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Template to Prepare 2015-2016 School LAND Trust Plan

This template is a tool to assist school community councils as they prepare the 2015-2016 School Plan

  • It may be used as a discussion guide for councils to prepare the School Plan.
  • It may be used to prepare and approve the school plan for approval by the local school board while the school page login is unavailable.  When the online form is available and the school plan is approved by the local board, the information in the template shall be entered online.
  • It may serve as a template to copy/paste the information into the online forms and retain a record of the entry if your district due date is after March.    
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School Plan 2015-2016

1. Briefly describe the School LAND Trust Plan by explaining each goal the council has identified.Plans should be research based. If your school has more than five goals, you will need to describe additional goals within the fifth goal. For this template, if you have more than one goal, please copy/paste the entire Goal Section for each goal and renumber them.  A complete goal section is found between **** and **** below.

 

New programming will not accept charts or graphs.  Information in formats other than regular text should be attached in PDF documents at the end of the form.

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GOAL #1

State the specific goal in a sentence or two including when the school will reach the goal.

75% of the students (Gr 1-3) who are identified as intensive on the beginning-of-year DIBELS test will progress a minimum of one level (to strategic or benchmark) on the end-of-year test.

b. Highlight the academic area for this goal from the list. You may select more than one area for this goal.

Mathematics

Reading

Fine Arts

Science

Writing

Technology

Health

Foreign Language

Social Studies

c. Identify the specific measurement(s) you will use to determine if you are making progress towards the goal. Include the baseline and completed measurement. A table or graph in a PDF may be attached at the end of the School Plan entry.

We will list those students who are identified as intensive on the BOY DIBELS test and track their progress to the end-of-year and be able to identify the percentage of students who showed quantifiable progress as a result of the formal interventions being supported by services provided by Land Trust monies.

In addition to classroom Tier II instruction, 100% of students who are identified as intensive by the DIBELS tests will receive additional reading interventions from the Reading Intervention Team, ELL aide or the Special Education team.

d. List the specific steps of the ACTION PLAN to reach this goal. Be sure to include a description of how each expenditure is part of the action plan.

DIBELS assessment will be conducted three times per year for students in Grades 1-3.

100% of students in Grades 1-3 who have been identified as intensive according to the DIBELS test will receive formal reading interventions.

In addition to the school’s Reading Coach, at least two Reading aides will continue to be employed to provide small-group reading interventions to at-risk readers.

DIBELS assessment will be conducted at regular intervals for students in Grades 1-3.

Reading intervention services will be expanded to serve at-risk readers identified in K and Grades 4-6 as possible.

Reading intervention services will be expanded to serve Spanish-Immersion students who need literacy support in Spanish.

e. Does this goal include a behavioral/character education/leadership component?

YES     NO

If Yes, Explain the behavioral/character education/leadership component and clearly describe how it directly affects student academic achievement.

How much money do you plan to spend on the behavioral/character education/leadership component?  Expenditures must total no more than 20% of the distribution for 2015-2016 (excluding carryover) and may not exceed $5,000.

Planned EXPENDITURES for behavioral/character education/leadership – Use the dropdown menu to select an expenditure category (the categories are the same as in f below).  You may select more than one category.  Then enter the amount you plan to spend in that category with a short explanation describing the expenditure and how it is part of the ACTION PLAN

f. Planned expenditures (for all expenditures that are not included in part e)

You may select more than one category for each goal.

For this template, highlight a category (or categories) from the list below.  Then type the amount you plan to spend in that category with a ‘short explanation’’ describing the expenditure and how it is part of the ACTION PLAN.

AN EXAMPLE of a ‘short explanation’ in Salaries and Employee Benefits: One aide assisting with math instruction.

Expenditure Categories:

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) – $34,000 At least two aides to assist with reading intervention

Professional and Technical Services (300)

Repairs and Maintenance (400)

Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500)

Travel (580)

General Supplies (610)

Library Books (644)

Periodicals, AV Materials (650-660)

Software (670)

Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)

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Insert a new goal here, if needed, by copy/pasting the entire goal section here and changing the goal #.

GOAL #2

a. State the specific goal in a sentence or two including when the school will reach the goal.

75% of students will achieve 75% or better on the end of year math benchmark assessments.

b. Highlight the academic area for this goal from the list. You may select more than one area for this goal.

Mathematics

Reading

Fine Arts

Science

Writing

Technology

Health

Foreign Language

Social Studies

c. Identify the specific measurement(s) you will use to determine if you are making progress towards the goal. Include the baseline and completed measurement. A table or graph in a PDF may be attached at the end of the School Plan entry.

Each grade will use an end-of-level common assessment of the essential concepts that align with the Utah Core State Standards. Measurement will be based upon the percentage of students who demonstrate an understanding of 75% of the identified concepts.

d. List the specific steps of the ACTION PLAN to reach this goal. Be sure to include a description of how each expenditure is part of the action plan.

PLC collaboration and common assessments will continue to focus on numeracy.

PLC Professional Development training will be provided to teachers and focused upon math instruction and interventions. Substitutes will be used to provide time to allow for this training.

At least three core-aligned common assessments will be given in math in each grade during the school-year.

Students who are identified to be below benchmark on the common assessments will receive focused, concept-specific interventions in the classroom.

Math fluency activities will be administered regularly to monitor student progress

Common assessments and fluency data will be used to modify instruction and interventions

A PE aide and Technology Aide will also be provided valuable services to students while helping to facilitate grade-level planning and collaboration on a consistent basis.

Math instruction will be supported with instructional technology. (i.e., projector replacements and bulbs, voice enhancement systems, IPADS, Chromebooks and SMART technology).

e. Does this goal include a behavioral/character education/leadership component?

YES     NO

If Yes, Explain the behavioral/character education/leadership component and clearly describe how it directly affects student academic achievement.

How much money do you plan to spend on the behavioral/character education/leadership component?  Expenditures must total no more than 20% of the distribution for 2015-2016 (excluding carryover) and may not exceed $5,000.

Planned EXPENDITURES for behavioral/character education/leadership – Use the dropdown menu to select an expenditure category (the categories are the same as in f below).  You may select more than one category.  Then enter the amount you plan to spend in that category with a short explanation describing the expenditure and how it is part of the ACTION PLAN

f. Planned expenditures (for all expenditures that are not included in part e)

You may select more than one category for each goal.

For this template, highlight a category (or categories) from the list below.  Then type the amount you plan to spend in that category with a ‘short explanation’’ describing the expenditure and how it is part of the ACTION PLAN.

AN EXAMPLE of a ‘short explanation’ in Salaries and Employee Benefits: One aide assisting with math instruction.

Expenditure Categories:

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) – $15000 (Lab Aide); $4000 (PE Aide – Supplement)

$5,000 To pay for subs who provide teacher support during PLC sessions.

Professional and Technical Services (300)

Repairs and Maintenance (400) $1,800 For Computers and Projector repairs

Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500)

Travel (580)

General Supplies (610)

Library Books (644)

Periodicals, AV Materials (650-660)

Software (670)

Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730) $6,100 For Voice Enhancement systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Financial Proposal This chart is automatically calculated in the online version from entries made in each goal. You will not have to enter this data online.

If you wish to enter the data in this template, enter the ESTIMATED Carry-Over from 2014-2015 (found in the 2014-2015 Progress Report) and the Estimated Funding for 2015-2016 found on the website under SCHOOLS/Program Funding.  Add them to get the Total Estimated Available Funds for 2015-2016.   Then copy the numbers for each category in each goal and enter them to calculate the total expenditure and carry-over.

Estimated Carry-Over from 2014-2015 $5280
Estimated Distribution in 2015-2016 $55720
Total ESTIMATED Available Funds for 2015-2016 $61000
  Goal 1 Goal 2      
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) 34000 24000      
Professional and Technical Services (300)          
Repairs and Maintenance (400)   1800      
Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500)          
Travel (580)          
General Supplies (610)          
Textbooks (641)          
Library Books (644)          
Periodicals, AV Materials (650-660)          
Software (670)          
Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)  

6100

     
   GOAL TOTALS 34000 31900      
   TOTAL PLANNED EXPENDITURE  $65900  
   Carry-over to 2016-2017                   $  

3. Please explain the reason for the ESTIMATED carry-over to 2016 – 2017. Funds identified to be carried-over should be identified for a specific future need and should not be used as a savings account.

4. Plans for expenditures of an increased distribution:
Some years the distribution is larger than the estimate.  Please explain how the school will incorporate additional funds into the plan described here.  Please provide a clear and adequate explanation so that it will not be necessary to edit the plan if additional money is received.

Additional monies would be used to support the repairs and maintenance of existing technology and allow for the purchase of additional voice enhancement systems with the goal of having one in every classroom.

5. This year, the School LAND Trust Program will begin collecting additional data on how you used your funds.  Please indicate whether you plan to spend funds in any of the following areas and prepare to report back the information requested below in the Final Report: (highlight all that apply)

  • Technology (hardware)—Number and type of units purchased 10 Voice enhancement systems
  • Technology (software)—Number and type of licenses purchased
  • Paraprofessionals—Number of paraprofessionals/aides hired and academic area 4 (2-Reading, 1-Technology, 1-PE *PE aide paid for my WSD but supplemented with Land Trust money)
  • Professional Development—Number of teachers trained
  • Books/Reading Materials—Number of books or other reading material purchased

6. How will the plan and results be publicized to your community?(highlight all that apply.)
If you would like free stickers and/or a stamp to identify School LAND Trust purchases such as books or computers,
you may send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to request them.

Letters to policy makers and/or administrators of trust lands and trust funds

Sticker and stamps that identify purchases made with School LAND Trust funds

School assembly

School newsletter

School website

School marquee

Other: Please explain

7. The vote of the council/committee to approve the 2015 - 2016 School LAND Trust Plan was recorded in the minutes and took place on:

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Date:  3/8/2016
The vote was
Number who approved:
  9

Number who did not approved:  0

Number who where absent: 1 (Natalie Crowther)

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If the council reconsiders their action to approve the plan or if the district/school board requests changes to the plan, another vote of the council/committee is required.

ADD ANOTHER DATE and vote by copying the same information above between **** and **** and then pasting it here.

Any PDF documents will be attached here, as desired.

This template is being provided at the request of principals and districts to assist councils in preparing the School Plan during the time the new website LOGIN is unavailable.  We hope the template is useful.  Input and suggestions are welcome and appreciated.            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Majestic Elementary School Community Council 12 March 2018
Attending: Dave Wallace, Administrator Nichole Chatfield, Staff Member Randy Allred, Parent Member Amanda Hardee, Parent Member Amanda King, Parent Member Jennie Taylor, Parent Member Angie Francom, Visiting Parent
Review of the recent PLC conference that was attended by a member of each grade’s team, Mrs. Short (our school counselor), Mrs. Cooney (our reading coach), and Mr. Wallace. The conference was very well received, and will bring great benefits to our school overall. A lot of time was spent collaborating and building relationships, and discussing ways to take what they’re learning back into the classrooms of Majestic. All in attendance at this Community Council meeting agreed that this type of collaborative conference is well worth the money needed to attend, and Mr. Wallace was encouraged to look into future opportunities to attend with more of our teachers.
Review of the School Improvement Plan for 2018-2019
Reading goal: providing intervention/assistance for grades K-3, to all students who are below benchmark; DIBELS is used as the assessment model; reading aides are used for both English and Spanish intervention
Math Goal: 75% of students will achieve 75% or better on the benchmark testing; PLC time, development training, instructional strategies, etc. At least 3 common formative and summative math assessments will be given each school year; PE and Technology aides allow for PLC time
We’re looking at adding an aide to give support to Mrs. Short, probably 8-12 hours per week. That will help her be able to service more students in our school.
The PTA has purchased two new Chrome labs, and the school is purchasing one more. Those three new labs now make it so that all grades 1-6 have a set—and the teachers are very happy about this. Mrs. Chatfield spoke of the value of the Chrome labs in the classroom setting. Teachers are able to get in their Imagine Learning time, as well as help the students become familiar with typing, Google docs, and other applications that will definitely serve them well throughout their education years. The kindergarten students will continue to use the iPads—including those previously held by other grades (the kindergarten students aren’t really ready for the Chrome labs, but the iPads provide a great variety of learning opportunities for those young students.
Discussion of a variety of assessments—IQ, DIBELS, classroom assessments, etc. Mr. Wallace pointed out that DIBELS is a fluency screener, and has a high correlation to reading proficiency in grades K-3. Our goal in education is to help each student reach their maximum potential for learning and for growth.
A vote was taken by way of email on the proposed School Improvement Plan for 2018-2019. The vote was 7-0 in favor of the proposed plan. The budget line for the Reading Aide is possibly more than what will actually be needed. If that is the case, the carry-over funds will be put toward technology needs at the school. We held a discussion on the requirements/limits of any carry-over monies from the Trust Lands funds, and reviewed ways to most appropriately spend any funds that might be in excess of what we have budgeted for.
Meeting adjourned.
 
Majestic Elementary School Community Council 5 February 2018
Majestic Elementary School Attending: Dave Wallace, Principal Kristy Hancock, Assistant Principal Jason Werner, Parent Guest Shauna Cooney, Staff Member Jennie Taylor, Parent Member Spencer Okey, Staff Member Erica Martinez, Parent Member Amanda King, Parent Member Natalie Crowther, Staff Member “Engage New York” math program, used by all grades PLC Conference in Phoenix later this month; one rep from each grade will be attending the conference Review of the 2017-2018 budget, and an update for how the money is being spent so far. We are on track to right on budget by the end of the school year. Review of the reading program, presented by Shauna Cooney  Jenny Smith, 10 years of experience, so loving with the kids  Michelle Peterson, an aide with experience with a Transitional First class  Linda Nelson  K-3 about 173 students are being serviced outside of what they get in their regular classroom time  Kindergarten reading groups are done in small groups (4-6 kids per group)  All intensive and strategic level students are receiving intervention  Those in the lower end of the benchmark levels are also receiving assistance, either from an aide or from their teachers  The chrome labs are making it possible to use Imagine Learning more often, and for more students Review of the 4th grade PLC approach Every Thursday, the students for the entire 4th grade work together, and are divided into smaller groups according to their levels. Mostly math groups, to review math facts and making sure all students are getting the attention they need, and moving forward/making progress, no matter where they are currently in their academic levels. Review of the Dual Immersion Program With the new school being built, the Immersion program needs to be housed somewhere Is there a compelling reason to move the Immersion program to the new school?
Majestic Elementary School Community Council Meeting 6 November 2017
Attending:
Dave Wallace (Principal), Spencer Okey (teacher), Nichole Chatfield (teacher), Randy Allred (parent), Angie Francom (parent), Amanda King (parent), Amanda Hardee (parent), Erica Martinez (parent), Jennie Taylor (parent)
Discussion of Final Report for the 2016-2017 School LAND Trust plan.
 Reading—results this year weren’t quite as successful as in years past. Mr. Wallace has talked with faculty members about making sure that students that are receiving pull-out help are also receiving in-class help.
 Math—82% of the classes met the goal, and 78% of students reached benchmark, so we are right where we need to be with this goal
 Technology expenditures—we spent more than we had originally planned, because we worked with the PTA to purchase more Chrome Books and we also purchased more projectors to get ahead of the ones that are breaking/wearing out
Review of the recent Trust Lands Training
 Well worth the time to attend the training
 Randy Allred expressed gratitude for all that Dave Wallace does for our school, and how carefully he plans and executes our goals/expenditures with Trust Lands Funds
Discussion of voluntary school donations and field trips
Next meeting in February 2018
 

Majestic Elementary School Community Council Meeting

10 March 2017


Attending: Principal Dave Wallace; Teachers Chance Adams, Nichole Chatfield; Parents: Amanda Hardee, Amanda King, Angie Francom, Erica Martinez, Randy Allred, Jennie Taylor; Community Member: Ryan Tippetts
 Review of Survey Data on SCC Spending Priorities
o Teachers, staff, and SCC were given the chance to respond to a survey regarding how to prioritize the spending of Trust Land dollars.
o Top priority was for Chrome Labs (for in-class use)
 We currently have one lab (of about 30 Chromebooks)
 The teachers desire to have 4 total
o Other priority areas were:
 Professional Development
 Reading Aide for K-3
 Classroom Technology
 Computer Aide to provide PLC time
 Reading Aide for 4-6
 Spanish Reading Aide
 Field Trip Support
 Review of Donations as Commonly Used for Field Trips
o State Law requires that public elementary education be fee free.
o Field trips are considered an extension of the curriculum.
o Field trips cannot carry with them required fees—or even implied donation amounts. The implied donation amount can be read as an inferred fee, so each school in the district is rethinking their approach to funding and planning field trips.
o This is not a new policy; just a reinteration and clarification of long standing policy.
 Discussion on Partnering with the Majestic PTA to immediately purchase a Chrome lab
o The PTA is willing to contribute to the cost of the first year’s payment of two Chrome labs, partnering with a $2,000 commitment from the SCC. The PTA will commit the approximately $6500 additional funding.
o Mr. Wallace will look in to how quickly a new lab could be purchased and delivered.
o The PTA executive board supports the decision, and will take the matter to their general PTA meeting on March 22nd for final approval.
 Discussion on Reading Aides for grades 4-6
o Chelley Hogge is our current Americorp reading aide, and her 4 years is up. Americorp puts a 4-year limit on their aides, so we need to find a new one to replace Chelley next year
o Further discussion on funding of aides in general will take place at our first SCC meeting for the 2017-2018 school year
 Mr. Wallace will put together a proposal for the 2017-2018 SCC budget. He will email it out to SCC members for review, and we will discuss it in detail at our next meeting.
Discussion on Business Partnerships for School Technology
Another survey was sent out to the Majestic community to see what type of business sponsorships local small businesses are interested in.
Most came back in favor of a $500 or below donation. A subcommittee will meet to discuss “sponsorships levels” for all donors.
A Google Document list of local businesses to contact will be created, so all SCC members can contribute possible names. Once a plan is in place, Mr. Wallace will accompany any SCC members to personally contact the potential donor businesses.
The top priority of the business partnership effort will be to fund a full set of security cameras for the school. Mr. Wallace says he can complete this task with $10,000 in donated funds.
If further money is raised, we will allocate it to other technology needs in the school

Majestic Elementary School Community Council

Monday 6 February 2017


Attending: Principal Dave Wallace; Assistant Principal Deena Davis; Staff Members: Natalie Crowther, Chance Adams, Cammie Burlison, Nichole Chatfield; Parent Members: Amanda King, Amanda Hardee, Erica Martinez, Jocelynn Tippets, Randy Allred, Jennie Taylor.
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Mic System
Security Camera Needs: Randy Allred led a discussion on trying to raise enough funds to purchase 5 or more security cameras. Each camera costs about $1,200. Randy would like to see us reach out to the community to get the funds, and emphasized the need to find a way to get local businesses on board. Perhaps we can do a pledge approach with local businesses, using a hash tag and pictures to drive people to the business’ websites. We’d like to find a way to make this an on-going community/school partnership. Principal Wallace suggested a possible survey out to our patrons/businesses to see what type of interest is out there. We discussed a possible fundraiser dinner with some entertainment. We want to direct any significant donations through the Weber Foundation. That allows the donations to be tax write-offs. Everyone will email Amanda questions we feel are worth asking, then she will work with Dave to get the actual survey put together and distributed.
We need to focus on a catchy slogan that ties the need for security into our fundraising campaign. We have a student connection to Grizzly Graphics.
A “Tech Council” fundraising committee meeting will be held at the school on February 27th. And then we go from there.
Review of School Trust Lands Plan for 2016-2017
*This year’s budget was $65,900 *2017-2018 budget will be $85,892
We are currently projected to come in about $10,000-$12,000 under budget. We discussed possibly speeding up the purchase of microphone systems with some of the surplus money.
We reviewed the current reading aide use, and how we offer services to the students who are intensive and strategic. 47% of the students receiving these services have advanced either from intensive to strategic or strategic to benchmark. Our reading aides are doing well and we are seeing great results.
Our commuter lab/keyboarding time is really beneficial. Cammie Burlison shared that she heard the district will no longer be offering keyboarding classes in the junior high schools, so we really need to focus on continuing that program here at the elementary school.
Chrome books are another real need here at the school. We pay for them on a four-year lease plan. Dave would like to see us earmark some Community Council money each year to be used for these
Chromebooks. A basic Chromebooks comes with 30-35 Chromebooks on a traveling cart. Ideally we’d go from one lab (which we have) to three labs. Dave recommended $8,000 per year.
We also reviewed a list of appropriate Trust Lands expenditures, and a list of ineligible programs or activities.
Our main two goals have been reading support and technology support. We began discussing what our focus will be going forward. The SCC monies are expected to increase in years to come. How should we plan to best spend the money moving forward? K-3 focuses primarily on reading; grades 3-6 branch out more into math and science.
PLC time allows the teachers to work together for curriculum alignment. Dave mentioned a training conference in Las Vegas that is a week long, and it costs about $1,500 per teacher who attends.
Next SCC meeting on Monday, February 27th at 4:00 pm. Let’s evaluate the survey data and decide how to move forward with the budget for the next year(s) ahead.

School Community Council 14 November 2016
 
Attending: Principal Wallace, Natalie Crowther, Chance Adams, Erica Martinez, Randy Allred, Jocelynn Tippets, Amanda King, Amanda Hardee, Jennie Taylor
 
District Training on Internet Safety
 
Filtering:
 Things are filtered in six groups:
o Elementary Staff
o Junior High Staff
o High School Staff
o Elementary Students
o Junior High Students
o High School Students
 Filtering is also curriculum-based
 Certain categories are blocked for all users (alcohol/tobacco, friendship, guns/weapons, malware, porn/nudity, swimsuit, toolbars, adult content, dating/personal ads, drugs, gambling, streaming radio/TV, violence/hate, web proxies)
 Student devices (iPad & Android tablets; Chromebooks) and desktops are all managed
o Students are not allowed to purchase/download any apps
Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA—a federal law on being good online citizens):
 Digital literacy: thoughtful and responsible use of technology to find, evaluate, utilize, and share content
 Common Sense Media: the non-profit organization’s free content that is used in Weber School District, for teachers to share with their students
o Internet safety
o Privacy & security
o Relationships & communication
o Cyberbullying
o Digital footprint & reputation
o Self-image & identity
o Information literacy
o Creative credit & copyright
 Each grade K-12 has 5 complete lesson plans that cover developmentally appropriate topics. Lessons are approximately 30-45 minutes each
Common Sense Media is a great resource for parents. Commonsensemedia.org
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Tips for Parents:
Use Google Chrome as a browser and gmail; use the Google tutorials; share files with your students via google drive; use the Google apps on iphone and android
Land Trust Budget Review: Dave Wallace
As a side note: The School Fundraiser made about $12,000 (about the same as last year)
Mr. Wallace distributed copies of the 2015-2016 Land Trust budget report; the different aides we have in the school are paid for out of a variety of funds: SCC funds, AmeriCorps grants, Reading plan money, etc.
Discussion of a possible Spanish aide that could come and work with those who are struggling to read in Spanish; perhaps we can start with 6-8 hours/week
Channel 2 did a story on Dual Immersion
 
Majestic Elementary School Community Council Meeting
October 10, 2016 4:00 pm
School Media Center
Agenda Items: Introduction of new members Parent Members: Amanda King, Erica Martinez, Amanda Hardee, Randy Allred, Jocelynn Tippets, Jennie Taylor Staff Members: Natalie Crowther, Cammie Burlison, Nichole Chatfield Administration: Dave Wallace (Principal) Attending: All members Principal
 
Wallace welcomed everyone and thanked all members for their willingness to serve on this year’s Community Council Three-fold Mission of Majestic Teachers:
1. Benchmark Success of All Students
2. Individual Progress of Each Students
3. Have a Positive School Experience
 
Overview of the School Community Council
Mr. Wallace reviewed the background and purpose of School Community Councils throughout the state of Utah. He will send a video link to each Council member (the video is about 15 minutes long, and explains School Trust Land funds). School Community Council goals must be academically based. Our current Land Trust Funds are about $65,000 per year; hopefully that money will rise as the economy picks up. In Elementary Schools, the focus is almost primarily on mathematics and language arts. We also want to ensure the teachers have collaboration time among grade teams. Trust Land Funds can be used for technology items to enhance education. One example: Projectors are about $650 a piece, and the way technology has improved over the years, it is cheaper to replace the projectors that are going out than it would be to try to repair the older systems. Another example: Voice Enhancement Systems; so far we have microphone systems in about 2/3 of the classrooms. These systems enable teachers to be heard without straining their voices and increase the ability of students to clearly hear what is being said.
 
Review current Plan and update last year's information
We’re trying to get the students who are identified as “strategic” at the beginning of the year to progress up to “benchmark” level Reading interventions happen in two ways: Small group instruction for grades K-3 Imagine Learning: an individualized computer program that identifies where the student is, academically, and then works with them from that point and on. Math Intervention Dave will send everyone a report of what our current plan and goals are, so everyone can review things Voice enhancement systems: 15 classrooms still need systems; the goal is to get half purchased this year and half purchased next year. Aide time: the majority of our SCC money is spent on aides’ wages (aides who assist with math and reading) The State Legislature envisions one-to-one student technology, but the tricky part is that those costs are ongoing. Technology changes so quickly and the need is always there. Amendment B: will be on the election ballot this fall. It will change the way the Trust Lands funds are invested, and it is anticipated that the funds will nearly double within the next three years if this amendment passes If our funds were to double, we could focus on technology, training for technology, and increased collaboration time
 
Selection of a Chair: Jocelynn Tippets nominated Amanda King;Dave reviewed the responsibilities of the Chair; Randy was nominated as Vice Chair; both votes were unanimous in the affirmative New this year: Digital Citizenship is a new responsibility of the School Community Councils; Weber District uses CIPA training with teachers; the district tech department will give our Community Council a digital citizenship training All purchases over $1,000 require a bidding process—three bids must be obtained before the purchase can be made “Donors Choose” is a great resource to gather parent donations, and it can often be matched by the district—but then the district has certain parameters around which the money can be spent
 
Our District has a great technology department, and the purchaser (Jeff Walker) works very hard to make sure our dollars go as far as they can. Nick Harris is the second-in-command over the technology department, under Lynn Reymond. Jocelynn asked the teachers for a report on how using technology enhances learning. Natalie spoke of using video clips and other forms of multimedia to help get the students excited and engaged; Nichole echoed that, and emphasized that the classrooms of today are not the classrooms of our childhood. Teachers today are getting kids ready for jobs that have not yet been created. Things are changing so quickly and using technology is helping students be prepared for that. Dave spoke in favor of the way technology is able to give more one-on-one instruction time, as computer programs can be personalized to each student. It’s engaging, it’s individualized, etc. but it should never replace the human element. Be careful: “Technology can render an ineffective teacher useless.” Technology is not the answer; technology is the vehicle for increased learning. Randy Allred spoke about using technology in the real world; he works in the medical technology field (robotic surgery) and is a huge proponent of using technology in education. Amanda King spoke of her son’s involvement in the online preschool program “Upstart” and the benefits of getting started from a young age. Set up meeting schedule for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year
Next meeting date: Monday, November 14th 4:00-5:00 pm

2015-2016 School LAND Trust Plan

  

School Plan 2015-2016

1. Briefly describe the School LAND Trust Plan by explaining each goal the council has identified.Plans should be research based. If your school has more than five goals, you will need to describe additional goals within the fifth goal. For this template, if you have more than one goal, please copy/paste the entire Goal Section for each goal and renumber them.  A complete goal section is found between **** and **** below.

 

New programming will not accept charts or graphs.  Information in formats other than regular text should be attached in PDF documents at the end of the form.

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GOAL #1

State the specific goal in a sentence or two including when the school will reach the goal.

25% of the students (Gr 1-3) who are identified as “intensive” on the beginning-of-year DIBELS test will progress a minimum of one level (to strategic or benchmark) on the end-of-year test.

b. Highlight the academic area for this goal from the list. You may select more than one area for this goal.

Mathematics

Reading

Fine Arts

Science

Writing

Technology

Health

Foreign Language

Social Studies

c. Identify the specific measurement(s) you will use to determine if you are making progress towards the goal. Include the baseline and completed measurement. A table or graph in a PDF may be attached at the end of the School Plan entry.

We will list those students who are identified as “intensive” on the Beginning-of-Year (BOY) DIBELS test and track their progress to the end-of-year (EOY) and be able to identify the percentage of students who showed quantifiable progress as a result of the formal interventions being supported by the Reading Team (which is largely supported through services provided by Land Trust monies.)

d. List the specific steps of the ACTION PLAN to reach this goal. Be sure to include a description of how each expenditure is part of the action plan.

DIBELS assessment will be conducted three times per year for students in Grades 1-3.

In addition to classroom Tier II instruction, 100% of students who are identified as “intensive” by the DIBELS tests will receive additional reading interventions from the Reading Intervention Team, ELL aide or the Special Education team.

In addition to the school’s Reading Coach, at least two Reading aides will continue to be employed to provide small-group reading interventions to at-risk readers.

DIBELS assessment will be conducted at regular intervals for students in Grades 1-3.

Reading intervention services will be expanded to serve at-risk readers identified in K and Grades 4-6 as possible.

Reading intervention services will be expanded to serve Spanish-Immersion students who need literacy support in Spanish.

e. Does this goal include a behavioral/character education/leadership component?

YES     NO

If Yes, Explain the behavioral/character education/leadership component and clearly describe how it directly affects student academic achievement.

How much money do you plan to spend on the behavioral/character education/leadership component?  Expenditures must total no more than 20% of the distribution for 2015-2016 (excluding carryover) and may not exceed $5,000.

Planned EXPENDITURES for behavioral/character education/leadership – Use the dropdown menu to select an expenditure category (the categories are the same as in f below).  You may select more than one category.  Then enter the amount you plan to spend in that category with a short explanation describing the expenditure and how it is part of the ACTION PLAN

f. Planned expenditures (for all expenditures that are not included in part e)

You may select more than one category for each goal.

For this template, highlight a category (or categories) from the list below.  Then type the amount you plan to spend in that category with a ‘short explanation’’ describing the expenditure and how it is part of the ACTION PLAN.

AN EXAMPLE of a ‘short explanation’ in Salaries and Employee Benefits: One aide assisting with math instruction.

Expenditure Categories:

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) – $28,000 At least two aides to assist with reading intervention

Professional and Technical Services (300)

Repairs and Maintenance (400)

Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500)

Travel (580)

General Supplies (610)

Library Books (644)

Periodicals, AV Materials (650-660)

Software (670)

Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)

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Insert a new goal here, if needed, by copy/pasting the entire goal section here and changing the goal #.

GOAL #2

a. State the specific goal in a sentence or two including when the school will reach the goal.

80% of students will achieve 70% or better on the end of year math benchmark assessments.

b. Highlight the academic area for this goal from the list. You may select more than one area for this goal.

Mathematics

Reading

Fine Arts

Science

Writing

Technology

Health

Foreign Language

Social Studies

c. Identify the specific measurement(s) you will use to determine if you are making progress towards the goal. Include the baseline and completed measurement. A table or graph in a PDF may be attached at the end of the School Plan entry.

Each grade will use an end-of-level common assessment of the essential concepts that align with the Utah Core State Standards. Measurement will be based upon the percentage of students who demonstrate an understanding of 75% of the identified concepts.

d. List the specific steps of the ACTION PLAN to reach this goal. Be sure to include a description of how each expenditure is part of the action plan.

PLC collaboration and common assessments will continue to focus on numeracy.

PLC Professional Development training will be provided to teachers and focused upon math instruction and interventions. Substitutes will be used to provide time to allow for this training.

At least three core-aligned common assessments will be given in math in each grade during the school-year.

Students who are identified to be below benchmark on the common assessments will receive focused, concept-specific interventions in the classroom.

Math fluency activities will be administered regularly to monitor student progress

Common assessments and fluency data will be used to modify instruction and interventions

A PE aide and Technology Aide will also be provided valuable services to students while helping to facilitate grade-level planning and collaboration on a consistent basis.

Math instruction will be supported with instructional technology. (i.e., projector replacements and bulbs, voice enhancement systems, IPADS, Chromebooks and SMART technology).

A replacement copy machine to facilitate the production of student resources.

e. Does this goal include a behavioral/character education/leadership component?

YES     NO

If Yes, Explain the behavioral/character education/leadership component and clearly describe how it directly affects student academic achievement.

How much money do you plan to spend on the behavioral/character education/leadership component?  Expenditures must total no more than 20% of the distribution for 2015-2016 (excluding carryover) and may not exceed $5,000.

Planned EXPENDITURES for behavioral/character education/leadership – Use the dropdown menu to select an expenditure category (the categories are the same as in f below).  You may select more than one category.  Then enter the amount you plan to spend in that category with a short explanation describing the expenditure and how it is part of the ACTION PLAN

f. Planned expenditures (for all expenditures that are not included in part e)

You may select more than one category for each goal.

For this template, highlight a category (or categories) from the list below.  Then type the amount you plan to spend in that category with a ‘short explanation’’ describing the expenditure and how it is part of the ACTION PLAN.

AN EXAMPLE of a ‘short explanation’ in Salaries and Employee Benefits: One aide assisting with math instruction.

Expenditure Categories:

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) – $5,500 To pay for subs who provide teacher support during PLC sessions.

18,000 to pay for aides to facilitate preparation/PLC meetings – Computer aide ($13,000) & PE aide ($5,000)

Professional and Technical Services (300)

Repairs and Maintenance (400) $2,800 To repair existing computers, projectors, and other technology currently being used in the classrooms.

Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500)

Travel (580)

General Supplies (610)

Library Books (644)

Periodicals, AV Materials (650-660)

Software (670)

Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)

$6,200 For Voice Enhancement systems

               $2,800 for Replacement Projectors

               $3,000 Replacement copy machine

 

  

2. Financial Proposal This chart is automatically calculated in the online version from entries made in each goal. You will not have to enter this data online.

If you wish to enter the data in this template, enter the ESTIMATED Carry-Over from 2014-2015 (found in the 2014-2015 Progress Report) and the Estimated Funding for 2015-2016 found on the website under SCHOOLS/Program Funding.  Add them to get the Total Estimated Available Funds for 2015-2016.   Then copy the numbers for each category in each goal and enter them to calculate the total expenditure and carry-over.

Estimated Carry-Over from 2014-2015 $5280
Estimated Distribution in 2015-2016 $55720
Total ESTIMATED Available Funds for 2015-2016 $61000
  Goal 1 Goal 2 Goal 3 Goal 4 Total
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) 28,000 23,500     51,500
Professional and Technical Services (300)          
Repairs and Maintenance (400)   2,500     2,500
Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500)          
Travel (580)          
General Supplies (610)          
Textbooks (641)          
Library Books (644)          
Periodicals, AV Materials (650-660)          
Software (670)          
Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)   12,000     12,000
   GOAL TOTALS 28,000 38,000     66,000
   TOTAL PLANNED EXPENDITURE  $66000  
   Carry-over to 2016-2017                   $  

3. Please explain the reason for the ESTIMATED carry-over to 2016 – 2017. Funds identified to be carried-over should be identified for a specific future need and should not be used as a savings account.

4. Plans for expenditures of an increased distribution:
Some years the distribution is larger than the estimate.  Please explain how the school will incorporate additional funds into the plan described here.  Please provide a clear and adequate explanation so that it will not be necessary to edit the plan if additional money is received.

Increased reading and math aide support per goal #1 and goal #2

Increased technology expenditures (per goal #2)

5. This year, the School LAND Trust Program will begin collecting additional data on how you used your funds.  Please indicate whether you plan to spend funds in any of the following areas and prepare to report back the information requested below in the Final Report: (highlight all that apply)

  • Technology (hardware)—Number and type of units purchased
    • 10 Voice enhancement systems
    • 4 replacement projectors
  • Technology (software)—Number and type of licenses purchased
  • Paraprofessionals—Number of paraprofessionals/aides hired and academic area 4 (2-Reading, 1-Technology, 1-PE *PE aide paid for my WSD but supplemented with Land Trust money)
  • Professional Development—Number of teachers trained
  • Books/Reading Materials—Number of books or other reading material purchased

6. How will the plan and results be publicized to your community?(highlight all that apply.)
If you would like free stickers and/or a stamp to identify School LAND Trust purchases such as books or computers,
you may send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to request them.

Letters to policy makers and/or administrators of trust lands and trust funds

Sticker and stamps that identify purchases made with School LAND Trust funds

School assembly

School newsletter

School website

School marquee

Other: Please explain

7. The vote of the council/committee to approve the 2015 - 2016 School LAND Trust Plan was recorded in the minutes and took place on:

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Date: 
The vote was
Number who approved:

Number who did not approved:

Number who where absent:

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If the council reconsiders their action to approve the plan or if the district/school board requests changes to the plan, another vote of the council/committee is required.

ADD ANOTHER DATE and vote by copying the same information above between **** and **** and then pasting it here.

Any PDF documents will be attached here, as desired.

This template is being provided at the request of principals and districts to assist councils in preparing the School Plan during the time the new website LOGIN is unavailable.  We hope the template is useful.  Input and suggestions are welcome and appreciated.            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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