Midvale Middle School Community Council
"The School Community Council (SCC) is comprised of parents, school employees, and the principal. The Council has statutory responsibilities to develop the School Improvement and LAND Trust plans which are focused on increasing student achievement in our school and may include provisions for professional development. Throughout the school year, the SCC reviews school data, identifies academic needs, sets measurable goals, establishes action steps to reach those goals, and evaluates success of the plans. This gives parents and school employees opportunity to be involved in the decision making process at the local school level.
The SCC is responsible for determining how the LAND Trust funds are used in our school. When Utah was granted Statehood, parcels of land were placed in a perpetual Trust with the children of Utah as beneficiaries. Revenues from these lands go into the Permanent State School Fund. The dividends and interest of that fund are distributed annually to each public school in Utah.
We would like to invite any parent interested in serving on our School Community Council to contact Wendy Dau, the principal, or any council member. Members of the School Community Council develop the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan by analyzing student achievement data to determine the school’s most critical academic needs. The council helps to establish academic goals for the school and charts a course of action to meet these goals and maximize student achievement. The council monitors data to chart progress of the school’s plan throughout the year. In addition to setting the school’s improvement plan, the council oversees the allocation and expenditures of the School Land Trust Plan which provides the school with monetary resources to accomplish the goals established by the school improvement plan.
For the 2015-2016 school year, Midvale Middle School received $46,655 for our School Trust Lands allotment. With a carryover of $33,058 from the 2014-2015 school year, this leaves a total School Trust Lands Budget of $79,713, which the council oversees for the coming year.