Willow Springs School Community Council Bylaws

Article I – Name

Willow Springs School Community Council

Article II- Laws

All Utah School Community Councils function under the following laws and statutes:

Utah Code Ann.

·       §52-4-1, et seq.

·       §53A-1a-108

·       §53A-1a-108.5

·       §53A-16-101.5

·       §53A-1-606.5

·       §53A-3-402

·       §3A-3-701

·       §53A-6-101

·       §53A-6-104

Utah Administrative Code:

·       Title 52; Chapter 04 – Open and Public Meetings Act

·       R277-477-1, et seq.

·       R277-491-1, et seq.

Canyons School District Policy

·       Section: K-School Community-Home Relations; School Community Councils; File No.KCE

Article III -Standing Rules

I.               Number of Members: The number of School Community Council members will be limited to 14 total members. This number will adhere to laws

a.     53A-1a-108 (4)(a) (i) each school community council for a elementary school shall have four parent or guardian members and school employee members, including the principal, and the membership of every council must include two more parents or guardian members than the number of school employee members.

b.     53A-1a-108(c) (i) A school community council may have a larger membership provided that the number of parent or guardian members exceeds the number of school employee members.

II.              Members, parent and employee, have an expectation of attendance.

a.     If for some reason a member cannot attend, they need to notify the chairman ahead of time to be excused.

b.     Missing three meetings during a given school year may be grounds for the respective group (parent or employee) to appoint a replacement. If absences are excused, respective group may give a warning, but on fourth absence, a replacement may be considered.

III.            Chair and Co-Chair positions will be elected for the period of a two- year term. Positions may be continued for consecutive terms.

IV.            Resignations of any council members will be filled by majority council vote.

V.              A quorum is defined as a qualified majority with the stipulation that the majority must follow the legal composition of the council and have, at minimum, one more parent member than employee member present to vote.

VI.            As School Community Councils are subject to Open Meetings Law, Utah Code Title 52, Chapter 4, Section 207; electronic meetings must happen in accordance with the law and be publicly noticed as with any public meeting by this body.

VII.           All meetings will be conducted using Rules of Order and Procedure (53A-1a-108.1)

VIII.         Guests may share appropriate input on subjects that fall under the School Community Council purview. The items that are appropriate for discussion by School Community Councils include, but not limited to:

                                               i.     School Improvement Plan.

                                             ii.     School LAND Trust Plan.

                                            iii.     Assistance in the development of the Staff Professional Development Plan

                                            iv.     Academic needs of the school, with direction to determine the greatest academic need of the school for LAND Trust Plan expenditures.

                                              v.     Parent/School communication and involvement.

                                            vi.     School Safety Issues

                                           vii.     Safe Walking Route

Items not to be discussed by the School Community Council include:

                                          I.         Any personnel issues

                                         II.         Individual student information

For a patron to bring a topic to the School Community Council they must contact the Council Chair in advance of the meeting and ask to be added to the agenda. An individual will be given 3 minutes to present. A group will be given 5 minutes to present. The Council, as a body, may then choose to add the topic to an agenda for future discussion. The School Community Council, as a whole, may invite any person/group to make a longer presentation if desired.