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.
All scheduled SCC meetings are held in the medica center on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:45 a.m.
- Meeting Schedule
- Community Council Members
- Become Involved
- Current Year Agendas and Minutes
- Past years Agendas and Minutes
- School Improvement and LAND Trust Plans
- Rules of Order
- Mueller Park Community Council Bylaws
|September 27||7:15 a.m.|
|November 8||7:15 a.m.|
|January 17||7:15 a.m.|
|February 21||7:15 a.m.|
|March 20||7:15 a.m.|
|April 17||7:15 a.m.|
|May 15||7:15 a.m.|
|Orientation, Training, Elections|
|Approval of Bylaws, Student Achievement Data|
|School Trust Land Fall Reporting|
|Land Trust Appropriation Report|
|SIP/Trust Land Monies 22-23|
|SIP/Trust Land Monies 22-23|
|SIP/Trust Land Monies 22-23|
|Approve School Improvement Plan|
|Election of Staff for Council / Self Evaluation|
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 $115,356.00 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.
|Sept. 16, 2022|
|Oct. 19, 2022|
|Nov. 16, 2022|
|Dec 14, 2021|
|Jan. 18, 2022|
|Feb 15, 2022|
|Mar 15, 2022|
|Apr. 26, 2022|
|Sept. 3, 2021|
|Oct. 1, 2021|
|Nov. 5, 2021|
|Dec 3, 2021|
|Jan. 5, 2022|
|Feb 2, 2022|
|Mar 23, 2022|
|Apr. 13, 2022|
|May 4, 2022|
|Sept. 4, 2020|
|Oct. 2, 2020|
|Nov. 6, 2020|
|Dec 4, 2020|
|Jan. 8, 2021|
|Feb 5, 2021|
|Mar 5, 2021|
|Apr. 9, 2021|
|May 7, 2021|
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.
Mueller Park Junior High Community Council BylawsAdopted October 6, 2014, Revised December 17, 2018
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 2-year 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 fourteen (14) members. The Council may appoint members to fill vacant positions if there are not enough parents or teachers elected.
● Parents -Eight (8) members elected by parents of students at Mueller Park Jr High. Where possible, one member will be from each of the feeder elementary schools. Additional parent members will be at-large.
○ Valley View
● Employees- Six (6) employee members shall be elected by employees at Mueller Park Jr High.
○ Five (5) additional 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 Vice-Chair from its parent members. The Chair and Vice-Chair 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 Vice-Chair 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.