Northridge Elementary

About Community Council

Our School Community Council is dedicated to the success and achievement of our children. The Utah State Legislature created these councils with three purposes in mind. The first is “To build consistent and effective communication among parents, employees and administrators.” Second, “To allow parents an opportunity to be actively involved, with the school, in their children’s education.” And third, “To enhance academic excellence at the school and address the needs of students.” We take these guidelines seriously at Northridge, and strive to be a model for how the SCC can make a difference in education.

The Council invites any who would like to attend a Community Council meeting to do so. These meetings are an opportunity to share ideas, voice a concern, or ask questions concerning the School Improvement Plan, our School Land Trust Plan, or Northridge’s Child Access Routing Plan. We welcome patrons to attend any of the meetings listed below.

Click on the links below to see the calendar, agenda/minutes for each meeting, and contact information.

Purposes of School Community Council

The Utah Legislature requires all schools to establish a School Community Council (SCC) to provide input, receive feedback, and have stewardship over a number of critical school duties. Specifically, the SCC responsibilities include: creating a school improvement plan, managing the school Land Trust monies (approximately $65,000 a year for a school of about 700 students), developing child access and safe routes plan, assisting with professional development, and implementing a reading achievement plan. The SCC meets 6-8 times per year for about 1-2 hours each meeting. Each member of the SCC is elected for a two-year term (parent members are elected by parents and faculty members are elected by the faculty). SCC members can serve up to three consecutive terms. All meetings are open to the public and you can go onto the school’s website for more SCC information. Parents who are not serving on the SCC are invited to contact the elected SCC members to pass along concerns, compliments, or suggestions. All parents are encouraged to consider serving on the SCC.

Basic Rules of Procedure

Organizations using parliamentary procedure usually follow a fixed order of business. Below is a typical example:

  1. Call to order.
  2. Roll call of members present.
  3. Approval/Reading of minutes of last meeting.
  4. Important business previously designated for consideration at this meeting.
  5. Making of assignments.
  6. Items to discuss in next meeting.
  7. Adjournment.

The method used by members to express themselves is in the form of moving motions. A motion is a proposal that the entire membership take action or a stand on an issue.

  1. Call to order.
  2. Second motions.
  3. Debate motions.
  4. Vote on motions.

Voting on a Motion: There are three methods that might be used to vote:

  1. By Voice
  2. By General Consent
  3. By Ballot

Link to bylaws


External Resources