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About the School LAND Trust Program

The School LAND Trust program brings tens of millions of dollars annually to academic programs in public schools across Utah. The funds are generated from school trust lands.  Each public school in Utah elects a school community council consisting of parents, teachers, and the principal. All councils have a two parent member majority. Each council carefully reviews student assessments and progress to decide which academic areas they want to focus on.  Plans are developed to improve student academic performance in the identified academic areas with the annual School LAND Trust funds.

To access reports on how the School LAND Trust Program funds were used in the prior year and what was accomplished for students click here.

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Serving on the School Community Council

Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents and teachers to contribute and help improve academic performance at our school. The school receives an annual dividend from the school trust lands. Our council decides how these funds will be used.  For the 2019-20 school year Sprucewood received $48,831 in LAND Trust monies. The council reviews and prepares other academic plans for our students each year.  All plans are reviewed for final approval by our school board. Councils also act in an advisory capacity to school and school district administrations.


Every public school in Utah has a School Community Council.  The councils are made up of school employees who are elected by employees and parents who are elected by parents of students attending the school.  Membership terms are for two years.  Elections are held at the beginning of each school year.  Parent members must have a student attending the school at least one of the two years of their term of service.  

2020-2021 Council Members

Please feel free to contact any member of the council with items you would like to have presented at the next meeting.  

Cathy Schino – Principal

Cindy Bronson – Employee

Isaiah Folau – Employee/Secretary

Alison Holbrook – Parent/ PTA Liaison

Bo Jensen – Parent

Caitie Ely – Parent/Chair

Mindy Cupello – Parent

Tricia Leininger – Parent

Jason Dyer – Parent/ Vice-Chair

Emily Jensen– Parent/Alternate

Brooke Mathews– Parent/Alternate

2020-2021 Meeting Schedule

All meetings will be held virtually at 4:00 P.M. until the council decides it is necessary to meet in person.

October 26th

November 30th

December 14th (will decide at November meeting)

January 25th

February 22nd

March 29th

April 26th

May 24th

2020-2021 Minutes, Agendas, and Reports

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