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.

 

Community Council Members

NAME E-MAIL PHONE POSITION
       
Veronica Carmona     Chair
 
Marco Maldonado     Vice Chair
 
Julianna Woodbury     Secretary
 
Sarah Morse far.morse@gmail.com 801-735-1826 Parent Member
 
Kelly Ward    

Parent Member

Tracy Vandeventer vandeventert@ogdensd.org 801-737-8002

Principal

Jim Mieure
 
mieurej@ogdensd.org
 
801-737-8057
 
Principal
 
Rules of Order and Procedure
Parent Involvement
Funding Allocation

 

Community Council Meetings

DATE TIME LOCATION AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
10/11/18 5:30-6:30 Heritage Elementary    
11/01/18 5:30-6:30 Heritage Elementary    
12/06/18 5:30-6:30 Heritage Elementary    
01/10/19 5:30-6:30 Heritage Elementary    
02/07/19 5:30-6:30 Heritage Elementary    
03/07/19 5:30-6:30 Heritage Elementary    
04/11/19 5:30-6:30 Heritage Elementary    
DATE TIME LOCATION AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
9/24/19  4:30-5:30 Heritage Elementary Agenda Minutes
10/08/19 4:30-5:30 Heritage Elementary Agenda Minutes
11/12/19 4:30-5:30 Heritage Elementary Agenda  
12/10/19 4:30-5:30 Heritage Elementary    
01/14/20 4:30-5:30 Heritage Elementary    
02/11/20 4:30-5:30 Heritage Elementary    
03/17/20 4:30-5:30 Heritage Elementary    
04/14/20 4:30-5:30 Heritage Elementary    
05/12/20 4:30-5:30 Heritage Elementary    

 

School Land Trust Annual Summary


School Land Trust Plan 2017

School Plan 2017-18

Heritage Elementary:

Goal #1: Heritage Elementary will improve student reading as measured by increasing the average percent of students at benchmark in DIBELS by 10% or more from the 2017 to the 2018 results.

Academic Areas: Reading Measurements: DIBELs mid year percentage of students at benchmark will be used to measure progress:  Past three years' (2015, 2016, 2017) mid year school average: 49%  2018 mid year school average goal: 59% Action Plan Steps: Action steps include:  Hiring a .5 FTE reading interventionist teacher to work with students who struggle with reading in grades 3-6.  Hiring two 5.75 hour per day reading staff assistant to provide guided reading support in grades 1-6. Expenditures:  Reading Intervention Teacher (.5 FTE) $29,300  2) Reading Staff Assistants 5.75 hours/day $36,400  Summary of estimated expenditures: $65,700 Funding Estimates:  Estimated Carry-over from the 2016-2017 Progress Report $608  Estimated Distribution in 2017-2018 $67,314  Total ESTIMATED Available Funds for 2017-2018 $67,922  Summary of Estimated Expenditures For 2017-2018 $65,700  Total ESTIMATED Carry Over to 2018-2019 $2,222 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 additional funds are available, the funds will be used to support Goal #1 by purchasing Kindle tablets to provide electronic access to ebooks to use during guided reading time.

http://schools.ogdensd.org/cc_docs/120/2015-2016/S...

 

Summary of Final Report  2017-18

Our goal was to improve student reading as measured by increasing the average percent of students at benchmark in DIBELS by 10% or more from the 2017 to the 2018 results.

2018 Mid-Year Benchmark % By Grade
K - 57%
1 - 33%
2 - 42%
3 - 43%
4 - 46%
5 - 51%
6 - 53%

Overall School Average at Benchmark = 46%

The goal for the school average at mid-year was 59%

A .5 FTE was hired to work with students who struggle with reading grades 3-6.  Two additional 5.75 hours per day reading staff assistants were hired. Staff assistants were not working for the full year because they were hired late in the year.

In the Financial Proposal and Report, there is a carry-over of $13,599 to the 2018-2019 school year. This is 22% of the distribution received in 2017-2018 of $62,084.  We attempted to hire reading assistants and they were not able to begin until after the year had begun which resulted in fewer days worked. We also had an illness that caused one of our assistants to also not put in a full year of work.  Additional funds were spent on purchasing e-books for students to use on Kindles.

 

 

 

Community Council Agenda/Minutes

October 2018

Community Council  

10/11/18  at 5:30 pm

Location - Community Room Upstairs

AGENDA:

  1. Select Dates for our meetings

  2. Review the guidance for use of land trust fund

MINUTES:

Members Present

Tracy Vandeventer, Brad Knight, Heather Harris, and Beatrice Avila

  1. Heather has practicum at Newbridge and have to stay until 3:00 pm every Wednesday.  Might be better if we have our meeting at 5:30 or later so that those people who are working can be there. We reviewed different times and considered  2:45 which is OK for this group. However, not everyone was present.

 

We decided on 5:30 on Thursdays.  The dates are as follows:

         

10-11-18

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

11-1-18

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

12-6-18

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

1-10-19

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

2-7-19

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

3-7-19

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

4-11-19

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

   

2)   We reviewed the video from the state that outlines where Land Trust funds come from and what are appropriate expenditures.

 

3)   Summary of Final Report  2017-18

Our goal was to improve student reading as measured by increasing the average percent of students at benchmark in DIBELS by 10% or more from the 2017 to the 2018 results.

 

2018 Mid-Year Benchmark % By Grade
K- 57%
1 - 33%
2 - 42%
3 - 43%
4 - 46%
5 - 51%
6 - 53%

Overall School Average at Benchmark = 46%

The goal for the school average at mid-year was 59%

 

 A .5 FTE was hired to work with students who struggle with reading grades 3-6.  Two additional 5.75 hours per day reading staff assistants were hired. Staff assistants were not working for the full year because they were hired late in the year.


 

In the Financial Proposal and Report, there is a carry-over of $13,599 to the 2018-2019 school year. This is 22% of the distribution received in 2017-2018 of $62,084.  We attempted to hire reading assistants and they were not able to begin until after the year had begun which resulted in fewer days worked. We also had an illness that caused one of our assistants to also not put in a full year of work.  Additional funds were spent on purchasing e-books for students to use on Kindles.


 

 

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

AGENDA

MEETING MINUTES

10-11-18

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

11-1-18

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

12-6-18

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

1-10-19

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

2-7-19

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

3-7-19

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

4-11-19

5:30-6:30

Heritage Elementary

 

 

 

School Plan 2017-18

Heritage Elementary:

Goal #1: Heritage Elementary will improve student reading as measured by increasing the average percent of students at benchmark in DIBELS by 10% or more from the 2017 to the 2018 results.

Academic Areas: Reading Measurements: DIBELs mid year percentage of students at benchmark will be used to measure progress:  Past three years' (2015, 2016, 2017) mid year school average: 49% 2018 mid year school average goal: 59% Action Plan Steps:

Action steps include:  

  • Hiring a .5 FTE reading interventionist teacher to work with students who struggle with reading in grades 3-6.  
  • Hiring two 5.75 hour per day reading staff assistant to provide guided reading support in grades 1-6.

Expenditures:  

Reading Intervention Teacher (.5 FTE) $29,300  

2) Reading Staff Assistants 5.75 hours/day $36,400

Summary of estimated expenditures: $65,700

Funding Estimates:  Estimated Carry-over from the 2016-2017 Progress Report $608  Estimated Distribution in 2017-2018 $67,314 Total ESTIMATED Available Funds for 2017-2018 $67,922  Summary of Estimated Expenditures For 2017-2018 $65,700 Total ESTIMATED Carry Over to 2018-2019 $2,222 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 additional funds are available, the funds will be used to support Goal #1 by purchasing Kindle tablets to provide electronic access to ebooks to use during guided reading time.

4) Other - Beatrice Avila  needs us to update her email.

November 2018

Heritage Elementary Community Council

11/1/18 at 5:30 pm

Location - Library

Agenda:

  1. Review schedule for the year
     

  2. Review last year’s plan and Carryover
     

  3. Decide on initial carryover expenditures
     

  4. Other

MINUTES:

Members Present:  Tracy Vandeventer, Heather Harris, and Sarah Morse

Agenda:

  1. Review schedule for the year

We reviewed the schedule for the year with our next meeting being on 12 - 6 - 18 which begins at 5:30 p.m.. The remaining dates also begin at 5:30 and will be held 1 - 10 - 19, 2 - 7 - 19, 3 - 7 - 19, and 4 - 11 - 19.

  1. Review last year’s plan and Carryover
    The committee looked at last year's plan and the final report. Unfortunately we had more carryover than we had expected. We ended up with $13,599 unspent from the 2017-18 school year. We looked at the current plan which states that our carryover will be used in a very specific way. All increased distribution will be used to purchase a chromebook cart and chromebooks to allow more access to the ebook library to use during guided reading. This will help us provide more access to book titles. We will follow the plan at this point, and we agreed to reevaluate how to spend our increased distribution in the future if we feel chromebooks are not useful for our school.

  2. Decide on initial carryover expenditures
    After talking about the use of chromebooks at heritage elementary, our committee decided to go ahead and find one chromebook cart and 28 chromebooks for use in the fourth grade. We will then use the chromebooks that are currently in the fourth grade in our plc room, and in other grades. We will make that purchase immediately along with a new cart so that we can begin using those chromebooks in our fourth grade classrooms. We expect to report back at our next meeting on the progress we make towards this new purchase.

Other:
It was brought up by committee members that we want to keep an eye on traffic around our building, especially during pickup times. we want to make sure that all students are safe at all times, but we also recognize that there are some pinch points in our neighborhood pick up. We have an increase in traffic on downs it appears and we might want to see if we can get a crossing guard. Tracy vandeventer, the principal, has agreed to reach out to our crossing guard representative to see what it would take for us to get an additional crossing guard.

January 2019

 

Agenda:

  1. Update school Land Trust budget

Initial Allocation

FY8 Carry Over

Total Allocation

$70,535.00

$13,599.00

$84,134.00

 

TOTAL ALLOCATION

$84,134

3 Reading Paraprofessionals and 1 Behavior Support

$64,344

Chromebooks and Cart

$11,908

Remaining

$7,882

 

  1. Any other financial needs in our building?

  2. Begin on next year’s plan.  Ideas? Thoughts? Questions?

  3. Other

MINUTES

Members Present:  Tracy Vandeventer,

Agenda:

  1. Update school Land Trust budget

We reviewed the purchase of a new chromebook cart with new chromebooks.  These will be dispersed to the classrooms and will be focused in the upper grades.  Initially they will be used to support our WIDA testing, but in two weeks when that is completed, we will be moving them to a 5th grade class and redistributing chromebooks to 4th grade classrooms.  

  1. Any other financial needs in our building?

There is some concern with the government shutdown that our lunch services could be affected.  In the event that school lunch becomes unavailable at our school because of the government shutdown, the council proposes to use some of our school funds to make sure food is available for students.  We recognize that some of our students are food insecure and are at risk for not having enough food to eat. We will watch and see how long the government shutdown continues and provide support if necessary.

We asked these questions that we do not have answers to at this time.  Does the government shutdown affect us? Will we run out of money for any programs if the shutdown continues?  

It was reported that we should have enough funds to continue into March, but if the shutdown extends beyond that, we want to be prepared to support our students.

Begin on next year’s plan.  Ideas? Thoughts? Questions?

Initially we believe there is a need for additional ESL support for some of our students.  We have had a para set aside to provide direct ESL support through filing, contacting parents, and assessment.  However, previous administration did not continue that position into this year. We see that our teacher specialist who is providing this support has a significant amount of work that is attached to the ESL support and we may want to continue providing ESL support through a para educator.  

We also discussed the possible need for additional reading tutors in our building.  We continue to struggle with reading at our school, and having trained tutors is one important way for us to support student growth in reading.  

  1. Other

We discussed enrichment opportunities we would like to see offered at our school.  Specifically, these ideas were proposed: STEM club, Chess, and Honor Officers. We also discussed the different ways that Peer Leaders have helped our school in the past, especially acting as crossing guards and helping kids get to school safely.  We will investigate this option in the future, but administration indicated that in the past students were not willing or able to come in the morning to act as crossing guards.

February 2019

Agenda:

  1. Options for our next year’s plan:

    1. Guided reading paraprofessionals

    2. Additional behavior/ISS support

    3. Reading Teacher for booster groups

    4. Additional Computer Lab person

    5. PLC Training for Leadership Team

    6. Breakfast supervision to help reclaim teacher planning time

    7. Possible art, music, theater, or dance teacher to support extended day

 

  1. Other

March 2019

 

Agenda:

  1. Questions about Gramercy

We are waiting to see what will happen with the closure of Gramercy.  We expect to have some students from Gramercy assigned to come to Heritage.  The boundaries will be redrawn and once that is complete, we will share information with our families and our community.    

We also discussed the remodeling and rebuilding of other schools and how that might be impacting other schools. Once schools have teachers reassigned, we will then know if teachers will be coming and joining our Heritage family here.

  1. Fraternal Order of Eagles has graciously accepted our request to be an emergency evacuation location for our school.  In the event of an emergency and our students had to evacuate the building, we will walk south on Wall Avenue and have a safe and warm place to be at the Fraternal Order of Eagles location.  

  2. Plan for next year - for our next meeting we will have our draft ready which follows our current plan for use of Land Trust money.  We will wait to see what our final expected enrollment will be, but we expect to use the bulk of our funds to hire guided reading teachers and a behavior intervention support person.

  3. Other - Parking lot concerns

If we do get additional families with the closure of Gramercy, how will that impact our already congested parking lot area and drop off and pick up?  

Discussed concerns about the crossing area of Downs and 375 South.  Do we need to have a crossing guard there? It would also be a good idea to have a light at West 2nd Street and Downs.  It is very difficult for cars to get onto 2nd Street from Downs at the end of the day.

April 2019

Agenda:

1. CSI School  - Comprehensive Support and Improvement
 

2. Land Trust plan for next year.
 

3. Other?