11055 South 1000 East, Sandy, Utah 84094
801-826-5600

We are an inclusive learning community with a tradition of inspiring, supporting, and collaborating with students as they prepare to be engaged citizens in their pursuit of continuous success.

School Community Council

What is the School Community Council?

Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents to be actively involved in their children’s education. Each year, the school receives a distribution of funds from Utah’s School LAND Trust Program, and it’s the Council’s job to prioritize how these funds will be used to address the school’s greatest academic needs. School Community Councils hold elections once a year to fill open seats, and are comprised of parents and school employees, including the principal. Parents make up the majority of the Council, outnumbering employees by at least two. Working together, Council members review school data, identify school needs, establish school goals (or a success plan), and allocate LAND Trust funds toward accomplishing those goals. School Community Councils also discuss school digital and safety plans, and throughout the year, serve as an advisory group to the school principal, district administrators, and the Canyons Board of Education. In this role, the Council fosters communication between the school and the community on local school issues, and is a vital partner in fulfilling Canyons’ college- and career-readiness mission. Resources to assist Council members in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities can be found on Canyons District’s website.

Funding Distribution History

LAND Trust Funds TSSA Funds
2021-2022$293,529$319,577
2020-2021$277,871$338,789
2019-2020$263,659
2018-2019$243,321
2017-2018$196,858
2016-2017$139,660

2021-2022 Council Members

Please feel free to contact any member of the council with items you would like to have presented at the next meeting.

Brian McGill - Principal
Term: Ongoing
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Jim Jensen - Chair/Parent
Term: 2015-2022
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Shelly Karren - Vice Chair/Assistant Principal
Term: 2021
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Katie Atkinson - Parent
Term: 2021-2022
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Callie Bjerregaard - Counselor
Term: 2016-2022
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Erin Black - Parent
Term: 2021-2022
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Brandy Burnett - Secretary
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Page Checketts - Parent
Term: 2019-2022
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Katie Christensen - Parent
Term: 2019-2022
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Melissa Gibbs - Parent
Term: 2017-2022
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Nicole Harman - Parent
Term: 2021-2022
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Chad Heyborne - Parent
Term: 2016-2022
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Shannon Kershaw - Counselor
Term: 2019-2022
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Kelly Maksen - Parent
Term: 2021-2022
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Cache Merrill - Parent
Term: 2019-2022
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Joe Schino - Faculty
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Matt Stanford - Faculty
Term: 2021-2022
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Brittany Stephenson - Parent
Term: 2016-2022
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Ronald Strohm - Faculty
Term: 2014-2022
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2021-2022 Annual Plans & Reports

Click here to access translatable, accessible LAND Trust Plans & Reports.

2021-2022 Meeting Schedule, Minutes and Agendas

  • September 13, 2021 (Professional Development Calendar) -
  • October 18, 2021 (Digital Citizenship Plan) -
  • November 29, 2021 -
  • January 24, 2022
  • February 28, 2022 (First review of TSSP )
  • March 21, 2022 (Second review of TSSP and SCC vote)
  • April 18, 2022

LocationAll meetings will be held in the Alta Field House at 3:00 pm

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