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Community Council

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year. It is always an exciting time of year with many opportunities to come. I am eager to get our Community Council meetings started and wanted to let you know the dates for the year. The dates are as follows:

  • October 16 @ 12:00
  • November 20 @ 12:00
  • January 29 @ 12:00
  • February 26 @ 12:00
  • March 19 @ 12:00

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RULES OF ORDER FOR COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Simple Motions of Parliamentary Procedure

MOTION

DOES IT REQUIRE A 2ND?

IS IT DEBATABLE?

CAN IT BE AMENDED?

IS A VOTE REQUIRED

Adjourn

yes

no

no

majority

Amend a motion

yes

yes

yes

majority

Close nominations

yes

no

yes

2/3

Main motion

yes

yes

yes

majority

Point of Order

no

no

no

ruled on by chair

Previous Question

yes

no

no

2/3

Reconsider

yes

yes

no

majority

Withdrawal of Motion

no

no

no

majority

  • A tie vote is a lost vote.

  • A main motion may be amended.

  • Nominations can be closed by saying, "I move to close nominations."

  • Most motions are main motions.

  • A point of order is offered when there is some question if procedure had been followed correctly.

  • To stop debate or discussion on a motion and force the vote, a member would say, "I move the previous question." This requires a second and a 2/3 vote

  • Hasty action may be corrected by use of the motion to reconsider.  This motion may be made only by one who voted on the prevailing side.

  • A person who made the motion may withdraw the same motion.

2017-2018 Trust Lands plan

Goal #1

The students will have 90% proficiency or higher on the DIBELS end of year testing by May of 2017 due to the use of two highly qualified paraprofessionals.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Writing

Measurements

We will assess how students are doing based on how many students are selected in the fall for LLI and how many are released in January. We will do the same with the January to May group. We will also use our Treasures benchmark data as another indicator of growth. Our baseline data will be our beginning of the year DIBELS data and the completed measurement will be the DIBELS end of the year.

Action Plan Steps

We will rehire our two highly qualified paraprofessionals to teach tier 2 intervention students in each grade level K-2. The paraprofessionals will use the Leveled Literacy Intervention program (LLI) with a group of 3-4 students. The students are assessed in August and groups are made according to the students' reading level. The students with the lowest reading level will be placed in the LLI intervention groups. The students have a total of 16 weeks of instruction in the program then they are reassessed in January and new groups are formed according to their levels.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost
Total: $15,000
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Rehired two highly qualified paraprofessionals to teach our Leveled Literacy groups for Tier 2 instruction for K-2 students.

$15,000

Goal #2

Due to monthly professional development for teachers, we will see an increase in their students' proficiency in questioning, engagement, GVCs, and students directed learning based on the DIBELS and SAGE testing in May of 2018.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Social Studies

Measurements

We will use the Treasures weekly and unit assessments along with the My Math chapter and benchmarks to check the progress of the students. The completed measurement will be the DIBELS and SAGE assessments taken in May of 2018.

Action Plan Steps

The teachers will receive monthly training in math questioning, engagement, GVCs, and student directed learning as their professional development. We will hire substitutes to rotate from different classrooms in each grade level so the teachers have a total of 45 minutes of professional development a month. With this training we would expect to see our DIBELS and SAGE scores increase.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost
Total: $2,000
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Hire substitutes to watch the classroom as teachers attend a 45 minute study group every month.

$2,000

Goal #3

Due to the students having a STEAM activity monthly, the teachers will see an increase in their students' science and math scores using the SAGE testing in May of 2018. The teachers will also see an increase in the students' technology, engineering, and arts proficiency as measured by the desire to participate in STEAM activities.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Fine Arts

Measurements

We will use the Treasures weekly and unit assessments along with the My Math chapter and benchmark to check the progress of the students. The completed measurements will be DIBELS and SAGE assessments taken in May 0f 2018. The students will also participate in a short survey to see their motivation for participation.

Action Plan Steps

We will hire a paraprofessional to instruct our students twice a month using the Olympiad materials. The students will have this twice a month for 30 minutes each time.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost
Total: $2,000
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Hire a paraprofessional to train students on STEAM twice a month for 30 minutes each time.

$2,000

Goal #4

The students will increase the keyboarding, reading, and mathematic skills as indicated on the DIBELS and SAGE testing in May of 2018

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Technology

Measurements

We will use the DIBELS and SAGE testing in May to determine how the students have made progress.

Action Plan Steps

We will purchase 60 computers and keep them on a cart when not used. The cart with the computers will allow students to use computers all year since they aren't able to use the lab during all testing windows. The computers will be kept in a central place and there will be a sign up sheet for the teachers to check them out during the day.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost
Total: $26,000
Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)

Purchase 60 computers and a cart for both.

$26,000

Goal #5

Due to the students having music and art twice monthly, the teachers will see an increase in their students' proficiency in patterns, rhythms, and beats. These skills will increase the students' proficiency in the areas of mathematics and reading based on the DIBELS and SAGE testing in May of 2018.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Fine Arts

Measurements

We will use the Treasures weekly and unit assessments along with the My Math chapter and benchmarks to check the progress of the students. The completed measurements will be the DIBELS and SAGE assessments taken in May of 2018.

Action Plan Steps

We will have the Beverly Taylor Sorensen instructor that we share with another school. The students will have their instruction once a week for 30 minutes each time.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost
Total: $8,000
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Rehire our certified instructor to be the Beverly Taylor Sorenson teacher.

$8,000

Goal #6

Since the students in the Chinese program will have two paraprofessionals from Taiwan, we will see an increase in the YCT and APPL scores.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language

Measurements

We will use the YCT and APPL scores to determine the effectiveness of the two paraprofessionals.

Action Plan Steps

We will hire two paraprofessionals from Taiwan. The two paraprofessionals will be rotated in the different Chinese classrooms. They will also be used as substitutes when the certified Chinese teachers are ill or in trainings.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost
Total: $5,610
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Hire two paraprofessionals from Taiwan.

$5,610

Goal #7

The students in the Lego League program will score in the 70 percent range on the SAGE for math and science. These students will increase their knowledge in classroom assignments, projects, and experiments.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Technology

Measurements

We will use the SAGE score for these students to measure their growth for the year.

Action Plan Steps

We will hire two paraprofessionals to coach the Lego program (lower and younger age students). The Lego program will go from August until January and will involve students in grades 1st-5th. 
We will also use some of the money to buy supplies that are needed for this program.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost
Total: $1,000
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Hire two coaches

$800
General Supplies (610)

We will need general supplies to run the Lego League program.

$200

Goal #8

The students involved in the after school code changing program will score 70 percent or higher on the SAGE science and math assessment. These students will also increase their knowledge in classroom assignments, projects, and experiments.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Technology
  • Science

Measurements

We will use the SAGE scores for Math and Science to look for growth for the students that are part of the coding program.

Action Plan Steps

We will hire a paraprofessional to teach the students how to do coding.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost
Total: $1,000
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Hire a coach for the coding program that will be offered after school.

$800
General Supplies (610)

We may need supplies for the coding program.

$200

Goal #9

All students will score at least a 70 percent on the SAGE assessment and pass their essential standard assessment for science each trimester.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Fine Arts

Measurements

We will use the SAGE and the essential standard assessments for science.

Action Plan Steps

We will add a science lab for our students to use during the day. The teachers will sign up for a time and use the lab. The lab will have a COW so students can do science experiments that are on the internet. The students will also have kits they will use that are selected by standards (according to what the teacher is teaching). There will be kits for every grade level and each standard.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost
Total: $15,000
General Supplies (610)

We will be purchasing kits that fit in each grade level standard for science.

$4,000
Software (670)

We will need different software in the science lab.

$1,000
Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)

Purchase a COW for the science lab.

$10,000

Summary of Estimated Expenditures

Category Estimated Cost
(entered by the school)
Total: $75,610
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) $34,210
General Supplies (610) $4,400
Software (670) $1,000
Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730) $36,000

Funding Estimates

Estimates Totals
Estimated Carry-over from the 2016-2017 Progress Report $12,556
Estimated Distribution in 2017-2018 $62,686
Total ESTIMATED Available Funds for 2017-2018 $75,242
Summary of Estimated Expenditures For 2017-2018 $75,610
This number may not be a negative number     Total ESTIMATED Carry Over to 2018-2019 -$368

Increased Distribution

The 2017-2018 distribution in this plan is an estimate. If the actual distribution is more than the estimate, how will additional funds be spent to implement the goals described in the plan?

The committee would like to purchase computers if there is a surplus.

Publicity

  • School assembly
  • School newsletter
  • School website

2017-2018 Minutes

Minutes from October 16th, 2017
Goal of Community Council: Oversee the needs of the school in the areas of academic and safety and how those needs can be funded through trusts lands.
Training: Oct 25th 6-8PM  at Dixie State in the Gardner Ballroom.
Dibels Testing how the kids compared to the end of last year to the beginning of this year and with the other schools in the district. Most of the classes scored 3rd-6th in the district with Kindergarten farther down needing some support.
Language Arts: Getting a new program and in the pilot stage at this time.
Math: Using my math/Envisions. Envisions is a lot harder this year. 
Computer programs:
The kids seem to be doing pretty good. Math space for 3-5 grade, it takes the place of ALEKS. Lexia, Xtra Math, Waterford K-1 are the current programs being used. Acheive 3000  is the new reading program for the upper grades, when they graduate from Lexia. 
CSIP: 
Professional Development: The Circus Theme. Things changed because of the Plantooning. 2 groups doing growth mindsent, some doing the TPT (Total Participation Techiniques) for example all students will hold up something to show knowledge. All of the science teachers are going to a training and Lesa Dewey is going to the trainings also and supports the teachers back here at the school. Two teachers are trying the Socratic method of reading. 
SAGE scores: all of the scores have increased through the years. Some individual classes were low and will be getting the support that they need.
Susan is still looking for someone to teach an after school coding program.

2015-2016 MINUTES

Community Council

Minutes from November 21, 2016

Safety on Malaga

Edward from Santa Clara discussed the possibility of other crosswalks. They can’t just paint more because there is liability with crosswalks and they can’t have crosswalks within 600 feet.  The city will need to do more studies. You can’t put a cross walk without lights, signs etc. Santa Clara city will look at the options discussed.  Contact Fred Fage (Building Inspector) 656-4690 ext 217 with any questions.

Dibels

Lesa explained what Dibels is, what is tested at each grade level, and when the test is given throughout the year. Dibels tests help to determine intervention groups and it gives the teachers good information on reading patterns. Dibels determines funding for reading programs and interventionist.

Joyce Wilkinson-Digital Plan

The current digital Plan includes internet safety and how Joyce  goes through videos with the students. She talks about not giving out personal information and other internet safety information. The K-1st grade will be using the Waterford reading program when they come in for computer time.  2nd grade comes in once a week for 30 minutes and have been doing the Dance Mat Typing program. 3rd grade will do 17 typing review lessons and then will do Typing Instructor for Kids which  is a website. Joyce will give us more information and Susan will send it out to the parents. 4-5th grades are learning how to use Google Docs and typing.

CSIP

Susan went over the CSIP plan

Goal #1 Reading Interventionists, they do an amazing job and are very needed.

Goal #2 Monthly professional development Lesa has been videoing the teachers and conferencing with them after so they can reflect. Groups include questioning, close reading, self directed learning, engagement.

Goal #3 STEAM Goals, two paraprofessionals teach classes twice a month.

Goal #4 Buy another COW (Computer On Wheels) Cart.

Goal #5 Music and Art twice monthly; the money helps pay to match the Beverly Taylor Sorensen Grant and fund a teacher.

Goal #6 Paraprofessionals from Taiwan, we could only afford one, but she is a big help to the 1st grade and is a sharp teacher.

Intervention Groups

Paraprofessionals work Mon-Thurs. They are a huge benefit and they keep great data on each student.

Community Council Rules and Regulations

Becky reviewed the new information added to the Community Council regulations.

Parent Survey

We discussed the safety concerns. We reviewed the parent responses to the five questions. The five questions were Safety Concerns at School, Safety concerns to and from school, academic areas parents are impressed with, academic areas you would like to see improvements in, any other concerns regarding academic or safety. We had some great parent responses.

Next Meeting: January 30, 2017


October 17, 2016 Minutes
Community Council

Dibels: Arrowhead was 3rd in the district on Dibels testing.

Language Arts: Treasures Program, we are keeping it for another 3 years.

Math: My math is the district program, Envisions for Chinese 1-3 grade. 4-5 Chinese does Science and Chinese.

SAGE Interim: it gives the kids practice for SAGE. Testlets is a program the kids practice on the computer taking tests straight from the standards. Can parents opt out of SAGE and still take testlets? Susan will find out

CSIP: Consolidated School Improvement plan. The wall has all of the grade level standards or GVCs and which kids need interventions. CSIP ls the district plan for standards and reporting. Susan will print out the whole report if requested. Teachers update them each Trimester.

Trust Lands Money: We use trust lands money for interventions as well as professional development.

Teacher Professional Development: Mrs. Dewey is training them in 3 areas.self directed learning(teachers can choose what they want to better themselves) they plan it and do it themselves. Similar to student self directed learning. Helping teachers to implement more opportunities for self directed learning. Engagement and Reading text closely for comprehension are the three areas of focus. Mrs. Dewey goes in and does observations, takes data and then follows up with each teacher.

 Trust Lands Administration website will tell all about the purpose of trust lands and would be great for all council members to see, “Earning for Education” is the Youtube video it is 6 minutes long.

 Trust Lands Money Uses: Laura and Shauna are intervention aides $15,000, other money goes to professional development for teachers to hire substitute teachers. $2,000. STEAM 10 hours a month $2,000 dollars a year. COW (Computer on Wheel)s goal is to have each grade to have computers $13000, Music Teacher, Beverly Taylor Grant we match the $8000 grant. $2900 for a Chinese intern. The school also hired a couple of aides for the non Chinese classes as well, but it didn’t come from Trust Lands money.

Gold Medal Schools: Healthy food options and fit walk.

Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship: Charlie worked with all lab aides and they came up with a plan. Can the students and parents watch a video together and then sign it? They do that at the other schools. Joyce will go over it next time and we will vote on it.

Community Council Survey: we will go over it next time.

Drop off and pick up could improve. Malaga is a big problem, wish there were cross walks. Susan will invite Edward Dickey from Santa Clara city. Paint the curb on Cynthia red, paint cross walks on Malaga.

Ginny Nobis-organizes interventions 9:10-10:10, 10:15-11:15, 11:20-12:20 groups using LLI program. Every 10 lessons they move a level. (1-2nd grade)

Soar to Success in 3-5th grade. Interventions match need. Close Reading Group to get Lexile higher. They are all push in groups, so the aides come into the classroom.

November 9, 2015
Minutes Community Council Minutes from 11/09/15


Attending – Susan Harrah, Jon Gibb, Ryan Anderosn, Cheryl Patton, Heather Lewis, Stacy Howard, Allyson Gardner, Janice Chandler, Lisa Justeson, Lesa Dewey

Welcome -
Student Achievement:

  • SAGE -We finished the interim

  • DIBELS – We will test in January

  • Language Arts – (Groups for Intervention)

  • Math

Consolidated School Improvement Plan (C.S.I.P.) and Reading Plan

  • CSIP We are doing well. Check out the wall and monitor

  • Interventions -

Professional Development

  • Lesa Dewey – updates

General Information

  • Training for Committee -Reviewed the Community Council training packet and any changes

  • We need to have elections in the spring

  • Gold Medal Schools -

Safety

  • Safety patrol (students) walking pedestrians across the road

  • Any safety concerns?

  • Any questions or concerns that need to be addressed?

Next meeting will be January 25th



October 19th, 2015
Agenda
Community Council 10/19/15
Welcome- We won’t have training until Oct. 28 so we will share new information in Nov.

o Student Achievement:
      o SAGE- Testing information. Results from last year
      o DIBELS- Results from last year
      o Language Arts- No unit tests required this year. Some teachers use it and some are using the scores
      o Math- We don’t have any district comparisons.
o Consolidated School Improvement Plan (C.S.I.P) and Reading Plan
     o CSIP- We are doing well. Check out the wall and monitor
     o Interventions- Go over what we offer
o Professional Development
     o Lesa Dewey
o General Information
     o STEAM program – Comm. Council funds help with that
     o Chinese Dual Immersion Program- Just working on our 5th grade…Lesley Sparks is the teacher
     o Gold Medal Schools-
     o COWS ARE VITAL! Mrs. Chandler
o Safety
     o Safety patrol (students) walking pedestrians across the road
     o Any safety concerns?
     o Any questions or concerns that need to be addressed?

 

 

2014-2015 MINUTES

014-2015 Minutes

 March 23, 2015 minutes February 23, 2015 minutes January 26, 2015 minutes November 20, 2014 minutes

November 10, 2014

Arrowhead Elementary

12:00pm

Members present: Jon Gibb, Lindsey Keetch, Jackie Fonnesbeck, Alyson Gardner, Becky Dunn, Cheryl Patton

Members absent: Heather Lewis, Heather Brey, Janice Chandler, Susan Harrah, Ryan Anderson

Student Achievement:

SAGE results – we looked at the results and compared our results to other school districts.

C.S.I.P.

-Interventions are going great

-SEP’s will be held next week

Chinese Dual Immersion

All Chinese teachers from the district are having training from staff developers

Safety

Reunification drill went very well.

Field gates are being locked every night because of vandalism to the school.

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:25

 

October 20, 2014 minutes

October 20, 2014

Arrowhead Elementary

12:00pm

Members present: Jackie Fonnesbeck, Becky Dunn, Cheryl Patton, Alyson Gardner, Lindsey Keetch, Susan Goodman, Heather Lewis, Heather Brey, Janice Chandler, Ryan Anderson, Susan Harrah

Members absent: Jon Gibb

Community Council:

*Chairperson – Jon Gibb; Vice chair – TBD next meeting

*Jon will be going to training for Community Council tomorrow.

*Community council members make sure to watch the training video on You Tube

Student Achievement:

*SAGE scores will be available October 27th.

*Math and Language arts – hope to have some data on the last benchmark soon!

C.S.I.P.

*looked over the C.S.I.P. plans

*Looked over the Trust Lands plan -teachers report that iPads are great in the classroom; C.O.W.S. are working out great as well.

General Information:

*Our school has the highest number of kids in the district.

*Reunification this week!

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE ON COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Serving on the School Community Council

Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents and teachers to contribute and help improve academic performance at our school.  The school receives an annual dividend from the school trust lands.  Our council decides how these funds will be used.  This year our school received $32,000 from the School LAND Trust Program.  The council reviews and prepares other academic plans for our students each year.  All plans are reviewed for final approval by our school board.  Councils also act in an advisory capacity to school and school district administrations.

Qualifications

Every public school in Utah has a School Community Council.  The councils are made up of school employees who are elected by employees and parents who are elected by parents of students attending the school.  Membership terms are for two years.  Elections are held at the beginning of each school year. Parent members must have a student attending the school at least one of the two years of their term of service.  Employees must be employed by the school district at the school.  For more information please visit www.schoollandtrust.org.

Please fill out EITHER the Parent member information OR the Employee member information.

The from is due to the school principal before May 2016


Yes! I would like to serve on the School Community Council

Parent/Guardian Information:

Parent/Guardian Printed Name___________________________

Phone:_________________  Email______________________

I am the parent/guardian of students:                 Name                             Grade
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I am also a licensed employee of this school district      Yes〈       )       No〈      )

School Employee Information:

School Employee Printed Name_______________________

Phone:_____________________   Email: _____________________

  _____________________      ______

  Signature                                              Date

 

SCHOOL LAND TRUST PLANS

SCHOOL LAND TRUST PLANS
Questions for reviewing School Plans or creating a Review Rubric
June 2014
PROGRESS REPORT ON THE CURRENT PLAN
Are the identified academic needs consistent with the approved plan?
Is the plan implementation narrative consistent with the approved plan?
Is the total financial expenditure consistent with the approved plan?
ACADEMIC PLAN FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
Does the plan identify an academic need to be addressed that is a component of the School Improvement Plan? (See Appropriate Expenditures – below)
Is there a course of action outlined to meet the need?
Does the course of action specify programs, practices, materials and equipment needed for implementation?
How does the plan directly impact students?
Does the plan include a component to demonstrate measurable increased performance?
Does the proposed budget agree with the action plan narrative?
OTHER ITEMS FOR SCHOOL BOARDS TO CONSIDER
Does the plan support district wide goals?
Are the goals meaningful and measurable?
SMART goals are a simple tool councils can use
Are the measurements showing improvement?
Does the “contingency plan” if more money is distributed than estimated support the goals?
Carry-over – is the board comfortable with the amount and reason for any carry-over?
What training would support the schools in their work on councils?

Arrowhead school motto "We pledge to do our best, be our best and better those around us."