Westlake’s School/Community Council meetings are held at 5pm in the media center and are open to the public.
School Community Council
Council members are often willing volunteers who care about the success of students. School improvement is the responsibility of everyone, from students and parents to professionals and public officials. Get involved today!
What is a School/Community Council?
The School LAND Trust program brings tens of millions of dollars annually to academic programs in public schools across Utah. These funds are the only discretionary funds many schools receive. Each school elects a school community council consisting of parents, teachers, and the principal. Councils carefully study their school test scores, decide which areas they want to improve, and develop a School Improvement Plan. From that plan, a council chooses one or more academic areas on which to focus its annual trust dividend from the School LAND Trust program to improve student performance.
School improvement is the responsibility of everyone, from students and parents to professionals and public officials. As we clarify roles, expectations, and responsibilities, we increase the likelihood of each contributing significantly to this most important enterprise. School community councils are one way we can work together to make schools more successful. All of the actions and plans are overseen by the local school board.
Teacher & Student Success Plan (TSSA)
In 2019, the state legislature, through the Teacher and Student Success Act (TSSA), provided Alpine School District with approximately $11 million for the 2019-20 school year. Therefore, Alpine School District has implemented the Social & Emotional Well-Being Initiative. Westlake High School has directly used some of these funds to purchase Smartboards, software, in-service trainings, teacher wages for after school tutoring, and the development of our very own Wellness Center for students.
Training Films and Resources
Proper yearly training is key for School/Community Councils to run efficiently. It is intended to encourage parent involvement and to help councils understand the importance of their roles.
Complete Funding Report History
The School Community Council assists in developing the yearly school improvement plan by working to identify the school’s most critical needs and recommending a course of action to meet those needs.