Each school elects a school community council consisting of parents, teachers, and the principal that make decisions about the School LAND Trust Program. At Lone Peak, any elections that need to be held are held in the fall. Interested parents can apply on Lone Peak Elementary's Facebook page each summer.
LAND stands for Learning And Nurturing Development. Your council or committee prepares a plan that identifies the school's greatest academic need(s). Plans are submitted to Canyons School District and the State of Utah. The plans are approved by local school boards for implementation the following school year. Our community council then receives an annual dividend from the permanent State School Fund every July to implement Lone Peak's approved plan during the next school year. Each year Lone Peak receives an average of $32,000 from the Land Trust and is used to increase learning of our students.
Studies have clearly shown that parental involvement is very important to student academic progress and achievement. Parents act as the primary advocates for their children's academic excellence. By working on the council or committee, parents ensure the representation of various viewpoints and values from within the school community. Parents make up the majority of school community council members and trust land committees, and are often the driving force. A parent serves as either chair or vice-chair. It is important that parents on the council understand the responsibilities of the council, and are able to collaborate well with the other members of the council to bring about meaningful school improvement for all the children at the school.
For more information about Land Trust as well as specific amounts Lone Peak received this year, you may visit the School Land Trust website: http://www.schoollandtrust.org
For more school specific information, please view the SCC By-laws section of this website found under the PTA/SCC tab.