Mount Logan Middle School Bylaws in accordance to the purpose of Community Council

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Mount Logan Middle School Community Council (SCC)

ARTICLE II-

All Utah School Community Councils function under the following laws and statutes: Utah Code
Effective 5/10/2016
53A-1a-108 School community councils -- Duties -- Composition -- Election procedures and selection of members.

(1) As used in this section:
(a) "Digital citizenship" means the norms of appropriate, responsible, and healthy behavior related to technology use, including digital literacy, ethics, etiquette, and security.
(b) "District school" means a public school under the control of a local school board elected under Title 20A, Chapter 14, Nomination and Election of State and Local School Boards.
(c) "Educator" means the same as that term is defined in Section 53A-6-103. (d)
(i) "Parent or guardian member" means a member of a school community council who is a parent or guardian of a student who:
(A) is attending the school; or
(B) will be enrolled at the school during the parent's or guardian's term of office.
(ii) "Parent or guardian member" may not include an educator who is employed at the school.
(e) "School community council" means a council established at a district school in accordance with this section.
(f) "School employee member" means a member of a school community council who is a person employed at the school by the school or school district, including the principal. (g) "School LAND Trust Program money" means money allocated to a school pursuant to Section 53A-16-101.5.
(2) A district school, in consultation with the district school's local school board, shall establish a school community council at the school building level for the purpose of:
(a) involving parents or guardians of students in decision making at the school level;
(b) improving the education of students;
(c) prudently expending School LAND Trust Program money for the improvement of students'
education through collaboration among parents and guardians, school employees, and the
local school board; and
(d) increasing public awareness of:
(i) school trust lands and related land policies;
(ii) management of the State School Fund established in Utah Constitution Article X, Section V;
and

(iii) educational excellence.
(3)
(a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), a school community council shall:
(i) create a school improvement plan in accordance with Section 53A-1a-108.5;
(ii) create the School LAND Trust Program in accordance with Section 53A-16-101.5; (iii) advise and make recommendations to school and school district administrators and the
local school board regarding:
(A) the school and its programs;
(B) school district programs;
(C) a child access routing plan in accordance with Section 53A-3-402; (D) safe technology utilization and digital citizenship; and
(E) other issues relating to the community environment for students;
(iv) provide for education and awareness on safe technology utilization and digital citizenship that empowers:
(A) a student to make smart media and online choices; and
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(B) a parent or guardian to know how to discuss safe technology use with the parent's or guardian's child; and
(v) partner with the school's principal and other administrators to ensure that adequate on and off campus Internet filtering is installed and consistently configured to prevent viewing of harmful content by students and school personnel, in accordance with local school board policy and Subsection 53A-1-706(3).
(b) To fulfill the school community council's duties described in Subsections (3)(a)(iv) and (v), a school community council may:
(i) partner with one or more non-profit organizations; or
(ii) create a subcommittee.
(c) A school or school district administrator may not prohibit or discourage a school community
council from discussing issues, or offering advice or recommendations, regarding the school and its programs, school district programs, the curriculum, or the community environment for students.
(4)
(a) Each school community council shall consist of school employee members and parent or
guardian members in accordance with this section.
(b) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(c) or (d):
(i) each school community council for a high school shall have six parent or guardian members and four school employee members, including the principal; and
(ii) each school community council for a school other than a high school shall have four parent or guardian members and two school employee members, including the principal.
(c) A school community council may determine the size of the school community council by a majority vote of a quorum of the school community council provided that:

(i) the membership includes two or more parent or guardian members than the number of school employee members; and
(ii) there are at least two school employee members on the school community council. (d)

(i) The number of parent or guardian members of a school community council who are not educators employed by the school district shall exceed the number of parent or guardian members who are educators employed by the school district.
(ii) If, after an election, the number of parent or guardian members who are not educators employed by the school district does not exceed the number of parent or guardian members who are educators employed by the school district, the parent or guardian members of

the school community council shall appoint one or more parent or guardian members to the school community council so that the number of parent or guardian members who are not educators employed by the school district exceeds the number of parent or guardian members who are educators employed by the school district.

(5)
(a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(f), a school employee member, other than the principal,
shall be elected by secret ballot by a majority vote of the school employees and serve a two-
year term. The principal shall serve as an ex officio member with full voting privileges. (b)
(i) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(f), a parent or guardian member shall be elected by secret ballot at an election held at the school by a majority vote of those voting at the election and serve a two-year term.
(ii)
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(A) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b)(ii)(B), only a parent or guardian of a student attending the school may vote in, or run as a candidate in, the election under Subsection (5)(b)(i).
(B) If an election is held in the spring, a parent or guardian of a student who will be attending the school the following school year may vote in, and run as a candidate in, the election under Subsection (5)(b)(i).
(iii) Any parent or guardian of a student who meets the qualifications of this section may file or declare the parent's or guardian's candidacy for election to a school community council.
(iv)
(A) Subject to Subsections (5)(b)(iv)(B) and (5)(b)(iv)(C), a timeline for the election of parent
or guardian members of a school community council shall be established by a local school
board for the schools within the school district.
(B) An election for the parent or guardian members of a school community council shall be

held near the beginning of the school year or held in the spring and completed before the
last week of school.
(C) Each school shall establish a time period for the election of parent or guardian members

of a school community council under Subsection (5)(b)(iv)(B) that is consistent for at least a four-year period.
(c)
(i) At least 10 days before the date that voting commences for the elections held under Subsections (5)(a) and (5)(b), the principal of the school, or the principal's designee, shall provide notice to each school employee, parent, or guardian, of the opportunity to vote in, and run as a candidate in, an election under this Subsection (5).

(ii) The notice shall include:
(A) the dates and times of the elections;
(B) a list of council positions that are up for election; and
(C) instructions for becoming a candidate for a community council position.
(iii) The principal of the school, or the principal's designee, shall oversee the elections held under Subsections (5)(a) and (5)(b).
(iv) Ballots cast in an election held under Subsection (5)(b) shall be deposited in a secure ballot box.
(d) Results of the elections held under Subsections (5)(a) and (5)(b) shall be made available to the public upon request.
(e)
(i) If a parent or guardian position on a school community council remains unfilled after an
election is held, the other parent or guardian members of the council shall appoint a parent
or guardian who meets the qualifications of this section to fill the position.
(ii) If a school employee position on a school community council remains unfilled after an
election is held, the other school employee members of the council shall appoint a school
employee to fill the position.
(iii) A member appointed to a school community council under Subsection (5)(e)(i) or (ii) shall
serve a two-year term. (f)
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(ii) If an election is not held pursuant to Subsection (5)(f)(i) and a parent or guardian position remains unfilled, the other parent or guardian members of the council shall appoint a parent or guardian who meets the qualifications of this section to fill the position.
(iii) If an election is not held pursuant to Subsection (5)(f)(i) and a school employee position remains unfilled, the other school employee members of the council shall

appoint a school employee who meets the qualifications of this section to fill the position.
(g) The principal shall enter the names of the council members on the School LAND Trust website on or before October 20 of each year, pursuant to Section 53A-1a-108.1. (h) Terms shall be staggered so that approximately half of the council members stand for election each year.
(i) A school community council member may serve successive terms provided the member continues to meet the definition of a parent or guardian member or school employee member as specified in Subsection (1).
(j) Each school community council shall elect:
(i) a chair from its parent or guardian members; and
(ii) a vice chair from either its parent or guardian members or school employee members,
excluding the principal.
(6)
(a) A school community council may create subcommittees or task forces to:
(i) advise or make recommendations to the council; or
(ii) develop all or part of a plan listed in Subsection (3).
(b) Any plan or part of a plan developed by a subcommittee or task force shall be subject to the
approval of the school community council.
(c) A school community council may appoint individuals who are not council members to serve
on a subcommittee or task force, including parents or guardians, school employees, or other
community members. (7)
(a) A majority of the members of a school community council is a quorum for the transaction of business.
(b) The action of a majority of the members of a quorum is the action of the school community council.
(8) A local school board shall provide training for a school community council each year, including training:
(a) for the chair and vice chair about their responsibilities;
(b) on resources available on the School LAND Trust website; and (c) on the following statutes governing school community councils:
(i) Section 53A-1a-108;
(ii) Section 53A-1a-108.1;
(iii) Section 53A-1a-108.5; and (iv) Section 53A-16-101.5.
Amended by Chapter 220, 2016 General Session
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I. Members, parent and employee, have an expectation of attendance.

a. b.

If for some reason a member cannot attend a scheduled meeting, notification should be given to the chair or the principal prior to the meeting.
If any SCC member misses three meetings in a row during a given school year, they will be invited to attend the next meeting or to be removed as a voting member of the committee. If the member resigns, and there are alternative committee members available, the SCC can ratify their appointment to the vacated seat. If the number of the respective group still remains at or above the minimum number than a replacement isn’t necessary, but a majority vote will be taken to determine if a replacement is needed.

II. The Mount Logan Middle School Community Council will meet monthly, with the majority of the council approving the cancellation or addition of any meetings.

III. Subcommittees may be established or dissolved by a majority vote of the council. Community members, both employee and parent, that are not elected SCC members may serve on any subcommittee with the approval of the SCC.

IV. All meetings will be conducted using Robert’s Rules of Order and follow the conduct guidelines listed below.

  1. Meetings will begin and end on time and stay focused on the agenda.

  2. A speaker must be recognized by the Chair before addressing the group.

  3. Respect for others in verbal or non-verbal communication will be shown at all

    times.

V. Patrons may share appropriate input on subjects that fall under SCC purview. Any patron or guest that wants to address the council on a specific subject must contact the Principal or the Chair prior to the meeting. An individual will be given adequate time to present-no more than 5 minutes. Items appropriate for discussion include, but not limited to:

  1. School Improvement Plan

  2. School LAND Trust Plan

  3. Assistance in the development of the Staff Professional Development Plan

  4. Academic needs of the school, with the direction to determine the greatest

    academic need of the school for Land Trust Plan expenditures.

  5. Advise and make recommendations regarding school programs and issues

    relating to the community environment for students.

  6. Parent/School communication and involvement.

VI. Mount Logan Middle School will not hold elections, unless the number of parents exceeds 20 parents. This council could then not exceed 18 faculty members, by law.