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    Mission

    The School Community Council
    Working Together for School Improvement
     
    Meetings are held on the last school day Wednesday @ 8:00 in the school library.  There will not be a meeting in the month of December or the month of May.
     
    The purposes of school community councils are:
    • To build consistent and effective communication among parents, employees and administrators
    • To allow parents an opportunity to be actively involved with the school in the education of their children
    • To make good schools great
    Council Responsibilities:
    • Review school U-PASS data                                                                                                                              Councils should review group results but individual data should not be shared.
    • Develop a School Improvement Plan
    • Develop a School LAND Trust Plan
    • Participate in the development of the Professional Development Plan
    • Develop a Child Access Routing Plan
    • Advise the school administration on local school issues
    • Provide an opportunity for issues of concern in the community to be presented to the school administration
    • Develop a Reading Achievement Plan

    Members

    Community Council Members 2020-2021
    Council Chair: Cindy Eggertz
    Council Vice Chair: Hayley DeJong
     
    Employees:
    Brian Thorne: 435-654-0472 brian.thorne@wasatch.edu
    Brandi Mitchell: 435-654-0472 brandi.mitchell@wasatch.edu
    Hayley Dejong 435-654-0472  hayley.dejong@wasatch.edu
    Allan Whitmore: 435-654-0472 allan.whitmore@wasatch.edu
    Rachael Spencer 435-654-0472 rachael.spencer@wasatch.edu
    Sally Baird 435-654-0472 sally.baird@wasatch.edu
    Todd Kelly 435-654-0472 todd.kelly@wasatch.edu
    Brent Price 435-654-0472 brent.price@wasatch.edu
    Teresa Pugmire 435-654-0472 teresa.pugmire@wasatch.edu
     
    Parents:
    2nd Year Members:
    Weston Broadbent
    Cindy Eggertz
    Christina Miller
    Lindsey Moss
    Troy Peterson
    Scott Smith
     
    1st Year Members:
    Todd Beagley
    Nina Cole
    Meghan Higley
    Tonya Hoopes
    Lyndsay Huntsman
    Brianne Johnson
    Tracy Meier
    Jill Sanchez
    Stephanie Santiago
    Camille Simons
    Angelica Sosa
    Sara Stevens
    Victoria Vink
    Racine Warner

    Meeting Dates

    Dates will be posted here for the 2021-2022 year when they are finalized.

    Election Procedures

    We are looking for volunteers willing to be considered as candidates for our Community Advisory Council. The Community Advisory Council is a panel of parents, teachers and administrators whose function is to suggest ways to enhance our students’ experience. Parents of entering K- 4 graders would be elected to the panel for a two-year period.  We will be holding our election during registration in August, be sure to cast your ballot at that time.
    If you would like to be considered for this council please fill this form out and turn it into Midway Elementary as soon as possible.
     
    I, ______________________________________would like to be placed on the ballot for MES Community Advisory Council for the 2011-12 school year. Phone Number: ___________________________ Child’s Name____________________
    Grade (2011-2012)__________________________________
    We will only place 5 names on the ballet. Please take note that in the event that we have numerous applicants your name may not be one that is drawn to be placed on the ballet.
    Do we have your permission to give your name to P.T.A. as a volunteer?     Yes          No

    Community Council Rules of Order & Procedure

    Rules of Order and Procedure  

    To promote ethical behavior and civil discourse each council member shall:

    • Attend council meetings on time and prepared
    • Make decisions with the needs of students as the main objective
    • Listen to and value diverse opinions
    • Be sure the opinions of those you represent are included in discussions
    • Expect accountability and be prepared to be accountable
    • Act with integrity

     

    Rules of Procedure:

    All meetings are open to the public and the public is welcome to attend.

    The agenda of each upcoming meeting with draft minutes of the prior meeting will be made available to all council members at least one week in advance.

    Minutes will be kept of all meetings, prepared in draft format for approval at the next scheduled meeting.

    The council will prepare a timeline for the school year that includes due dates for all required reporting and other activities/tasks that the council agrees to assume or participate in.  The timeline will assist in preparation of agendas to be sure the council accomplishes their work in a timely manner.

    The chair or a co-chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments.  In the absence of the chair or co-chair, the vice-chair or other co-chair shall conduct meetings.

    Meetings shall be conducted and action taken according to very simplified rules of parliamentary procedure as required in 53A-1a-108.1(9)(i).  Items on the agenda take priority over other discussions coming before the council.  Action of the council will be taken by motions and voting.  The motions and voting are recorded in the minutes.

    A motion (or an action to be taken by the council) is stated as a motion.  Someone else on the council “seconds” the motion indicating that at least one other person on the council feels the motion is worthy of discussion.  Then the council members may provide input and discussion as called upon by the chair.  When discussion seems complete the chair may call for a vote on the motion.  Or when a member of the council “calls the previous question” (a motion to end discussion of the first motion), a second is required and then, without discussion the chair calls for a vote that must pass by 2/3.  If the vote on the previous question fails the council goes back to discussing the first motion.  If the motion to call the previous question passes, the chair directly calls for a vote on the first motion.  A vote to call the previous question is usually used to move business along.

    Attached is a chart that could be used if the council feels they would like to use additional motions of Parliamentary Procedure in their meetings. 

    Simple Motions of Parliamentary Procedure

    motion

    Does it require a 2nd?

    is it debatable?

    can it be amended?

    is a Vote Required

     

    Adjourn

     

    yes

     

    no

     

    no

     

    majority

     

    Amend a motion

     

    yes

     

    yes

     

    yes

     

    majority

     

    Close nominations

     

    yes

     

    no

     

    yes

     

    2/3

     

    Main motion

     

    yes

     

    yes

     

    yes

     

    majority

     

    Point of Order

     

    no

     

    no

     

    no

     

    ruled on by chair

     

    Previous Question

     

    yes

     

    no

     

    no

     

    2/3

     

    Reconsider

     

    yes

     

    yes

     

    no

     

    majority

     

    Withdrawal of Motion

     

    no

     

    no

     

    no

     

    majority

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    •  A tie vote is a lost vote.
    • A main motion may be amended.  Nominations can be closed by saying, “I move to close nominations.”
    • Most motions are main motions.
    • A point of order is offered when there is some question if procedure has been followed correctly.
    • To stop debate or discussion on a motion and force the vote a member would say, “I move the previous question.”  This requires a second and a 2/3 vote.
    • Hasty action may be corrected by use of the motion to reconsider.  This motion may be made only by one who voted on the prevailing side.
    • A person who made the motion may withdraw the same motion.