Community Council

 Next Meeting:
TBA

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

​Every school has a school community council consisting of the principal, elected teachers 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...
 
Training Videos for 2020-2021

Training Links

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 2021-2022:
    TBA

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.
○ Academic Area: Reading
○ Measurement: Data taken January 2019, indicates that 83% of Park Valley students k-6 are reading at grade level benchmark as measured by the Acadience assessment. Based on this baseline data, we feel that the 85% goal is attainable. We are also working towards 100% of our students will make reading skill progress. We will use the Acadience assessment in May 2020 (possibly), September 2020, and January 2021 as measurements of progress. We will use the progress monitoring (pathway progress), phonics assessments, PAA to measure skill specific needs and growth as well. 
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- Teacher will spend more time and focus on providing a 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 $2500 to hire two paraprofessionals to work with struggling readers on specific individualized reading interventions.
■ Park Valley will spend approximately $433 purchasing supplies, technology, and materials needed to facilitate student learning and improve reading and writing skills. 
Goal #2- 70% of students will write on grade level as measured using Utah Compose rubric, Turn It In software and individual teacher evaluation.
Academic Area- Writing
Measurement: Grades 3-8 will use Utah Compose to measure progress for each trimester. (Passing score is 20 out of 30 points).
Action steps:
1- Students will write frequently (daily/ weekly) and receive specific feedback.
2-  All writing teachers will instruct on correct writing techniques.
3- Students will publish writing in various forms (narrative, argumentative, opinion, and informational) and for various audiences.
4- Identified struggling students will receive targeted writing interventions with teachers or paraprofessional personnel. 
 Expenditures
■ Park Valley will spend approximately $2500 to hire two paraprofessionals to work with struggling writers on the correct writing mechanics. 
Money Given: ​$5433

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

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