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School Community Council (SCC)

Hello Hawk Community! 

Monday, September 13 will be our first School Community Council (SCC) meeting of the 2021-2022 academic year.  For our first meeting, we will meet on Zoom at the following address: 

https://slcschools-org.zoom.us/my/kodycolvin

In our first meeting, we will determine if we want to hold meetings in-person, virtual, or a hybrid model.  Meetings will be held the first Monday of every month (or the second Monday if there is a holiday on the first Monday).   If you wish to participate, please contact (TBD), SCC Chairperson, or Kody Colvin, Principal.

Meeting dates for the 2021-2022 school year are:

  • September 13

  • October 4

  • November 1

  • December 6 (if needed)

  • January 3

  • February 7

  • March 7

  • April 4

  • May 2

General information about Hawthorne’s School Community Council: 

Parents are invited to attend SCC meetings and to share their input on school goals with voting council members.

Meetings are the first Monday of every month (specific dates are listed above) at 6:00 pm in the library. Changes to this calendar will be posted when they arise. 

The public is welcome to attend, to bring concerns and issues, and to provide input into the meetings when appropriate.

As published by the Utah State Office of Education - 

The purpose and duties of SCC:

School community councils are responsible for preparing plans that are submitted to the school board for approval. They also should assist, as needed, and provide support for the implementation of the approved plans. School community council members are to represent the group that elected them to the school community council, as they make decisions and bring issues to the school community council for consideration.

They may form subcommittees or task forces to address an issue or project and bring it to the school community council for approval. They are a good resource to school and district administrators in bringing issues of concern forward and in providing feedback, upon request.

The school plans for which the school community council has responsibility for developing are:

• The School Improvement Plan

• The School LAND Trust Plan

• The Reading Achievement Plan (elementary)

• The Child Access Routing Plan (all but high schools)

• They also assist in the development of the Professional Development Plan but this plan is ultimately approved and submitted by staff

More about Hawthorne’s SCC:

Membership of the School Community Council is posted online, in the foyer and in the SCC school binder located in the school office.

An agenda is posted prior to each meeting in the foyer, in the SCC school binder located in the school office and online in English and Spanish.

Parents are invited to attend SCC meetings and to share their input on school goals with voting council members.

Minutes of past SCC meeting are posted in the foyer, in the SCC school binder located in the school office  and online in English and Spanish.

 

To move the business of the council along we use Rules of Order and Procedure (Robert's) as adopted by the council        

General ones we are:

  1. Call to order.
  2. Move a motion.
  3. Second a motion.
  4.  Debate motions.
  5. Vote on motions:  The methods of vote on any motion include:
    1. By Voice 
    2. By Roll Call  
    3. By Ballot -- Members write their vote on a slip of paper when secrecy is desired.                                                                                                           

SCC is the school’s Emergency Committee, and has oversight and approval responsibilities for all plans developed for the safety of the school, students and faculty.

SCC has oversight for School Lands Trust monies each year – the allocated amount for 2018-2019 is $45,200.00. SCC is also  is tasked with developing school-wide goals for which LAND Trust monies are spent. in 2018-2019 these funds are allocated to pay for math materials, math support and an art teacher. Parental Stakeholder input for the expenditure of the School Lands Trust monies for 2019-2020 will be solicited when that budget becomes available (about February,2020)

School Community Council Meetings

Kody Colvin

Kody Colvin

Principal Elementary School

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