School Community Council

Dear Parents of West Jordan High,

We are excited to start another year at WJHS.  As we begin to implement the many programs at our school that support student growth and success, we are reaching out to you for help.  We have open seats on our School Community Council and we would like you to participate.

Who is the School Community Council and what do they do? Every school must have a School Community Council (SCC) that consists of the principal, school employees and parents. The majority of members are parents. Parents represent parent perspectives on issues and decisions made by the council. Parents have input in the School Improvement Plan and in how the funds from the School LAND Trust Program will be spent. Parents have the majority vote.  

  •  Parents may bring issues of concern to the council seeking solutions. The council may choose to address them or recommend another group or entity better suited to implement solutions.  

  • The council may also create programs or projects to improve the parent, student & faculty school experience  

  • They may make recommendations to the administration of the school and district.  

Requirements: 
Members should be willing to attend the council meetings that are held four times during the year on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM.  Our meetings this year are scheduled September 29, November 17, January 26, and March 16.  Members of the council will need to agree to have their email and/or phone number published.   

How can I become involved? Please fill out the Candidacy Form and return it to the main office or email your Principal and state your desire to serve on the council.  You can also bring the completed form to the first meeting.  Your membership will be established by your attendance at our first Council meeting on September 29, 2021.

MEETING SCHEDULE

September 29
November 17 
January 26
March 16

FALL TRAINING

State School Community Council 2021-22
Virtual Fall Training

information is available here.

Approved Council 2020-2021 Meeting Minutes 

2021-2022 Council Membership
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West Jordan High LAND Trust Plan

2021-22

GOAL #1

Increase the graduation rate of all students at WJHS. We will focus on our at risk students - ELL, credit

deficient, struggling math and reading students.  We will complete this goal by June 2, 2022.

Academic Areas

  • Reading

  • Mathematics

  • Writing

 

Measurements

We will decrease the number of students that are deficient in credits from quarter to quarter.

We will check the number of failing grades at the end of each quarter, comparing them to the previous

quarter and previous year. We will gather data from specific teachers involved in intervention classes

(base camp, study skills, graduation coaches) quarterly or twice a quarter, to determine the

effectiveness of our practices.

 

We will increase the percentage of ELL students that pass classes each quarter. We will meet with

teacher, district personnel, counselors, and administrators at midterm and the end of quarter to track

grades of ELL students.

 

We will compare lexile scores for struggling readers from quarter to quarter for improvement.

We will compare the number of students that are passing Secondary two math classes at the end of

each quarter.

 

 

 

Action Plan Steps

Administration and counselors will meet with graduation coaches and at risk teachers twice a quarter to

track progress of students that had three or more failing grades from the previous quarter. We will

make appointments with parents and students as necessary. A celebration will occur at the end of each

quarter to reward those that are making progress in grades and attendance.

Administration and counselors will meet with 'base camp' teachers twice a quarter to track progress of

students enrolled in classes and to determine if students need to be added. We will track the progress

that each student has made as they make up credits. We will determine if students need to be put on

'probation' based upon current classes or if they can continue to be enrolled in the class.

Team teaching will take place in 3 math classes that will enable the reteaching of the essential standards

to take place.

 

Students will be placed in Reading remediation classes to help increase reading comprehension.

Students can leave the class when reading lexile scores are up to grade level.

English Language Development class will be assigned to teachers to focus on students improving their

English language skills. Time will also be spent during these classes to monitor academic progress of

each student and to council students of how to be successful in each class.

We will conduct a 4 day training session in the summer with new teachers to help them acclimate to our

culture and to prepare them for the school year. We will train on AIP, ESL, SBG, base camp, credit

recovery, student discipline, skyward, and other items as needed.

Expenditures

Salaries and Benefits

2 classes of 'base camp' at roughly $8,000 per class. 3 classes of Math team teaching at roughly $8,000 per class. 4 classes of Reading remediation at roughly $8,000 per class.  2 classes of ELD at roughly $8,000 per class.  1 graduation coach at roughly $15,000.  Partial pay for an additional counselor at roughly $45,000.  4 days of mentor/new teacher training in the summer at roughly $15,000.         

Total Estimated Cost For Goal #1: $151,000.00

GOAL #2:

WJHS will continue to build on the college going culture. The goal is to consistently increase the number

of students that take a college level class each year so that eventually, every WJHS student will have

taken and have been successful in at least one college level class during their high school career. We also

want to improve our students preparedness to take the ACT test that is given to every Junior each

winter. This is ongoing and year to year.  We will complete this goal when we receive and compare ACT

scores.

Academic Areas

  • Reading

  • Mathematics

  • Writing

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Foreign Language

 

Measurements

1. We will add or increase the number of sections of AP, Concurrent Enrollment, or Honors class

offerings each year.

2. We will track the number of students that take these classes each year, comparing to previous years

enrollment.

3. We will track the students that take the AP test each year comparing the number of students that

receive a score of 3 or higher to previous years.

4. We will monitor the amount of students that take the ACT Prep classes. We will compare their

pretest ACT score with their final ACT score.

5. We will look at the number of students that pass all four ACT college ready benchmarks and compare

year to year.

 

Action Plan Steps

1&2. Counselors/Teachers/Administrators will identify students that could/should be placed into AP,

Concurrent Enrollment, or honors classes. Encouragement to students/parents to enroll in these classes

through letters home or individual conferences with students and/or parents.

3. Select teachers will attend A.P. conferences this coming summer in order to stay up on new

curriculum, best practices, and new procedures. Collaboration with teachers teaching same subject at

conferences will also take place.

4. Increase awareness of ACT Prep classes among students through letters home and daily

announcements.

5. We will focus on ACT curriculum in math and L.A. classes throughout the year. We will also focus on

establishing reading and writing across all curricula. We will create numeracy and literacy classes for

those students that are below grade level.

Expenditures

Salaries and Benefits

7 AP/Concurrent Enrollment classes that are in the early stages of growth or lightly enrolled will be

funded at roughly $8,000 per class. 2 semesters of ACT prep at roughly $8,000

Total Estimated Cost for Goal #2: $72,000.00

 

GOAL #3:

Technology resources will be increased/updated to support student learning. This technology will be an

essential tool as we work towards increasing graduation rates and college preparedness. In addition,

increased technology resources will allow the administration of standardized testing required by the

state and district.

Academic Areas

  • Reading

  • Mathematics

  • Writing

  • Technology

  • Science

  • Fine Arts

  • Social Studies

  • Health

  • Foreign Language

 

Measurements

We will measure the increase in the number of summative and formative assessments given to students

that will allow teachers the opportunity to use data to meet student needs in a timely manner.

We will also measure the increased use of technology tools (Canvas, Mastery Connect) by students and

teachers that lead to increased student learning, evidenced by better classroom assessment scores.

 

Action Plan Steps

1. Purchase mobile Chromebooks, including equipment and software.

2. Update teacher computers, software, and equipment as needed.

Expenditures

Technology

Purchase mobile Chromebooks, including equipment and software. Update teacher

computers, equipment and software as needed.

Total Estimated Cost for Goal #3: $40,000.00

 

FUNDING ESTIMATES FOR 2021-22 LAND TRUST PLAN

Estimates                                                                                                            Totals

Estimated Carry-over from the 2020-2021 Progress Report                     $45,153.72

Estimated Distribution in 2021-2022

Total ESTIMATED Allocation for 2021-2022                                                   $238,490

Total ESTIMATED Available funds for 2021-22                                         $283,643.72

Summary of Estimated Expenditures for 2021-2022                                  $263,000

                                                                                                                               

Total ESTIMATED Carry Over to 2022-2023                                                $20,643.72

Any additional money available (increased distribution) will be applied to technology needs, specifically

Chromebooks, printers, software, and teacher computers. This ties into our goal #3 of increasing

technology resources to support student learning. 

Publicity

  1. Plan distribution to policy makers and/or administrators of LAND Trust funds.

  2. School Website (posted on the School Community Council page of the school website).

  3. Skylert will be sent to the school community to inform them how to access a copy of the plan.

  4. A hard copy of the plan will be available for review in the main office of WJHS.

  5. School marquee will be used for announcements pertaining to the School Community Council and the LAND Trust plan.

Approval

Number that approved: 17

Number that did not approve: 0

Number absent: 3