The School Learning and Nurturing Development (LAND) Trust program is administered by the School Children’s Trust section at the Utah State Board of Education.
The section administers the School LAND Trust program, provides training for all involved in preparing and approving the program plans, and participates on the Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy Committee. The Advocacy Committee provides policy oversight to the Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy Office that monitors the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Administration (SITLA) as they manage lands granted in trust to benefit public schools, and oversees the investment of the permanent State School Fund by the Utah School and Institutional Trust Fund Office (SITFO).
The School Children’s Trust section also staffs the Trust Lands Advisory Committee (TLAC), an official advisory committee to the Utah State Board of Education tasked with advising the Board regarding School Community Councils, the School LAND Trust Program, and issues related to school trust lands and funds that may affect the program. TLAC is comprised of education stakeholders including local school board members, parents, principals, educators, superintendents and district staff members.