“The School Community Council (SCC) is comprised of parents, school employees, and the principal. The Council has statutory responsibilities to develop the School Improvement and LAND Trust plans which are focused on increasing student achievement in our school and may include provisions for professional development. Throughout the school year, the SCC reviews school data, identifies academic needs, sets measurable goals, establishes action steps to reach those goals, and evaluates success of the plans. This gives parents and school employees opportunity to be involved in the decision making process at the local school level.
The SCC is responsible for determining how the LAND Trust funds are used in our school. When Utah was granted Statehood, parcels of land were placed in a perpetual Trust with the children of Utah as beneficiaries. Revenues from these lands go into the Permanent State School Fund. The dividends and interest of that fund are distributed annually to each public school in Utah. Our school received $27,170 during the 2014-2015 school year.
Additionally the SCC serves as an advisory council to the school and district administration as well as the Canyons District Board of Education. In this role, an SCC fosters communication between the school and the community on local school issues. The School Community Council is a vital partner in fulfilling the mission of Canyons School District: Every student will graduate college-and-career ready.
2016-2017 School Year
All meetings will take place in the Media Center at 3:20 P.M.
- 2016 - 2017 School Plan - Plan
- September 7, 2016 - Minutes
- October 5, 2016 - Agenda Minutes
- December 14, 2016 - Agenda
- January 5, 2017 - Agenda
- February 1, 2017
- March 1, 2017
- March 29, 2017
- May 10, 2017 - Agenda
- September 10, 2015 - Agenda
- January 16, 2016 - Minutes
- February 23, 2016 - Minutes
- May 10, 2016 - Minutes
- Year End Summary Report 2015 - 2016 - Sumary
- September 21, 2012 - Minutes
- October 26, 2012 - Minutes
- Mid-Year Summary/Report of SCC Progress and Activity 2012 - 2013 - Summary
- January 25, 2013 - Minutes
- April 12, 2013 Minutes
- May 3, 2013 - Agenda / Minutes
- September 16, 2011 - Minutes
- October 14, 2011 - Minutes
- Mid-Year Summary/Report of SCC Progress and Activity 2011 - 2012 - Summary
- February 10, 2012 - Minutes
- April 27, 2012 - Minutes
- Final Year- End Summary/Report for 2011-2012 - Summary
- Mid-Year Summary/Report of SCC Progress and Activity 2010 - 2011 - Summary
- Community Council Summary Report for 2010-2011 - Summary
- Final Year- End Summary/Report for 2010-2011 - Summary
- 2013-14 - LANDTrust Report
PDF attachment of SCC Rules of Order
- If for some reason a member cannot attend a scheduled meeting, notification should be given to the chair prior to the meeting.
- If an SCC member misses three meetings during a given school year they will be invited to provide a written resignation and the respective group (parent or employee) will appoint a replacement. If alternate members were selected, their appointment to the vacated seat will be ratified by the SCC.
- If no alternates are available to serve, the SCC may seek out parents or school employees to be appointed.
- A quorum is defined as a majority of members with the stipulation that the majority must follow the legal composition of the council and have at minimum, one more parent member than employee member present to vote.
- School Community Council will meet monthly September through May. The majority of the council must approve of canceling and/or calling additional meetings.
- Subcommittees may be established or dissolved by a majority vote of the council. Parent members may serve on one or more sub-committees.
- Each subcommittee will be chaired or co-chaired by at least one elected school community council member, which will report regularly to the SCC on the committee’s progress.
- Additional community members, both employee and parent, that are not elected SCC members may serve on any subcommittee with the approval of the SCC.
- Other subcommittees will be created or discontinued as needed. Please see supplementary information for details of current subcommittees.
- All meetings will be conducted using Robert’s Rules of Order.
- Meetings will begin on time, use time wisely and finish on time, and stay focused on the agenda.
- A speaker must be recognized by the Chair before addressing the group.
- Members and guests will come prepared to participate and avoid side conversations during the meeting.
- Respect for others in verbal and non-verbal communications will be shown at all times.
- Avoid disruptions by silencing cell phones and taking necessary calls or conversations out of the room during meetings.
- SCC members will receive training on the basic elements and procedures of Robert’s Rules of Order.
- Officers will be elected by the SCC at the September meeting each school year. The current Chair will serve through the summer months, assist with SCC elections, conduct the September meeting and assist the new leadership in the transition even if they no longer have a student at Canyon View. Leadership positions include: A) Chair: creates agendas and conducts the meetings. Other duties as outlined in Canyons District policy. B) Vice-Chair: works with the Chair and conducts the meeting in the case of the Chair’s absence. C) Co-Chairs may be elected as long as at least one of them is a parent member. If co-chairs are elected, the position of Vice-Chair is not necessary.
- Secretary: Takes notes at the meeting and creates the minutes for approval by the SCC. Is also responsible for recording the meeting according to the Open Meeting regulations.
- PTA Liaison: May be an elected parent member of the committee, or an ex-officio non-voting member.
- Guest may share appropriate input on subjects that fall under the SCC purview. A patron may bring a topic to the SCC by contacting the Chair at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting and asking to be added to the agenda. The SCC may invite any person/group to make a presentation on issues pertinent to the role of the SCC. The items that are appropriate for discussion by School Community Councils include, but not limited to: A) School improvement Plan. B) School LAND Trust Plan. C) Assistance in the development of the Staff Professional Development Plan. D) Academic needs of the school, with the direction to determine the greatest academic need of the school for LAND Trust Plan expenditures E) Advise and make recommendations regarding school programs and issues relating to the community environment for students. F) Parent/School communication and involvement. Items not to be discussed by the School Community Council include: A) Any personnel issues, B) individual student information.
- These Bylaws will be posted on the SCC page of the school website. Each SCC member will read and agree to abide by the Bylaws as signified on their declaration of candidacy and at the beginning of each school year.
- The number of School Community Council members will be limited to _____ parent representatives and _____ school employee members.
- If there are more candidates than available seats, two alternates will be selected from the remaining candidates in the order of the number of votes received. They will be appointed as voting members of the council if a seat is vacated prior to the next election.