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.

2017 Fall Statewide Training
For School Community Council & Charter Trust Land Council Members    

All are encouraged to attend.  Each event is 6:00-8:00 pm.*2017 Invitation to download and print.

Tues., Oct. 3      Bryce Valley High School – 721 Bryce Way, Tropic, UT 84776
Wed., Oct 4       North Sanpete Middle School – 655 E 100 S, Moroni, UT 84646 3:00-5:00 pm*                           Ephraim Elementary – 570 South 300 East, Ephraim, UT 84627 6:00-8:00 pm
Tues., Oct. 24    Juab Junior High – 555 East 800 North, Nephi, UT 84648
Wed., Oct. 25     SUCCESS Academy – Gardner Center Ballroom, Dixie State University
Thurs., Oct. 26   Belknap Elementary School – 510 North 650 East, Beaver, UT 84713
Wed., Nov. 1       Farmington Junior High – 150 South 200 West, Farmington, Utah 84025
Tues., Nov. 7      Ecker Hill Middle School – 2465 Kilby Rd, Park City, UT 84098
Thurs., Nov. 9     Mount Jordan Middle School – 9351 S. Mountaineer Lane, Sandy, UT 84070

 General Sessions and Breakouts

Understanding Data—Identifying Academic Needs and Preparing Great Plans
School Community Council Training for New Members
Responsibilities of the Council Chair
Sharing Session—Share Successes, Concerns, Solutions and Ideas
Increasing Parent Involvement—Identify Barriers and Share Solutions
Digital Citizenship—Living and Learning in a Digital World

Materials Used in 2016 Fall School Community Council Training

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 to post on school websites
Sample Rules of Order and Procedure  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