School Community Council (SCC)
|Katie Moore (Chair)
|Tom Luthy (Principal)
An Invitation to Serve on the Council
We welcome community member to our council. If you are interested in serving, please reach out to Katie Moore at email@example.com or to Tom Luthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021-22 Land Trust Summary
With last year's Land Trust funding of $53,183, Indian Hills spent our money on supporting students by paying for a 0.5 kindergarten teacher and on science labs from our awesome Hands-on Science teacher, Ms. Bonner- who was awarded the Environmental Educator of the Year two years ago. She taught not only indoor lessons for the whole school but outdoor labs as well. Further, she led grade levels on multiple field trips to the Great Salt Lake and through the mountain forests on snowshoes. With all of this, she somehow managed to spearhead the district STEAM Fair- with Indian Hills having the highest number of elementary submissions in the district. With the rest of the funding, we supported our kindergartners by making all three classrooms full-day. The 0.5 funding allowed us to increase the third to teacher from a 0.5 position to a full-time one. For the current school year, Indian Hills was allocated $40,160.60 for Land Trust Funds, and with carry-over from last year we have a total of $48,867.84 for the 2022-23 school year. We are directing part of this year's funding for more Hands-on Science lessons, the STEAM Fair, and outdoor education programming. The rest of the allocation is targeted on extra instructional support for math and literacy in our lower grades with a full-time paraprofessional.
2022-23 Land Trust Allocation to Indian Hills = $40,160.60
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 you 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. Schedule for the 2020-21 school year will be on the first Wednesday of each month at 700 am.
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 council accomplishes their work in a timely manner.
The chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments. In the absence of the chair the vice-chair shall conduct meetings.
Meetings shall be conducted and action taken according to very simplified rules of parliamentary procedure as required in 53A-1a-108.1(9)(i). Items on the agenda take priority over other discussions coming before the council. Council action will be taken by motions and voting with votes and motions recorded in the minutes.
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 by 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 and then, without discussion the chair calls for a 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.
Simple Motions of Parliamentary Procedure