The School Community Council learns about student achievement at school and helps provide input for how parents are viewing what we are doing to help children learn. The council is also responsible for how to provide children and parents with internet safety information. Right now, we are planning a possible Parent Information night in February on Internet Safety and helping students make safe choices in general. This year Sprucewood received $34,701 in Land Trust money that is being used to pay for our Reading Intervention Assistants.
The council makes decisions about the School LAND Trust Program. 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 then 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 Sprucewood’s approved plan during the next school year. Each year Sprucewood receives an average of $33,000 from the LAND Trust, which is used to increase and improve learning opportunities for our students. We have been using the money to pay for Reading Intervention Assistants which helps to close the achievement gap for our struggling readers.