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Community Council

Community Council meets the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00 in Mrs. North’s office.  This is an open meeting.  

We would like to encourage parents to participate in Community Council either by serving a 2 year position on the Council (elections are held yearly in the fall) or by attending the monthly meetings.

2017-2018 School Land Trust Distribution $51,993

Click here to see school plan

Purpose

  • To build consistent and effective communication among parents, employees, and administrators
  • To allow parents an opportunity to be actively involved with the school in the education of their children
  • To make good schools great

Council Responsibilities

  • Review school U-PASS data. U-PASS is a series of student tests.  Councils should review group results but individual data should not be shared. Other assessments may also be reviewed
  • Develop a School Improvement Plan
  • Develop a School LAND Trust Plan
  • Participate in the development of the Professional Development Plan
  • Develop a Child Access Routing Plan
  • Advise the school administration on local school issues
  • Provide an opportunity for issues of concern in the community to be presented to the school administration
  • Develop a Reading Achievement Plan

BHE Final Report School Land Trust 2016-2017

BHE Final Report School Land Trust 2015-2016

BHE Final Report School Land Trust 2014-2015

Rules and Procedures

BHE School Land Trust Funding History

Select a date to expand.

November 7, 2017 Agenda

Community Council Agenda
November 7, 2017
1. School Land Trust Report and information updated on School Webpage: bhes.washk12.org

Revised budget actual amount 2017-2018 School Land Trust Distribution $51,993

2. Our Schools Now-Voting

3. Review Digital Citizenship Training for students/parents in October and safety week.

4. Safety Issues and Concerns:

5. Other:

6. Next Meeting January 9, 2018

October 3, 2017

Community Council Agenda

Mrs. North’s Office 12:00 p.m.

Oct. 3, 2017

In Attendance: Michelle North, Celeste Tolman, Shauntae Lenhart, Wanda Florian, Aaron Randall, Angela Lewis, Jera Gunther
1. Welcome new council members: Elections for Chair and Vice-Chair
       a. Parents: Derek Larson, Wanda Florian, Aaron Randall, Jera Gunther, Angela Lewis (Approve them as being appointed to the council)
       b. Faculty: Celeste Tolman, Shauntae Lenhart
Montion for Chair-Jera Gunther nominated Angela Lewis
Seconded: Wanda Florian
Mothion ofr Vice-Chair: Angela Lewis nominated Jera Gunther
Seconded: Wanda Florian
2. Training opportunities for council flyer or training videos @ http://www.schoolandtrust.org/training/
3. Internet/Digital Safety Training for students is now on issue for councils.  We will be having a Internet Safety Month at school and sharing the information with parents at home the month of October.
         Discussion: digital safety includes social media, apps, etc.;helps to get news to the parents
4. SAGE/State testing news: 3rd grade 1st in math again for the 2nd year.  4th grae top 3 in all 3 areas.  Top 6 schools for Dibles.
5. Top https://datagateway.schools,utah.gov/
Language Arts: 58% District : 48% State: 44%
Math: 59% District: 49% State: 46%
Science: 59% District: 55% State: 48%
Dibels: 77% District: 70%
  1.    Approved School Land Trust Budget for 2017-2018
  1. Proposed School Land Trust Budget for 2017-2018

 

Budget Amount $52,587  
Carry-over $4,513
Total Available $57,100

  

2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals $12,550
Take-Home Librarian $4,300
Music Specialist $9,800
Art Specialist $13,776
2 Kindergarten Paras $11,200
At-Risk Skills Para $5,600
Christmas Bonuses ?
Total $57,226

 Extra Money allotted would go toward technology such as Chromebooks, increased para support for Kindergarten, or other para support such as Skills.

  1. Safety Crossing on Bloomington Hills Drive-Partially Blind Student using the crosswalk                                                                                                                         Discussion: Possibly getting a crossing guard for this area; would be helpful for all walking students going that way to cross at the same point.

March 28, 2017

Community Council Meeting

March 28, 2017

12:00 Mrs. North’s Office



  1.   Last Year's budget amount $52,450.02
  2. Proposed School Land Trust Budget for 2017-2018
Budget Amount $57,226
Carry-over ?
Total Available $57,226
      
 
2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessional $12,550
Take-Home Librarian $4,300
Music Specialist $9,800
Art Specialist $13,776
2 Kindergarten Paras $11,200
At-Risk Skills Para $5,600
Christmas Bonuses ?
Total $57,226
  
   2.  Additional funds would be used for technology to complete Chromebook purchasing
   3.  Approve Budget?  Yes or No
   4.  Council Member Signature Page Signed
   5.  Elections for next year...members not returning to council
   6.  Other issues
 

 

February 7, 2017

Community Council Meeting Agenda
Feb 7, 2017

1. Mid-year Dibels Testing Results-up from 68%-78% schoolwide.  Last year we ended at 78%.  Contributing factors for improvement:

a. Help from DHMS/DHHS tutors
b. LLI Aides-small group reading instruction
c. Classroom instruction and Progress Monitoring

2. Chromebooks in the process-waiting for district approval

a. 125 new Chromebooks with money from PTA and School Land Trust funds

Land Trust funds
3. Progress on Reunification Cards and Drill

a. Almost all cards are collected
b. Process for collecting cards for new students and updating cards for current students
c. Drill postponed for now

4. Discussion of School Land Trust plan for the 2017-18 school year.

a. Continue funding Music and Art Specialists, Take-home Librarian and LLI Paraprofessionals?
b. Funding Bonuses
c. Technology Needs

d. New ideas or needs

5. Concerns and other business

November 1, 2016

Community Council Agenda

November 1, 2016

12:00 p.m. in Mrs. North’s Office

  1. School Land Trust Report and information updated on School Webpage: bhes.washk12.org
  2. Amendment B: Increase School Land Trust distributions for schools from 2% to 4%-Dividends to revenue
  3.  District Community Council Training:

            a. Aaron Randall, Chairman
      4.  Purchasing 60 Chromebooks with carry-over money from 15-16.
      5.  Safety Reunification Drill: Joyce Cottam
            a. Things we learned from last year
            b. Cards
            c. Date and grade levels

      6.  Other:
      7.  Next Meeting January 10, 2017

October 4, 2016

Community Council Minutes

Mrs. North's Office 12:00 p.m.

Oct 4, 2016
In Attendance: Michelle North, Aaron Randall, Derek Larson, Breckan Gifford, Michelle Hartshorn, Wanda Florian

1. Welcome council members: Elections for Chair and Vice-Chair
a. Parents: Derek Larson, Wanda Florian, Breckan Gifford, Michelle Hartshorn, and Aaron Randall
b. Faculty: Sherri Kesterson, Shauntae Lenhart

2. Training opportunities for council flyer or training videos @ http://www.schoollandtrust.org/fall-training/

3. Internet/Digital Safety Training for students is now an issue for councils.
a. Computer Lab Training this month and State Training date pending
b. Discussed Software efficiencies.

4. SAGE/State testing news:
BHE Part of Top 3  Schools in the District, with overall "B" Grade

https://datagateway.schools.utah.gov/

a.  Language Arts:59% District: 49% State: 44%
b.  Math: 65% District: 49% State: 47%
c.  Science: 66% District: 57% State: 49%
d.  Dibels: 78% District: 70%

5. Approved School Land Trust Budget for 2016-2017

a.  Budget Amount $36,204
b.  Carry-over $839
c.  Total Available $37,043
d.  2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals $12,550
e. Take-Home Librarian $4,300
f. DSU SEE Student $2,000
g.  Art and Music Teachers $18,800
Total $37,650

6. Amend School Land Trust Plan: Did not get a DSU SEE student this year.  12 teachers 17 slots.  Did not find a match.
a. Proposal extra money will go toward technology for classrooms; ie. More chromebooks.
b. Review other teacher needs. SUECON and USET training discussed.

7. Reunification Drill review: will discuss in November, and invite school secretary Joyce Cottam.

March 15, 2016

Community Council Minutes

Mrs. North’s Office 12:00 p.m.

March 15, 2016

Attendance: Michelle North, Shauntae Lenhart, Sherri Kesterson, Michelle Hartshorn, Aaron Randall, Wanda Florian. Missing: Breckan Gifford and Shayne Durrant

1. Discussed changes from the Legislative session that will affect the School:

    a. Dividend from 2/2.5% to 4% if passed in November

    b. Clarified who can run for elections and use of school plans-PD/CSIP

    c. Digital Teaching and Learning Grants-Increased by 3 million one-time money School will check into this process and see if there is funding we can get to purchase additional technology.

2. SAGE Testing begins March 31st 3rd-5th Grades

3. Discussion on Technology needs and priorities for next year-Funding would go to creating a new 5th grade classroom and purchasing the needed technology. 

4. Discussed the Proposed School Land Trust Budget for 2016-2017

Estimated Budget Amount $37,043
Carry-over is approximately $839
Total $37,882
2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals  10,800
Take-Home Librarian 4,200
12 Hours a week-34 weeks
Art and Music Teachers 18,800
14 hours a week-36 weeks
SEE Student (half of salary) 3,400
Total $37,200


We agreed the Extra Money allotted would go toward salaries to fund 100% of the SEE student and additional technology for each classroom.

5. Council voted unanimously to approve new School Land Trust budget plan for the 2016-17 school year.

6. Council signed the School Land Trust Form stating they're participating in developing the plan.

7. Other: No other business was discussed.

February 2, 2016

1. $10,000 in Extra funds used for 104 new Chromebooks

The extra money from the fund was used to order new Chromebooks and

discussed how close we were in the upper grades to becoming one-to-one.

2. Dibels Testing Results for 2014-15 MOY growth from BOY

3. Dibels Testing Results for 2015-16 MOY growth from BOY

a. 1st-47% to 63% proficient

b. 2nd-75%-79% proficient

c. 3rd-64%-73% proficient

a. K-72% to 84% proficient

b. 1st-60% to 69% proficient

c. 2nd-71%-78% proficient

d. 3rd-73%-80% proficient

e. School Wide: 70% to 78% proficient-5th in the District

Celebrated the good results from the students on this year’s Dibels test and

discussed the overall school growth over the past few years compared to this year.

Our starting levels are higher each year. The funding for paras is helping with

these improvements.

4. Reunification Drill Report

a. What Worked: It was a good drill and provided the school with a

chance to test the system.

b. What we learned: We need to make changes to the way we had the

students being picked up by the runners. We will use the radios in the

future to communicate with the gym to send students. The tables

need to be spread out further.

c. Concerns/Changes: We will make changes to our pick-up cards, have

parents fill-out an Emergency Reunification card with contacts at the

first of the year, and create a pick-up file using those forms and

cards.

5. Discuss the funding for 2016-17 year

a. Choices: Continue with the Arts and support staff

We discussed our current use of School Land Trust funds going

toward the arts and reading support and if it should continue. Council

agreed it was a good use of the funds with the extra funds going

toward technology for the classrooms. We will consider other options

and discuss them when we meet in March to approve the new plan.

December 1, 2015

Community Council Agenda

December 1, 2015
12:00 p.m. Mrs. North’s Office

1. Safe Technology and Digital Citizenship Responsibilities for the Council
        a. District Response and training-SUPERVISION IS THE KEY

2. Training and planning a Reunification drill for parents, students, and staff
        a. Review and discuss Reunification procedure
        b. Set a date in January.  Scheduled drill for January 22.  
        c. Assignments

3. Other, No Meeting scheduled for January.

November 3, 2015

Community Council Minutes

November 3, 2015

12:00 pm

Mrs. North's Office

In attendance:

Michelle North

Shauntee Lenhart

Aaron Randall

Michelle Hartshorn

Sherri Kesterson

Breckan Gifford

Business:

1. Safe Technology and Digital Citizenship Responsibilities for the Council

a. Review District Responsibilities

b. Review Administrative Responsibilities

c. Discuss and Review Council Responsibilities: Resources to be made available to parents to effectively protect children while using the internet.

2. Reviewing and planning a Reunification Drill for parents, students, and staff.

a. Joyce Cottam, school secretary, present reunification procedure. Information to be made available to parents.

b. Tentative date set for January

c. Council assigned to review reunification materials and be prepared to discuss and plan details in December Council.

 

Next Council Meeting: December 1, 2015

October 6, 2015

Mrs. North’s Office 12:00 p.m.

1. Welcome council members: Elections for Chair and Vice-Chair

a. Parents: Shayne Durrant, Wanda Florian, Breckan Gifford, Michelle Hartshorn, and Aaron Randall Faculty: Sherri Kesterson, Shauntae Lenhart

b. Chair: Michelle Hartshorn, Vice-Chair: Breckan Gifford

2. Training opportunities District Office Oct. 28 6:00-8:00 or training videos @ http://www.schoollandtrust.org/fall-training/

3. Internet/Digital Safety Training for students is now an issue for councils.

a. Computer Lab Training; conducted the beginning of each school year in the lab.

b. Internet Safety Assembly from the state Feb. 25th K-2 & 3-5 sessions.

c. Considerations made for an internet-safety informational meeting for parents. Will follow up November.

4. SAGE/State testing news: School Grade “B” https://datagateway.schools.utah.gov/

a. Language Arts: 49% District: 48%

b. Math: 57% District: 52%

c. Science: 53% District: 48%

d. Dibels: 73% District: 69%

CSIP https://csip.washk12.org/ Username: 105cc Password: community. This allows access to each grade-level’s guaranteed viable curriculum for the year.

5. Approved School Land Trust Budget for 2015-2016

a. Estimated Budget Amount $31,588

b. Carry-over is approximately 2,862

c. Total Available $34,450

d. 2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals 10,800

e. Take-Home Librarian 4,200

f. Art and Music Teachers 18,800
                                   Total $33,800

g. Extra Money allotted would go toward technology and the Take-Home Library

6. Other:School-wide Reunification Drill to be planned at next meeting.

March 31, 2015

Community Council Agenda
 
Mrs. North’s Office 12:00 p.m.
 
1. SAGE Testing
 
a. April 1st: Science and Math window opens
 
b. April 15th: Language Art window opens
 
2. Approved School Land Trust Budget for 2015-2016
 
a. Estimated Budget Amount    31,588
 
b. Carry-over is approximately                2,862
 
c. Total estimated budget    34,450
 
d. 2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals    10,800 
 
e. Take-Home Librarian     4,200
 
f. Art and Music Teachers                       18,800
 
5 days a week at 3 hours-36 weeks
 
          12 Hours a week-34 weeks
 
14 hours a week-36 weeks 
 
Total           $33,800
 
Carry over for the 16-17 year                   $650
 
g. Extra Money allotted would go toward technology for each classroom 
 
3. New Budget was approved at March Meeting
 
4. Letters to Representatives
 
5. Other:
 
and the Take-Home Library to up-date books

March 3, 2015

1. SAGE Writing testing completed for 3rd-5th Grades
 
a. April 1st: Science and Math window opens
 
b. April 15th: Language Art window opens
 
2. Discussion on Technology needs and priorities for next year
 
3. Proposed School Land Trust Budget for 2015-2016
 
a. Estimated Budget Amount Not Available
 
b. Carry-over is approximately           Not Available
 
c. 2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals    10,800 
 
d. Take-Home Librarian     4,200
 
e. Art and Music Teachers                       18,800
 
5 days a week at 3 hours-36 weeks
 
          12 Hours a week-34 weeks
 
14 hours a week-36 weeks 
 
Total           $33,800
 
and the Take-Home Library to up-date books
 
f. Extra Money allotted would go toward technology for each classroom 
 
4. Approve new budget plan.
 
5. Other:

February 3, 2015

Community Council Meeting

Feb. 3, 2015

1. Review Dibels Testing Results for MOY (middle of year) growth from BOY (beginning of year):

                a. 1st Grade: from 47% to 63%

                b. 2nd Grade: from 75% to 79%

                c. 3rd Grade: 64% to 73%

                Steady improvement.

2. Matt Barber’s Administrative Project

                a. Purpose: Reading program implemented to improve leadership skills and self efficacy.

                b. Questions: Effectiveness seen at DHHS and elsewhere. Study will be in-depth and will produce                            data from program in the coming months.

3. Approved School Land Trust Budget for 2014-2015

                Estimated Budget Amount                          $32,571

                Carry-Over Approx.                                        $1,512

                Total Avail.                                                      $35,083

 

                2 Part-time Reading Paraprophesionals $10,400

                                5 days/wk @ 3 hours. 36 weeks.

                Take-Home Librarian                                      $4,200

                                12 hours a week. 34 weeks.

                Art and Music Teachers                                 $18,800

                                14 hours a week. 36 weeks.

                Total                                                                 $33,400

4. Discuss Budget Priorities for 2015-2016 School Year

                New Technology – an itemization of what is needed to be produced. Possible fundraising.                           Spellathon.

                Arts & Music – challenges with funding changes.

                Follow up on budget priorites in March.

January 13, 2015

Community Council Minutes

January 13, 2015

12:00 p.m. Mrs. North’s office

Attendance: Michelle North, Shauntae Lenhart, Sherri Kesterson, Michelle Hartshorn, Wanda Florian, Aaron Randall, Matt Barber (DHHS Admin. Intern)           Excused: Breckan Gifford and Shane Durrant

  1. Mrs. North explained and we discussed the UCAS Scores and School Report Card for the 2013-14 school year.

     

    1. USOE Data Gateway https://datagateway.schools.utah.gov/
    2. Discussed that writing is an area of concern so teacher training for Professional Development will be focusing on writing. Mrs. North shared the writing learning progression for Opinion writing to show the increased rigor and higher expectations across the grade levels.
  1.  Discussed the upcoming SAGE/NAEP Testing Schedule 3rd-5th

     

    1. February-NAEP 4th Grade (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
    2. February Writing Test  Feb. 2nd-20th
    3. March-Math/Science window opens
    4. April-Language Arts
  1. Science Olympiad will be starting next week and the competition will be the end of March. This will be after school on Tuesdays.
  2. We discussed our plan for next year’s budget and the increased need for technology in each of the classrooms. To raise money we discussed a Spell-a-Thon. We are also looking into what else we might want to do for next year.
  1. We talked about sending a Survey Monkey to parents to see what they’re interested in, what’s going well, and what concerns they have for our school.

November 4, 2014

Minutes and Agenda

November 4, 2014

12:00 pm Mrs. North’s Office

1. Community Council Training Review

2. SAGE Test Scores in:

                3rd Grade Results:

                ELA         State: 44%           District: 45%       Team: 45%

                Math     State: 44%           District: 43%       Team: 59%

                4th Grade Results:

                ELA         State: 41%           District: 46%       Team: 48%

                Math     State: 47%           District: 52%       Team: 57%

                Science State: 42%           District: 44%       Team: 69%

                5th Grade Results:

                ELA         State: 43%           District: 46%       Team: 46%

                Math     State: 44%           District: 48%       Team: 47%

                Science State: 44%           District: 46%       Team: 52%

3. For more information about SAGE:  www.schools.utah.gov/assessment/SAGE-Communication.aspx

4. School Safety

                a. Prevent Child Abuse Utah proposed to come to school in March. They go into each classroom               and discuss abuse, appropriate touching, what to do if you are uncomfortable, and how to get          help. More information at www.preventchildabuseutah.org. Council will discuss after further          review.

                b. Additional Security Door for school entrance discussed. Independent fundraising required.    Estimated cost of $20,000. Proposal dismissed until need is established by community.

                c. Complete fencing for schoolyard? Council determined this is not necessary, and supervising   staff is adequate at this time.

5. Dual Immersion German offered by State. Council discussed positive and negative factors that accompany proposal, and weighted more heavily on the negative side. School may benefit from focusing on foundational improvements rather than adding programs.

 

October 7, 2014

Minutes and Agenda
Mrs. North’s Office 12:00 p.m.
Oct. 7, 2014
1. Welcome new council members:
a. Parents: Shayne Durrant, Wanda Florian, Breckan Gifford
b. Faculty: Sherri Kesterson, Shauntae Lenhart
2. Elections for Chair and Vice-Chair
a. Michelle Hartshorn, Chair. Breckan Gifford, Vice Chair.
b. District Training Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21 @ 8am, District Office.
3. Training Video: About School Land Trusts / Budgets to be used solely for academic purposes
4. Safety Issues: Crossing Guard at Hidden Valley / Parking Lot Safety / Dissemination of Alerts / 
Building Security Review
5. Sage Testing Results not in.
6. Approved School Land Trust Budget for 2014-2015

  • Estimated Budget Amount $32,571
  • Carry-over is approximately $1,512
  • Total Available $34,083

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Approved Budget:

  • 2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals $10,400
  • 5 days/week at 3 hours for 36 weeks
  • Take-Home Librarian $4,200
  • 12 hours/week for 34 weeks
  • Art and Music Teachers $18,800
  • 14 hours/week for 36 weeks
  • Total $33,400

7. Next Meeting Nov. 4th

 

 

 

 

 

March 4, 2014

Minutes and Agenda

Community Council Agenda

Mrs. North's Office 12:00 p.m.

March 4, 2014

We discussed the following issues at our meeting on March 4th.  Those in attendance were Michelle North, Sara Jones, Angela Graham, Kena Frey, Michelle Hartshorn, Rebecca Gregoire.  Those not attending were Stacy Heaton and Aaron Randall.  Stacy Heaton came later in the week and approved the proposed School Land Trust Budget.

1. New Computer lab installed and working ready for SAGE.

2. Letter from School Land Trust Administration-$106.4 million in Revenue.

3. Proposed School Land Trust Budget for 2014-2015.

  • Estimated Budget Amount $32,571.00
  • Carry-over is approximately $1,512.00
  • Total Available $34,083.00
  • 2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals $10,400.00
  • Take-Home Librarian $4,200.00 (12 hours a week-34 weeks)
  • Art and Music Teachers $18,800.00 (14 hours a week-36 weeks)
  • Total $33,400.00
  • Extra Money allotted would go toward technology

4. Approve proposed budget: The proposed School Land Trust Budget for the 2014-2015 school year was approved unanimously.

5. Other: We discussed the concern of elementary school only getting part-time counselors.  We see the need for a full-time counselor growing more and more with the increased problems at home.  The suggestion was made to contact Rex Wilkey and the School Board and let them know of our concerns.  

Everyone Teaches, Everyone Learns and Everyone Cares-TLC