The School LAND Trust program is designed to be parent-focused and recognizes the need for parents to be involved in meaningful academic improvement. It’s important that parents in Utah schools understand the program and choose to participate on their school council.
1. Where does the money come from? How does the land make money? How much money is there, and how is it invested? How much money is distributed through the program every year?
2. How do they decide how much money our school receives?
3. How does the money get to schools?
4. What is a School Community Council (SCC) or a Charter Trust Land Council? What are the responsibilities of a council?
5. How can I see who is currently on our council, how much money our school receives each year, and how the money is being spent?
6. What are the responsibilities of our council? What assessment data should our council review? How should our council choose how to spend the money? What are the restrictions?
7. Where can I learn more about the Digital Citizenship and School Safety Plan requirements?
8. Where can I find more training? What if I am elected chair or vice chair?
9. Who do I contact for additional help?
Involving parents on the council continues to be a challenge in many schools across our state. Please review the materials below, and let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have successfully encouraged parental involvement in your school and would like to share.