What is the School Community Council?
School Community Councils are comprised of elected parents and/or guardians whose children attend the school, elected employee representatives, and the school principal. As directed by state law, School Community Councils (SCC) review achievement data, help identify academic needs, provide input on school improvement plans (TSSP), and assist in evaluating the success of the plans. In addition, SCCs assist with the development and review of the School Safety Plan, the Digital Citizenship Plan, and Positive Behaviors Plan. SCCs also review and may offer input to the school electronic devices plan, safe walking routes plan and the school attendance plan.
The SCC is also 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.
Serving on the School Community Council is an excellent way to be part of school improvement and supporting your child’s educational experience. If you are interested in being a part of the School Community Council, please contact the school principal for information on how to apply. SCC elections for open seats take place once a year. Each school will advertise for open seats in their newsletter, on the website and/or in registration information and notify parents of when elections will take place and how to apply.
Every school website has a section on School Community Councils including who representatives are currently, meeting schedule, approved plans, agendas, and minutes of meetings and more.
Most importantly, your involvement with your child’s education will lay a foundation for future success at school and beyond. Please take time each day to talk with your child about school and encourage proper study habits.
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.
Funding Distribution History
|LAND Trust Funds||TSSA Funds|
2023-2024 Council Members
Contact any member of the council with questions, concerns, or future agenda item requests.
All meetings will be held at Eastmont Middle in Room 305 at 5:30 PM.
All meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month unless specified.