Schedules & Minutes
Meetings are held at Horizon Elementary.
September 28, 2023
- Agenda / Minutes
November 30, 2023
- Agenda / Minutes
January 25, 2024
- Agenda / Minutes
March 28, 2024
- Agenda / Minutes
**All meetings are open to the public & greater school community.
Community Council Minutes
HORIZON ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Horizon Elementary Community Council Minutes
In attendance: Brittney Johnson, Courtney Anderson, Jennifer Dobson, Kalli Davenport, April Heath
11:32 – April Heath welcomed everyone and showed the video about what our role is as a council and School Land Trust (STL) funds.
11:35 – The goals for the 23-24 school year were discussed:
- The percentage of students well below on end of year Acadience Reading composite scores will be on or below 10%. The student growth average on EOY Acadience Reading composite scores will be 75% or above.
- Hire paraprofessionals and teachers to enhance Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction and interventions and pay stipends for before and after school enhancement activities. (TSSA and SLT)
- Purchase books and curriculum that will enhance Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction and interventions. (TSSA)
- Provide substitutes for teacher planning and learning walks. (SLT, TSSA)
- Provide professional education opportunities. (SLT)
- 75% of students will meet their grade level goals in ELA, Math, and Science as determined by grade level teachers.
- Purchase software programs for students. (SLT)
- Purchase technology for classrooms. (TSSA)
11:55 Upcoming Meeting Schedule:
- November 30th, 11:30 in Horizon’s Conference Room
- January 25th, 11:30 in Horizon’s Conference Room
- February 29th, 11:30 in Horizon’s Conference Room
- March 28th, 11:30 in Horizon’s Conference Room
12:05 Kalli motioned that Brittney Johnson be the 2023-2024 Community Council Chair and Jennifer Dobson the Vice Chair. Brittney Johnson seconded the motion. The rest of the council agreed.
12:10 Brittney brought up questions about parking lot safety and Back to School Night. April will look into what further can be done for parking lot safety and if our future Back to School Night can be the week before school starts instead of the day before.
12:15 Meeting adjourned.
August 24th 2023 Amendment
– Goal #1 has not changed. However, we adjusted the Salaries and Benefits total above to include the funds for paraprofessionals, teachers, before/after school stipends and substitutes (the total amount is a combination of action steps 1 and 3).
Goal #2: Previously stated: 75% of students will meet required minutes/goals of their grade level in reading and math.
Updated Goal #2: 75% of students will meet their grade level goals in ELA, Math, and Science as determined by grade level teachers.
– With this adjustment in the goal, we added $5,000 of carryover to the Software expenditure category for a total of $15,000 (action step 1).
MARCH 9, 2023
1 – New Horizon principal – April Heath
She has been principal at Bloomington Hills Elementary for the
last two years.
2 – Review 2023-2024 School Improvement Plan, PEERS goals, and budget
3 – Sign Council member form
4 – Comments/Concerns: Parents want more after school STEM activities next year. Parents want to continue with the option of half-day kindergarten.
6 – Last meeting: April 27, 2023 (Cancelled)
SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 – 11:30 AM
● 2022 Horizon National Blue Ribbon School
● PEERS goals for 2022-2023: 1) The percentage of well below students on EOY
Acadience reading composite scores will be on or below 10%, and the student
growth average will be 75 or above, 2) 80% of students will meet required
minutes/goals of their grade level in reading and math, 3) highly effective small
group instruction will be implemented in math and reading and will be aligned
with the Utah Core State Standards, and 4) there will be a 3% increase in the
number of students on or above their grade level AAPPL benchmark.
● 2022-2023 Teacher and Student Success Plan (TSSA) and School Land Trust
● Election of chairperson and vice chair for 2022-2023
Jennifer Dobson – Chairperson Liesl Comeford – Vice Chair
● Schedule future Community Council meetings for this year: November 10, March
9, and April 27. (Cancelled)
● Those in attendance – Mona Haslem, Natalie Stephens, Andrea Hadley, Brittney
Johnson, Liesl Comford, and Jennifer Dobson
One Utah Tech University SEE student $10,195.08
Music Teacher 10,043.98
Kindergarten teacher 16,178.71
Four paraprofessionals 40,766.70
Teacher stipends 8,907.59
Professional education travel 500.00
STEM/school supplies 8,300.00
Software (ALEKS, Reflex, Seesaw) 11,000.00
School Land Trust Budget
Teacher salary $22,935.74
Kindergarten teacher 24,673.70 Two paraprofessionals 24,110.29 Teacher stipends 2,221.16
Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents and teachers to contribute and help improve academic performance at our school. The school receives an annual dividend from the school trust lands. Our council decides how these funds will be used. Last year our school received $70,245.00 from the School LAND Trust Program. The council reviews and prepares other academic plans for our students each year. All plans are reviewed for final approval by our school board. Councils also act in an advisory capacity to school and school district administrations.
If you are interested in being part of the School Community Council for this year, please email the School at email@example.com or stop by the office.
- 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
More information regarding the work of the Council and the current plan can be found by visiting the School LAND Trust Website: School Land Trust
Horizon Elementary School Improvement Plan
- Chair – Brittney Johnson
- Vice Chair – Jennifer Dobson
- Parent – Cortney Anderson
- Parent – Megan Bryan
- Parent – Liesl Comeford
- Parent – Kalli Davenport
- Principal – April Heath
- School Employee – Kara Remington
Elections for the Community Council take place each year in September. This is one of the many ways that we encourage our school community to become involved in the education process.