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School Community Council (SCC)

UPCOMING Meeting:  Tuesday, October 26th

Overview of the Duties of the School Community Council
The School Community Council (SCC) is a shared governance council formed by the parents and staff of Dilworth Elementary in accordance with state law. The SCC was established in 1974 by the Salt Lake School Board, which has empowered each SCC to make decisions regarding their school as a cooperative means of improving the educational programs and conditions within that school. Its membership should represent school employees and parents or guardians of students. Ideas for discussion topics may be generated by any individual or group in the school community.

Decisions and responsibilities allocated to the SCC by Utah state statute include the following:

  • Develop a School Improvement Plan (SIP).
  • Develop the School LAND Trust Plan.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a school professional development plan.
  • Develop and implement a child access routing plan (safe walking routes to and from school). SNAP
  • Advise and make recommendations to school and school district administrators and the local school board regarding the school and its programs, school district programs, and other issues relating to the community environment for students.
  • Develop a reading achievement plan.

The School Community Council meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:15 a.m. The SCC is an open public meeting.

Community Council Meeting Dates​ for 2021-22:

Sept 28, 2021 Nov 23, 2021 Feb 22, 2022 April 26, 2022   
Oct 26, 2021 Jan 25, 2022 March 22, 2022 May 24, 2022   
NAME POSITION E-MAIL ADDRESS
Richard Squire Principal richard.squire@slcschools.org
Carolyn Billings Secretary carolyn.billings@slcschools.org

Megan Lopez

SCC Chair

                 meganflopez@gmail.com

Abbie Carter-Smith PTA President                           ajbcartersmith@yahoo.com
Tallie Buttars SIC                   Chair/Teacher   tallie.buttars@slcschools.org

Erin Davis

Parent erin.blundell@gmail.com
Nathan Eldredge Parent nathaneldredge@gmail.com
Nate Fotheringham Parent nate@rockworthco.com
David Lindes Parent david.lindes@gmail.com
Jennifer Linford Vice Chair jlakelinford@gmail.com

Elizabeth Arnold

Teacher elizabeth.arnold@slcschools.org
Rachelle Park Teacher rachelle.park@slcschools.org
     
     

 Summary of LAND Trust Money Received-

2019 – 2020        

$ 70,737

2020 – 2021         

 $ 71,413

2021 – 2022                       

$ 63,875

2022 – 2023                        

 

2023 – 2024                        

 

2024 – 2025                        

 

Rules of Order and Procedure

This template was developed at the request of schools and districts to meet a new requirement for school community councils to adopt Rules of Order and Procedure (53A-1a-108.1). The template may be reviewed and amended by councils to meet their needs or councils may develop their own.

 

To promote ethical behavior and civil discourse each council member shall:

· Attend council meetings on time and prepared

· Make decisions with the needs of students as the main objective

· Listen to and value diverse opinions

· Be sure the opinions of those you represent are included in discussions

· Expect accountability and be prepared to be accountable

· Act with integrity

 

Rules of Procedure:

All meetings are open to the public and the public is welcome to attend.

The agenda of each upcoming meeting with draft minutes of the prior meeting will be made available to all council members at least one week in advance, will be posted on the school website and made available in the main office. The agenda will include the date, time and location of the meeting.

Minutes will be kept of all meetings, prepared in draft format for approval at the next scheduled meeting.

The council will prepare a timeline for the school year that includes due dates for all required reporting and other activities/tasks that the council agrees to assume or participate in. The timeline will assist in preparation of agendas to be sure the council accomplishes their work in a timely manner.

The chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments. In the absence of the chair the vice-chair shall conduct meetings.

Meetings shall be conducted, and action taken according to very simplified rules of parliamentary procedure as required in 53A-1a-108.1(9)(i). Items on the agenda take priority over other discussions coming before the council. Council action will be taken by motions and voting with votes and motions recorded in the minutes.

A motion (or an action to be taken by the council) is stated as a motion. Someone else on the council “seconds” the motion indicating that at least one other person on the council feels the

motion is worthy of discussion. Then the council members may provide input and discussion as called upon by the chair. When discussion seems complete the chair may call for a vote on the motion. Or when a member of the council “calls the previous question” (a motion to end discussion of the first motion), a second is required and then, without discussion the chair calls for a vote that must pass by 2/3. If the vote on the previous question fails, the council goes back to discussing the first motion. If the motion to call the previous question passes, the chair directly calls for a vote on the first motion. A vote to call the previous question is usually used to move business along.

 

School Community Council Meetings