Local school boards arrange for annual training of the local school board and school community council members in their district, including training for council officers.  Charter school governing boards, and Charter Trust Land Councils are also trained each year.  Training materials to support districts and charter schools are found here.  The School Children’s Trust provides training upon request.

Please contact the School Children’s Trust at the Utah State Office of Education for support, training, or to request additional training materials.


School Community Councils – Roles and Repsonsibilities was sent to principals in September. 

Digital Citizenship and School Safety Plan Requirements was sent to all council members in December.


Updated Training Presentations for 2019-20

School Community Council Annual Timeline

Introduction to School Community Councils (video)

Introduction to School Community Councils (PowerPoint pdf)

The Work of Councils (PowerPoint pdf)

Responsibilities of Principals (video)

Responsibilities of Charter School Directors (video)

Charter Trust Land Council Training (video)

Chair and Vice-Chair Training (video)

Chair and Vice-Chair Training (PowerPoint pdf)

Local School Board Responsibilities (PowerPoint pdf) 

What Data Should Our Council Review? (video)

Data Analysis and Implementation (video)

Maximizing Opportunities for Student Success (video)

Website formatting will not accommodate PowerPoint formats.  PowerPoint presentations are in PDF format.  PDFs may be downloaded, saved to your computer, opened and saved again as a PowerPoint.  

Training for Charter Governing Boards and Trust Land Councils – PowerPoint

Videos of  Charter Governing Boards Training and Charter Trust Lands Council Training


Materials Used in previous Fall School Community Council Training

Appropriate Program Expenditures Improving Parent Involvement on Councils – New resources with some in Spanish
Job Descriptions School Community Council Training Slides (updated 2019) – This is a big file and may take a minute to download.  It is intended that portions of the presentation be selected to meet your needs.
Utah’s Education Endowment – Training Film – Please click on the link.  When it opens, choose Utah’s Education Endowment.  Once it is playing, you may download it by copy/pasting to your files. Utah’s Education Endowment Staff Information Flyer (secondary school) Staff Information Flyer (elementary school) – Principals are encouraged to make the school staff aware of how the school is using trust funds annually.  These flyers are prepared to support principals in that responsibility.  Both are in Word so you may make changes, add school specific text, and print.

Resources for Council Chairs

Elections Compliance Checklist
Taking Minutes Slides School Website Information for Councils
Rules of Order and Procedure TEMPLATE Proposed Timeline for Councils