2020-21 Community Council Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held in the office conference room at Little Valley Elementary
**All meetings are open to the public & greater school community.
September 24, 2020 1:00 pm Agenda/minutes
November 19, 2020 1:00 pm Meeting postponed
February 25, 2021 1:00 pm Agenda/minutes
April 22, 2021 1:00 pm Agenda/minutes
Elections for the Community Council take place each year in August. This is one of the many ways that we encourage our school community to become involved in the education process.
- Review school U-PASS data. U-PASS is a series of student tests. Councils should review group results but individual data should not be shared. Other assessments may also be reviewed
- Develop a School Improvement Plan
- Develop a School LAND Trust Plan
- Participate in the development of the Professional Development Plan
- Develop a Child Access Routing Plan
- Advise the school administration on local school issues
- Provide an opportunity for issues of concern in the community to be presented to the school administration
- Develop a Reading Achievement Plan
FYI: Our School Community Council is primarily responsible for the creation of our School LAND Trust Plan. This plan is created annually by analyzing our school testing data to determine the greatest academic need. The money our school receives from the School LAND Trust fund is allocated according to our plan. Over the years our school has purchased technology to support student learning, books for our leveled library, math manipulatives, science materials, and we’ve been able to hire additional personnel to support targeted learning in small groups. Our school is grateful for the School LAND Trust program and the opportunity we have as a school to allocate the funds to support our targeted and specific needs. The Council assists with school improvement, and make decisions on how to best spend the Trust LANDS funding. More information regarding the work of the Council and the current plan can be found by visiting the School LAND Trust Website: http://www.schoollandtrust.org/
Little Valley Trustlands Funding Summary
Final Report Summary 2019-2020
During the 2019-2020 school year we received approximately $84,568 from School Trust Lands. Our Community Council met to set the following funding priorities to support three main goals. The first goal, having all of our students progress at least 1 full academic year in all of their reading and writing skills, was addressed by using $18,800 to hire two part time Reading Para Professionals to support our targeted reading and writing goals in our school’s WIN Intervention program. The second goal, to provide quality art instruction and interaction for all students Kindergarten to 5th grade taught by a certified teacher, was met by hiring a qualified part-time art instructor at a cost of $7.600. The third goal, enhancing the learning experience with quality sound /voice equipment ensuring the best opportunity for hearing instruction, was addressed by using $58,000 to purchase sound/voice enhancement systems for half of our classrooms. We hope to place sound/voice systems in the remaining classrooms in the future. If you have any questions about our Community Council and how funds are appropriated and used for Little Valley Elementary, please contact any of the members on the Community Council. As always, any parent is invited, and encouraged, to be a part of the Community Council meetings.
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