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.




Name Email Phone Position
Erin Hartigan 801-814-1037 Parent Member
Alison Putnam 801-737-8469 Staff Member
Sebastian Benitez 801-737-8476 Parent Member
Zara Franklin 801-458-8612 Parent Member
Alisa Hunter 801-941-1091 Parent Member
Stacey Starley 801-392-5675 Chair
Kate Peery 801-792-1511 Parent Member
Robyn Stark 801-622-5808 Parent Member
SueAnn Burton bunchof  801-814-1935 Parent Member

Shannon Wilcox

Amy Winn

Maren Baumgartner

Angie Curry

Patti Deru

Desiree Donahoe








Parent Member

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Rules of Order and Procedure
Parent Involvement
Funding Allocation
8/27/2018 3:00 Media Center See Below


See Below


9/20/2018 3:00 Media Center    
11/15/2018 3:00 Media Center    
1/24/2019 3:15 Media Center    
2/21/2019 3:00 Media Center    
3/21/2019 3:00 Media Center    




School Land Trust

School Land Trust Final Report

School Land Trust Summary

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.

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


Category Description Estimated Cost
  Total: $24,000
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


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.


Category Description Estimated Cost
  Total: $11,000
Software (670)

$9-11,000 for IREADY software


Summary of Estimated Expenditures

Category Estimated Cost
(entered by the school)
Total: $35,000
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) $24,000
Software (670) $11,000

Funding Estimates

Estimates Totals
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 Approved Number Not Approved Number Absent Vote Date
9 0 0 2017-03-02
9 0 0 2017-03-02


Need to amend this school plan?


No Comments at this time


Community Council Agenda/Minutes

2018-2019 Minutes

August CC Minutes 2018

Community Council Minutes 8/22/18

We had introductions.

Needed to amend our Land Trust based on:

We were awarded the Iready software we needed for Language Arts, so we did not have to purchase it.  

Our original plan also hired a half day teacher to work with 4th and 5th grade students.  Our principal negotiated that teacher so we did not have to pay for her/him.  

Our new plan includes:  Specific growth for all students in Language Arts.  To help achieve this goal we will purchase Consumables for Wonders Curriculum.

Our second goal is specific growth for all students in math.  To help achieve this goal we will measure all student’s progress and hire a half time teacher for fifth grade.  

This plan was approved with 100% in favor.  

Those in attendance:

Sebastain Benitez

Kate Peery

SueAnn Burton

Maren Baumgartner

Robyn Stark

Alisa Hunter

Stacey Starley

Next meeting will be Septembe 20th, 3 pm in the library

September CC Minutes 2018


Community Council Minutes – Wasatch Elementary 9/20/18

Motion made to approve minutes from 8/22/18 meeting – SueAnn Burton

Minutes approves – Stacey Starley

The new curriculum was introduced by Statia Davy

*K-5 will use Wonders; it promotes comprehensive learning and meets the student’s needs on any level

*6-12 will use My Perspectives; its purpose is to prep for college and career readiness and provides personalized learning for individual students

The Sage test has been replaced with RISE

The calendar for the months of Sept, Oct, and Nov was presented.  There will be no meeting in Oct.

The LAND Trust money from this year cannot be used for purchases intended for next year; an amendment was needed to the original LAND Trust plan.  It was proposed that we use $5,000 to fund Debbie Allred as an art teacher for the school year 2018/2019. This was approved by 100%.

The intent is to get a grant to fund Debbie Allred for the 2019/2020 school year.  



Kate Peery

SueAnn Burton

Maren Baumgartner

Alisa Hunter

Stacey Starley

Angie Curry


Next meeting to be held November 15, 3:00 pm in the library

November CC Minutes 2018


Thursday, November 15, 2018 Wasatch Elementary Community Council Minutes

In Attendance: Principal Wilcox, Allison Putnam (Teacher), Alisa Hunter, Stacey Starley, Maren Baumgartner, Katy Parry, SueAnn Burton, Zara Franklin

- Mission Statement Read - Principal Wilcox

- Approval of Minutes - SueAnn Burton motioned, all approved

- Calender items- Dec. and Jan.

- Community Council training video - Moniter current plan- goals of past year, required data discussion, create review plan, upcoming LAND plan, Digital citizenshiop plan, always on school website, notice of meeting, past agenda/draft of minutes, plan prep, data driven $7,000.

- Princial Wilcox - Power point

- Wait until February to discuss nex years funds.

- Process in rules of order next time, to discuss if we want more formal rules.

- Roles - Biggest role to prepare school LAND trust plan. Website up today with


- Digital CItizenship- Data discussion, language arts, behavior data, Deb started

lessons, part of plan. Can use money for behavioral intervention. $7,000 limit next year.

- Video #2 Safe Technology and digital citixenship, anniual training for students and

parents, positive, deliberate uses on internet, already sceduled for February, I.T. will be presnt if we want.

- SNAP PLAN- Map passed out, safe walking, parent concerns- not safe. Need more

sidewalks. Personal Stories of walking, sidewalk owned, Maren mentioned City Councilman- Ben Nadalsky- is looking into it. (Polk to 36th to WSU). SueAnn- their family put a fence with gate for kids to walk through. Stacey Starley- any left over money? Principal Wilcox- Not really, bond passed, exchange combined field trip, welcom, may have some money in title. Boundary recruitment. Required to use for parent involvement.

- Announcement- February- Looking unto architects, we should have A presence at every construction meeting, we want wing, sprinkling system, A shovel ceremony.


Thursday, November 15, 2018 - Deanna Froer is monitoring the pollution around our school. Maren to find out if we can put a monitor on or around our building. Maren will be intouch with her. Bring data to the table next time.

- Next Meeting January 17, 2018 in library 3pm

January CC Minutes 2019

March 2018

Community Council Minutes 3/22/2018

School Consolidation update

According to student enrollment past data, we lose about 8-10 students per year, which equates to .25 of a teacher. As a result we may not be able to have a full day Kindergarten teacher next year because we already use some of our Title 1 funds to pay for a part time teacher. Another option is to do a split class, preferably with an upper grade level.

Next, we reviewed how we elect Community Council members. Do it in the spring with four week notice, maybe ballots, flyer, phone calls, email, Gina will send out a flyer and get names.

Our current budget needs for next year: We are in desperate need of a printer for the teacher use, estimated cost: $6,000-$8,000 used.

Finally we reviewed the timeline for the Current Land Trust Plan: All members must sign either in the office or through email.

  1. Survey
  2. Results
  3. Finalize

If we have carryover Title 1 funds they will most likely go towards Imagine Learning and teacher development.

Our next meeting will be April 19th at 3pm.

2018-2019 Agenda

January CC Agenda 2019




Wasatch Elementary Library

Agenda Items

Approval of Minutes

Calendar of Events

Data Update



2017-2018 Report Card

LT Plan 19-20 Ideas

Questions or Concerns

November CC Agenda 2018

September CC Agenda 2018

Wasatch Elementary

Community Council

9/20/18 Agenda

Curriculum Introduction

  • Statia Davy

Calendar of Events

Council Membership

Land Trust Plan Amendments

  • Math Teacher to Regular Teacher

  • iReady Licenses to Art Teacher


August CC Agenda 2018

Community Council Agenda 8/22/2018


Land Trust Plan Amendments

-Math Teacher to Regular Teacher

-iReady Licenses to Wonders Consumables



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?

Community Council Minutes 2/22/18

We discussed a possible fundraiser at Café Ville Bella to pay for a new copier-Stacey Starley will follow up with Ville Bella

Discussed how we hired on certified teacher and one ESL staff assistant with Title 1 funds. These are one time only

We looked at our five year enrollment numbers and determined we are at an average loss of -3.09% per year. March is when they decide on staffing for next year.

Next meeting will be March 15, 3pm in the library.

Those in attendance:

Stacey Starley

Robyn Stark

Sebastian Benitez

Kate Perry

April 2018

Community Council Agenda

Thursday 3/22/18

3:00 PM

1) School consolidation update
2) Review of the Community Council election process.

3) Our current budget needs for next year

4) Timeline for review of Current Land Trust plan.

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.



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.

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

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.

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