789 South 700 West
Hurricane, UT, 84737
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Community Council

Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents and teachers to contribute and help improve academic performance at our school.  The school receives an annual dividend from the school trust lands.

Our council decides how these funds will be used.  Last year our school received $104,492 from the School LAND Trust Program.  The council reviews and prepares other academic plans for our students each year.  All plans are reviewed for final approval by our school board.  Councils also act in an advisory capacity to school and school district administrations.

If you are interested in being part of the School Community Council for this year, please stop by the office.

Community Council meets at 3:45 PM in the school library. This years meetings have been scheduled as follows:
– October 3
– January 9
– March 5
– March 26
*Times/Place for each meeting is 3:45 PM in our school library.

  • School LAND Trust Final Report 2018-2019

    School:  Three Falls Elementary

    Actual Amount Available:

    • Carry Over from 2017-2018 $28,906
    • Distribution Amount for 2018-2019 $75,586
    • Total Available for 2018-2019 $104,492

    Actual Expenditures:

    • Salaries and Employee Benefits $55,858
    • Employee Benefits $8,776
    • General Supplies $3,828
    • Textbooks $32,050
    • Total Spent: $100,512

     

    Plan Goal(s):

    Goal One:  Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement in Literacy and Math. Specifically, we will increase our students' reading comprehension and reading fluency. We will also increase our students' writing ability. Students will have a better working knowledge of the writing process as well as the proper writing conventions. We will also increase our students' mathematics problem solving ability. This goal will be accomplished by the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

    Goal Two:  Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement in, and appreciation for, the arts, specifically Music. We will also increase student's knowledge and awareness of Music's impact across the curriculum (ie: Math, Social Science, Language Arts, and Science). This will be accomplished by the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

    Goal Three:  Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement by increasing positive student behavior.

    Goal Four:  Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement by providing our teachers with professional development opportunities. We will achieve this goal by the end of the 2018 - 2019 school year.

     

    Measurements:

    This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

    Sage Testing Results, Dibels scores, Utah Compose Writing, Reach For Reading Unit scores, My Math Benchmark scores, Kindergarten Pre/Post Assessments, and Falcon Cards handed out.

     

    Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

    Kindergarten Assessment:  

         Pre L.A. - 63, Post L.A. - 195

         Pre Math - 46,  Post Math - 85

         Total:  Pre - 109,  Post - 280

    Dibels Assessment:

         B.O.Y. - 64% Proficient,  E.O.Y. - 69% Proficient

    Sage Assessment:

        L.A.:  2017/18 - 48% Proficient,  2018/19 - 43% Proficient

        Math:  2017/18 - 52% Proficient,  2018/19 - 46% Proficient

    CSIP:

        Review of CSIP data indicates student growth in L.A. and Math, on each grade level team, according to identified GVC's/Learning Targets with accompanying common formative assessments and interventions administered.

     

    Action Plan Steps:

    This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

    Step One:  We will hire additional para-professionals to help teachers with classroom interventions in Reading and Mathematics, as well as, help teachers implement extension activities for our above level students.  Step Two:  We will hire one of our current Kindergarten teachers to conduct a one hour per day literacy intervention class for our below level Kindergarten students. Step Three: We will purchase additional Chrome Book computers to enhance instruction in Reading, Writing, Math, and Technology in the classroom. 

     Step Four:  We will utilize STL funding to register students for technology based competitions (coding/robotics) to enhance applied mathematical opportunities.  Step Five:  We will use STL funding to help purchase our school district's newly adopted reading program: Reach For Reading.

    Step Five:  We will hire a highly qualified music instructor as per qualifications based upon the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program.

    Step Six:  We will print 'Striker' 200 Club cards and Behavior Citations for the year.  We will purchase stamps for mailing home the 'Striker' 200 Club cards.  We will purchase additional positive rewards to recognize and reinforce positive behavior ie:  pencils, erasers, and token machine prizes.

    Step Seven:  We will provide a stipend to our teachers for attending a one day PLC meeting over the summer break.  We will provide substitute teachers periodically through out the school year for professional development training in our newly adopted reading program, Reach For Reading.

     

    Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

    Step one:  We continued having our Literacy/Math para's work with our struggling students.

    Step two:  We hired Mrs. Nielson, one of our Kindergarten teachers, to conduct a one hour intervention class for below level kindergarten students.

    Step three:  We purchased 115 Chrome Book computers for our students.

    Step four:  We carried this amount over to 2019-2020.

    Step five:  We hired our music teacher, Mrs. Behunin, to instruct our students in music.

    Step six:  We printed 1,000 cards for our PBIS program

    Step seven:  We provided our teachers a stipend for attending a one day PLC training over the summer.

     

    Plan Amendment:

    Number Approved

    6

    Number Not Approved

    0

    Absent

    0

    Vote Date

    2019-03-19

    Explanation for Amendment

    Dear Washington County School Board Members: Due to the Reach For Reading program being funded by other sources during 2019-2019 school year, money from our State Trust Lands is no longer needed to fund this program for this year. As a School Community Council for Three Falls Elementary, we are proposing to make the following changes to our School Trust Land budget: - Transfer $5,000 from STL Textbooks to STL Salaries/Employee Benefits (100/200) - Transfer $3,000 from STL Textbooks to STL General Supplies (610) - Transfer $2,000 from STL Textbooks to STL Technology (650) Transferring $5,000 to Salaries and Employee Benefits will provide our teachers with substitute teachers to allow for more professional development/collaboration time with our Reach For Reading program Transferring $3,000 to General Supplies will provide our school with the appropriate resources to create a 'Wellness Room' for our students. This 'Wellness Room' will help our school maintain a positive school environment and enhance our Social Emotional Learning. Transferring $2,000 to Technology/Related Hardware/Software to purchase updated Chrome Books for our school. Thank you for your consideration! Sincerely, Three Falls Elementary Community Council

  • Agenda

    1.  Welcome - Council Chair Campbell
    2.  Minutes from last meeting - Council Member Reynolds
    3.  School Safety
         - review of new walk way in parking lot 
    4.  Trust Lands
         - Watch video of Community Council Member responsibilities.
    5.  Other
         - Meeting dates/times
    6.  Next Meeting:  January 9th
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting

  • School Plan 2019-2020

    Goal #1

    Goal

    Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement in Literacy and Math. Specifically, we will increase our students' reading comprehension and reading fluency. We will also increase our students' writing ability. Students will have a better working knowledge of the writing process as well as the proper writing conventions. We will also increase our students' mathematics problem solving ability. This goal will be accomplished by the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

    Academic Areas

    • Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Writing
    • Technology

    Measurements

    RISE Testing Results, Dibels scores, Utah Compose Writing, Reach For Reading Unit scores, My Math Benchmark scores, Kindergarten Pre/Post Assessments.

    Action Plan Steps

    Step One:  We will hire additional para-professionals to help teachers with classroom interventions in Reading and Mathematics, as well as, help teachers implement extension activities for our above level students.  
    Step Two:  We will use STL funding to help purchase our school district's newly adopted reading program:  Reach For Reading.
    Step Three:  We will utilize STL funding to register students for technology based competitions (coding/robotics) to enhance applied mathematical opportunities.

    Expenditures

    Category Description Estimated Cost
      Total: $51,000
    Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

    4 aides assisting with literacy and math instruction.

    $40,000
    Transportation/Admission/Per Diem/Site Licenses (510, 530 and 580)

    Registration fees associated with robotics and computer coding competitions.

    $1,000
    Textbooks (641)

    Purchasing a newly adopted reading program, Reach For Reading

    $10,000

    Goal #2

    Goal

    Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement in, and appreciation for, the arts, specifically Music. We will also increase student's knowledge and awareness of Music's impact across the curriculum (ie: Math, Social Science, Language Arts, and Science). This will be accomplished by the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

    Academic Areas

    • Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Writing
    • Science
    • Fine Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Health

    Measurements

    We will use similar measurements as mentioned in goal one (ie:  Kindergarten pre/post assessment, Dibels and RISE assessments).  We believe exposure to the arts will increase student achievement across the curriculum

    Action Plan Steps

    We will hire a highly qualified music instructor as per qualifications based upon the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program.

    Expenditures

    Category Description Estimated Cost
      Total: $8,500
    Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

    We will hire a highly qualified music instructor as per qualifications based upon the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program.

    $8,500

    Goal #3

    Goal

    Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement by increasing positive student behavior and providing our students with more time/access to a school counselor.

    Academic Areas

    • Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Writing
    • Technology
    • Science
    • Fine Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Health
    • Foreign Language

    Measurements

    We will measure this goal by comparing the number of positive student recognitions ('Striker' 200 Club Cards) vs. Student Behavior Citations given out.  We will also use similar measurements as mentioned in goal one (ie:  Kindergarten pre/post assessment, Dibels and RISE assessments).  We believe positive behavior interventions will increase student achievement across the curriculum.

    Action Plan Steps

    We will print 'Striker' 200 Club cards and Behavior Citations for the year.  We will purchase stamps for mailing home the 'Striker' 200 Club cards.  We will purchase additional positive rewards to recognize and reinforce positive behavior ie:  pencils, erasers, and token machine prizes.  We will also add a 0.1 FTE to our school counselor's contract.

    Behavioral Component

    Category Description Final Explanation
    Behavioral/Character Education/Leadership Component

    We want to build a positive school environment by recognizing and reinforcing positive behavior at our school. This goal is structured around the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) model. Through creating a positive environment and culture at our school, we will increase student achievement in all academic areas.

     

    Expenditures

    Category Description Estimated Cost
      Total: $8,250
    Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

    Adding an additional 0.1 FTE to our school counselor's contract.

    $7,000
    General Supplies (610)

    Reward items for reinforcing positive behavior: school supplies - pencils, erasers, notebooks, etc... as well as tokens and prizes for our token machine.

    $1,000
    Printing (550)

    Printing of 'Striker' 200 Club cards and Behavior Citations for the year

    $250

    Goal #4

    Goal

    Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement by providing our teachers with professional development opportunities. We will achieve this goal by the end of the 2019 - 2020 school year.

    Academic Areas

    • Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Writing
    • Science

    Measurements

    RISE Test results, Dibels, Benchmark assessments in Reading and Math, Kindergarten Pre/Post test, Utah Compose Writing.

    Action Plan Steps

    We will provide a stipend to our teachers for attending a one day PLC meeting over the summer break.  We will provide substitute teachers periodically through out the school year for professional development training in our newly adopted reading program, Reach For Reading.

    Expenditures

    Category Description Estimated Cost
      Total: $5,000
    Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

    $75 stipend to each teacher attending a one day PLC training over summer break. Substitute teachers for professional development trainings associated with our new reading program, Reach For Reading

    $5,000

    Summary of Estimated Expenditures

    Category Estimated Cost
    (entered by the school)
    Total: $72,750
    Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) $60,500
    Printing (550) $250
    Transportation/Admission/Per Diem/Site Licenses (510, 530 and 580) $1,000
    General Supplies (610) $1,000
    Textbooks (641) $10,000

    Funding Estimates

    Estimates Totals
    Estimated Carry-over from the 2018-2019 Progress Report $2,492
    Estimated Distribution in 2019-2020 $73,275
    Total ESTIMATED Available Funds for 2019-2020 $75,767
    Summary of Estimated Expenditures For 2019-2020 $72,750
    This number may not be a negative number     Total ESTIMATED Carry Over to 2020-2021 $3,017

    The Estimated Distribution is subject to change if student enrollment counts change.

    Funding Changes

    There are times when the planned expenditures in the goals of a plan are provided by the district, a grant, or another unanticipated funding source leaving additional funds to implement the goals. If additional funds are available, how will the council spend the funds to implement the goals in this plan?

    1) We would look to further address our Technology needs with additional computers or tablet devices. 2) We would also look to update educational software for our computer lab. 3) We would also like to address our students behavioral needs through positive restorative intervention strategies. To do this, we would hire additional para-professionals and provide training in restorative behavioral intervention strategies. This would also require us to purchase additional resources for the classrooms to provide positive incentives for reinforcing positive behavior.

    Publicity

    • Sticker and stamps that identify purchases made with School LAND Trust funds.
    • School assembly
    • School newsletter
    • School website

    Council Plan Approvals

    Number Approved Number Not Approved Number Absent Vote Date
    6 0 0 2019-03-26

    Plan Amendments

    Approved Amendment #1

    Number Approved
     
    6
     
    Number Not Approved
     
    0
     
    Absent
     
    0
     
    Vote Date
     
    2019-10-03
     
    Explanation for Amendment
     
    In analyzing Goal Four of our plan, we would like to extend our window of opportunity for teacher Professional Development beyond what was specifically listed in the plan. We would like to provide PD opportunities for our teachers in STEM and not just limit our PD to Language Arts.