Each school elects a school community council consisting of parents, teachers and the principal. LAND stands for Learning And Nurturing Development. Your council or committee prepares a plan that identifies the school’s greatest academic need(s). The plans are approved by local school boards for implementation the following school year. Your council or committee receives an annual dividend from the permanent State School Fund every July to implement your school’s approved plan during the next school year.
Riverside Elementary Community Council Meetings
All meetings held in the school library
Wednesday, October 7th @ 8:00 am
Wednesday, November 4th @ 8:00 am
Wednesday, January 6th @ 8:00 am
Wednesday, February 3rd @ 8:00 am
Wednesday, March 3rd @ 8:00 am
Wednesday, April 7th @ 8:00 am
Community Council Minutes 2020-21
Wednesday, March 3rd
-Principal Burke Staheli
Review of expenditures to date/ current budget: One item that wasn’t spent that will carry over to next year was an arts program. This was due to a lack of classroom space. This will be revisited in looking forward to 2021-22.
Trust Lands Allocation for 2021- $67,390 plus a carryover of $9,400 with an expected total of $76,790.
It is proposed that Riverside uses the Trust Lands budget to pay for all literacy based aides for 2021-22. This potential cost would be $34,636.
Other potential budgeted items suggested are a Visual Arts program, Schoolwide Math Program (ALEKS, I-Ready), Grade Level Teacher Supplies, Extension Activity Support (Move it Marathon).
Our 5-year technology plan is nearly complete after year three. Our school has been brought up to date in nearly every classroom. Going into next year and losing several teachers will allow us to utilize the technology in our portables and move them into use in the main building. This will save approximately $8,500 in needed technology funding.
Wednesday, February 3rd
– Principal Staheli update on the school. Looking at the boundary changes and new school opening next year. Riverside will lose around 200 students and 7 teachers.
-Update on progress toward Trust Lands plan. Our Middle of Year DIBELS scores have improved immensely. There have been significant growth numbers in student reading scores, especially in grades K-3. Many classes have the majority of their students reading on grade level or on track to meet their end of level GVC goal.
-Technology budget has been utilized to purchase new classroom projectors, sound systems, iPads and Chromebooks. These purchases have been put in place to help teachers reach their GVC reading goals.
- Plan to carry over 10% or less of Trust Lands budget.
Our next Community Council meeting is scheduled for March 3rd.
Wednesday, November 4th
- Follow up discussion on boundary meeting from October. Boundary changes will impact those families living in the White Dome and Desert Edge neighborhoods by the airport. These changes are proposed to be in effect for the 2021-2022 school year.
- COVID- Riverside has handled the pandemic circumstances very well. There have been zero reported student positive tests from our school. We continue to monitor and plan for teachers needing time off and adjusting for supplying masks.
- Food Drive- This is set to kick off next week. Teachers will collect the items in classrooms and box up the food for families in the community.
- Positive feedback about our school Wellness Room. It has been a benefit to our students. They are able to go to the Wellness Room and calm down and learn techniques to monitor their emotions before they return to class.
Wednesday, October 7th
- Motion to elect Jade Bluemel as Vice Chair
- Vote passed
- Budget review of the current year. Discussion on realigning funds from the science budget to technology. Science SEED standards adopted new this year and extra resources were given by the school district and state. Continue budget discussions in November’s meeting.
- Discussion on the current state of Riverside. Discussion of the overall impact of COVID protocols.