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What is the School Community Council?

School Community Councils are comprised of elected parents and/or guardians whose children attend the school, elected employee representatives, and the school principal. As directed by state law, School Community Councils (SCC) review achievement data, help identify academic needs, provide input on school improvement plans, and assist in evaluating the success of the plans.

The SCC is also 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.

Serving on the School Community Council is an excellent way to be part of school improvement and supporting your child’s educational experience. Each fall parents and teachers are invited to submit a Declaration of Candidacy to serve on the SCC. Candidacy forms are available in the spring in the front office and positions are advertised through the Ridgecrest Roar, the schools weekly newsletter. Elections are held each year before the start of the school year.

Funding Distribution History

LAND Trust Funds TSSA Funds
2020-2021$67,509 $71,275
2019-2020$67,766 $63,470

2020-2021 Council Members

Please feel free to contact any member of the council with items you would like to have presented at the next meeting.

Julie Winfree - Principal
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Marci Cardon - Chair, Parent
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Natalee Thomas - Vice-Chair, Parent
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Annette Hubley - Teacher
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Courtney Terry - Teacher
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Mallory Herrscher - Parent
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Carrie Christensen - Parent
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Debbie Durtschi - Parent
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Phoenix Gatrell - Parent
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Allison Farnsworth - Parent
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Darylann Ashby - Parent
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Julia Jensen - Parent
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2020-2021 Annual Plans & Reports

Click here to access translatable, accessible LAND Trust Plans & Reports.

2020-2021 Meeting Schedule, Minutes and Agendas

All meetings will be held at Ridgecrest Elementary. Meeting time is at 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month unless otherwise specified.

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