Resources

District Contacts

Contacts for Districts and Schools
Find name and contact information for principals and district personnel that administer the program.

Laws and Rules

School Community Councils (SCC) and Charter Trust Land Councils were created by the Utah State Legislature, who also assigns most of the council responsibilities. The Utah State Board of Education is authorized to make rules to execute Board responsibilities. All School Community Councils and Charter Trust Land Councils are required to comply with the requirements for the School LAND Trust program.

School LAND Trust Program

R277-477: Distributions of Funds from the Trust Distribution Account and Administration of the School LAND Trust Program
Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rules

  • R277-477 has been recently amended by the Utah State Board of Education to clarify appropriate expenditures.

Title 53G-7-1203: School Community Councils. Open and Public Meeting Requirements
Utah State Legislature

  • All School Community Councils and Charter Trust Land Councils that are not using their governing board as their council must comply with these requirements. Charter Schools that use their charter board for the Trust Lands Council should discuss council business in regularly scheduled governing board meetings.

Title 53G-7-1206: School LAND Trust Program
Utah State Legislature

Title 53G-7-13: Teacher and Student Success Program
Utah State Legislature

  • A school’s Land Trust Plan must implement a component of the school’s success plan, and the law requires every school to post the approved success plan on the school website.

Charter Schools

Title 53G-7-1205: Charter Trust Land Councils
Utah State Legislature

School Community Councils

R277-491: School Community Councils
Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rules

Title 53G-7-1202: School Community Councils. Duties. Composition. Election Procedures and Selection of Members
Utah State Legislature

School Safety and Digital Citizenship

The Utah Legislature has assigned councils responsibilities for school safety and digital citizenship. As with other responsibilities of school community councils, it is intended that administrators, staff, and parents engage together to bring about the best possible result for students.

Requirements

The following will assist councils in completing the School Safety and Digital Citizenship requirements.

School Safety and Digital Citizenship Discussion Guide for School Community Councils

School Safety and Digital Citizenship Responsibilities for Local Education Agencies (LEAs), School Community Councils (SCC) and Charter Trust Lands Councils

What Could Our Council Do to Implement Safety Principles? Ideas and Suggestions

Digital Citizenship Resources

Digital Citizenship
Brain Pop

Digital Citizenship
Common Sense Education

Digital Citizenship Utah

Digital Citizenship K-12 Interactive Lessons for Classrooms
Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC)

Digital ResponsAbility

Faux Paw the Techno Cat
iKeepSafe

IQ Smartparent
WQED Multimedia

School Safety Resources

Building a Positive School Climate
Learning Policy Institute

Everyone Belongs

Safe and Healthy Schools
Utah State Board of Education

SafeUT
University of Utah Healthcare

School Safety and Security A Best Practices Report
Utah State Board of Education Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic Education (ULEAD)

Stop Bullying
United States Department of Health and Human Services

Student Incentives

The Utah State Board of Education has established a limit on trust funds spent on student incentives. The Utah Office of Administrative Rules R277-477-4: Appropriate Use of School LAND Trust Program Funds states, “(7) Student incentives implemented as part of an academic goal in the School LAND Trust Program may not exceed $2 per awarded student in an academic school year.”

Some school plans include positive behavior interventions as part of an academic goal. These interventions may include incentives for students. As councils navigate the $2 per incentivized student limit, they may appreciate additional resources to identify free or low-cost incentives.

Resources by Dr. Laura A. Riffel:

Order Stickers and Stamps

Schools are encouraged to label purchases made with school trust funds. If you would like stickers or a rubber stamp to help identify purchases, please submit this form.