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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. 

 

Funding Report For Bennion Elementary 2020-2021

District School Actual Funding 2016-2017 Actual Funding 2017-2018 Actual Funding 2018-2019 Actual Funding 2019-2020 Current Actual Funding 2020-2021 Upcoming Estimated Funding 2021-2022
Salt Lake Bennion EL $19,601.00 $24,992.00 $23,990.00 $25,712.00 $24,147.00 $0.00

Please Note

Funding and Estimate Could Change Depending on Enrollment Changes.

Funding for the 2019-20 School year were used to hire two interventionists to pull struggling students who needed math and reading support.

                              School Community Council Members

Name Email Phone  
Carrie Chalverus - SCC Chair cchalverus@gmail.com 702-588-3824  
Ashley Leete - Vice Chair ashfor7@gmail.com 801-791-1339  
Karen Pynes  karenpynes@gmail.com 760-331-9991  
Laura De La Cruz floresdelacruz0214@gmail.com 385-299-0962  
Sharlon Harding-Secretary sharlon.harding@slcschools.org 801-578-8108 x 1001  
Caisa Pope-Back up support Caisa.Pope@slcschools.org 801-578-8108 x 1030  
Dahlia Cordova-Principal dahlia.cordova@slcschools.org 801-578-8108 x 1210  
Julie Krueger-Faculty  julie.krueger@slcschools.org 801-578-8108

 

Rules of Order and Procedure 2020-2021

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 Meetings 2020 - 2021

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 24, 2020 English English, Spanish
October 28, 2020 , English English, Spanish
November 18, 2020 English, Spanish English
December 16, 2020
January 20, 2021
February 17, 2021
March 24, 2021
April 21, 2021
May 19, 2021

School Community Council Meetings 2019 - 2020

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 19, 2019 English
September 19, 2019 English
October 24, 2019 Spanish, English
November 14, 2019
December 19, 2019 Spanish
January 06, 2020
January 20, 2020
January 23, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 19, 2020
April 30, 2020
May 21, 2020

School Community Council Meetings 2018 - 2019

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
August 31, 2018 (Cancelled)
September 14, 2018 (Cancelled)
September 20, 2018 English, Spanish English
September 21, 2018 (Cancelled)
October 05, 2018 (Cancelled)
October 25, 2018 English
November 02, 2018 (Cancelled)
November 15, 2018 English Spanish, English
December 07, 2018 (Cancelled)
December 20, 2018 English, Spanish
January 25, 2019 (Cancelled)
January 31, 2019 English
February 21, 2019 English, Spanish
March 21, 2019 English
April 18, 2019 Spanish, English English, Spanish
May 23, 2019 English

School Community Council Meetings 2017 - 2018

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 21, 2017
October 26, 2017 English English
November 16, 2017 English English
December 21, 2017 English English
January 17, 2018
January 18, 2018 English English
February 22, 2018 English English
March 22, 2018 English English
April 19, 2018
May 17, 2018 English

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