919 East Brigham Road
Saint George, Utah 84790
T: 435.674.6495
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Community Council

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

2019-2020 Meetings

October 3, 2019
November 7, 2019
January 9, 2020
February 6, 2020
March 5, 2020

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.

2019-2020 School Land Trust Distribution $65,277

Click here to see school plan


  • 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

Rules and Procedures

BHE Final Report School Land Trust 2017-2018

BHE Final Report School Land Trust 2016-2017

BHE Final Report School Land Trust 2015-2016

BHE Final Report School Land Trust 2014-2015

BHE School Land Trust Funding History


Community Council Meeting Minutes

Community Council Meeting

October 3, 2019

Mrs. North’s office

12:00 pm. 

  1. Welcome back! Thank you for serving-Council Training on-line.  http://www.schoollandtrust.org/training/
  2. Elections for new Chair and Vice Chair.
  3. Approval for Rules of Order and Procedures
  4. Proposed School Land Trust Budget for 2019-2020
Budget Amount 65,277
Estimated Carry-Over 2,000
Total Available 67,277
2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals 15,696.87
Take-home Librarian 6,385.59
Music Specialist 10,232.59
Art Specialist 16,137.20
Kimdergarten Para 10,798.44
Behavior Den Para 7,053.04
Total 66,303.73
Carry Over 973.27

     5. Internet/Digital Safety training for students is a requirement of the council.  http://www.schoollnadtrust.org

                  a. Computer Lab Training will be done monthly with Parent tips being sent home at the beginning of each month.

     6. RISE/State testing

                   a. Language Arts: 50%

                   b. Math: 57%

                   c. Science: 52%

                   d. Dibels: 72%

     7. Bike Safety and Bike-Walk to School with the help of SUBA in November

     8. Other issues

Community Council Meeting 

March 7, 2019

12:00 Mrs. North’s Office

In attendance: Michelle North, Celeste Tolman, Jera Gunther, Jamian Allen, Angela Lewis, Aaron Bradbury
1. Last year’s budget amount $56,476

2. Proposed School Land Trust Budget for 2019-2020

Budget Amount $65,277
Estimated Carry-over $2,000
Total Available $67,277
2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals $15,696.87
Take-Home Librarian $6,385.59
Music Specialist $10,232.59
Art Specialist $16,137.20
Kindergarten Para $10,798.44
Behavior Den Para $7,053.04
Total $66,303.73
Carry Over


3. Additional funds would be used for STEM Activities and technology to support new STEM activities in classrooms.  Michelle is going to check with USET
4. Approve budget? YES Unanimously
5. Council Member Signature Page and Letters to Stakeholders
6. Elections for next year…members not returning to council?  Jera and Angela will serve another term.
7. Bike Safety and Bike-Walk to School with the help of SUBA  Ky Norfield wants to have a bike/walk safety training, we discussed having it for all tof the kids and parents that would be interested.
8. Other issues
BHES received a grant for the math program Reflex for all grade to use next year.
Talked about using a safer search engine for the students to replace google, possibly Kiddle, a kids google.
Next year we will start using Schoology (which connects to powerschool) to communicate better with parents about how their kids are doing in the classroom.

Community Council Meeting
January 10, 2019
12:00 Mrs. North’s Office

In attendance:

Michelle North

Stacy Steiner

Angela Lewis


Wanda Florian


  1. New School Reporting information can be found at: https://utahschoolgrades.schools.utah.gov/

            a. School was Commendable for Student Proficiency

i. Language Arts 56%
ii. Math 66%
iii. Science 63%

             b. School was Typical for Student Growth Proficiency

i. Language Arts 34%
ii. Math 27%
iii. Science 44%
  Growth of lowest 25% was 46%  
  Adequate Yearly Progress for ELL was 52%  

   Discussed student proficiency and student growth proficiency results.

       2. Social Emotional Learning: Stacy Steiner, Counselor
a. Weekly Lessons with Class
b. The Den for students needing to learn social skills or support with emotional regulation

Stacy Steiner school counselor talked about the importance of emotional health, having weekly lessons, the benefits of the “Den” for many kids that are learning life skills 

       3. New funding for next year
a. Current uses are:
i. Take Home Librarian
ii. 2 Reading Paras
iii. Music and Art Specialists
iv. 2 Kindergarten Para half-day
b. New needs for next year
i. Half of Den Teacher salary
ii. Other ideas

Talked about funding for next year and making sure we have enough to cover what we have and possibly the new math program   

         4. Other

Community Council Minutes

November 1, 2018

12:00 p.m. in Mrs. North’s Office
In Attendance:
Michelle North
Angela Lewis
Jera Gunther
Jamian Allen

  1. School Land Trust Report and information updated on School Webpage: bhes.washk12.org

Everyone should have gotten an email with a link to view the final report, but if not you can go to our webpage and read it there.

  1.  Reminder to turn in mail in ballot before Nov. 6th.
  1.  InfiniD Lab Presentation in the Computer Lab.  Took a tour of the computer lab and worked on the InfiniD lab.  We learned that the upper grades are great, educational, and it seemed to be alot of fun.  The younger grades will need to be challenged more for the program to be beneficial.  
  1. Concerns or Other.  Talked about the problem with the parking lot, and discussed finding a way to make more parking possibly in the grassy area or along the sidewalk coming in from the stoplight.  

Community Council Minutes
Mrs. North’s Office 12:00 p.m.
October 18, 2018

1. Welcome council members: Elections for Chair Angela Lewis and Vice-Chair Jera Gunther
a. Parents: Angela Lewis, Wanda Florian, Jera Gunther, and Jamian Allen
b. Faculty: Aarron Bradbury
2. Training opportunities for council flyer or training videos
3. Internet/Digital Safety Training for students is a requirement of the council.
Will be one week this year, last week of October 29-Nov 2, talked about having monthly trainings throughout the year.
a. Computer Lab Training this month during Red Ribbon Safety Week and State Training date pending
4. SAGE/State testing news:

a. Language Arts: 54% District: 48% State: 45%
b. Math: 64% District: 49% State: 46%
c. Science: 62% District: 53% State: 47%
d. Dibels: 72% District: 70%  

   e. CSIP Username: 105cc Password: community   https://csip.washk12.org/ 
5. Approved School Land Trust Budget for 2018-2019

a. Budget Amount $60,158
b. Carry-over $6
c. Total Available $60,164
d. 2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals $13,977
e. Take-Home Librarian $5,342
f. 2 Part-time Kindergarten Paras $12,206
g Art and Music Teachers $24,904
h. Total $56,429
i. Carry-Over $3,735

6. To provide our students with more hands-on experiences with science, technology, engineering, and math.  To help us meet that goal, any additional funds will be used to purchase STEM supplies and activities for the students.
Infinity lab-$3,750 funds, Accomplish a Mission program going really well.  Talked about other ideas for STEM projects, Jamie mentioned getting projects that are already put together from a teacher at Crimson Elementary that she is willing to share.
7. Concerns/Other:
Next meeting Nov 1st

Community Council Meeting 
March 6, 2018
12:00 Mrs. North’s Office

Shauntae Lenhart
Celeste Tolman
Michelle North
Jera Gunther

1. Last year’s budget amount $56,506
2. Proposed School Land Trust Budget for 2018-2019

Budget Amount $56,476
Carry-over 0
Total Available $56,476
2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals $13,977.03
Take-Home Librarian $5,341.74
Music Specialist $10,186.05
Art Specialist $14,718.10
2 Part-time Kindergarten Paras $12,206.17
Total $56,429.09

District will be paying for the special education Bobcat Den.

3. Additional funds would be used for STEM Activities and technology to support new STEM activities in classrooms and textbooks for reading program (new textbooks for reading program are $86,000.00–EEK!  Program should last 10 years.
Going to try out InfiniD program: Mrs. North figuring out how to do this for one grade in the fall.  Program goes with core, kids go on “Missions” to solve problems: may be an after school program?  Erin Rogers working on applying for STEM Action Grant-cost is $3,500.00: maybe use Dixie Direct money for this next year?
4. Approve budget? YES or NO
Proposed by: Celeste Tolman: seconded by Shauntae Lenhart: Jera Gunther also voted yes.  Mrs. North will email other members not present to get their vote.
5. Council Member Signature Page Signed  Members present signed page.
6. Elections for next year….members not returning to council?
7. Other issues   Mrs. North will write letters to Governor, etc. thanking them for trust fund $$, will send us copies.

Everyone Teaches, Everyone Learns and Everyone Cares-TLC

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919 E Brigham Rd
St George, UT 84790
T 435-674-6495
F 435-652-4703