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Community Council

What is a School Community Council?

It is a group of parents, guardians, teachers, and school staff who are elected to represent the greater school community.  Some of the responsibilities of the SCC are to review, discuss and approve of academic improvement plans, staff development plans, allocation of LAND Trust money and to provide a forum for community discussions of school-related concerns.

Why Community Council

If you have a concern, opinion or suggestion relating to:

We can help!  This is the place to express your feelings and to work for positive changes in our school.  Please let your voice be heard.  (While decisions regarding Jordan School District policies, budgets, laws and personnel issues are not things we can change, we can pass on concerns about these to the School District.)

SCC Notes

This year we have been awarded $47,867.48 in Land Trust Money. This money will be used to fund intervention aides in both math and reading.

SCC Meeting Schedule

Date Agenda Minutes
Oct. 5, 2017 Agenda Oct. 5  
Dec. 5, 2017 Agenda Dec. 5  
Feb. 6, 2018    
Mar. 20, 2018    

(Rules of Order for SCC Meetings)

All meetings will be held in the media center at 3:30 pm.  This is an open meeting and community members are welcome to attend and give input.


Community Council Members

Samantha Robinson (Chair) Parent
Wynn Rugg (Vice Chair ) Parent
Jennifer Ludlow Principal / Director
Angela Hamilton School Employee
Linda Tyrrell School Employee
Jenny Omer Parent
Melanie Quinney Parent
Katrina Beckstrand Parent

How do I voice my concerns or find out more information?

Come to a School Community Council Meeting.

Ask for the School Community Council Binder in the office.  It contains agendas and minutes of past meetings, as well as information on the CSIP, LAND Trust Fund, Traffic Safety Routing plan, etc.

Contact a member of the SCC.  A complete list of members can be found above,  or in the office binder.  They are there to represent you and can put items on the agenda.


West Jordan Elementary 2016-17 Final Land Trust Report

The goal of the 2016-17 West Jordan Elementary School Land Trust Plan was to reduce the number of students below grade level in reading and math in all grades (but with an emphasis on grades K-3) by providing Tier 2 instruction that produced increases in 2 to 3 guided reading levels and improved math performance in the students who are identified and serviced.

Teachers would measure progress by assessing guided reading levels monthly. They combined this data with supporting data from DIBELS, and Sage to assess student progress. Teachers utilized math benchmark tests and SAGE scores to assess student performance in math.

Land trust money was used to pay for 3 reading assistants and 2 math assistants. A third math assistant was paid for out of another school budget. Each classroom received 30 minutes of math support and 30 minutes of classroom support 4 days a week to help teachers work with students on various skills that were identified by the teacher. Sometimes aides worked with higher achieving students, especially in math, so that teachers could work with lower performing students, and sometimes they worked with lower performing students on specific skills. Teachers used common assessments, including DIBELS, benchmarks, unit tests and team created assessments, etc to measure student progress and growth.

As a result, we maintained a 27 % pass rate on the literacy portion of SAGE. We began the 2016-17 school year with 68 % of our students proficient in DIBELS and ended the year with 56 % of our students proficient. We did not meet our goal. We used math benchmarks and Sage to determine growth for math. We dropped from 36 % proficient in math to 32 % on Sage. On math benchmarks, all grade levels made at least 30 % growth from the beginning of the year pre-test to the end of year post test, which met that portion our goal

We will continue to work very hard to bring our students closer to our goals. We know they have the potential and the power to succeed, and we look forward to their continued growth and success.