices of all student populations need to be included in the conversation about what is best for students. Parents consult on the Teacher and Student Success Plan, and help create the plan to determine how the funds from the School LAND Trust P

 

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. 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. Prepared by the Task Force on Parent Involvement with School Community Councils 2013-14 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. Creating Inclusive School Community Councils Parent participation on 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. Why Participate 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 Successful parent involvement on school community councils happens when: 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. ADA Compliant: 5/18/2020

 

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