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Welcome to our school Community Council page!

The purpose of the Community Council is to involve parents in decision making at the school level.  Elected parents represent the parents of the school and participate in developing plans for improving the school, make decisions on how to best expend School LAND Trust Program monies, and increase public awareness of school trust lands and related policies.

Community Council
Meeting Schedule
2018-2019

All scheduled SCC meetings are held in the conference room on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:45 a.m.

Meeting Schedule

Date

Time

September 24, 2018 6:45 a.m.
October 22, 2018 6:45 a.m.
November 26, 2018 6:45 a.m.
December 17, 2018 6:45 a.m.
January 28, 2019 6:45 a.m.
February 25, 2019 6:45 a.m.
March 25, 2019 6:45 a.m.
April 22, 2019 6:45 a.m.
May 20, 2019 6:45 a.m.

 

Purpose

Orientation, Training, Elections
Approval of Bylaws, Student Achievement Data
School Trust Land Fall Reporting
Land Trust Appropriation Report
SIP/Trust Land Monies 19-20
SIP/Trust Land Monies 19-20
SIP/Trust Land Monies 19-20
Approve School Improvement Plan
Election of Staff for Council / Self Evaluation

 

Community Council Members

Name

Deanne Kapetanov
Machelle Filion
Kareen Patterson
Claire Cassity
Kevin Poff
Lisa Gibson
Kellianne Holt
Nicole Milne
John Tobin
Steven Theobald
Michelle Nylander
Tina Gregoire
Rob Hunter
Osmond Seangsuwan

 

 

Email

dkapetanov@dsdmail.net
mfilion@dsdmail.net
kpatterson@dsdmail.net
ccassity@dsdmail.net
kpoff@dsdmail.net
lgibson@dsdmail.net
k_holt21@hotmail.com
Nicole.Milne@hsc.utah.edu
johntobin1776@gmail.com
steve@redstonedesign.com
hotsauce74@comcast.net
tinakg5@gmail.com
robhunterschool@gmail.com
oseangsuwan@gmail.com

 

 

Position

Term

Principal 2013 -
Employee 2017-2019
Employee 2017-2019
Employee 2018-2020
Employee 2018-2020
Employee 2017-2019
Parent 2017-2019
Parent 2017-2019
Parent 2017-2019
Parent  2018-2020
Parent V Chair 2018-2020
Parent 2018-2020
Parent Chair 2018-2019
Parent 2018-2020

 

Become Involved

Serving on the School's 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.

This year our school received approximately $93,231.00 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.

Watch for information on Community Council elections to be posted here in late spring or early summer. Elections are held at the beginning of the school year. Additionally, there may be occasional vacancies during the year that are filled by appointment by the remaining members of the Council. If a vacancy occurs, notice of the vacancy and an application form for those interested in serving will be posted here.

 

Current Year Agendas and Minutes

Date

Agenda

Minutes

September 24, 2018 Agenda Minutes 
October 22, 2018 Agenda Minutes *
November 26, 2018 Agenda Minutes
December 17, 2018 Agenda Minutes
January 28, 2019 Agenda Minutes
February 25, 2019 Agenda Minutes
March 25, 2019 Agenda Minutes
April 22, 2019 Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2019 Agenda Minutes
* needs approval

 

* needs approval

Past years Agendas and Minutes

2017-2018

Dates

September 25, 2017
October 23, 2017
November 27, 2017
December 18, 2017
January 22, 2018
February 26, 2018
March 26, 2018
April 19, 2018
May 21, 2018

 

2017-2018

Minutes

Minutes *
Minutes
Minutes
Minutes
Minutes
Minutes
Minutes
Minutes *
Minutes *
* needs approval

 

2016-2017

Dates

September 26, 2016
October 24, 2016
November 28, 2016
December 19, 2016
January 23, 2017
February 27, 2017
March 20, 2017
April 10, 2017
May 22, 2017

 

 

2015-2016

Dates

September 28, 2015
October 26, 2015
November 23, 2015
December 14, 2015
January 25, 2016
February 22, 2016
March 21, 2016
April 25, 2016 25

 

2015-2016

Minutes

Minutes
Minutes
Minutes
Cancelled Due to Weather
Minutes
Minutes
Minutes
Minutes

 

School Improvement and LAND Trust Plans

Assessment's School Improvement Page
     - Click on the "SIP" tab on the top of the page
     - Click on the "Current Plans" tab half way down the page
     - From here, you can find your school and the composite school plan 

School Improvement Plan Site

Mueller Park Junior High School Improvement Plan 2018-2019

Mueller Park Junior High Final Report 2017-2018

Rules of Order

Rules of Order and Procedure – School Community Council 

To promote ethical behavior and civil discourse each council member shall:

  • Attend council meetings on time and prepared
  • Make decisions with the needs of students as the main objective
  • Listen to and value diverse opinions
  • Be sure the opinions of those you represent are included in discussions
  • Expect accountability and be prepared to be accountable
  • Act with integrity

CONDUCTING A MEETING

All meetings are open to the public and the public is welcome to attend.

The agenda of each upcoming meeting with draft minutes of the prior meeting will be made available to all council members at least one week in advance, will be posted on the school website and made available in the main office.  The agenda will include the date, time and location of the meeting.

Minutes will be kept of all meetings, prepared in draft format for approval at the next scheduled meeting.

The council will prepare a timeline for the school year that includes due dates for all required reporting and other activities/tasks that the council agrees to assume or participate in.  The timeline will assist in preparation of agendas to be sure the council accomplishes their work in a timely manner.

The chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments.  In the absence of the chair the vice-chair shall conduct meetings. 

Meetings shall be conducted and action taken according to very simplified rules of parliamentary procedure as required in 53A-1a-108.1(10).  Items on the agenda take priority over other discussions coming before the council.  Council action will be taken by motions and voting with votes and motions recorded in the minutes.

A motion (or an action to be taken by the council) is stated as a motion.  Someone else on the council “seconds” the motion indicating that at least one other person on the council feels the motion is worthy of discussion.  Then the council members may provide input and discussion as called upon by the chair.  When discussion seems complete the chair may call for a vote on the motion.  Or when a member of the council “calls the previous question” (a motion to end discussion of the first motion), a second is required and then, without discussion the chair calls for a vote that must pass by 2/3.  If the vote on the previous question fails the council goes back to discussing the first motion.  If the motion to call the previous question passes, the chair directly calls for a vote on the first motion.  A vote to call the previous question is usually used to move business along.

Attached is a chart that could be used if the council feels they would like to use additional motions of Parliamentary Procedure in their meetings.

  • A tie vote is a lost vote.
  • A main motion may be amended.
  • Nominations can be closed by saying, “I move to close nominations.”
  • Most motions are main motions.
  • A point of order is offered when there is some question if procedure had been followed correctly.
  • To stop debate or discussion on a motion and force the vote a member would say, “I move the previous question.”  This requires a second and a 2/3 vote.
  • Hasty action may be corrected by use of the motion to reconsider. This motion may be made only by one who voted on the prevailing side.
  • A person who made the motion may withdraw the same motion. 

 

Election of the Chair and Vice-chair

 After the school community council is seated each year, the school community council shall annually elect at the council’s first meeting a chair and vice-chair. The chair shall be elected from the parent members and the vice-chair shall be elected from the parent or school employee members, excluding the principal.   The principal will conduct the election for chair and vice-chair, in that order, according to the following procedure:  a) Members interested in either office may use the self-nomination process.  Nominations may also be made by other council members. b) Voting shall be by regular voice vote by the school community council.  A nominee must receive a majority vote of the council members present.  Should no nominee receive a majority vote, further nominations may be made, and subsequent elections will be conducted by secret ballot until a nominee receives a majority.  When a vacancy occurs in the office of chair or vice-chair for any reason, a replacement shall be elected for the unexpired term.

Removal and Replacement

If a member of the council fails to attend three consecutive meetings without being excused in advance, or fails to perform the duties of his/her office, the members of the council shall remove him/her from office and declare the position vacant.  The position shall be filled by the regularly established election procedure.

Conflict of Interest

A member who has a personal or private interest in any proposed or pending matter which presents a conflict of interest will disclose such interest and will not vote unless the member’s participation is necessary to obtain a quorum or otherwise to enable the Council to act. 

Laws and Rules

Mueller Park Community Council Bylaws

Mueller Park Junior High Community Council Bylaws
Adopted October 6, 2014

ARTICLE 1: NAME

 The name of this council shall be Mueller Park Junior High School Community Council, hereafter referred to as “the Council.”

ARTICLE 2: APPLICABLE STATE LAWS

The Council shall comply with all applicable Utah state laws. The Council Bylaws are in addition to existing Utah state laws. If any portion of the Council Bylaws conflict with existing Utah state laws then the state laws shall prevail.

ARTICLE 3: ORGANIZATION OF THE COUNCIL

The Council shall consist of school employees, including the principal, and parents/guardians of students attending the school during their term on the council. Members of the Council serve for 2­year terms beginning on September 1 of each year or on the first day after the parent elections have been completed, whichever is later. The Council shall consist of up to twelve (12) members. The Council may appoint members to fill vacant positions if there are not enough parents or teachers elected.

Board Members

●     Parents ­ up to 8 members elected by parents. Where possible, one member will be from each of the feeder elementary schools. Additional parent members will be at large.

○     Bountiful

○     Boulton

○     Muir

○     Valley View

○     Foxboro

○     Odyssey

●     Employees – up to 4 members

○     Principal

○     3 other employees

ARTICLE 4: ELECTIONS OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

Elections for parent members shall be held annually in the fall and continue for the number of
days specified by law.

Elections for employee members shall be held annually at a general employee meeting and continue for the number of days as specified by law. Employee elections shall be completed before or concurrently with parent elections.

ARTICLE 5: DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS

The Council shall elect one Chair and one Vice­Chair from its parent members. The Chair and Vice­Chair shall also select one Secretary either from the members of the council or from other parents or employees.

The Chair shall do the following:

●     Prepare meeting agendas in consultation with the principal

●     Assist the principal in preparing a calendar of meetings for the school year

●     Conduct the school community council and executive committee meetings

●     Establish appropriate subcommittees/task forces and appoint members to serve on them

●     Direct the activities of council members towards the Council's purpose

●     Oversee that the Council's guidelines and bylaws are adhered to

●     Perform other duties as assigned by the Council

●     The duties of the Chair may be delegated to the Vice­Chair as needed

The Secretary shall do the following:

●     Give public notice at least one week prior to meeting of the location, time and agenda of the meeting

●     Remind all members of upcoming meetings

●     Record the minutes of all Council meetings

●     Distribute minutes of each meeting to the Council members within 7 days of the meeting

●     Retain a copy of all minutes

●     Post approved minutes on the school website

●     Keep accurate attendance records at meetings, including those excused

●     Maintain a current copy of the Council's Bylaws

●     Maintain a current Council membership list and keep a current Council membership list updated on the web site

●     Arrange for a substitute secretary to perform these duties when unable to attend a Council meeting

Representative Members shall do the following:

●     Attend meetings regularly

●     Review council minutes and respond with concerns within 7 days

●     Preview the meeting agenda and prepare for all meetings

●     Provide input on the needs, interests or concerns of the group the member represents

●     Attend and participate in appropriate subcommittee/task force meetings

●     Complete assignments as requested

●     Represent the school Community Council at appropriate functions

●     Assume other responsibilities as requested by the Council

ARTICLE 6: RULES OF ORDER AND PROCEDURE

Meetings shall be conducted and action taken according to simplified rules of parliamentary procedure. Action of the council will be taken by motions and voting.

Actions to be taken by the Council are stated as a motion by one of the Council members. Another Council member “seconds” the motion. The Chair calls for a vote on the motion and states the results of the vote.

ARTICLE 7: REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF MEMBERS

If a Council member fails to attend three consecutive meetings without being excused in advance, or fails to perform the duties of his/her office, the members of the council shall vote to remove him/her from the council and declare the position vacant. The position shall be filled as outlined by appointment according to Utah state laws. Any resignations should be made in writing to the council Chair.

ARTICLE 8: AMENDMENTS

These Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the council provided: (1) that notice of any proposed amendment shall be distributed in writing to all council members at least seven days prior to the meeting at which the amendment is to be voted on and: (2) that a quorum must be present when the vote is taken.