12025 South 1000 East, Sandy, Utah 84094

April 17, 2023 – Minutes

School Community Council Meeting Minutes

Sprucewood Elementary

April 17, 2023

Members Present:



Cathy Schino (Principal) 

Cheryl Becerra 

Emigh Lo (K-2 Teacher) 

Mindy Cupello 

Jen Dean (3-5Teacher) 

Jason Dyer 


Parker Lindsay (Vice Chair) 

Brooke Mathews

Theodore McClure (Chair) 


Members Absent: Cheryl Becerra


  • Call to Order

TJ @ 4:05pm

  • Approve March minutes

Move to approve by Jason

Seconded by Mindy & Brooke 

  • Review next year’s LAND Trust plan, and share changes (highlighted in yellow) to next year’s TSSP budgets- No changes to Landtrust

Math Goal

Analysis Summary

 63% of Sprucewood students demonstrated at or above benchmark skills according to 2023 Math Acadience Winter Pathways scores.   A strategy for improvement is implementing standards based planning that incorporates common routines during six daily elements of math instruction: 1)number talks, 2)review, 3)vocabulary, 4)teacher clarity, 5)concept/skill development, and 6)skill based instruction (SBI).



By May 2024, 80% or more of Sprucewood students will demonstrate typical to above typical growth according to Acadience Pathways of Progress.


Action Plan Summary

1) Teachers will utilize backwards design and plan standards-based lessons

2) Teachers will maximize tier 1 and tier 2 math instructional time by implementing common routines during number talks, review, vocabulary, teacher clarity, and concept/skill development, and SBI as per Sprucewood’s Math Block document

3) Provide professional development focused on the systematic vocabulary routine 

4) Hire and train three Multi-tiered Systems of Support aides (or equivalent hours) to support students who are below benchmark ($30,000)



All grades will use Acadience Beginning of Year to End of Year Pathways of Progress data.



TSSA projection(to be split between math and school climate goals):  $55,000

  • $30,000 will pay for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) aide salaries

School Climate Goal


Analysis Summary

27% of students are demonstrating internalizing behaviors according to 2023 Winter SRSS-IE data.  A strategy for improvement is to focus on using feedback best practices in all areas of the building to provide students with timely and specific feedback when they are demonstrating the desired behavior or skill.  



By May 2024, 100% of Sprucewood teachers will demonstrate 4:1 positive to corrective feedback, and follow up 85% of corrective feedback with a feedback sequence to reinforce when a student demonstrates the desired behavior/skill as evidenced by informal and formal IPOP data.


Action Plan Summary

1) Provide professional development on feedback and feedback sequences

2) Plan for public practice to occur to improve instruction by having teachers observe peers teaching any content lesson of choice multiple times per year. 

3)  Pay for a portion of our social worker’s salary so she can work with students full time ($20,000)

4) Pay for substitute salaries or stipends to allow the Building Leadership Team (BLT) 4 days to analyze data, and make recommendations for school wide tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3 intervention plans ($5,000)



Informal and formal IPOP feedback data



TSSA: projection (to be split between math and school climate goals)=$55,5000

  • $20,000 will pay for a portion of our school social worker’s salary to allow her to stay full time in our building
  • $5000 will pay for substitute salaries or stipends to allow the Building Leadership Team (BLT) 4 days to analyze data, and make recommendations for school wide tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3 intervention plans
  • Review current year’s LAND Trust plan, data and expenditures and review if on course or if amendments are necessary. 



$45,942.88- Entire budget will be used to pay for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) aide salaries.  We are on course to have aides complete their year of instruction in May. No amendments are proposed. 


  • Discuss elections, open seats; especially if SCC holds a spring election

Vote: Do we want to hold elections in Spring or Fall?

Member Name

Member Vote/ any additional note

Cheryl Becerra

Not present 

Mindy Cupello

School is starting in fall, better turn out there 

Jen Dean

Fall is a good time, roles can change for staff too 

Jason Dyer

Vote in fall, lots can happen over the summer, changes etc.  Lots of family engagement in the fall as opposed to the Spring. 

Parker Lindsay

Open to either 

Emigh Lo

Fall is best for teachers & families for holding an election 

Brooke Mathews

Fall is better, could be the same as this year but still best to make those changes then 

Theodore McClure

In agreement with fall 

Cathleen Schino

Fall is a better time to ask parents to volunteer to serve- beginning of the year is when people will commit

Vote Summary: Fall Election to be held based on a unanimous opinion 

  • Other
    • Cell tower budget update (monthly spending for staff morale)
    • Safety Updates

District Canyoneering Night is this Thursday at Butler Middle. All of our community has been invited twice in April. 

Thursday is Great Utah Shake Out – drill will happen here at Sprucewood at 10:15 like most other schools in the state!

  • Adjourn until next month’s meeting May 8, 2023 

4:22 adjourned meeting

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