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.

2016 Fall Statewide Trainings are completed.  Trainings were held in Carbon, San Juan, Tooele, Weber, Nebo and Alpine Districts between September 27 and October 26.

Materials Used in 2016 Fall School Community Council Trainings

Safe Technology and Digital Citizenship Improving Parent Involvement on Councils – New resources with some in Spanish
School LAND Trust Program Expenditures 8.29.16 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.
Officer Training Slides – For Chairs and Vice-Chairs 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.
Job Descriptions  Utah’s Education Endowment – New 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.


Resources for Council Chairs

Elections Compliance Checklist
Taking Minutes Slides Items required for school websites
Sample Rules of Order and Procedure Council School LAND Trust Timeline – Tool to use in preparing agendas

How Will We Know if We Have Prepared a Good Plan – From From Assessments to Results

Resources – From 2015 and 2016 Statewide Training

Sage Scores by State, District and School

Understanding Sage Tests – Video

Toolkit for Struggling Readers 

Principles to Actions Executive Summary for both elementary and secondary math

Suggestions From a Language Arts Specialist – Washington Training

Suggestions From a Math Specialist – Washington Training

A Website to Review Instructional Materials We Plan to Use