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.


The first video was sent to principals in early September.  Welcome Back to School for Councils

In November, a Digital Citizenship training was sent to all council members.

A brief discussion of Midyear School LAND Trust plan financial review was sent in December.


The School Children’s Trust offered three in-person training meetings in October and November that included help for council members serving for the first time as well as those wishing to better understand how to prepare good plans that will make a difference.   The PowerPoint presentations are available below. Most of the sessions were recorded and are also available below.

2018 Fall School Community Council Training – PowerPoint Presentations and Videos

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.  

School Community Councils 101 PowerPoint

Click here to view a recording of the School Community Councils 101 Training

Training for Chairs and Vice Chairs PowerPoint

Click here to view a recording of the Training for Chairs and Vice Chairs

Training for Charter Governing Boards and Trust Land Councils

The Digital Citizenship Requirement for Councils

Data: The Secret to Successful Problem Solving

Click here to view a recording of Data: The Secret to Successful Problem Solving

Reviewing Data to Make Decisions

Click here to view a recording of Reviewing Data to Make Decisions


Materials Used in previous Fall School Community Council Trainings

School LAND Trust Program Expenditures  Improving Parent Involvement on Councils – New resources with some in Spanish
Job Descriptions School Community Councils Training Slides – 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 Another Staff Information Flyer  – Principals are encouraged to make the school staff aware of how the schools 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 – A Template Timeline for School LAND Trust Program

Preparing a Good Plan – From Assessments to Results

Resources From Prior Statewide Trainings

Accessing USBE Reports and Understanding Data

Toolkit for Struggling Readers 

Principles to Actions Executive Summary for both elementary and secondary math

A Website to Review Instructional Materials