School Community Council (SCC)
Parents, please consider serving on the School Community Council. Parents act as the primary advocates for all children. By working as a group and understanding the legal responsibilities that lie with the principal, parents ensure the representation of achievement and student progress. Parents make up at least a two-person majority of a school community council and are often the driving force and lead the discussion in how School LAND Trust funds should be expended to increase the academic achievement of students attending Bennion.
Parents will serve as chair and vice-chair or in at least one of the co-chair positions. It is important that parents on the council understand the responsibilities of the council and can collaborate well with the other members of the council to affect meaningful school improvement for all children.
The council welcomes all interested parents to attend monthly meetings. Your voice is important as we work collaboratively to ensure the success of all Bennion students. As positions on the council become available, we invite you to express your interest in serving as a council member to the principal. Notice of position vacancy's will be made at least ten days prior to the election date. Elections are held in the fall of each year at a regularly scheduled council meeting.
If you are interested in participating in our School Community Council Meetings and have a need for additional information or have questions, please contact the school office at 801-578-8108 and you will be directed to the person who can assist you.
Land Trust Funding with History
Funding and Estimate Could Change Depending on Enrollment Changes.
Funding for the 2021-2022 School year was used to hire interventionists to pull struggling students who needed math and reading support.
School Community Council Members 2023-2024
|Back up Support-Caisa Pope||Caisa.firstname.lastname@example.org||(801)578-8108 x1030|
|Principal Ana Rodriguez||Ana.email@example.com||801578-8108 x1210|
Rules of Order and Procedure 2023-2024
M Lynn Bennion SCC
To promote ethical behavior and civil discourse each council member shall:
• Attend council meetings on time and prepared
• Make decisions with the needs of students as the main objective
• Listen to and value diverse opinions
• Be sure the opinions of those you represent are included in discussions
• Expect accountability and be prepared to be accountable
• Act with integrity
Rules of Procedure:
All meetings are open to the public and the public is welcome to attend.
The agenda of each upcoming meeting with draft minutes of the prior meeting will be made available to all council members at least one week in advance, will be posted on the school website and made available in the main office. The agenda will include the date, time and location of the meeting.
Minutes will be kept of all meetings, prepared in draft format for approval at the next scheduled meeting.
The council consists of the principal, 1 (ONE) school employee(s) who is/are elected in even years, 1 (ONE) school employee(s) who is/are elected in odd years, and 4 (FOUR) parent members, half of whom are elected in even years and half in odd years. In the event there is a tie vote in an election, the principal shall flip a coin to determine the outcome.
The chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments. In the absence of the chair the vice-chair shall conduct meetings.
The council must have a quorum to vote. A quorum is equal to a majority of council members.
Any parent on the board must disclose any known conflict of interest verbally during meetings and in writing to the SCC President and Principal, should they arise.
Meetings shall be conducted and action taken according to very simplified rules of parliamentary procedure as required in 53G-7-1203(10). Council actions will be taken by motions and voting with votes and motions recorded in the minutes.
A motion (or an action to be taken by the council) is stated as a motion. Someone else on the council “seconds” the motion indicating that at least one other person on the council feels the motion is worthy of discussion. Then the council members may provide input and discussion as called upon by the chair. When discussion seems complete the chair may call for a vote on the motion. Or when a member of the council “calls the previous question” (a motion to end discussion of the first motion), a second is required. Without discussion the chair calls for a vote that must pass by 2/3. If the vote on the previous question fails, the council goes back to discussing the first motion. If the motion to call the previous question passes, the chair directly calls for a vote on the first motion. A vote to call the previous question is usually used to move business along.
- A tie vote is a lost vote.
- Most motions are main motions. A main motion may be amended.
- A point of order is offered when there is some question if procedure had been followed correctly.
- To stop debate or discussion on a motion and force the vote a member would say, “I move the previous
question.” This requires a second and a 2/3 vote.
- Hasty action may be corrected by use of the motion to reconsider. This motion may be made only
by one who voted on the prevailing side.
- A person who made the motion may withdraw the same motion.
School Community Council Committee