Community Council

Parent involvement is very important to student academic achievement. By serving on the school council, parents have the opportunity to collaborate with other parents, teachers and the principal to set and achieve school goals. Parents are rewarded with a better understanding of the educational process and have the opportunity to develop relationships with school leadership. A parent always serves as chair of the council. Parents make up the majority of the council and are often the driving force in how School LAND Trust funds are spent.

La participación de los padres es muy importante para el logro académico del estudiante. Al servir en el consejo de la escuela, los padres tienen la oportunidad de colaborar con otros padres, maestros y el director para establecer y alcanzar las metas de la escuela. Los padres son recompensados con una mejor comprensión del proceso educativo y tienen la oportunidad de desarrollar relaciones con el liderazgo escolar. Un padre siempre sirve como presidente del consejo. Los padres constituyen la mayoría del consejo y son a menudo la fuerza impulsora en cómo se gastan los fondos fiduciarios de la escuela LAND.



Name Email Phone Position
MacKenzie Largent 801-737-8373 Teacher
Alma Candido 801-737-8353 Parent
Lindsi Bernal 385-626-5602 Parent
Shawn Console


385-389-4974 Parent
Co Chair
Pedro Garcia


801-458-5134 Parent Member

Keeli Espinoza  801-737-8352 Principal
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School Land Trust Annual Summary

School Land Trust Final Report 2016-2017

School Land Trust Final Report 2017-2018

This report is automatically generated from the School Plan entered in the spring of 2017 and from the District Business Administrator's data entry of the School LAND Trust expenditures in 2017-2018.  

Land Trust Report



Principal Assurance 2018-19

Community involvement is important to the Utah Legislature. It is important to the legislature that patrons know about opportunities to serve on their school community council and that elections are held properly. To assure election processes and other requirements are implemented consistent with the law and state board rule, the legislature is requiring that every principal complete this assurance prior to receiving funds from the School LAND Trust Program for the 2019-2020 school year.

Principal Assurance



Community Council Agenda/Minutes

Community Council Agenda/Minutes

Next Meeting : September 10, 2019


August 13. 2019

August 13th, 2019 Community Council Meeting Minutes


Tanner Koons, Johanna Stutz, Audrey Merrill, Anna Peterson, MacKenzie Largent, Keeli Espinoza 



Goal Review  

Culture/ Social-Emotional 

supports for recess:

Will be looking into programs with Playworks to support recess

School will be starting with structured recess similar to last year and will modify as plans and actions steps made.

Playworks will support and focus on developing a plan of action, providing training school-wide, and support a connection to Second Steps social skills


Concerns addressed (Merrill) Supporting students with social skills in place to be able to have free recess times for those who are following the expectations

Currently, structure recess will be maintained for all with options for free recess earned by meeting goals (class developed /school developed) 


Largent reported on an upcoming Project Based Learning opportunity for 4/5th grades to determine solutions to support at recess. 



Literacy goals with the addition of literacy nights focusing on a parent/home skill

(Merrill) Addressed ways to support teachers with literacy goals 

(Stutz) Addressed PTA support for upcoming projects 


New Member Voting 


An election for an added parent member- Voting on new membership upcoming September election


Meeting adjourned  


May 14, 2019

T O Smith Elementary Community Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019


Attendees: Mrs. Candido, Ms. Largent, Mr. Console, Mrs. Espinoza,  



2- Recruiting new members

--Parent member will reach out to invite additional parents who showed interest at a PTC meeting

3-Finished items on 2018/2019 plan


4-Next Year’s Plan for 2019/2020  

-New adjustment-- 2019/20 School Plans will now be approved by Community Council prior to Board approval.  Next Meeting to approve will be on June 11th at 3:30-4:30

-Proposed start and end time adjustments made to the school day. Next steps:  Ensure all OSD schedule parameters are met. Present schedule considerations/drafts to  school leadership team for input.

-Senior staff district approval by May 25.

-Communicate to families that we are looking at revising your schedule and will provide notice to them as soon as possible so they can plan child care, etc for the coming year.

--Present the schedule to your community council and PTA for final review to help plan roll out. June 11th

-Provide all families at least 30 days notice of the (new) schedule so they may plan child care and family schedules ahead of the first day of school.

5- Questions/Concerns

-How will the schedule effect attendance? The hope is to improve attendance and tardies by having a late start to the morning. Teachers feedback is that it will improve  

-Will breakfast in the classroom still continue? Yes, and we are looking at being able to  offer more morning clubs to support families and students who arrive before the start of school.

-Proposed by Mr. Console- Look into creating a recess time schedule and chunking into smaller chunks and keeping all three recesses for third grade.

-Concern by Mr. Console- The 98% attendance percentage expectation may cause families and students to feel pressured to coming to school sick which could impact others health.  Will review this futher when meeting about attendance.

6- Meeting Adjourned 4:10______  Next Meeting Date:_June 11th _____

April 9, 2019

T.O. Smith Elementary Community Council Meeting

Tuesday, April  9, 2019

Attendees: Shawn

Console, parent Mackenzie Largent, teacher., Angela Groenwald IC, Keeli Espinoza, Admin    

1-Data Review for 2017/2018

Angela reviewing data - Documenting more Educator handbook referral has increased due to additional training and support. This has helped to increase the effectiveness of our ChAT and Tier II and Tier III supports. We reviewed our Tier I reset document and how teachers and students trained,practiced, and received feedback and incentives for their work. It was noted that although we are seeing an increase of minor write ups, with continued effort we will start to see a decrease in Tier II and III write ups . We have seen improvement over the last four terms.  

    Term 1                 Term 2 Term 3          Term 4     

2-Budget Review 2017/2018 New Land trust Plan

Goal 1 T.O. Smith Elementary will have at least 5% Growth Proficiency of the students proficient in RISE on the ELA and Math assessments in grades 3-6 of our English Language Learners and Special Education student groups. We will increase our students GWP of our ELL from 28.95% to 35% and our Special Education students from 26.26% to 35%.  

  • -Work with teachers at the beginning of the year to backmap assessments and determine benchmark goals  

  • -Weekly CFA and quarterly CIA data aligning to ELA and math standards to measure progress in all grades.

  • -RISE Benchmark Assessments

  • -Acadiance benchmark assessments 3 times each year.

  • -Weekly Data PLC where teachers  review data from assessments and from reading interventions to determine reteach

  • -IXL licenses to be used to assess mastery of standards based lessons delivery and provide feedback to students and teachers on progress towards goals.



PD funds for teachers to backmap CIA and CFA at the beginning of the year

IXL Licenses





Goal 2 All 1st - 3rd grade students not reading at benchmark will make at least 4 stars growth in Oral Reading correct words per minute and Oral Reading accuracy by End of Year Acadiance assessment.

  • Instructional staff assistants and Americorp staff will be trained to deliver and progress monitor Tier 3 intensive reading instruction to identified students.

  • Americorp Staff conducts biweekly data analysis of Lexia data and Tier III intervention data to be shared with teachers and admin.   

  • Data will be reviewed with teachers during Data PLCs to determine next steps to ensure students are on track to meet school goals.

  • Weekly Lexia Certificates to students to celebrate individual progress



  • Hire an Americorp Staff Assistant  (100%)

  • Katia Tang @ 27.5 small group Tier II support in  non DLI classrooms (100%)

  • Sarah  Tomlinson @ 26 small group Tier III support pullout (100%)

  • Heather Gottfredson @ 29.5 small group Tier III (100%)

  • General supplies (Color Printer, Ink, awards, pencils)

  • Professional Development

  • IXL  Licenses



(A) $9187.00


(S)$14,000 approx.


Supplies $800.00


Total overall expenditures


Team wanted to make an adjustment and exclude PD funds for staff assistants to be able to include IXL licenses.

Plan Voted and approved

3-Finish items on 2017/2018 plan


4-Next Year’s Plan for 2018/2019 –

Parent member will reach out to invite additional parents who showed interest at a PTC meeting

5- Questions/Concerns


6- Meeting Adjourned 4:12 pm  Next Meeting Date:_________________

March 12, 2019

T O Smith Elementary Community Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

3:30-4:30 in the Library

1. Welcome

Attendees: Sean Console (Parent Member), Mackenzie Largent (Teacher Member), Angela Groenwald (Guest), Tanner Koons (Guest), Keeli Espinoza (Administrator)   

2.Budget Review 2017/2018

-Reviewed budget and discussed the need to remove the .5 portion of a teacher that could be moved to another budget, opening up adjusting some ESPs to the Land Trust budget.

Opening approx. $34,000

-How do we advocate to support larger class sizes in non dual classes without adding an additional teacher.

-Meeting the needs of special needs students in larger class sizes


-K @ 100% = $13,000 27.5 hours for a full time literacy interventions/small groups

-Americorp @ $9,200 literacy 1-3

- 26 hours Lab aide

- 29.5 hours Lab aide

-H. 5.9 Hours Tier III Reading Interventions  

--Extra funds for PD-- Summer - meeting time with teachers ( Working with district specialists - Statia, Rebecca, Ashlie)

3. Next Year’s Plan for 2018/2019

Created and submitted prior to approval for next meeting

4. Calendar Items

-Dental Friday 3/15

-Pennies for Patience Celebrations 3/28th

6. Questions/Concerns

-Family Survey- Connections with the school Stakeholder survey- how do we get more families to take the survey? How are the surveys distributed?

7. Meeting Adjourned Next Meeting Date:_4:27

April  9th @ 3:30

February 12, 2019

T O Smith Elementary Community Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

3:30-4:30 in the Library


T O Smith Elementary Community Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

3:30-4:30 in the Library



Attendance: Keeli Espinoza (Admin.), Alma Candido (parent), Anna Peterson (presenter), Makenzie Largent (teacher), Angela (presenter), Tanner Koons

Absent: Pedro Garcia, Lindsi Bernal, Shawn Console  

2-Data Review for 2018/2019


-Reviewed data from the previous 4 year and discussed the literacy additions starting with offering full time Kindergarten.

-Future plans to connect early literacy goals by tracking current preschool data as they advance through grades levels.

-Currently each grade level is implementing the new Wonders curriculum, Heggerty literacy resources, Lexia, et. looking at prioritizing time and resources for each grade level for a Tier I and Tier 2 instructional time.

  Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

-Social Skills lessons piloted in some lower and upper grade classes started early February.

1x weekly initial 20 minute lesson with daily 5 minute refreshers lessons on the same skill.

-Whole school will implement in all classes next year with a school-wide focus with announcements, sharing skills with families via social media and school website.

-All lessons are available to teachers online and are in Spanish and English to support our Dual Language Immersion program.

-Counselor is teaching Bully Prevention lessons in classes. 7 classes have had the lessons at this point with another round upcoming to reach all classes.

-5th grade teacher gave a post lesson survey and results were shared.

-After initial round of lessons, students have used resources to report

3-Calendar Items

-Possible addition - Weber State Professors to come in to teach lessons to students on health and college and career readiness March 28th for 1 hour lessons

-Community Partners in Ed. nominations Weber State Nursing, Bicycle Collective, United Way  

4- Questions/Concerns

5-Meeting Adjourned Next Meeting Date:_March  12th @ 3:30


Meeting adjourned- 4:25

January 8,2019 (Canceled)

December 11, 2018

T O Smith Elementary Community Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:45

Present: Keeli Espinoza, Sean Console, McKenzie Largent, Alma Candido   Absent: Lindsi Bernal, Pedro Garcia Excused:


2-Review Meeting Minutes

  • Drop-off and Pick-up procedures

Start on 26th

Training for peer leaders happening the week of 11/12/13

  • SNAP Plan Review

-Reviewed SNAP Plan Maps and identified areas of need:

-Sidewalks needed along sections of Gramercy ave. leading in the North and South directions. Students walk on grass or on the side of the road

-Sidewalks needed along the back part of the school on Monroe.

  • Class sizes- table until next meeting

  • Motion to adjourn -
    a.    McKenzie - 4:00 p.m.

3-CIA II Review Prep.

-Teachers made predictions the week of 12/3

-CIA II widow opens 12/10

-Deep Data Dive and reteach planning 12/20

-Reteach lessons and re-assessment 1/2/19-1/11/19  (80%)

- Admin. Teacher analysis meeting 1/14/19-1/18/19

4-Class size discussion

35 (27)

1st and 2nd grade

Reach out to PTA to see if people are there to support small groups

Look into staff assistant

  • Positive Shifting from PLCs during the day to the end

  • Look are from LIA, Tigers for Literacy, Weber State Tutor     

6-Calendar Items

7- Questions/Concerns

(Largent) Questions about next 90 Day Plan- Will be worked on during the Leadership team meeting on 12/14/19

(Console) Could look at ways to support families at home with reading support- Family night?

Online books, Local library support  

(Console)Questions about programs for students with learning disabilities?

New curriculum, News ELA, LETRS training for K-2 to support the    

Agree to cancel Jan meeting to have items prepared for Feb. meeting  

8-Meeting Adjourned Next Meeting Date:_2/12/19_ @ 3:30 ___

November 13, 2018

Community Council Minutes 11/13/18

Present: Espinoza (Principal), Largent (Teacher)

Absent: Pedro, Lindsi, Alma

Excused:Sean Console

Start time- 3:45

-Review and approve meeting minutes 3 mins.

  • Drop-off and Pick-up procedures

Start on 26th

Training for peer leaders happening the week of 11/12/13

  • SNAP Plan Review

-Reviewed SNAP Plan Maps and identified areas of need:

-Sidewalks needed along sections of Gramercy ave. leading in the North and South directions. Students walk on grass or on the side of the road

-Sidewalks needed along the back part of the school on Monroe.


  • Class sizes- table until next meeting

  • Motion to adjourn -

    a.    McKenzie - 4:00 p.m.

    b.    Keeli second

    ●     Next meeting: Dec. 11th @ 3:30 p.m. 

October 6, 2018

Oct. 6, 2018 --3:30

Members: Alma Candido, Pedro Garcia, Lindsi Bernal, Shawn Console, McKenzie Largent, Keeli Espinoza


Absent: Pedro Garcia


Excused: Linsdi Bernal, McKenzie Largent



  • School Safety

    • SNAP survey maps to review next meeting

    • School pick up and drop off procedure


  • Land Trust Budget to be reviewed and confirmed

    • Planned expenditures 2018-19 school year totaling 57,106

    • Total allocation 59,716

    • .5 FTE to provide full day kindergarten

    • 2 staff assistants- 1 for reading intervention and assistance for coaching and mentoring

    • Proposed distribution 57,106, carryover 3,160, total 59,716



  • Other business

    • Community Bond Meeting on 10/9/18 at 7:00pm


  • Motion to adjourn- Keeli motion; Shawn second- adjourn at  4:10

    • Next meeting: Nov.13 @ 3:30 pm   

April 10, 2018

T.O. Smith Community Council Agenda

April 10, 2018

Members: Lindsi Bernal, Shawn Console, MacKenzie Largent, Alma Candido

Absent: Pedro Garcia

Guests: Dr. Rich Nye, Tanner Koons, Anna Peterson

●     Review and approve minutes - 5 minutes

a.    No additions or corrections

b.    Lindsi - motion to approve

c.    Shawn - second

●     We amended the agenda to accommodate the Superintendent

a.    There is a proposed amendment before USBE to allow the use of Land Trust funds for social/emotional support such as behavior interventionists, attendance trackers, etc.

b.    OSD Board voted to postpone plans for school consolidation for the coming school year.  The Board is forming a Bond Advisory committee and would like a participant from every school community to broaden the voice. 

■     Shawn Console volunteered to participate.  Terry will forward his name to the Superintendent.

c.    Additional discussion on how to educate our community of the need to make their voices heard through voting.  MacKenzie made a motion to table the discussion until our next meeting. Shawn seconded.  Discussion was tabled until May 15.

●     Budget

a.    We have received an updated preliminary allocation from the State.  Our allocation is $56,557.

b.    Our proposal for the extra distribution will be included in our proposed plan.

●     18-19 Plan

a.    Reviewed our proposed goals and associated expenditures

■     Goal #1 - Kindergarten proficiency in reading and math

●     .5 FTE for Kindergarten - $32,963

■     Goal #2 - Language proficiency in Dual Immersion target language

●     4 hour staff assistant for target language classrooms - $10,386

■     Goal #3 - Reading proficiency 1st - 3rd grade

●     4.5 hour staff assistant for Tier 3 instruction with students not reading at benchmark - $22,336

■     Increased Distribution

●     Additional staff assistant hours to provide intensive Tier 3 reading instruction and differentiated instruction in Kindergarten literacy.

●     Other business

a.    No other business proposed

●     Motion to adjourn -

a.    Shawn motion to adjourn

b.    Lindsi second

c.    Meeting adjourned 4:12

●     Next meeting: May 15 @ 3:30 p.m.

March 13, 2018

T.O. Smith Community Council Agenda

March 13, 2018

Members: Alma Candido, Shawn Console, Lindsi Bernal, Terry Humphreys,

MacKenzie Largent

Absent: Pedro Garcia

Guest: Tanner Koons

●     Review and approve minutes - 5 minutes

a.    Lindsi motion to approve with no additions or corrections

b.    Shawn second

  1. Budget & Progress Report
    1. Our expected distribution for 2018-2019 is $53,506.00.  We have an estimated carryover of $1,522 for a total of $55, 028.00
  2. Proposed 18-19 Plan
    1. $32,963.00 for a .5 FTE for to continue providing full day Kindergarten for all student to improve reading.
    2. $21,721.00 for a 4 hr. Spanish speaking staff assistant for Dual Immersion program to provide additional target language practice in Spanish classroom and a 4.5 hr. Instructional staff assistant to provide Tier 3 reading interventions.
    3. Ideas for additional money if available
      1. 2 hr. per week attendance tracker
      2. Additional hours for ERI staff assistants to provide differentiated instruction in Kindergarten literacy.
    4. Terry will draft the plan for review/revision and approval at next CC meeting.

●     Motion to adjourn -

a.    Lindsi - 4:25 p.m.

b.    Shawn second

●     Next meeting: April 10 @ 3:30 p.m.




January 9, 2018

T.O. Smith Community Council Agenda

Jan. 9, 2018

Members: Alma Candido, Shawn Console, Lindsi Bernal, Terry Humphreys,

MacKenzie Largent

Absent: Pedro Garcia

●     Review and approve minutes - 5 minutes

a.    Shawn motion to approve

b.    Lindsi second

●     Budget

○     Hired an instructional staff assistant to replace one that resigned in Dec.  She only wanted to work 4-5 hours per day instead of the 5.9 posted.  That should save us some money so that we will not go over budget.

○     We should have some preliminary numbers for next year’s budget by next month.

●     Other Business

○     Angela and Terry did not get the proposal for schedule change ready for this meeting.  Tabled until next meeting.

○     Discussed options to improve the building in light of the bond not passing.

●     Motion to adjourn -

a.    Mackenzie motion to adjourn

b.    Lindsi seconded 4:05 p.m.

●     Next meeting: Feb. 13 @ 3:30 p.m


December 12, 2017

T.O. Smith Community Council Agenda

Dec. 12,  2017

Members: Alma Candido, Terry Humphreys, MacKenzie Largent

Excused: Shawn Console, Pedro Garcia

Absent: Lindsi Bernal

●     Review and approve minutes

a.    Motion to approve MacKenzie 2nd Alma

●     18-19

○     Staffing

■     We are not allowed to fund a counselor out of Land Trust.  We will work with the district to fund .5 Counselor out of Title I

○     Schedule change for next year

■     Will need to submit proposal to Superintendent for approval

●     MacKenzie proposed Tuesday instead of Wednesday so that we don’t lose PLC time on Deep Data Dive days

●     Angela and Terry will draft proposal and have for next meeting.

●     Emergency Plans

○     $1000 came out of Basic to update emergency kits and provide temporary bathroom facilities for the portables.

○     We can apply for a grant from the foundation next year for suitcases

■     We also will send out a flyer to parents asking for donations of old suitcases.

●     Other Business

○     We will be short about $3,000 in Land Trust

■     District will work with Title to make up the difference

●     5.9 hr. Staff assistant has resigned effective Dec. 15

●     Position posted and will rehire

●     Motion to adjourn - Alma MacKenzie 2nd meeting adjourned 4:00 p.m.

●     Next meeting: Jan. 9 @ 3:30 p.m.




November 14, 2017

T.O. Smith Community Council Minutes

Nov. 14,  2017Members present: Alma Candido, Shawn Console, Lindsi Bernal, Terry Humphreys, MacKenzie Largent

Absent: Pedro Garcia

●     Review and approve minutes - 5 minutes

a.    Correction to Oct. 10 minutes

                                      i.        Adjourned at 4:30

●     18-19

○     Staffing

■     Counselor

●     The grant that funds part of the counselor will run out this year.

○     Discussion: given the social-emotional needs of our student population a full-time counselor is essential.  We will look at funding a full-time counselor through Land Trust if necessary for the 18-19 school year.

○     Schedule Change

■     Discussion: Proposing an early release day on Wednesdays next year to allow all PLCs to meet at the same time.  This will help with vertical alignment and cross-grade collaboration and will allow teachers to work with specialists to manage student behavior during Guidance, P.E. and Library rotations.

●     Motion to change schedule for 18-19 school year - Lindsi

○     2nd Shawn

○     Vote: unanimous

●     Emergency Plans

○     We have secured an MOU with the LDS church to allow use of nearby ward in the event of an off-site evacuation.  Safety committee will review existing plan and schedule a practice drill with faculty after Winter break.

■     Discussion: how best to manage reunification.  We will print family report weekly and profiles with emergency contact numbers monthly.

○     We need approximately $1000 to replace out-dated supplies in classroom emergency kits and to supply portable classrooms with temporary bathroom facilities.  There are no district funds available for that purpose.

■     Discussion: can we do a Donor’s Choose to fund the kits?  We would also like to replace duffle bags with rolling suitcases to make it easier to transport the kits as they are quite heavy.

●     Other Business

○     17-18 allotment - $51,369 carryover - $5,659 Total 58, 455

■     We will be short $1,427

●     Discussion: fund from other budgets - Title or Basic?  Tabled until more information available after Terry meets with district Land Trust staff.

●     Motion to adjourn - Shawn Lindsi second - meeting adjourned 4:15 p.m.

●     Next meeting: Dec. 12 @ 3:30 p.m.

October 10, 2017

T.O. Smith Community Council Agenda

Oct. 10, 2017

Members: Alma Candido, Pedro Garcia, Lindsi Bernal, Shawn Console, Terry Humphreys, MacKenzie Largent

Absent: Excused: Alma Candido

Guests: Jer Bates

●     Bond Update

○     T.O. Smith is second in line to be rebuilt if bond passes

○     Current plan is to build on existing site

●     Role of Community Council

○     Chair - Lindsi Bernal

○     Co Chair - Shawn Console

●     Rules of Order and Procedure

●     Meeting Schedule

○     2nd Tuesday of the Month 3:30

●     16-17 Expenditures

○     Planned expenditures totaling 42,276

○     Actual expenditures were about 38,000 as we paid for professional development from Title IIA & K-3 Reading funds

○     Council voted to amend the plan in November, 2016 and hire a staff assistant to provide Tier 3 reading intervention and assistance to teacher leaders providing coaching and mentoring

●     17-18 Planned Expenditures

○     Reviewed current plan

■     2 staff assistants - 1 for reading intervention and assistance for coaching and mentoring

■     .5 Kinder teacher for full day kindergarten

■     Proposed distribution 54,321 carryover 4,134 total 58,455

●     Estimated expenditures 58,095

●     Other Business

○     none

●     Motion to adjourn - MacKenzie motion Lindsi second adjourned at 3:30

●     Next meeting: Nov. 14 @ 3:30 p.m