IMG 1478When my oldest child (who just graduated from Brighton High this past spring) was in the 2nd grade a friend invited me to a School Community Council meeting and I’ve been involved ever since! Not a natural party planner, I have loved learning about and being involved in the academic and business side of the of the school. Meeting monthly, we discuss critical needs of the students, including both academic and emotional issues, chart progress using achievement data, evaluate programs, and allocate Trust Lands dollars to meet those needs. I have been able to work directly with fabulous district and school administrators, dedicated teachers, CSD Board members, and other focused parents, who all have a shared goal of being part of the solution rather than just talking about the problems. With my youngest child in 7th grade and another child starting her freshman year at Brighton, I hope to continue to be part of the solution!

Julie Clawson
SCC Parent Member 

“My experience with School Community Councils at the elementary, middle and high school level is that they provide a forum for family members to interact with educators and give meaningful input at a local level to help make decisions on how to use Land Trust Money to benefit our schools.  The process of determining the needs of each school is generally based on data and transparency, as well as individual needs identified by the members of the School Community Councils.  Although the Land Trust Money is not a lot relative to the school district budget, it does provide important and needed services and supports to assist educators teaching all children in the Canyons District.”  

Jim Jensen
Parent SCC Member