Logan High School Community Council Minutes

September 27, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.

LHS Main Office Conference Room


Attendees: Sheryl Aguilar, Jessica Sanders, Melissa Dahle, Monica Chase, Tracy Strickland, Melanie Pond, Dan Kent, Jim Woolley, CariAnn Saurey, Mike Hansen, Stephanie Olsen, Jim Peacock, Roxanne Sharr, Trudy Peterson, Matt Southam, Robbie Hancock, Amy Anderson, Brandon Shaffer, Richard Hopkins

Excused: Ken Auld, Stacee Flygare, Tawni Hyde, Melanie Peterson, Nev Pulotu, Sela Wallace,

Welcome & Call to Order: Chair Pond

Review of May and August 2017 Minutes- Motion approved and seconded by Dan Kent, Heather Ratchford

LHS Updates: Roxanne Sharr introduced new Counselors, had them each say a little about themselves.

Matt Southam spoke about the great technology available to LHS students, and positive interactions with students.

Amy Anderson said she values the Administration and teacher support.

Trudy Peterson mentioned being connected and committed to LCSD, happy to interact with students she had at MLMS.

Robbie Hancock talked about the positive impact Bridgerland Tech College creates, many LHS students taking advantage of that.

Brandon Shaffer was enthusiastic about the new Counseling Team, feels they will work well together and are off to a great start.

Chair Pond thanked the Counselors for their efforts on behalf of LHS students and excused them to leave.

Special Guest Presenter: Richard Hopkins went over the Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP), how beneficial it can be for students to help fund their educations after high school, council members were supportive of getting more information about it to the community and parents.

Business: Chair Pond brought the matter of a new Chair and Vice Chair to the Council’s attention, Jim Woolley nominated Melanie Pond as Chair, Sela Wallace as Vice Chair, Jessica Sanders seconded it, motion was unanimously approved.

Chair Pond reviewed the School Land Trust/School Improvement Plan (SIP) 17-18, we are on track with the SIP budget for 2017-2018 school year.

Jim Peacock spoke on behalf of Principal Auld about the need of an AmeriCorps Mentor for At Risk students, the salary would be shared with USU, $9,000 from the Trustlands budget. Jessica Sanders made the motion to use $9,000 for an Americorps Mentor, Dan Kent seconded the motion, and it was unanimously approved.

Chair Pond opened up the meeting for questions/comments/concerns, one council member asked if LHS holds a Safety meeting, Jim Peacock responded a meeting had been held the day before, she suggested a parent be added to the committee, Chair Pond will look into it.

Chair Melanie Pond brought to the councils attention important upcoming dates, and made the motion to adjourn, motion was unanimously approved.

Next Community Council meeting: October 18, 2017 at 5 pm.