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Last modified: October 22, 2020

School Community Council

2020-2021 Community Council Members

Invitation To Serve On the Community Council

Parents, the purpose of this message is to invite you to serve on the Community Council at Canyon Crest Elementary.  This council is made up of parents, teachers and the school principal. Together as a team, we decide how to best allocate state Land Trust funds which are distributed each year to schools in Utah. This year, Canyon Crest Elementary has been allocated $67,483 for the school year 2020-2021 to spend towards student and school improvement.  Community Council members serve for a  two year term. Elections for community council vacancies occur in the Fall of each new school year. Please contact the school Principal, Rene Cunningham, at renec@provo.edu if you are interested in becoming a future member of Community Council. Thank you

2020-2021 Schedule, Agenda, and Minutes

Meeting held on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. via Zoom.  See proposed meeting dates below.

Community Council Reports

Rules and Bylaws of Community Councils

Laws and Rules

The Utah Legislature has created School Community Councils and Charter Trust Land Councils along with their responsibilities that include creating and approving the School LAND Trust Plan each year. For easy reference, links to the laws and rules are listed here and updated as the legislative website and administrative rules website are updated.

Charter School Laws and Rules Charter Schools that use their charter board for the Charter Trust Lands Council use the Open and Public Meetings Act as they do for all of their meetings.  When the school elects the Charter Trust Lands Council, the council uses the Open Meetings Law for School Community Councils.  All Charter Trust Lands Councils are subject to the items listed under School LAND Trust Program below.


SCHOOL LAND TRUST PROGRAM

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THE LAW CREATING THE PROGRAM

Effective 5/14/2019 53G-7-1206.  School LAND Trust Program. (1) As used in this section:(a) “Charter school authorizer” means the same as that term is defined in Section 53G-5-102. (b) “Charter trust land council” means a council established by a charter school governing board under Section 53G-7-1205. (c) “Council” means a school community council or a charter trust land council. (d) “LAND trust plan” means a school’s plan to use School LAND Trust Program money to implement a component of the school’s success plan. (e) “School community council” means a council established at a district school in accordance with Section 53G-7-1202. (f) “Teacher and student success plan” or “success plan” means the same as that term is defined in Section 53G-7-1301. (2) There is established the School LAND (Learning And Nurturing Development) Trust Program under the state board to:(a) provide financial resources to public schools to enhance or improve student academic achievement and implement a component of a district school or charter school’s teacher and student success plan; and (b) involve parents of a school’s students in decision making regarding the expenditure of School LAND Trust Program money allocated to the school. (3) To receive an allocation under Section 53F-2-404:(a) a district school shall have established a school community council in accordance with Section 53G-7-1202; (b) a charter school shall have established a charter trust land council in accordance with Section 53G-7-1205; and (c) the school’s principal shall provide a signed, written assurance that the school is in compliance with Subsection (3)(a) or (b). (4) (a) A council shall create a program to use the school’s allocation distributed under Section 53F-2-404 to implement a component of the school’s success plan, including:(i) the school’s identified most critical academic needs; (ii) a recommended course of action to meet the identified academic needs; (iii) a specific listing of any programs, practices, materials, or equipment that the school will need to implement a component of the school’s success plan to have a direct impact on the instruction of students and result in measurable increased student performance; and (iv) how the school intends to spend the school’s allocation of funds under this section to enhance or improve academic excellence at the school. (b) (i) A council shall create and vote to adopt a LAND trust plan in a meeting of the council at which a quorum is present. (ii) If a majority of the quorum votes to adopt a LAND trust plan, the LAND trust plan is adopted. (c) A council shall:(i) post a LAND trust plan that is adopted in accordance with Subsection (4)(b) on the School LAND Trust Program website; and (ii) include with the LAND trust plan a report noting the number of council members who voted for or against the approval of the LAND trust plan and the number of council members who were absent for the vote. (d) (i) The local school board of a district school shall approve or disapprove a LAND trust plan. (ii) If a local school board disapproves a LAND trust plan:(A) the local school board shall provide a written explanation of why the LAND trust plan was disapproved and request the school community council who submitted the LAND trust plan to revise the LAND trust plan; and (B) the school community council shall submit a revised LAND trust plan in response to a local school board’s request under Subsection (4)(d)(ii)(A). (iii) Once a LAND trust plan has been approved by a local school board, a school community council may amend the LAND trust plan, subject to a majority vote of the school community council and local school board approval. (e) A charter trust land council’s LAND trust plan is subject to approval by the:(i) charter school governing board; and (ii) charter school’s charter school authorizer. (5) (a) A district school or charter school shall:(i) implement the program as approved; (ii) provide ongoing support for the council’s program; and (iii) meet state board reporting requirements regarding financial and performance accountability of the program. (b) (i) A district school or charter school shall prepare and post an annual report of the program on the School LAND Trust Program website each fall. (ii) The report shall detail the use of program funds received by the school under this section and an assessment of the results obtained from the use of the funds. (iii) A summary of the report shall be provided to parents of students attending the school. (6) On or before October 1 of each year, a school district shall record the amount of the program funds distributed to each school under Section 53F-2-404 on the School LAND Trust Program website to assist schools in developing the annual report described in Subsection (5)(b). (7) The president or chair of a local school board or charter school governing board shall ensure that the members of the local school board or charter school governing board are provided with annual training on the requirements of this section. (8) (a) The School LAND Trust Program shall provide training to the entities described in Subsection (8)(b) on:(i) the School LAND Trust Program; and (ii) (A) a school community council; or (B) a charter trust land council. (b) The School LAND Trust Program shall provide the training to:(i) a local school board or a charter school governing board; (ii) a school district or a charter school; and (iii) a school community council. (9) The School LAND Trust Program shall annually review each school’s compliance with applicable law, including rules adopted by the state board, by:(a) reading each LAND trust plan submitted; and (b) reviewing expenditures made from School LAND Trust Program money. (10) The state board shall designate a staff member who administers the School LAND Trust Program:(a) to serve as a member of the Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy Committee created under Section 53D-2-202; and (b) who may coordinate with the Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy Office director, appointed under Section 53D-2-203, to attend meetings or events within the School and Institutional Trust System, as defined in Section 53D-2-102, that relate to the School LAND Trust Program.

Amended by Chapter 293, 2019 General Session Amended by Chapter 505, 2019 General Session

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School LAND Trust Board Rule R277-477

R277. Education, Administration. R277-477. Distributions of Funds from the Trust Distribution Account and Administration of the School LAND Trust Program. R277-477-1. Authority and Purpose. (1) This rule is authorized by: (a) Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3, which vests general control and supervision over public education in the Board; (b) Subsection 53F-2-404(2)(d), which allows the Board to adopt rules regarding the time and manner in which a student count shall be made for allocation of funds; and (c) Subsection 53E-3-401(4), which allows the Board to make rules to execute the Board’s duties and responsibilities under the Utah Constitution and state law. (2) In accordance with Section 53D-2-202, through representation on the Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy Committee, the Board exercises trust oversight of: (a) the Common School Trust; (b) the School for the Deaf Trust; and (c) the School for the Blind Trust. (3) The Board implements the School LAND Trust Program and provides oversight, support, and training for school community councils and Charter Trust Land Councils consistent with Subsection 53G-7-1206(2), Rule R277-491, and this Rule R277-477. (4) The purpose of this rule is to: (a) provide financial resources to a public school to implement a component of a school’s Teacher and Student Success Plan in order to enhance and improve student academic achievement; (b) provide a means to involve a parent of a school’s student in decision-making regarding the expenditure of School LAND Trust Program funds allocated to the school; (c) provide direction in the distribution of funds from the Trust Distribution Account, as funded in Section 53F-2-404; (d) provide for appropriate and adequate oversight of the expenditure and use of funds by a designated local board of education, an approving entity, and the Board; (e) provide for proper allocation of funds as stated in Section 53F-2-404, and the appropriate and timely distribution of the funds; (f) enforce compliance with statutory and rule requirements, including the 1 responsibility for a school community council to notify school community members regarding the use of funds; and (g) define the roles, duties, and responsibilities of the Superintendent with regards to the School Children’s Trust. R277-477-2. Definitions. (1) “Approving entity” means an LEA governing board, university, or other legally authorized entity that may approve or reject a plan for a district or charter school. (2)(a) “Charter trust land council” means a council comprised of a two person majority of elected parents of students attending the charter school convened to act in lieu of the school community council for the charter school. (b) “Charter trust land council” includes a charter school governing board if: (i) the charter governing board meets the two-parent majority requirement; and (ii) the charter school governing board chooses to serve as the charter trust land council. (3) “Council” means a school community council or a charter trust land council. (4) “Digital citizenship” means the same as that term is defined in Section 53G-7- 1202. (5) “Fall enrollment report” means the audited census of students registered in Utah public schools as reported in the audited October 1 Fall Enrollment Report of the previous year. (6) “Funds” means School LAND Trust program funding as defined in Section 53F-2- 404. (7) “Most critical academic need” means an academic need identified in a school’s Teacher and Student Success Plan. (8) “Parent,” for a charter school, includes a grandparent of a student currently enrolled at the school. (9)(a) “Principal” means an administrator licensed as a principal in the state and employed in that capacity at a school. (b) “Principal” includes the director of a charter school. (10) “Satellite charter school” has the same meaning as that term is defined in Section R277-482-2. 2 (11) “School safety principles” has the same meaning as described in Section 53G7-1202. (12) “Student” means a child in public school grades kindergarten through 12 counted on the fall enrollment report of an LEA. (13) “Trust Distribution Account” means the restricted account within the Uniform School Fund created under Subsection 53F-9-201(2). R277-477-3. Distribution of Funds – Local Board or Local Charter Board Approval of School LAND Trust Plans. (1) A public school receiving School LAND Trust Program funds shall have: (a) a school community council as required by Section 53G-7-1202 and Rule R277-491; (b) a charter school trust land council as required by Section 53G-7-1205; or (c) an approved exemption under this rule. (2) A public school receiving School LAND Trust Program funds shall submit a principal assurance form, as described in Section R277-491-4 and Subsection 53G-7- 1206(3)(c), prior to the public school receiving a distribution of School LAND Trust Program funds. (3) A charter school that elects to receive School LAND Trust funds shall: (a) have a charter trust land council; (b) be subject to Section 53G-7-1203 if the charter trust land council is not a charter school governing board; and (c) receive training about Section 53G-7-1206. (4) A charter school that is a small or special school may receive an exemption from the charter land trust council composition requirements contained in Subsection 53G-7- 1205(9) upon application to the school’s authorizer if the small or special school demonstrates and documents a good faith effort to recruit members to the charter trust land council. (5) The principal of a charter school that elects to receive School LAND Trust funds shall submit a plan, approved by the school’s governing board, to the School Children’s Trust Section on the School LAND Trust website: (a) no later than April 1; or 3 (b) for a newly opening charter school, no later than November 1 in the school’s first year in order to receive funding in the year the newly opening charter school opens. (6)(a) An approving entity: (i) shall consider a plan annually; and (ii) may approve or disapprove a school plan. (b) If an approving entity does not approve a plan, the approving entity shall: (i) provide a written explanation why the approving entity did not approve the plan; and (ii) request that the school revise the plan, consistent with Subsection 53G-7- 1206(4)(d). (7)(a) To receive funds, the principal of a public school shall submit a School LAND Trust plan to the School Children’s Trust Section annually through the School LAND Trust website using the form provided. (b) The Board may grant an exemption from a school using the Superintendent-provided form, described in Subsection (7)(a), on a case-by-case basis. (8) In addition to the requirements of Subsection (6), the School LAND Trust plan described in Subsection (7)(a) shall include the date the council voted to approve the plan. (9)(a) The principal of a school shall ensure that a council member has an opportunity to provide a signature indicating the member’s involvement in implementing the current School LAND Trust plan and developing the school plan for the upcoming year. (b) The principal shall collect a council member’s signature, as described in Subsection (9)(a), digitally or through a paper form created by the Membership Form on the website and uploaded to the database. (c) An LEA or district school, upon the permission of the LEA’s governing board, may design the LEA or district school’s own form to collect the information required by this Subsection (9). (10)(a) An approving entity for a school district shall establish a timeline, including a deadline, for a school to submit a school’s School LAND Trust plan. (b) A timeline described in Subsection (10)(a) shall: (i) require a school’s School LAND Trust plan to be submitted to the approving entity with sufficient time so that the approving entity may approve the school’s School LAND Trust plan no later than May 15 of each year; and 4 (ii) allow sufficient time for a council to reconsider and amend the council’s School LAND Trust plan if the approving entity rejects the school’s plan and still allow the school to meet the May 15 approving entity’s approval deadline. (c) After an approving entity has completed the approving entity’s review, the approving entity shall notify the School Children’s Trust Section that the review is complete. (11)(a) Prior to approving a plan, an approving entity shall review a School LAND Trust plan under the approving entity’s purview to confirm that a School LAND Trust plan contains: (i) academic goals; (ii) specific steps to meet the academic goals described in Subsection (11)(a)(i); (iii) measurements to assess improvement; and (iv) specific expenditures focused on student academic improvement needed to implement plan goals. (b) The approving entity shall determine whether a School LAND Trust plan is consistent with the approving entity’s pedagogy, programs, and curriculum. (c) Prior to approving a School LAND Trust plan, the president or chair of the approving entity shall provide training annually on the requirements of Section 53G-7-1206 to the members of the approving entity. (12)(a) After receiving the notice described in Subsection (10)(c), the School Children’s Trust Section shall review each School LAND Trust plan for compliance with the law governing School LAND Trust plans. (b) The School Children’s Trust Section shall report back to the approving entity concerning which School LAND Trust plans were found to be out of compliance with the law. (c) An approving entity shall ensure that a School LAND Trust plan that is found to be out of compliance with the law by the School Children’s Trust Section is amended or revised by the council to bring the school’s School LAND Trust plan into compliance with the law. (13) If an approving entity fails to comply with Subsection (12)(c), Superintendent may report the failure to the Audit Committee of the Board as described in Section R277- 477-9. 5 R277-477-4. Appropriate Use of School LAND Trust Program Funds. (1) Parents, teachers, and the principal, in collaboration with an approving entity, shall review school-wide assessment data annually and use School LAND Trust Program funds in data-driven and evidence-based ways to improve educational outcomes, including: (a) strategies that are measurable and show academic outcomes with multi-tiered systems of support; and (b) counselors and educators working with students and families on academic and behavioral issues when a direct impact on academic achievement can be measured. (2) School LAND Trust Program expenditures are required to have a direct impact on the instruction of students in the particular school’s areas of most critical academic need. (3) A school may not use School LAND Trust Program funds for the following: (a) to cover the fixed costs of doing business; (b) for construction, maintenance, facilities, overhead, security, or athletics; or (c) to pay for non-academic in-school, co-curricular, or extracurricular activities. (4) A school district or local school board may not require a council or school to spend the school’s School LAND Trust Program funds on a specific use or set of uses. (5)(a) A council may budget and spend no more than $7,000 for in-school civic and character education, including student leadership skills training, digital citizenship training, and implementing school safety principles. (b) A school may designate School LAND Trust Program funds to implement school safety principles or for an in-school civic or character education program or activity only if the plan clearly describes how the program or activity has a direct impact of the instruction of students in a school’s areas of most critical academic need. (6) Notwithstanding other provisions in this rule, a school may use funds as needed to implement a student’s Individualized Education Plan. (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. R277-477-5. Distribution of Funds – Determination of Proportionate Share. (1)(a) A local school board or charter school governing board shall report the prior year expenditure of distributions for each school. 6 (b) The total expenditures each year described in Subsection (1)(a) may not be greater than the total available funds for any school or school district. (c) A school district shall adjust the current year distribution of funds received from the School LAND Trust Program as described in Section 53F-2-404, as necessary to maintain an equal per student distribution within a school district based on school openings and closings, boundary changes, and other enrollment changes occurring after the fall enrollment report. (2) A charter school and each of the charter school’s satellite charter schools are a single LEA for purposes of public school funding. (3)(a) For purposes of this Subsection (3) and Subsection (4), “qualifying charter school” means a charter school that: (i) would receive more funds from a per pupil distribution than the charter school receives from the base payment described in Subsection (3)(c); and (ii) is not a newly opening charter school as described in Subsection (4). (b) The Superintendent shall distribute the funds allocated to charter schools as described in this Subsection (3). (c) The Superintendent shall first distribute a base payment to each charter school that is equal to the product of: (i) an amount equal to the total funds available for all charter schools; and (ii) at least 0.4%. (d) After the Superintendent distributes the amount described in Subsection (3)(c), the Superintendent shall distribute the remaining funds to qualifying charter schools on a per pupil basis. (4)(a) The Superintendent shall distribute an amount of funds to a newly opening charter school that is equal to the greater of: (i) the base payment described in Subsection (2)(c); or (ii) a per pupil amount based on the newly opened charter school’s projected October 1 enrollment count. (b) The Superintendent shall increase or decrease a newly opening charter school’s first year distribution of funds in the school’s second year to reflect the newly opening charter school’s actual first year October 1 enrollment. (5) If a school chooses not to apply for funds or does not meet the requirements for 7 receiving funds, the Superintendent shall deposit the unused balance in the Trust Distribution Account. R277-477-6. School LAND Trust Program – Implementation of Plans and Required Reporting. (1) A school shall implement a plan as approved. (2)(a) The principal shall submit a plan amendment authorized bySubsection 53G-7- 1206(4)(d)(iii) through the School LAND Trust website for approval, including the date the council approved the amendment and the number of votes for, against, and absent. (b) The approving entity shall: (i) consider the amendment for approval; and (ii) approve an amendment before the school uses funds according to the amendment. (c) The School Children’s Trust Section shall review an amendment for compliance with statute and rule before the school uses funds according to the amendment. (3)(a) A school shall provide an explanation for any carryover that exceeds one-tenth of the school’s allocation in a given year in the School LAND Trust Plan or final report. (b) The Superintendent shall recommend a district or school with a consistently large carryover balance over multiple years for corrective action for not making adequate and appropriate progress on an approved plan. (c) The Superintendent may take corrective action to remedy excessive carryover balances consistent with Rule R277-114. (4) By approving a plan on the School LAND Trust website, the approving entity affirms that: (a) the entity has reviewed the plan; and (b) the plan meets the requirements of statute and rule. (5)(a) A district or charter school business official shall enter prior year audited expenditures by specific category on the School LAND Trust website on or before October 1. (b) The expenditure data shall appear in the final report submitted online by a principal, as required by Subsection 53G-7-1206(5)(b). (6) A principal shall submit a final report on the School LAND Trust website by 8 October 20 annually. R277-477-7. School LAND Trust Program – School Children’s Trust Section to Review Compliance. (1)(a) The School Children’s Trust Section shall review each school’s final report for consistency with the approved school plan. (b) The School Children’s Trust Section shall create a list of all schools whose final reports indicate that funds from the School LAND Trust Program were expended inconsistent with the statute, rule, or the school’s approved plan. (c) The School Children’s Trust Section shall annually report a school described in Subsection (1)(b) to the school district contact person, district superintendent, and president of the local board of education or charter board, as applicable. (2) The School Children’s Trust Section may visit a school receiving funds from the School LAND Trust Program to discuss the program, receive information and suggestions, provide training, and answer questions. (3)(a) The Superintendent shall supervise annual compliance reviews to review expenditure of funds consistent with the approved plan, allowable expenses, and the law. (b) The Superintendent shall report annually to the Board Audit Committee on compliance review findings and other compliance issues. R277-477-8. Superintendent Responsibilities. The Superintendent shall: (1) represent the Board on the Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy Committee in accordance with Section 53D-2-202; (2) review and approve a charter school plan on behalf of the State Charter School Board; (3) provide notice as necessary to the State Charter School Board of changes required of charter schools for compliance with statute and rule; (4) review and approve a plan submitted by the USDB school community council as necessary; (5) prepare the annual distribution of funds to implement the School LAND Trust Program pursuant to Section 53F-2-404; 9 (6) report the total distribution amount for the following fiscal year to the Legislative Fiscal Analyst before December 31 annually; (7) provide training to entities involved with the School LAND Trust Program consistent with Subsection 53G-7-1206(8); and (8) implement corrective action, if appropriate, consistent with Rule R277-114 if an LEA or its council fails to comply with the provisions of this rule. KEY: schools, trust lands funds, school community councils Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: August 16, 2019 Notice of Continuation: August 13, 2015 Authorizing, and Implemented, or Interpreted Law: Art X Sec 3; 53A-16-101.5(4); 53A-1-401


Appropriate Expenditures

School LAND Trust Program – Appropriate Expenditures Law 53G-7-1206(4)(a) A council shall create a program to use its allocation…to implement a component of the school’s success plan, including: (i) The school’s identified most critical academic needs; (ii) A recommended course of action to meet the identified academic needs; (iii) A specific listing of any programs, practices, materials, or equipment which the school will need to implement a component of its school improvement plan to have a direct impact on the instruction of students and result in measurable increased student performance; and (iv) How the school intends to spend its allocation of funds under this section to enhance or improve academic excellence at the school. State Board Rule R277-477-4. Appropriate Use of School LAND Trust Program Funds. (1) Parents, teachers, and the principal, in collaboration with an approving entity, shall use School LAND Trust Program funds in data-driven and evidence-based ways to improve educational outcomes, including: (a) strategies that are measurable and show academic outcomes with multi-tiered systems of support; and (b) counselors and educators working with students and families on academic and behavioral issues when a direct impact on academic achievement can be measured. (2) School LAND Trust Program expenditures are required to have a direct impact on the instruction of students in the school’s areas of most critical academic need. (3) A school may not use School LAND Trust Program funds for the following: (a) To cover the fixed costs of doing business; (b) For construction, maintenance, facilities, overhead, security, or athletics; or (c) To pay for non-academic in-school, co-curricular, or extracurricular activities. (4) A school district or local school board may not require a council or school to spend the school’s School LAND Trust Program funds on a specific use or set of uses. (5)(a) A council may budget and spend no more than $7,000 for in-school civic and character education, including student leadership skills training and digital citizenship training as described in Section 53G-7-1202. (b) A school may designate School LAND Trust Program funds for an in-school civic or character education program or activity only if the plan clearly describes how the program or activity has a direct impact of the instruction of students in school’s areas of most critical academic need. (6) Notwithstanding other provisions in this rule, a school may use funds as needed to implement a student’s Individualized Education Plan. (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. ADA Compliant 9-12-2019 Examples of expenses that have not been allowed in the past consistent with R277-477: See R277-477-4 (3)(a) and (b) • Mailing and accreditation costs • Admin, clerical, secretarial, staff bonuses, and technical support costs • Phones and heating/air conditioning costs • Appliances, servers, copy machines • Furniture (except as needed to house purchased items such as a computer cart or bookcases for a purchased take-home reading library) • Playground, sports, and physical education equipment See R277-477-4(3)(c) • Audio visual equipment in non-classroom locations • Non-academic field trips, expenses for council meetings, team building exercises • Uniforms and clothing (school t-shirts, choir robes, theater costumes) • Non-academic student incentives/rewards that cost more than $2/student/year, gift cards Examples of expenses that have been allowed in the past subject to local board approval: • Student technology, including hardware, software, and access points • College prep, credit recovery, and study skills classes • Academic field trips, before and after school tutoring • Classroom supplies, equipment, smart boards, computer carts, and materials • Aides, teachers, and tutors • Professional development for teachers directly tied to academic goal, including instructional coaching (faculty meals, per diem, and travel as necessary) • Books, magazines, audio visual materials, student planners • Band and orchestra instruments, sheet music, royalty rights for plays • Home visits to support elementary reading goals • Positive behavioral interventions directly tied to academic goals • Mini-grants – small amounts set aside in a plan to support a specific academic goal where councils award funds for projects/activities that support that goal. Councils amend plans outlining specific mini-grant expenditures and how they support the goal. Local boards consider mini-grant expenditures for approval before spending funds to implement them.

ADA Compliant 9-12-2019


SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCILS


School Community Council Law

Effective 5/14/2019 53G-7-1202.  School community councils — Duties — Composition — Election procedures and selection of members. (1) As used in this section:(a) “Digital citizenship” means the norms of appropriate, responsible, and healthy behavior related to technology use, including digital literacy, ethics, etiquette, and security. (b) “Educator” means the same as that term is defined in Section 53E-6-102. (c) (i) “Parent member” means a member of a school community council who is a parent of a student who:(A) is attending the school; or (B) will be enrolled at the school during the parent’s term of office. (ii) “Parent member” may not include an educator who is employed at the school. (d) “Safety principles” means safety principles that, when incorporated into programs and resources, impact academic achievement by strengthening a safe and wholesome learning environment, including continual efforts for safe technology utilization and digital citizenship. (e) “School community council” means a council established at a district school in accordance with this section. (f) “School employee member” means a member of a school community council who is a person employed at the school by the school or school district, including the principal. (g) “School LAND Trust Program money” means money allocated to a school pursuant to Section 53F-2-404. (2) A district school, in consultation with the district school’s local school board, shall establish a school community council at the school building level for the purpose of:(a) involving parents of students in decision making at the school level; (b) improving the education of students; (c) prudently expending School LAND Trust Program money for the improvement of students’ education through collaboration among parents, school employees, and the local school board; and (d) increasing public awareness of:(i) school trust lands and related land policies; (ii) management of the State School Fund established in Utah Constitution Article X, Section V; and (iii) educational excellence. (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), a school community council shall:(i) create the School LAND Trust Program and LAND Trust plan in accordance with Section 53G-7-1206; (ii) advise and make recommendations to school and school district administrators and the local school board regarding:(A) the school and its programs; (B) school district programs; (C) a child access routing plan in accordance with Section 53G-4-402; (D) safe technology utilization and digital citizenship; and (E) other issues relating to the community environment for students; (iii) provide for education and awareness on safe technology utilization and digital citizenship that empowers:(A) a student to make smart media and online choices; and (B) a parent to know how to discuss safe technology use with the parent’s child; (iv) partner with the school’s principal and other administrators to ensure that adequate on and off campus Internet filtering is installed and consistently configured to prevent viewing of harmful content by students and school personnel, in accordance with local school board policy and Subsection 53G-7-216(3); and (v) in accordance with state board rule regarding school community council expenditures and funding limits:(A) work with students, families, and educators to develop and incorporate safety principles at the school; and (B) hold at least an annual discussion with the school’s principal and district administrators regarding safety principles at the school and district level in order to coordinate the school community council’s effort to develop and incorporate safety principles at the school. (b) To fulfill the school community council’s duties described in Subsections (3)(a)(iii) and (iv), a school community council may:(i) partner with one or more non-profit organizations; or (ii) create a subcommittee. (c) A school or school district administrator may not prohibit or discourage a school community council from discussing issues, or offering advice or recommendations, regarding the school and its programs, school district programs, the curriculum, or the community environment for students. (4) (a) Each school community council shall consist of school employee members and parent members in accordance with this section. (b) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(c) or (d):(i) each school community council for a high school shall have six parent members and four school employee members, including the principal; and (ii) each school community council for a school other than a high school shall have four parent members and two school employee members, including the principal. (c) A school community council may determine the size of the school community council by a majority vote of a quorum of the school community council provided that:(i) the membership includes two or more parent members than the number of school employee members; and (ii) there are at least two school employee members on the school community council. (d) (i) The number of parent members of a school community council who are not educators employed by the school district shall exceed the number of parent members who are educators employed by the school district. (ii) If, after an election, the number of parent members who are not educators employed by the school district does not exceed the number of parent members who are educators employed by the school district, the parent members of the school community council shall appoint one or more parent members to the school community council so that the number of parent members who are not educators employed by the school district exceeds the number of parent members who are educators employed by the school district. (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(f), a school employee member, other than the principal, shall be elected by secret ballot by a majority vote of the school employees and serve a two-year term. The principal shall serve as an ex officio member with full voting privileges. (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(f), a parent member shall be elected by secret ballot at an election held at the school by a majority vote of those voting at the election and serve a two-year term. (ii) (A) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b)(ii)(B), only a parent of a student attending the school may vote in, or run as a candidate in, the election under Subsection (5)(b)(i). (B) If an election is held in the spring, a parent of a student who will be attending the school the following school year may vote in, and run as a candidate in, the election under Subsection (5)(b)(i). (iii) Any parent of a student who meets the qualifications of this section may file or declare the parent’s candidacy for election to a school community council. (iv) (A) Subject to Subsections (5)(b)(iv)(B) and (5)(b)(iv)(C), a timeline for the election of parent members of a school community council shall be established by a local school board for the schools within the school district. (B) An election for the parent members of a school community council shall be held near the beginning of the school year or held in the spring and completed before the last week of school. (C) Each school shall establish a time period for the election of parent members of a school community council under Subsection (5)(b)(iv)(B) that is consistent for at least a four-year period. (c) (i) At least 10 days before the date that voting commences for the elections held under Subsections (5)(a) and (5)(b), the principal of the school, or the principal’s designee, shall provide notice to each school employee or parent of the opportunity to vote in, and run as a candidate in, an election under this Subsection (5). (ii) The notice shall include:(A) the dates and times of the elections; (B) a list of council positions that are up for election; and (C) instructions for becoming a candidate for a community council position. (iii) The principal of the school, or the principal’s designee, shall oversee the elections held under Subsections (5)(a) and (5)(b). (iv) Ballots cast in an election held under Subsection (5)(b) shall be deposited in a secure ballot box. (d) Results of the elections held under Subsections (5)(a) and (5)(b) shall be made available to the public upon request. (e) (i) If a parent position on a school community council remains unfilled after an election is held, the other parent members of the council shall appoint a parent who meets the qualifications of this section to fill the position. (ii) If a school employee position on a school community council remains unfilled after an election is held, the other school employee members of the council shall appoint a school employee to fill the position. (iii) A member appointed to a school community council under Subsection (5)(e)(i) or (ii) shall serve a two-year term. (f) (i) If the number of candidates who file for a parent position or school employee position on a school community council is less than or equal to the number of open positions, an election is not required. (ii) If an election is not held pursuant to Subsection (5)(f)(i) and a parent position remains unfilled, the other parent members of the council shall appoint a parent who meets the qualifications of this section to fill the position. (iii) If an election is not held pursuant to Subsection (5)(f)(i) and a school employee position remains unfilled, the other school employee members of the council shall appoint a school employee who meets the qualifications of this section to fill the position. (g) The principal shall enter the names of the council members on the School LAND Trust website on or before October 20 of each year, pursuant to Section 53G-7-1203. (h) Terms shall be staggered so that approximately half of the council members stand for election each year. (i) A school community council member may serve successive terms provided the member continues to meet the definition of a parent member or school employee member as specified in Subsection (1). (j) Each school community council shall elect:(i) a chair from its parent members; and (ii) a vice chair from either its parent members or school employee members, excluding the principal. (6) (a) A school community council may create subcommittees or task forces to:(i) advise or make recommendations to the council; or (ii) develop all or part of a plan listed in Subsection (3). (b) Any plan or part of a plan developed by a subcommittee or task force shall be subject to the approval of the school community council. (c) A school community council may appoint individuals who are not council members to serve on a subcommittee or task force, including parents, school employees, or other community members. (7) (a) A majority of the members of a school community council is a quorum for the transaction of business. (b) The action of a majority of the members of a quorum is the action of the school community council. (8) A local school board shall provide training for a school community council each year, including training:(a) for the chair and vice chair about their responsibilities; (b) on resources available on the School LAND Trust website; and (c) on this part.

Amended by Chapter 150, 2019 General Session Amended by Chapter 293, 2019 General Session Amended by Chapter 505, 2019 General Session


School Community Council Board Rule R277-491

R277. Education, Administration. R277-491. School Community Councils. R277-491-1. Authority and Purpose. (1) This rule is authorized by: (a) Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3, which vests general control and supervision over public education in the Board; and (b) Subsection 53E-3-401(4), which allows the Board to make rules to execute the Board’s duties and responsibilities under the Utah Constitution and state law. (2) The purpose of this rule is to: (a) provide procedures and clarifying information to a school community council to assist the council in fulfilling school community council responsibilities consistent with Sections 53G-7-1202 through 53G-7-1203; (b) provide direction to a local school board, school, and school district in establishing and maintaining a school community council; (c) provide a framework and support for improved academic achievement of students that is locally driven from within an individual school; (d) encourage increased participation of a parent, school employee, and others to support the mission of a school community council; (e) increase public awareness of: (i) school trust lands; (ii) the permanent State School Fund; and (iii) educational excellence; and (f) enforce compliance with the laws governing a school community council. (3) This rule does not apply to charter schools. R277-491-2. Definitions. (1) “Local school board” means the locally elected school board designated in Section 53G-4-201. (2)(a) “Principal” means an administrator licensed as a principal in the state and employed in that capacity at a school. (b) “Principal” includes a specific designee of the principal. (3) “School community” means the geographic area a school district designates as 1 the attendance area, with reasonable inclusion of a parent of a student who attends the school but lives outside the attendance area. (4) “Student” means a child in a public school, grades kindergarten through 12, counted on the audited October 1 fall enrollment report. R277-491-3. School Community Council Member Election Provisions. (1) In addition to the election notice requirements of Section 53G-7-1202, the principal shall provide notice of: (a) the location where a ballot may be cast; and (b) the means by which a ballot may be cast, whether in person, by mail, or by electronic transfer. (2)(a) A school community council may establish a procedure that allows a parent to mail a ballot to the school in the event the distance between a parent and the voting location would otherwise discourage parental participation. (b) A mailed or hand-delivered ballot shall meet the same timeline as a ballot voted in person. (3)(a) A school, school district, or local school board may allow a parent to vote by electronic ballot through a district approved election process that is consistent with the election requirements in Subsection 53G-7-1202(5). (b) If allowed, the school or school district shall clearly explain on its website the opportunity to vote by electronic means. (4) In the event of a change in statute or rule affecting the composition of a school community council, a council member who is elected or appointed prior to the change may complete the term for which the member was elected. (5)(a) A public school that is a secure facility, juvenile detention facility, hospital program school, or other small or special school may receive School LAND Trust Program funds without having a school community council if the school demonstrates and documents a good faith effort to: (i) recruit members; (ii) have meetings; and (iii) publicize the opportunity to serve on the council. (b) A local school board shall make the determination whether to grant the 2 exemption for a school described in Subsection (5)(a). R277-491-4. School Community Council Principal Responsibilities. (1) Following an election, the principal shall enter and electronically sign on the School LAND Trust Program website a Principal’s Assurance Form affirming: (a) the school community council’s election; (b) that vacancies were filled by election if necessary; and (c) that the school community council’s bylaws or procedures comply with Section 53G-7-1202, Rule R277-477, and this rule. (2) In addition to the requirements of Subsections 53G-7-1203 (5) and (6), each year the principal shall post the following information on the school’s website on or before October 20: (a) an invitation to a parent to serve on the school community council that includes an explanation of how a parent can directly influence the expenditure of the School LAND Trust Program funds; (b) the dollar amount the school receives each year from the School LAND Trust Program; (c) a copy of or link to the current Teacher and Student Success Plan as required in Section 53G-7-1302; and (d) minutes of approved council meetings for the current school year. R277-491-5. School Community Council Chair Responsibilities. (1) After the school community council election, the school community council shall annually elect at the council’s first meeting a chair and vice chair in accordance with Subsection 53G-7-1202(5)(j). (2) The school community council chair shall: (a) set the agenda for every meeting; (b) conduct every meeting; (c) keep written minutes of every meeting, consistent with Section 53G-7-1203; (e) inform council members about resources available on the School LAND Trust Program website; and (f) welcome and encourage public participation in school community council 3 meetings. (3) The chair may delegate the responsibilities established in this section as appropriate at the chair’s discretion. R277-491-6. School Community Council Business. (1)(a) The school community council shall adopt rules of order and procedure to govern a council meeting in accordance with Subsection 53G-7-1203(10). (b) The rules of order and procedure shall outline the process for: (i) electing the school community council, including: (A) the number of parent members and school employee members on the council; and (B) beginning dates for the term of each member’s position; (ii) selecting a chair and vice chair; (iii) removing from office a member who moves away or fails to attend meetings regularly; and (iv) a member to declare a conflict of interest if required by the local school board’s policy. (2) The school community council shall: (a) report on a plan, program, or expenditure at least annually to the local school board; and (b) encourage participation on the school community council by members of the school community and recruit a potential candidate to run for an open position on the council. (3)(a) The principal shall provide an annual report to the school community council that summarizes current practices used by the school district and school to facilitate the school community council’s responsibilities under Subsections 53G-7-1203(3)(a)(iii)(D), (iv), and (v). (b) The report described in Subsection (3)(a) shall include: (i) information concerning internet filtering protocols for school and district devices that access the internet; (ii) local instructional practices, monitoring, and reporting procedures; and (iii) internet safety training provided to a student and parent by the school or district. 4 (c) A school community council’s School LAND Trust Program plan may not conflict with the school district’s approved LEA plan related to a digital teaching and learning grant awarded to the school district under Title 53F, Chapter 2, Part 5. (4) A school community council shall comply with the requirements of Subsection 53G7-1202(3)(vi). (5) A school community council may advise and inform the local school board and other members of the school community regarding the uses of School LAND Trust Program funds. KEY: school community councils Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: August 14, 2019 Notice of Continuation: August 13, 2015 Authorizing, and Implemented, or Interpreted Law: Art X Sec 3; 53E-3-401(4), Title 53G, Chapter 7, Part 12.


Open Meeting Law for Councils

Effective 5/14/2019 53G-7-1203.  School community councils — Open and public meeting requirements. (1) As used in this section:(a) (i) “Charter trust land council” means a council established by a charter school governing board under Section 53G-7-1205. (ii) “Charter trust land council” does not include a charter school governing board acting as a charter trust land council. (b) “Council” means a school community council or a charter trust land council. (c) “School community council” means a council established at a school within a school district under Section 53G-7-1202. (d) “Teacher and student success plan” means the same as that term is defined in Section 53G-7-1301. (2) A school community council or a charter trust land council:(a) shall conduct deliberations and take action openly as provided in this section; and (b) is exempt from Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act. (3) (a) As required by Section 53G-7-1202, a local school board shall provide training for the members of a school community council on this section. (b) A charter school governing board shall provide training for the members of a charter trust land council on this section. (4) (a) A meeting of a council is open to the public. (b) A council may not close any portion of a meeting. (5) A council shall, at least one week prior to a meeting, post the following information on the school’s website:(a) a notice of the meeting, time, and place; (b) an agenda for the meeting; and (c) the minutes of the previous meeting. (6) (a) On or before October 20, a principal shall post the following information on the school website and in the school office:(i) the proposed council meeting schedule for the year; (ii) a telephone number or email address, or both, where each council member can be reached directly; and (iii) a summary of the annual report required under Section 53G-7-1206 on how the school’s School LAND Trust Program money was used to enhance or improve academic excellence at the school and implement a component of the school’s teacher and student success plan. (b) (i) A council shall identify and use methods of providing the information listed in Subsection (6)(a) to a parent who does not have Internet access. (ii) Money allocated to a school under the School LAND Trust Program under Section 53F-2-404 may not be used to provide information as required by Subsection (6)(b)(i). (7) (a) The notice requirement of Subsection (5) may be disregarded if:(i) because of unforeseen circumstances it is necessary for a council to hold an emergency meeting to consider matters of an emergency or urgent nature; and (ii) the council gives the best notice practicable of:(A) the time and place of the emergency meeting; and (B) the topics to be considered at the emergency meeting. (b) An emergency meeting of a council may not be held unless:(i) an attempt has been made to notify all the members of the council; and (ii) a majority of the members of the council approve the meeting. (8) (a) An agenda required under Subsection (5)(b) shall provide reasonable specificity to notify the public as to the topics to be considered at the meeting. (b) Each topic described in Subsection (8)(a) shall be listed under an agenda item on the meeting agenda. (c) A council may not take final action on a topic in a meeting unless the topic is:(i) listed under an agenda item as required by Subsection (8)(b); and (ii) included with the advance public notice required by Subsection (5). (9) (a) Written minutes shall be kept of a council meeting. (b) Written minutes of a council meeting shall include:(i) the date, time, and place of the meeting; (ii) the names of members present and absent; (iii) a brief statement of the matters proposed, discussed, or decided; (iv) a record, by individual member, of each vote taken; (v) the name of each person who:(A) is not a member of the council; and (B) after being recognized by the chair, provided testimony or comments to the council; (vi) the substance, in brief, of the testimony or comments provided by the public under Subsection (9)(b)(v); and (vii) any other information that is a record of the proceedings of the meeting that any member requests be entered in the minutes. (c) The written minutes of a council meeting:(i) are a public record under Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act; and (ii) shall be retained for three years. (10) (a) As used in this Subsection (10), “rules of order and procedure” means a set of policies that govern and prescribe in a public meeting:(i) parliamentary order and procedure; (ii) ethical behavior; and (iii) civil discourse. (b) A council shall:(i) adopt rules of order and procedure to govern a public meeting of the council; (ii) conduct a public meeting in accordance with the rules of order and procedure described in Subsection (10)(b)(i); and (iii) make the rules of order and procedure described in Subsection (10)(b)(i) available to the public:(A) at each public meeting of the council; and (B) on the school’s website.

Amended by Chapter 293, 2019 General Session Amended by Chapter 505, 2019 General Session


Teacher and Student Success Program

Section 1301 Definitions

Effective 5/14/2019 53G-7-1301.  Definitions. As used in this part:(1) “LEA distribution” means the money distributed by the state board to an LEA as described in Section 53G-7-1303. (2) “LEA governing board student success framework” means an LEA governing board student success framework described in Section 53G-7-1304. (3) “Principal” means the chief administrator at a school, including:(a) a school principal; (b) a charter school director; or (c) the superintendent of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. (4) “School allocation” means the amount of money allocated to a school or the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind by an LEA governing board, as described in Section 53G-7-1304. (5) “School personnel” means an individual who:(a) is employed by an LEA; and (b) in an academic role, works directly with and supports students in a school. (6) “Statewide accountability system” means the statewide school accountability system described in Title 53E, Chapter 5, Part 2, School Accountability System. (7) “Teacher and student success plan” or “success plan” means a school performance and student academic achievement improvement plan described in Section 53G-7-1305. (8) “Teacher and Student Success Program” or “program” means the Teacher and Student Success Program described in this part.

Enacted by Chapter 505, 2019 General Session

Section 1302 Teacher and Student Success Program created.

Effective 5/14/2019 53G-7-1302.  Teacher and Student Success Program created. There is created the Teacher and Student Success Program to improve school performance and student academic achievement, as described in this part.

Enacted by Chapter 505, 2019 General Session

Section 1303 State funding distribution.

Effective 5/14/2019 53G-7-1303.  State funding distribution. The state board shall distribute program funding to an LEA as described in Section 53F-2-416.

Enacted by Chapter 505, 2019 General Session

Section 1304 Program requirements — LEA governing board student success framework — LEA distribution — School allocation — Reporting.

Effective 5/14/2019 53G-7-1304.  Program requirements — LEA governing board student success framework — LEA distribution — School allocation — Reporting. (1) (a) To receive an LEA distribution, an LEA governing board shall:(i) adopt an LEA governing board student success framework to provide guidelines and processes for a school within the LEA governing board’s LEA to follow in developing a teacher and student success plan; and (ii) submit the adopted LEA governing board student success framework to the state board. (b) An LEA governing board may include in the LEA governing board’s student success framework any means reasonably designed to improve school performance or student academic achievement, including:(i) school personnel stipends for taking on additional responsibility outside of a typical work assignment; (ii) professional learning; (iii) additional school employees, including counselors, social workers, mental health workers, tutors, media specialists, information technology specialists, or other specialists; (iv) technology; (v) before- or after-school programs; (vi) summer school programs; (vii) community support programs or partnerships; (viii) early childhood education; (ix) class size reduction strategies; (x) augmentation of existing programs; or (xi) other means. (c) An LEA governing board student success framework may not support the use of program money:(i) to supplant funding for existing public education programs; (ii) for district administration costs; or (iii) for capital expenditures. (2) (a) An LEA governing board shall use an LEA distribution as follows:(i) for increases to base salary and salary driven benefits for school personnel that, except as provided in Subsection (2)(c)(i), total 25% or less of the LEA distribution; and (ii) except as provided in Subsection (2)(b)(ii) and in accordance with Subsection (3), for each school within the LEA governing board’s LEA, an allocation that is equal to the product of:(A) the percentage of the school’s prior year average daily membership compared to the total prior year average daily membership for all schools in the LEA; and (B) the remaining amount of the LEA governing board’s LEA distribution after subtracting the amounts described in Subsections (2)(a)(i) and (2)(b)(ii). (b) (i) The state board shall make rules for an LEA governing board to calculate and distribute a school allocation for a school in the school’s first year of operation. (ii) In accordance with Subsection (3) and the rules described in Subsection (2)(b)(i), an LEA governing board shall distribute a school allocation for a school in the school’s first year of operation. (c) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(d), the LEA governing board of a school district may use up to 40% of an LEA distribution for the purposes described in Subsection (2)(a)(i), if:(i) the LEA governing board has:(A) approved a board local levy for the maximum amount allowed under Section 53F-8-302; or (B) after the LEA governing board has submitted an LEA governing board student success framework to the state board, increased the board local levy described in Section 53F-8-302 by at least .0001 per dollar of taxable value; and (ii) the school district’s average teacher salary is below the state average teacher salary described in Subsection (2)(f). (d) The LEA governing board of a school district in a county of the fourth, fifth, or sixth class or the LEA governing board of a charter school may use up to 40% of an LEA distribution for the purposes described in Subsection (2)(a)(i), if the LEA’s average teacher salary is below the state average teacher salary described in Subsection (2)(f). (e) An LEA governing board shall annually report information as requested by the state board for the state board to calculate a state average teacher salary. (f) The state board shall use the information described in Subsection (2)(c)(ii) to calculate a state average teacher salary amount and a state average teacher benefit amount. (3) An LEA governing board shall allocate a school allocation to a school with a teacher and student success plan that is approved as described in Section 53G-7-1305. (4) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(b), a school shall use a school allocation to implement the school’s success plan. (b) A school may use up to 5% of the school’s school allocation to fund school personnel retention at the principal’s discretion, not including uniform salary increases. (c) A school may not use a school allocation for:(i) capital expenditures; or (ii) a purpose that is not supported by the LEA governing board student success framework for the school’s LEA. (5) A school that receives a school allocation shall annually:(a) submit to the school’s LEA governing board a description of:(i) the budgeted and actual expenditures of the school’s school allocation; (ii) how the expenditures relate to the school’s success plan; and (iii) how the school measures the success of the school’s participation in the program; and (b) post on the school’s website:(i) the school’s approved success plan; (ii) a description of the school’s school allocation budgeted and actual expenditures and how the expenditures help the school accomplish the school’s success plan; and (iii) the school’s current level of performance, as described in Section 53G-7-1306, according to the indicators described in Section 53E-5-205 or 53E-5-206.

Enacted by Chapter 505, 2019 General Session

Section 1305 Teacher and student success plans — Plan review and approval.

Effective 5/14/2019 53G-7-1305.  Teacher and student success plans — Plan review and approval. (1) (a) The principal of a school shall develop the school’s teacher and student success plan:(i) in accordance with the LEA governing board student success framework for the school’s LEA; (ii) by integrating school-specific goals and criteria for improving the school’s performance within the state accountability system; and (iii) if the school has a school turnaround plan as defined in Section 53E-5-301, in accordance with the school’s school turnaround plan. (b) A principal shall solicit input on developing a success plan from:(i) for a district school or charter school:(A) the school community council, as defined in Section 53G-7-1202; or (B) the charter trust land council, as described in Section 53G-7-1205; (ii) school-level educators; (iii) parents of students at the school; and (iv) school-level administrators. (c) A principal may solicit input on developing a success plan from:(i) students; (ii) support professionals; or (iii) other community stakeholders. (2) (a) The principal of a school shall submit a proposed success plan to the school’s LEA governing board. (b) An LEA governing board shall:(i) annually review each success plan submitted for a school within the LEA governing board’s LEA; (ii) in a regularly scheduled LEA governing board meeting, approve or disapprove each submitted success plan; and (iii) upon disapproval of a success plan:(A) explain in writing the reason for disapproval; (B) make recommendations for revision; and (C) allow the principal who submitted the success plan to resubmit a revised plan for review and approval. (3) An LEA governing board shall make the LEA governing board’s best efforts to help a school complete the approval process described in Subsection (2) on or before June 30 of each year. (4) A council, as defined in Section 53G-7-1206, shall select a component of the approved success plan for the council’s school to address within the council’s School LAND Trust Program, in accordance with Section 53G-7-1206.

Enacted by Chapter 505, 2019 General Session

Section 1306 School improvement oversight — Performance standards.

Effective 5/14/2019 53G-7-1306.  School improvement oversight — Performance standards. (1) The state board shall make rules that:(a) using a criteria-setting process, determine a threshold of points under the statewide school accountability system that designates a school as succeeding in school performance and student academic achievement; and (b) determine performance standards for a school described in Section 53E-5-203. (2) (a) For each year following the year in which a school received approval for a success plan, an LEA governing board shall determine if the school:(i) meets or exceeds the threshold of points described in Subsection (1); (ii) has demonstrated at least a 1% increase in the school’s total points received under the statewide school accountability system compared to the previous school year; or (iii) qualifies for and satisfies the performance standards described in Subsection (1)(b). (b) If the LEA governing board determines that a school does not satisfy Subsection (2)(a)(i), (ii), or (iii), the LEA governing board shall:(i) work with the school’s principal to modify the school’s success plan to address the school’s performance; and (ii) oversee and adjust the school’s allocation expenditures until the LEA governing board determines the school satisfies Subsection (2)(a)(i), (ii), or (iii).

Enacted by Chapter 505, 2019 General Session