Community Council

Parent involvement is very important to student academic achievement. By serving on the school council, parents have the opportunity to collaborate with other parents, teachers and the principal to set and achieve school goals. Parents are rewarded with a better understanding of the educational process and have the opportunity to develop relationships with school leadership. A parent always serves as chair of the council. Parents make up the majority of the council and are often the driving force in how School LAND Trust funds are spent.

La participación de los padres es muy importante para el logro académico del estudiante. Al servir en el consejo de la escuela, los padres tienen la oportunidad de colaborar con otros padres, maestros y el director para establecer y alcanzar las metas de la escuela. Los padres son recompensados con una mejor comprensión del proceso educativo y tienen la oportunidad de desarrollar relaciones con el liderazgo escolar. Un padre siempre sirve como presidente del consejo. Los padres constituyen la mayoría del consejo y son a menudo la fuerza impulsora en cómo se gastan los fondos fiduciarios de la escuela LAND.


Erin Hartiganerinhartigan@yahoo.com801-814-1037Parent Member
James Beardenbeardenj@ogdensd.org801-737-8484Secretary/Staff Member
Sebastian Benitezsebaskucua@msn.com801-737-8476Parent Member
Stacy Probascostprobasco@msn.comParent Member
Sally Arneysallyharney1960@gmail.com385-244-1197Parent Member
Stacey Starleystacey2517@hotmail.com801-392-5675Chair
Kate 801-792-1511Parent Member
Robyn Starkdjsrms@hotmail.com801-622-5808Parent Member
Wayne Noranwnoran@gmail.comParent Member
Tracy Vandeventervandeventert@ogdensd.org801-737-8452Principal

Rules of Order and Procedure
Parent Involvement
Funding Allocation

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School Land Trust Annual Summary

School Land Trust Summary 2017-2018

School Plan 2017-2018 - Wasatch EL

School Plan Approved

School Plan Approval Details
Submitted By
Nelida Gil
Submit Date
Admin Reviewer
Tim Donaldson
Admin Review Date
District Reviewer
Nelida Gil
District Approval Date
Board Approval Date

Goal #1


Wasatch will increase the upper grade students ELA proficiency by 10 % measured by SAGE and prepare students to successfully master grade level content and essential skills by the end of the school year.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Writing


CIA 1, 2 and 3; SAGE exam, DIBELS and Utah Compose.

Action Plan Steps

.5 Language Arts teacher will teach two sections of Reading and two sections of Writing in the upper grades. Student progress will be measured on a weekly basis using Utah Compose and monitored in the weekly Professional Learning Community.


CategoryDescriptionEstimated Cost
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

.5 Language Arts Teacher


Goal #2


Wasatch will increase student math proficiency scores by 10% as measured in SAGE.

Academic Areas

  • Mathematics


CIA 1, 2 and 3; SAGE exam and IREADY

Action Plan Steps

Wasatch will purchase iReady Math licenses. Students will take the beginning of the school year diagnostic. Students will use iREADY math with fidelity. Data will be reviewed in weekly PLCs, as well as, be a part of our Deep Data Dive.


CategoryDescriptionEstimated Cost
Software (670)

$9-11,000 for IREADY software


Summary of Estimated Expenditures

CategoryEstimated Cost
(entered by the school)
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)$24,000
Software (670)$11,000

Funding Estimates

Estimated Carry-over from the 2016-2017 Progress Report$2,338
Estimated Distribution in 2017-2018$34,373
Total ESTIMATED Available Funds for 2017-2018$36,711
Summary of Estimated Expenditures For 2017-2018$35,000
This number may not be a negative number Total ESTIMATED Carry Over to 2018-2019$1,711

Increased Distribution

The 2017-2018 distribution in this plan is an estimate. If the actual distribution is more than the estimate, how will additional funds be spent to implement the goals described in the plan?

If there is an increase to the distribution, the funds will be used to purchase iREADY math or language arts. It could also be used for math workbooks for grades K-2.


  • Letters to policy makers and/or administrators of trust lands and trust funds.
  • Sticker and stamps that identify purchases made with School LAND Trust funds.
  • School newsletter
  • School website

Council Plan Approvals

Number ApprovedNumber Not ApprovedNumber AbsentVote Date


Need to amend this school plan?


No Comments at this time

School Land Trust Summary 2016-17

Land Trust Summary 16-17

It was our plan to increase our Language Arts Scores between 2016 and 2017. Wasatch Elementary did an excellent job this past year. In SAGE our overall school score increased from 48% proficient to 59% proficient for grade 3 - 6. This is huge growth as compared to the growth we have made in past years.

We were able to maximize our use of paraprofessionals in the classroom providing targeted intervention. Although we did focus on some writing, our work was primarily focused on reading. Mt. Ogden Latinos in Action students came and read with our first graders in a one-on-one model. This provided our students with a focused, extended reading time which helped students solidify words and sound patterns they might have been struggling with. We also worked with Americorp which brought in Weber State University students as additional tutors.

Our third grade team was our group that made the most growth. They worked hard both in the classroom providing intervention and afterschool providing additional reading support. In 2016 37% of our 3rd graders were considered proficient in English Language Arts. in 2017, 62% of our 3rd graders were considered proficient in English Language Arts. That is 25% increase in one year. Congratulations 3rd grade for such great growth!

Our second goal was to increase the number of students who were proficient in mathematics. We did not make growth in this area, and in fact we dropped three percentage points from 2016 to 2017. Our intent was to use technology in the form of chromebooks in mobile carts to provide students a number of different ways to work on mathematical understanding. We had also hoped by giving students access to the technology tools, students would be more comfortable testing on computers which would result in an increase in scores. Although students did make gains in their understanding and competency in using computers, this has not yet translated into increase gains in proficiency in math.

Land Trust 2016/17 - Spanish

Wasatch 2014/15 Final Report

Community Council Agenda/Minutes

September 2017

Community Council Agenda

September 18, 2017

1.Calendar 2017-2018 School Year Meetings

2.Selection of Community Council Secretary

3. Ideas for Surplus

*School Supplies,

*Americorp ($2,500)

Wasatch Community Council Minutes

September 18, 2017

Present: Stacey Starley, Erin Hartigan, Kate Peery, Sebastian Benitez, Tracy Vandeventer, James Bearden

  1. The calendar for the year was discussed. First those in attendance shared the times when the council had met in the past. Options were considered for this upcoming year, but it was agreed that with four council members not in attendance, we thought it was too early to solidify the meeting schedule for the year.

    It was agreed we would send out a survey to all council members to determine what would be the best meeting time. Three options were identified that were possible by the members who were present: 1) Friday at 1:30pm, Friday at 1:00 pm, and Monday at 3:30 pm. We will gather the survey results and schedule our next meeting based on the most preferred time.

  2. We asked for any volunteers to act as our secretary and take minutes of our meetings. Nobody was willing. The minutes were taken by the principal, Tracy Vandeventer. A request for a secretary will be added to the survey and we will see if those who are not in attendance would be willing to step in as secretary.

  3. We spoke about the possibility of our Land Trust having carryover funds we would need to spend. We discussed the process and what types of things we could use Land Trust funds for. Some documents were shared from the Land Trust webpage that clarified what can and can’t be purchased with Land Trust funds. There was some discussion about possible needs of the building. The ideas that were shared included School Supplies, Americorp, having Gary Hogge come and present, and Stem materials such as STEM Sphero, catapult, and kits.

October 2017

Community Council Meeting 10-27-17

1. Welcome and Introduction

2. Volunteer to be secretary

3. Video's%20Education%20Endowment.mp4

4. Review of plan from last year.

5. Possible budget changes for this year.

Community Council Minutes 10/27/2017

We watched a video about the Land Trust Program

Last Year’s Plan

Some money spent for bus to bring kids home after tutoring $2,100

$200 of that money wasn’t used

Extra money was spent on Chrome Books and Software

$25,000 and we only have about a 10% carryover

This year we had 19% carryover

iready reading we got a $17,000 discount

Leaving us with change estimated $11,000-$1760

$8500 leftover

The group discussed if we could use that money for a staff assistant for sixth grade

As another option Ms. V will talk to the guitar teacher about splitting the class

Could we use a staff assistant as well? we have one available if Mr. Bearden would like to use her

It was determined we have options we can look at instead of turning to the Land Trust Money

We have $14,000 to spend

The group looked at a science software program and decided it wasn’t feasible due to hardware and time constraints in the computer lab

Money will be spent at as follows:

6 Teacher Training Stipend $1600

Early Steps Book Set $3300

Guided Reading Book Sets $2400

Portable belt speakers $1200

Approval of surplus to spend by Robyn Stark

Second by Stacy Starley

Next meeting Nov. 10th, 1 pm

Those in attendance:

Sebastian Benitez

James Bearden

Kate Peery

Stacey Starley

Erin Hartigan

Robyn Stark

Sally Arrey

Diane Noren

Wayne Noren

December 2017

Community Council Agenda

Friday December 1, 2017

1:20 PM

1) Our proposal for spending the updated funds passed completely.

2) Next meeting scheduled for January 19, 2018 at 1:00.

3) Any other concerns or questions?

Community Council Minutes

Friday December 1, 2017

1:20 PM

In attendance:

Kate R. Peery

James W. Bearden

Stacey R. Starley

Erin Hartigan

Tracy Vandeventer

1) Our proposal for spending the updated funds passed completely.

Council reviewed the budget that was approved for the Land Trust surplus (See Below)

Expected surplus


6 Teachers Training Stipend


Early Steps Book Set


Guided Reading Book sets


Portable belt speakers


Any additional Funds will be used to complete the early steps book set and purchase headphones, projectors, and/or whiteboard pens.

2) Next meeting scheduled for January 19, 2018 at 1:00.

Discussion regarding February meeting date which is February 23, 2017

3) Any other concerns or questions?

No additional concerns or questions. We celebrated that the music schedule for 6th grade has been working so that we have two smaller groups going to guitar instead of one larger group. Discussion about the length of Thanksgiving break and the pros and cons. Discussed the week for spring break is the first week in April, 2018.

January 2018

Community Council Agenda 1/18/18.

1. Title 1 Funds we are receiving from the district.

2. Review of Land Trust timeline for expenditures.

3. Changes to our Parent Teacher Conferences.

February 2018

Community Council Agenda

Thursday 2/22/18

3:00 PM

1) Parent Teacher Conference Schedule

2) Possible fundraiser night?

3) New hires from Title 1 funds

4) Five year enrollment numbers

3) Any other concerns or questions?

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