Community Council and School Land Trust

Community Council Documents and Notes


What is Community Council?

The School LAND Trust program brings tens of millions of dollars annually to meet critical academic needs and enhance and improve academic excellence in Utah public schools. The funds are generated from the earnings on the permanent State School Fund, where revenue from school trust lands is invested. The funds are discretionary for academic instruction and play a vital role in student success.  Each district school in Utah elects a School Community Council (SCC) consisting of parents, teachers, and the principal.

Each council identifies the focus of the School LAND Trust plan by carefully reviewing school-wide assessment data annually. Plans are developed to improve student academic performance in the identified areas with the annual School LAND Trust program funds. Community council meetings are always open to the public and we encourage those in our school community to attend any council meeting that they wish.  For more information please click here.  

Who Can Serve on Community Council?

Serving on the Community Council is a way for parents and teachers to contribute and help improve academic performance at Canyon View Middle School. The council is made up of school employees who are elected by employees as well as parents who are elected by parents of students who are attending CVMS. Parent council members will serve for 2 years and must have a student attending our school. Employees must be employed by Iron County School District and assigned to Canyon View Middle School. The school receives an annual dividend from the school trust lands. Council members decide how and where these funds will be used. The council reviews and prepares academic plans to reach our goals each year which will be reviewed for approval by the Iron County District School Board. 

If you are interested in serving on the Community Council next year, please check at the beginning of August.