Wasatch High School Parents and Community Members:
We’d like to introduce you to the Wasatch Community Council, share some news with you about academic progress at Wasatch, and invite your input and involvement in the Council.
Utah law established Community Councils in each public school to allocate money to improve educational outcomes, using money generated from public lands through the Utah School LAND Trust: http://www.schoollandtrust.org/ The Council is composed of eight parent representatives and four WHS representatives; the current roster can be found here: http://www.wasatch.edu/domain/562. We meet each month with Principal Johnson, Vice Principal Mair, and other administrators and teachers to discuss the accomplishments and challenges of our WHS students, and explore opportunities to help each student to excel.
One responsibility of the Community Council is to review academic progress and challenges. We are happy to report that WHS made significant progress this year on its SAGE scores, improving from 38% to 48% of students reaching Proficiency on English and Language Arts, from 35% to 42% Proficiency in Math, and from 45% to 53% in Science.
Each year the Community Council prepares a LAND Trust Plan for the following school year, allocating the available funds to Professional Learning and other programs intended to reach the academic goals developed by WHS and the Council. State law requires that expenditures must “have a direct impact on the instruction of students in the particular school's areas of most critical academic need,” and cannot be spent (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.http://www.schoollandtrust.org/program/
Approximately $250,000 was made available to WHS for use during the 2018-19 school year. This year’s Plan has been posted at the WHS website: http://www.wasatch.edu/Page/10271. The Council and Administration will be formulating the Plan for 2019-20 during the next few months. We invite you to review the Plan and comment here, or provide feedback or suggestions to Community Council Chair Brad Caldwell firstname.lastname@example.org, Vice Chair Jim Moss email@example.com, Principal Tod Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org, or Vice Principal Claire Mair email@example.com. We also invite you to attend Community Council meetings (watch for announcements and agendas here), or to contact any member of the Council to discuss the LAND Trust program http://www.wasatch.edu/domain/562.
The Community Council and Administration will not engage in debate on School programs or priorities on this page, but we welcome your input and would love to discuss any suggestions in detail with you and the Administration. We look forward to working with you!