School Community Council (SCC)

School Community Council (S.C.C.)

The concept of Shared Governance has been implemented in the Salt Lake City School District since 1973. It was established to enable teachers, staff and community to participate in the decision making process of the school. Shared Governance operates under consensus and is implemented through the School Improvement Council (S.I.C.) and the School Community Council (S.C.C.).

The School Community Council is composed of:

  • PTA president and officers
  • school administration
  • SIC chair and teacher representative(s)
  • community representative


The purpose and duties of SCC:
School community councils are responsible for preparing plans that are submitted to the school board for approval. They also should assist, as needed, and provide support for the implementation of the approved plans. School community council members are to represent the group that elected them to the school community council, as they make decisions and bring issues to the school community council for consideration.
They may form subcommittees or task forces to address an issue or project and bring it to the school community council for approval. They are a good resource to school and district administrators in bringing issues of concern forward and in providing feedback, upon request.
The school plans for which the school community council has responsibility for developing are:

  • The School Improvement Plan
  • The School LAND Trust Plan
  • The Reading Achievement Plan (elementary)
  • The Child Access Routing Plan (all but high schools)
  • They also assist in the development of the Professional Development Plan but this plan is ultimately approved and submitted by staff


Below is a list of SCC Members

Greg Proffit (Principal):

Jodi Almansouri (PTA President):

Crystal Black (SCC Chair):

Chris Herrmann (Staff):

Meridee Mowery (Staff):

Paulette Nemelka (Teacher):

Abby Nelson (Teacher):

Allison Haines (Teacher):

Kristi Sorenson (Teacher):

Jill Johnson (Teacher):


Parent Members

Dorothy Draper:

Sarah Wentworth:

Paul Wickelson:

Michelle McCardell:

Sheri McCardell:

Nicki Fuller:

Geordie McLeod:

Jamie Spencer:

Shelli Campbell

Christina Derbridge

Matt Merkel


Report to Parents on 2019/20 Land Trust Plan

School Land Trust funds were used to provide two supports for Whittier students. The first Land Trust support provided three Literacy Paraprofessionals to assist approximately 300 primary grade readers and 12 teachers in their reading groups within the regular classroom. The second support provided a Whittier Playworks full time coach for schoolwide structures during all lunch and grade level recesses . The total Land Trust allocation was $71,323 for the 2019 - 2020 school year.


Land Trust Program Videos (Click link to watch video)


SCC Rules of Order

PTA/SCC Graphic

SCC Bylaws


Upcoming Meetings

All interested parents or community members are invited to sit in on S.C.C. meetings. Contact the school to confirm meeting dates and times. Meetings are typically every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 March 18, 2021 Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 953 1245 6632

Passcode: zqu6Ud


School Community Council Meetings 2020 - 2021

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 24, 2020 English English
October 22, 2020 English
November 19, 2020 English
December 17, 2020 English
January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021 English
March 18, 2021 English
April 15, 2021
May 20, 2021

School Community Council Meetings 2019 - 2020

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 19, 2019 English English
October 24, 2019 English English
November 21, 2019 English English
January 16, 2020 English English
February 20, 2020 English
March 19, 2020 (Cancelled) English
April 16, 2020 (Cancelled) English
May 14, 2020 (Cancelled) English

School Community Council Meetings 2018 - 2019

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 20, 2018 English English
October 25, 2018 English English
November 29, 2018 English English
January 24, 2019 English
February 21, 2019 English English
March 14, 2019 English
May 16, 2019 English English

School Community Council Meetings 2017 - 2018

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
August 17, 2017 English
September 21, 2017 English
October 12, 2017 English
November 16, 2017
January 18, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 15, 2018
April 19, 2018 English
May 17, 2018 English English

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