What is the School Community Council?
Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents to be actively involved in their children’s education. Each year, the school receives a distribution of funds from Utah’s School LAND Trust Program, and it’s the Council’s job to prioritize how these funds will be used to address the school’s greatest academic needs. School Community Councils hold elections once a year to fill open seats, and are comprised of parents and school employees, including the principal. Parents make up the majority of the Council, outnumbering employees by at least two. Working together, Council members review school data, identify school needs, establish school goals (or a success plan), and allocate LAND Trust funds toward accomplishing those goals. School Community Councils also discuss school digital and safety plans, and throughout the year, serve as an advisory group to the school principal, district administrators, and the Canyons Board of Education. In this role, the Council fosters communication between the school and the community on local school issues, and is a vital partner in fulfilling Canyons’ college- and career-readiness mission. Resources to assist Council members in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities can be found on Canyons District’s website.
How to Join School Community Council:
Eastmont is requests nominations and voting for additional members for the School Community Council at the beginning of the school year. According to Canyons School District policy, each school in Canyons District should have a School Community Council whose function is to: 1. Participate in the development of the School Improvement Plan, including the allocations of funding development of the LAND Trust Plan 2. Advise and assist in creating a school wide Professional Development Plan 3. Provide a forum for community discussion of school related concerns The School Community Council is directed to meet a minimum of four times during the school year. School community councils have at least four parents or guardian members and three employee members, including the principal, but may have larger membership. It is our desire to have a broad representation of the areas within our school boundary. If you are interested in serving on this council, please fill out the form included in your registration packet and return to Eastmont’s main office by the date listed on the form. Voting will be held in the main office. If you have any questions regarding the Council, please contact a current member or call the school at 801-826-7000.
2019-2020 Council Members
Please feel free to contact any member of the council with items you would like to have presented at the next meeting.
Amy Bryant – Chair (Parent)
Jessica Dalton – Vice Chair (Parent)
Stacy Kurtzhals – Principal/Director
Taylor Hansen – Secretary
Jennifer Jolley – Parent/Licensed District Employee
2019-2020 Meeting Schedule
All meetings will be held at Eastmont Middle in Room 300 at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month unless specified.
September 18, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 20, 2019*
December XX, 2019**
January 15, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 18, 2020***
April 15, 2020****
May 20, 2020
*Changed due to Thanksgiving Recess
**No meetings as voted upon by SCC
***Rescheduled due to COVID-19
****Due to the rescheduling of March’s meeting to April 2nd there was no April meeting
Estimated Carry-over from the 2018-2019 Progress Report: $410
Estimated Distribution in 2019-2020: $84,823
Summary of Estimated Expenditures For 2019-2020: $80,687
Estimated Carry-over to the 2019-2020 Year: $4,136