School Community Council (SCC)

The School Community Council (SCC) is a shared governance council formed by the parents and staff of Beacon Heights in accordance with state law. The SCC was established in 1974 by the Salt Lake School Board, which has empowered each SCC to make decisions regarding their school.

The SCC is a cooperative means to improving the educational programs and conditions of the school. It is the responsibility of the SCC to decide all issues on the basis of what is in the best interest of the children.

It is a wonderful opportunity: to be aware of the administration and activities of the school and the considerations that go into making decisions, to offer viewpoints, and to participate in the best interest of all of our students.

Who are the members of SCC? Parents, Faculty & Staff, Principal, and PTA President.

What are typical issues addressed by the SCC? School Improvement Plan, Grant Applications, Program Development/Review, Achievement, School Calendar, Attendance/Discipline, School Trust Land Issues

Agendas and minutes will be posted on the bulletin board outside of the main office, and on this site. Please take some time to read the posted information and stay informed about our school!

Beacon Heights School Community Council 2020-2021

Name eMail Position  
Sara Westover

Council Chair    Logan
DK Corbett

Council Chair Emerson
Greta Griffiths

Council Member Laurelhurst
Lacy Egbert

Council Member 2500 East
Mary Kathryn Harmon

Council Member Laurelhurst
Natalie Smith

Council Member Laurelhurst
Jenny Baker Council Member  Laurelhurst
Timothy Miller Principal   Beacon Heights
Emily DeJong  Librarian  Beacon Heights
Deana Luckett

SIC Representative  Beacon Heights
Kristi Swett School Board SLCSD 
Melissa Ford School Board SLCSD 


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 invited to attend. Schedule for the 2020-21 school year will be on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am.
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, will be posted on the school website and made available in the main office.  The agenda will include the date, time and location of the meeting.
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 in which the council agrees to assume or participate.  The timeline will assist in preparation of agendas to be sure the council accomplishes their work in a timely manner.
The chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments.  In the absence of the chair the vice-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.  Council action will be taken by motions and voting with votes and motions 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.

Land Trust Report 2019-20

In the 2019-20 school year, Beacon Heights worked with a Land Trust Budget of $60,839. We used this money to employ several paraeducators to help in classrooms. These trained paraeducators provided specific reading interventions to students who were below grade level. Our School Improvement Plan and Trust Lands Goal was to have 95% of students in grades K, 1, and 2 to be reading at or above grade level. Most of our paraeducator help was placed in these lower grades. Additionally, some para-educator help was provided for grades 3-6 to help maintain a 95% rate of students at or above grade level. Student reading data was kept using Acadience Reading Assessment (grades K-2) and Reading Inventory (grades 4-6).


School Community Council Meetings 2020 - 2021

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 22, 2020 English English
October 06, 2020 English English
November 10, 2020 English English
December 01, 2020 English English
January 12, 2021 English English
February 02, 2021 English English
March 02, 2021 English English
April 06, 2021
May 04, 2021

School Community Council Meetings 2019 - 2020

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 03, 2019 English
October 01, 2019 English English
November 05, 2019 English English
December 03, 2019 English English
January 07, 2020 English English
February 04, 2020 English English
March 03, 2020 English
April 07, 2020
May 05, 2020

School Community Council Meetings 2018 - 2019

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 04, 2018 English English
October 02, 2018 English English
November 06, 2018 English English
December 04, 2018 English English
February 05, 2019 English English
March 05, 2019 English English
April 02, 2019 English
May 07, 2019 English English

School Community Council Meetings 2017 - 2018

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 05, 2017 English English
October 03, 2017 English English
November 07, 2017 English English
December 05, 2017 English English
February 06, 2018 English English
March 06, 2018 English English
April 03, 2018 English English
May 01, 2018 English English

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