919 East Brigham Road
Saint George, Utah 84790
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Community Council

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

2020-2021 Meetings

October 7, 2020
November 4, 2020
January 6, 2021  (if needed)
February 3, 2021
March 31, 2021 (to approve complete plan)

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.

2020-2021 School Land Trust Distribution $68,968

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 of Order and Procedure

To promote ethical behavior and civil discourse each council member shall:

  • Attend council meetings on time and prepared
  • Make decisions with the needs of students as the main objective
  • Listen to and value diverse opinions
  • Be sure the opinions of those your represent are included in discussions
  • Expect accountability and be prepared to be accountable
  • Act with integrity

Rules of procedure:

All meetings are open to the public and the public is welcome to attend.  The agenda of each upcoming meeting with draft minutes of the prior meeting will be made available to all council members at least one week in advance, will be posted on the school website and made available in the main office.  The agenda will include the date, time and location of the meeting.

Minutes will be kept of all meetings, prepared in draft format for approval at the next scheduled meeting.

The council will prepare a timeline for the school year that includes due dates for all required reporting and other activities/tasks that the council agrees to assume or participate in.  The timeline will assist in preparation of agendas to be sure the coucil accomplishes their work in a timely manner.

The council consists of the principal, 1 school empolyee who is elected, 0 school employee(s) who is/are elected in odd years, and 4 parent members, half of whom are elected in even years and half in odd years.  In the event there is a tie vote in a election, the principal shall flip a coin to determine the outcome.  (Size of the council should be determined by the council, but councils are required to consist of the principal, at least one school empolyuee, and at least four parents with a two-parent majority on the council.  Elections are required to be staggered)

The chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments.  In the absence of the chair, the vice-chair shall conduct meetings.

The council must have a quorum of 4 to vote.  a quorum is equal to a majority of council members.

If a parent member is absent from tow consecutive meetings, the chair will notify the member that if the member does not attend the next meeting, the council will consider the seat vacant and the remaining parent members will appoint a parent to fill the unexpired term.

Meetings shall be conducted and action taken according to very simpliied rules of prlamentary procedure as required in 53G-7-1203(10).  Concil actions will be taken be motions and voting with votes and motions recorded in the minutes.

Simple Montions of Parliamentary Procedure

Used by some organizations to assist those new to the process

A motion (or an action to be taken by the council) is stated as a motion.  Someone else on the council “seconds” the motion indicating that at least one other person on the council feels the motion is worthy of discussion.  Then the council members may provide input and discussion as called upon be the chair.  When discussion seems complete the chair may call for a vote on the motion.  Or when a member of the council “calls the previous question” (a motion to end discussion of the first motion), a second is required.  Without discussion the chair calls for the vote that must pass by 2/3.  If the vote on the previous question fails, the council goes back to discussing the first motion.  If the motion to call the previous question passes, the chair directly calls for a vote on the first motion.  a vote to call the previous question is usually used to move business along.

  • A tie vote is a lost vote.
  • Most motions are main motions.  A main motion may be amended.
  • A point of order is offered when there is some question if procedure had been followed correctly.
  • To stop debate or discussion on a motion and force the vote a member would say, “I move the previouse question.”  This requires a second and a 2/3 vode.
  • Hasty action may be corrected by use of the motion to reconsider.  This motion may be made only by one who voted on the prevailing side.
  • A person who make the motion may withdraw the same motion.
Motion Does It Require A 2nd? Is It Debatable? Can it be Amended? Is A Vote Required
Adjourn yes no no majority
Amend a motion yes yes yes majority
Close nominations yes no yes 2/3
Main motion yes yes yes majority
Point of Order no no no

ruled on by chair

Previous Question yes no no 2/3
Reconsider yes yes no majority
Withdrawal of Motion no no no majority

 BHE Final Report School Land Trust 2018-2019

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 Agenda with Minutes

October 7, 2020

Mrs. North’s Office 12:00 p.m.

  1. Welcome new board members: Jera Gunther, Sunnie Adams, Liz Jagard, Lisa Larson, and Sydney Tea
  2. Elections of Chair and Vice Chair.  Jera Gunther was voted chair and Sunnie Adams was voted vice chair.
  3. Upcoming Trainings for new members
  4. School Scores-non Data from RISE or Acadience from the end of 2020.

Current Reality: ACADIENCE-Reading Assessment given in Sept.

ACADIENCE 19-20 BOY 19-20 MOY 20-21 BOY  
Overall School 67% 71% 59%  
Kindergarten 62% 76% 52%  
1st Grade 74% 79% 52%  
2nd Grade 71% 75% 68%  
3rd Grade 62% 67% 63%  
4th Grade 77% 69% 57%  
5th Grade 57% 61% 64%  

5. School Land Trust plan for the 2020-21 school year.  Current Projected Costs for 2020-21

Music Specialist $10,898.06
Art Specialist 20,344.27
Take-Home Librarian 6,133.01
Part-time Reading Para 9,161.94
Part-time Reading Para 7,949.46
Full-time Kindergarten Para 12,492.01
Total 66,978.75
Salary Cushion 3,879.25
2020-21 Budgeted Distribution Amount 68,968.00
Estimated Carry-Over 4,000.00
Estimated Total Available $72,968.00
Community Council Meeting Agenda
March 12, 2020
Mrs. North’s Office 12:00 p.m.

1. Approval of School Land Trust plan for the 2020-21 school year.

Music Specialist $10,898.06
Art Specialist $20,344.27
Take-Home Librarian $6,133.01
Part-time Reading Para $9,161.94
Part-time Reading Para $7,949.46
Full-time Kindergarten Para $12,492.01
Total $66,978.75
Salary Cushion $3,879.25
2020-21 Budgeted Distribution Amount $68,968.00
Estimated Carry-Over $4,000.00
Estimated Total Available $72,968.00

Community Council Meeting Agenda

Feb 6, 2020

Mrs. North’s Office 12:00 p.m.

In Attendance: Sunny Adams, Jera Gunther, jamian Allen, Angela Lewis, Michelle North, Aarron Bradbury

  1. Discussion of School Land Trust plan for the 2020-21 school year-Reviewed Council training video trainings the use of data what our roles and responsibilities are.  
  1. Continue funding Music and Art Specialists, Take-home Librarian and LLI Paraprofessionals? 
  2. Specialists/Para Support-which areas?
  1. Music/Art Specialists
  2. Reading-level Literacy, take home library, Jr. Great Books
  3. Behavior-the Bobcat Den
  4. Kindergarten

     c. Funding Bonuses

     d. Technology Needs

     e. New ideas or needs-Discussed test scores for last year, attendance percentages.  Digital citizenship has been monthly this year, talked about involving parents more and sending a video home so that parents are more aware and involved.  

Current Projected Costs for 2019-20  
Music Specialist 10,134.51
Art Specialist 18,251.36
Take Home Librarian 6,337.48
Part-time Reading Para 8,444.94
Behavior Specialist/DEN 6,945.17
Part-time Reading Para 7,133.34
Full-time Kindergarten Para 11,574.42
TOTAL $68,821.22

Budget approved, proposed by jamian Allen 2nd by Jera Gunther

Estimated Carry-Over 6,300.  *if available, to be used to STEM materials

2020-21 Budgeted Distribution Amount68,968
Estimated Carry-Over6,300
Estimated Total Available$75,268


Community Council Agenda

January 9, 2020

Meeting 12:00 Mrs. North’s Office

  1. School Report Cards and Grades: Can be found on power school.
  1. RISE Data/Concerns/Concerns problems with glitches in the testing last year. Concern as to whether it affected some test scores.  Results were lower than usual for BHE.  Teachers and staff are committed to preparing the students for this years testing.  Michelle North is planning to meet with each of the 3rd, 4th and &5th graders one on one.
  2. Handout

     2. School Applying for Technology Grant $30k-$50k per year for 5 years.  There will be 4-5 schools eligible for this grant.  We should get the results sometime in February.  This grant would give our students a huge opportunity to have some programs and specialized training.  Discussed the need for students to learn more in STEM in the digital age, but also the importance of Arts and Music.  Giving students more options and opportunities to find their strengths.

  1. Survey links and instructions will be sent out.  Each member of the council was asked to complete a survey.  Michelle handed out the information with the website.

     3. Upcoming school plan for 2020-21  Will cover at the next meeting

  1. What do we want to keep?
  2. What changes do we need to make?
  3. Recommendations?

      4. UCET Conference in March sending 2 teachers  Coalition for educational technology teachers going to be determined.  

      5. Other  Talked about the new CTI High School (Career Technical Institute) being constructed.  The 1st phase will have 9 strands for students to specialize in.

November 7, 2019

1:30 p.m. in Mrs. North’s Office (note time change)

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

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

      2. Traffic/Road Safety Issue:

          Guest Monty Thurber from St. George City

  1. Students in the townhomes crossing River Road
  2. Bloomington Hills Drive walking/bike path from Fort Pierce Dr.
  3. Speed limit on Bloomington Hills Dr.

      3. Concerns or Other

Community Council Meeting

October 3, 2019

Mrs. North’s office

12:00 pm. 

In attendance:

  • Michelle North-Principal
  • Aarron Bradbury-school employee
  • Jamian Allen-Parent Member
  • Sunny Adams-Parent Member
  • Jera Gunther-Parent Member
  • Angela Lewis-Parent Member
  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

 Reviewed proposed budget, funds available, projected costs of paraprofessionals and specialists, new money available from tSSA ($100k)

   5. Internet/Digital Safety training for students is a requirement of the council.  http://www.schoollnadtrust.org  Internet safety training will be monthly with tips for parents being sent home, instead of one push in October.

Discussed PG app to flag inappropriate behavior online.

     6. RISE/State testing

                   a. Language Arts: 50%

                   b. Math: 57%

                   c. Science: 52%

                   d. Dibels: 72%

Reviewed RISE testing results.

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

Bike-Walk Safety day is November 12th.  Discussed the safety of the crosswalks, lack of sidewalks crossing guards?  Michelle is going to see if someone from the city can come to the next meeting.

     8. Other issues

STEM-see if any of the teachers would like to get certified for the STEM endorsement.  Michelle is going to check and see if the district will fund that?

Next meeting is Thursday, November 7th.  

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.

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