Jordan High School Community Council Agenda Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:00 p.m. Centennial Room
1) Welcome Amy Bryant
Members Present: Amy Bryant, Laurel Harris, Scott Lloyd, Jennifer Jolley, Denice Hyer, Roger Pinnock, Bryn Cook, Dina Kohler, Chris Gardner, Pam Loveridge, Robyn Davidson, Angela Robinson, Teashia Stennet – Guest, Melissa Baker, Rebekah Cowdell, Troy Tait, Sheri Tait
2) Approval of October Meeting Minutes Amy Bryant
Motion to Approve Minutes: Melissa Baker and Rebekah Cowdell 2nds. All in favor
3) Trust Lands Report for 2019-2020 Wendy Dau
● 2017 – 2018 Thought larger carryover – Accounting in district isn’t as up to date
● Distribution 219,000 last year
● Total available 225,000 , spent 142,000 – Used for Teachers, Reading aides
● Textbooks – Read 180 – Cost 70,000 last year to run read 180 –
○ Spent 23,000 because invoice hit school before July 1st and had to
use other funds
● Payroll – $142,000 which is a lot less than expected.
○ $51,000 was then spent on chromebook carts, headphones for
● $7,000 carryover
● Moved Graduation Rate from 89% to 91%
● Increase the number of students who are proficient in Reading – increased by 10%
● Highest level of students who are proficient – 67% – current
● Some students have increased over 2 grade levels – 200 Lexile points
● 70% Proficient in Reading – baseline score
● MTSS Specialist – Social Worker person that is paid for out of our plan
● Funding Change – Read 180 Licenses
4) Budgets 2019-2020 Wendy Dau
a) Trust Lands
i) $247,560 what we have to spend – spending about $16,000 a month
ii) Almost everything is going to personnel – Math Teachers,
Read 180 aides, reading teachers, AVID Teachers, English
Language Development Teachers
b) TSSA – Teacher Student Success Act
A little over $200,000 – Paying for same as Trust Lands – ELD Teacher who
c) Cell Tower
i) $44,000 received each year
ii) Substitutes for teacher PD is paid out of cell tower fund
iii) Library Aide – To help keep Library hours more flexible
iv) Attendance Office aide
5) School Safety Dina Kohler & Wendy Dau
● Jordan High School Safe School Committee – First Year ever
● First Meeting was a month ago – Parents, Teachers, Students and School Resource Officer
● Students offered great ideas
● Parents were able to share things that their students talked to them about
● Lock Down Drill – November
● Teachers received a script and checklist on how to prepare students for
lock down drill
● Had teachers discuss where in the room they would consider to be a safe place
● Teachers have reported needs to help improve the safety of their
● DIR-S App – New District locator and communication tool
● 2nd Committee Meeting – End of month – discuss the drill –
● Teachers need to be aware of what to do when they have a class in the library.
● Incident Command Manual – List of steps to take for each type of incident
● South Towne Expo Center – Reunification point.
● Ideas on what you want your kids to do if you are in communication with them – If they can get out and get home etc.
● First Aid Kits for every classroom– we are working with Sandy Fire to get a grant.
● Suggestion from an SCC member to do a Live Action Drill –
Best experience – Draper Park Middle – Train with Police and Fire –
6) Digital Citizenship and Safety Plan Laurel Harris
● Utah Online Digital Library
○ Assist students with homework
○ Helps students write papers – Uses peer reviewed sources
○ ACT prep available
● Content Filters – Elementary blocked heavier than middle heavier than High School
● Safe Search Kids.com – Looking for pictures
● All kids are required to sign safe use policy
● LanSchool – Allows teachers to see what every student is doing.
● 10 Desktop Labs
● 42 Chromebook Labs
● 7 Mini Ipad Labs
● 31 Wifi Hotspots
● More than 35 Chromebooks to check out
● Wifi Hotspots and Chromebooks available for students who don’t have internet at home – can be checked out for a semester at a time.
● Adobe Creative Cloud – New Applications available to students
● Netsafe and Common Sense – Teaching Lessons for Teachers – Ones for parents – Video Clip that are age appropriate – help kids be safer on technology
● Wendy will send links in weekly emails.
● JHSlibrary.weebly.com – Library Page
● Students need to know that if a student posts things on social media on a weekend they can still receive a consequence at school
● Help students stop posting personal information on social media
● Cell Phone Policy – State Law – School wide cell phone policy
○ Jordan High – Cell phones should not be used during instructional time.
○ Teachers should not be taking students phones without the parent’s permission
○ Teachers have purchased cell phone jail.
○ Teachers establish protocols; students who refuse to follow protocols will be given an office referral for refusing to comply with teacher protocols.
● Social Media Assembly – January 10th w/ Collin Kartchner
7) Data Share:
a) Baseline Math and Reading Data Wendy Dau
i) Secondary Math 1 Qtr 1 Grade Comparison – 2019 to 2020
(1) A’s Up, B’s Up, C’s Down, D’s Down, and F’s down
(2) Survey being created about how kids are feeling about math
(3) District – Help fund fte for math everyday Secondary Math 2
for next year.
ii) Reading Baseline – All students 65% are proficient
(1) Spring to Fall – seniors exit and new freshmen
(2) 71% of students who are not in reading are proficient
(3) Always start at 55-57 percent and already at 65%.
b) AP Data Wendy Dau
Not received information comparing high schools
c) ACT Data Wendy Dau
i) Scores are consistent over the years
ii) Students who take 4 years of math, science, social studies, ela perform significantly better than those students who opt out of
the more rigorous classes
iii) 2 to 3 points higher if they are taking more rigorous classes.
iv) Help Needed – Communicate to community that we want
students in full schedules all four years that are rigorous.
v) ACT has changed rules
(1) Can take individual subject tests
(2) Last year to only offer Paper Pencil
(3) Can take ACT online next year
vi) University of Utah – ACT Prep being offered here at Jordan in the
8) Counseling Department Update Melissa Baker
● AP Registration – Register by Sunday at Midnight – Late fee $40.
● Counselors in 10th Grade Classes – Stress Management Lessons
● Social Workers – Quick 10 minute follow up lesson with them next week
● Junior CCR’s Start after Thanksgiving – Parents welcome – Letters will be coming.
● Deficiency Notices – Going out in the next week
● Night School has started
9) Parent Nights Melissa Baker & Wendy Dau
a) Vaping Prevention – Next Wednesday November 13 in Auditorium at 7
i) Parents and students are welcome
ii) Opened to the district – Get There Early
b) Social Media – January 10th
c) Depression & Suicide– January 29th
i) In Theatre Classes
ii) Evening programs
iii) Every Brilliant Thing
10) Graduation Rate – Comparison to other high schools.
a) We are AWESOME!
11) Action Items :
a) Wendy will send Sites – Common Sense and Netsafe in weekly emails.
12) Motion To Adjourn: Angela Robinson
Second: Pam Loveridge
All in Favor
13) Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.