If you are interested in becoming a part of the Kelsey Peak School Community Council (SCC) or Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), please express interest here.
School Community Council (SCC).
The Utah State Legislature passed a law in 2000 requiring every public school in the state to establish a School Community Council at the school-site level (Utah Code. Section 53A-1a-108). Each School Community Council consists of the principal, school empoyees, and parents or guardians of students attending the school. The School Community Council determines their school's greatest academic need and prepares a plan to address that need with the school's portion of the money distributed from the School LAND Trust program.
For more information on School Community Councils, please visit http://www.schoollandtrust.org/ and use this website as an invaluable resource for your School Community Council. It includes information about elections and the responsibilities of council members along with timelines, checklists and other training materials.
A bill passed in the 2015 legislative session giving School Community Councils the responsibility to partner with school administration in creating a safe and constructive internet environment for students. If your council is looking for training options to meet the new Safe Technology and Digital Citizenship requirements, there are resources available at no charge. Please see the document below for a list of these resources.
Utah PTA is a non-profit grassroots child advocacy association made up of parents, teachers, and students. Utah PTA is an affiliate of National PTA and is organized in Utah at local, council, and state levels. Join the largest child advocacy association today, become a member of PTA today!
For a detailed introduction to the Utah PTA, including our Mission Statement, Purposes, PTA Programs, PTA Activities, Tax-Exempt Status, The Value of PTA , PTA Resources, and more, please read the document attached below.
Utah PTA Mission:
To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Vision of Utah PTA:
To fulfill the mission, Utah PTA will:
- Advocate by speaking on behalf of all children and youth in schools, in the community, before governmental bodies, and before other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
- Develop programs, resources, and leadership skills that enhance the lives of all children, youth, and their families.
- Engage the public in united and equitable efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of all children and youth
Purposes of the PTA
The Purposes of the Utah PTA, in common with those of the National PTA, are:
- To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship, and throughout the community;
- To raise the standards of home life;
- To advocate for laws that further the education, physical and mental health, welfare, and safety of children and youth;
- To promote the collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth;
- To engage the public in united efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of all children and youth; and
- To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding.
National PTA Mission Statement
The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
- Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.
- Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.
- Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
- Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.
- Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.
The School Community Council (SCC) meets multiple times a year on the dates listed below. New parents and community members and welcome to attend any meeting!
What is the School Community Council?
The School Community Council offers parents and staff an opportunity to have a real and measurable impact on what happens at Elk Ridge. By joining the community council, you will have a voice in how a substantial amount of our school funding is used.
While our focus for the past few years has been on building out an instructional coaching program, the new Teacher and Student Success Act provides funding that will meet many of those needs going forward. This allows us to use Land Trust funds in new ways, meaning more input from parents and staff is needed than ever before.
What is Land Trust Funding?
Each year, every school in Utah is allocated a certain amount from the state to be used as seen fit by the school community council. Land Trust funds have been allocated in the following amounts:
For a more detailed breakdown of amounts, historical plans, etc., view the files listed below:
Land Trust 2021-2022 (link when approved)
Learn More About How SCC’s Work
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