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How Trust Lands Funds Were Used During the 2018-19 School Year 

Red Hills Middle School has utilized Trust Lands funds the following ways for the 2019-20 school year:

Differentiated instruction using systems for intervention and extensions, as well as high engagement activities, which focused on individual student learning styles and needs.

Opportunities for teachers to improve their practice were provided through professional development offerings and the time to work in collaborative teams to improve instruction.

Tutoring was offered for students who needed additional help with math.

6th grade students participated in hands-on science activities through a science-based field trip.

High interest reading materials were made available in the classroom to enhance student engagement and learning.

Improving performance in academic areas by providing a rigorous intervention and extension activities during our 35-minute advisory period in conjunction with helping students develop a firm belief in their potential, an optimistic vision for the future, and a strong sense of personal determination and perseverance.

Opportunities provided for parents by serving on the community council.

  • ·      Participate in the development of an ongoing school improvement plan
  • ·      Participate in the development of a Trust Lands proposal and budget
  • ·      Participate in the development of a school level professional development plan.
  • ·      Serve as the school curriculum review committee
  • ·      Serve as the building needs committee
  • ·      Provide an opportunity for issues of concern in the community to be presented to the school administration
  • ·      Review and act upon all applications for the formation of student clubs
  • ·      Review school assessment data


Rules of Order

To promote ethical behavior and civil discourse each member of the RHMS Community Council 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 welcome to attend.

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.

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 that the council agrees to assume or participate in. The timeline will assist in preparation of agendas to be sure the council accomplishes their work in a timely manner.

The chair or a co-chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments. In the absence of the chair or co-chair, the vice-chair or other co-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. Action of the council will be taken by motions and voting. The motions and voting are 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.