What is Community Council
The public is welcome to attend meetings and notice is provided so the public can participate, including posting an agenda on the door of the school beginning 10 days before each meeting. The notice includes the date and location of the meeting. Written minutes of all meetings are being kept along with a recording labeled with the date, time and place. The notice of the upcoming meeting and the minutes of the prior meeting are posted on the school website at least one week in advance.
The Utah State Legislature passed a law in 2000 requiring every public school in the state to establish a School Community Council at the school-site level (Utah Code. Section 53A-1a-108). Each School Community Council consists of the principal, school employees, and parents or guardians of students in the school. The School Community Council determines their school's greatest academic need and prepares a plan to address that need with the school's portion of the money distributed from the School LAND Trust program.
A bill passed in the 2015 legislative session giving School Community Councils the responsibility to partner with school administration in creating a safe and constructive internet environment for students. If your council is looking for training options to meet the new Safe Technology and Digital Citizenship requirements, there are resources available at no charge. Please see the document below for a list of these resources.
Join the "Utah School Community Councils" group on Facebook