Community Council

 Next Meeting:

Jan 9th @ 4:15pm

If interested in serving contact
​Melissa Morris 1-435-871-4411

​Every school has a school community council consisting of the principal, elected staff and parents.  Parent members must exceed the principal and staff by at least two. Parent input is important in the decisions made by councils. Parent participation on school community councils is important. Councils prepare, adopt, and implement education plans at their school. 

School improvement is the responsibility of everyone, from students and parents to professionals and public officials. As we clarify roles, expectations, and responsibilities, we increase the likelihood of each contributing significantly to this most important enterprise. School community councils are one way we can work together to make schools more successful. A council is an advisory body. All of its actions and plans are overseen by the local school board or local charter board. The tools currently available on this page, along with others being developed, are intended to encourage parent involvement and to help school community councils work smoothly and effectively.

Why should parents participate?
- Improved student success and well-being for ALL students
- Engaged parent representation in decision making will allow for greater equity
- A diverse pool of parent viewpoints helps bridge cultural gaps

Click to read more from the School Land Trust website...
 
Trainings available for 2022-2023

  1. Live online council training: save the date! Our annual online council member training will be held on the following dates. Email invites will be sent out to all council members on October 21st (following the Oct. 20th deadlines) 

  1. Nov. 9 (12 pm)

  2. Nov. 9 (7 pm)

  3. Nov. 14th (12 pm)

  4. Nov. 14th (7 pm)

  5. Book a Training: If your school/district/charter is in need of live training, use the following link to book a training. If you are looking for in-person training, please wait for a confirmation email.

Link to training video on the responsibilities of a Community Council

2022-2023 Meeting Schedule:

Oct 3 @ 4:15pm

Nov 7 @ 4:15pm

Jan 9 @ 4:15pm

March 6 @4:15pm

April 10 @ 4:15pm

2022-2023 Community Council Membership

Please click on the underlined name to send the member an email.

Chair: Alexey Jones

Vice Chair: Cami Pugsley

Parent: Elke Carter

Parent: Megan Morris

School staff member: Sally Pugsley

Principal: Melissa Morris

Duties of the Community Council include the following:

  • Develop a School TSSA plan

  • Develop a School LAND Trust Program

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a Staff Development Plan

  • Develop a Child Access Routing Plan (elementary level only)

  • Advise and make recommendations to school and District administrators and to the
    School Board when appropriate

  • Develop a Reading Achievement Plan (elementary level only)

  • Create subcommittees and task forces as needed

  • Ensure Digital Safety is completed

  • Make data based decisions for student needs



    Community Council Meeting schedule for 2022-2023:

    • All Meetings will be held at the Park Valley School

2022-2023 Trustlands Goal

Goal#1: 85% of Park Valley students grades k-6 will maintain grade level benchmark on Acadience composite. 85% of Park Valley students not making benchmark will have typical or above growth according to Pathways of Progress as measured by the Acadience benchmark when taken in the spring of 2023.

○ Academic Area: Reading

Measurement:

85% of Park Valley students grades k-6 will maintain grade level benchmark on Acadience composite. 85% of Park Valley students not making benchmark will have typical or above growth according to Pathways of Progress as measured by the Acadience benchmark when taken in the spring of 2023.

Action Steps:

1- Give students diagnostic assessments (BPAST/ BEPA/ PAA screener) to identify specific reading skills needed.

2-  All reading teachers will instruct using correct reading techniques and strategies.

3- Teachers will spend more time and focus on providing quality tier 1 instruction.

4- Teachers will give formative assessments as students acquire and progress in their reading development.

5- Identified students will receive individualized tier 3 interventions using a paraprofessional. 

6- Supplies will be purchased to help with specific targeted interventions such as manipulatives, ear phones, colored strips, incentives and intervention kits. 

Expenditures

■ Park Valley will spend approximately $4100 to hire one paraprofessional to work with struggling readers on specific individualized reading interventions/ SIPPS. $18.60 an hour x 4 hrs per day x 133 days.  With benefits it comes out to be $450 a month x 9 months- $4050.

■ Park Valley will spend approximately $813 purchasing supplies, Professional Development for teachers, technology, and materials needed to facilitate student learning and improve reading and writing skills. 

Money Given: ​$4913

How publicized? School website, school assemblies, flyers

If additional funds are available how will they be used? Additional paraprofessional hours

Park Valley TSSA goal:

 Goal#1: 85% of Park Valley students grades k-6 will maintain grade level benchmark on Acadience composite. 85% of Park Valley students not making benchmark will have typical or above growth according to Pathways of Progress as measured by the Acadience benchmark when taken in the spring of 2023.

Action Steps:

-Students will be given diagnostic assessments to identify specific reading skill needs using the BEPA, BPAST, and phonics assessments.

-Educators will administer the Acadience assessment three times per year and track progress using the progress monitoring materials.

-Educators  will assess the reading fluency of students using the Read Naturally program and progress monitoring and make adjustments accordingly.

-Teachers will provide specific skill instruction as well as give formative assessments as students acquire and progress in their reading development. 

-An ESP will be hired to work one-on-one and in small group with struggling students on their specific needs. 

Procedures for evaluation success in reaching this goal.  What summative evidence will be used to show this activity is making a difference in student outcomes? 

Success and progress will be easy to measure. The Acadience assessment is administered three times per year. We will closely monitor the progress of our students using various forms of data including: BPAST, BEPA, PAA assessments, Progress monitoring and Read Naturally program. 

Goal #2

Park Valley will hold specific Professional Development sessions based on the needs of  our staff and students- specifically reading, writing and internet safety. This instruction will result in an improved school climate and understanding of the curriculum being taught to our students, and staff members. 

Procedures for evaluation success in reaching this goal.  What summative evidence will be used to show this activity is making a difference in student outcomes?

Teachers will attend Professional Development based on their individual and student needs including internet safety (Netsmartz)

-Teachers will incorporate their new skills and knowledge in their classrooms and will be given feedback via observations. 

Money Issued- $3150

Budget- $2700 -  Paraprofessional to work with students on tier 2 intervention and small group/ CLAW time. To help support struggling students in the classroom. 

$100- Netsmartz internet safety program

$350- Professional development for staff such as lunch and learns or after school sessions. 

How publicized? School website, school assemblies, flyers, social media, word of mouth. 

If additional funds are available how will they be used? Additional paraprofessional hours or professional development.

2021-2022 Trust Land Report

Goal#1:85% of Park Valley students grades K-6 will maintain grade level benchmark on Acadience composite. Those not making progress will have a 40 point gain from BOY to MOY on the composite score. 100% of Park Valley Students K-6 will maintain grade level benchmark or show growth using PathWays to Progress. 

Goal #2- 80% of students will write on grade level as measured using Utah Compose rubric, Turn It In software and individual teacher evaluation.
Money Given: ​$5117 Money was used to pay para professionals.

2020-2021 Trust Land Report

Goal 1: 85% of Park Valley students grades k-6 will maintain grade level benchmark on Acadience composite. 100% of Park Valley students will make progress towards the benchmark as measured by the Acadience benchmark when taken in the spring of 2021.
Goal 2- 70% of students will write on grade level as measured using Utah Compose rubric, Turn It In software and individual teacher evaluation.

Money Given: ​$5433 Money was used to pay Para professionals.

2019-2020 Trust Land Report

Goal: 80% of Park Valley students grades k-6 will maintain grade level benchmark on DIBLES composite. 100% of Park Valley students will make progress towards benchmark as measured by the DIBLES next benchmark when taken in the spring of 2020.
Money Given: ​
$4281
Money is being used to pay for Intervention aides- Reading and Writing 

2018-2019 Trust Land Report

Goal: 80% of Park Valley students K-6 will be at grade level reading benchmark and 100% of Park Valley students will make progress towards reading benchmark as measured by the DIBELS Next assessment when taken in spring of 2019. Money Given: $4161
We used the money to pay for a reading intervention aide ( Jean Morris).

2017-2018 Trust Land Report

Goal: 80% of Park Valley students will be at grade level benchmark and 100% of Park Valley students will make progress towards benchmark as measured by the DIBELS next assessment when taken in spring of 2018. Money Given: $3499
We used the money to pay for a reading intervention aide.

2016-2017 Trust Land Report

Goal: We want to increase reading fluency thru individualized interventions and a reading aide.
Money Given: 
$2701
We used the money to pay for a reading intervention aide.

2015-2016 Trust Land Report

Goal: We want to improve our writing test scores
Money given:
 $2447
We used the money to buy six Chromes books

2014-2015 Trust Land Report

Goal: We wanted to increase reading fluency through the use of dibbles and FCAT testing
Money given: 
$3145
We used the money to pay for:

  • AmeriCorps aid to help our students increase their fluency

  • New books for the library

  • Aide time for PLC