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West Hills School Community Council

West Hills Middle School has an active School Community Council which consists of parents, school staff and the principal. School employees and parent members are elected by secret ballot. Parents must have a student at WHMS in order to serve on the SCC. If you are interested in serving on the council, the nomination form is here.

Four SCC meetings are held each year, usually on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 4:30 PM. The SCC participates in the development of our school improvement plan, the professional staff development plan, and approves the land trust budget each year. In addition, the SCC provides input for the school's child access routing plan which includes safe walking routes to school from each neighborhood within school boundaries. The SCC also partners with school administration in creating a safe and constructive internet environment for students.

The SCC is responsible for coordinating the annual fundraising activities of WHMS. The SCC provides a forum for community discussion of school related concerns and encourages citizens to express their views about educational issues. SCC information is available on this website. Upcoming meetings will be announced on our marquee and on our community bulletin board. We encourage any interested persons to join us. We value your input. Together we can make a stronger school.

Next Meeting
Date: March 5, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Library Media Center at West Hills Middle School
Agenda: See Below

All meetings will be held in the Library Media Center at West Hills Middle School.
Rules of Order and Procedure

SCC Meeting Minutes

2019-2020 School Year

Date Agenda Minutes
October 3, 2019 SCC Agenda 10.3.19 SCC Minutes 10.3.19
November 21, 2019  SCC Agenda 11.21.19 SCC Minutes 11.21.19
January 23, 2020  SCC Agenda 1.23.20 SCC Minutes 1.23.20
March 5, 2020 SCC Agenda 3.5.20
April 16, 2020            (if needed)

2018-2019 School Year

Date Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2019 SCC Agenda 3.6.19 SCC Minutes 3.6.19
January 9, 2019 SCC Agenda 1.9.19 SCC  Minutes 1.9.19
November 14, 2018 SCC Agenda 11.14.18 SCC Minutes 11.14.18

2019-2020 School Community Council Members

Member Name Type E-Mail Address Phone Number
Jenni Shelton Chair/Parent innej11@gmail.com (801) 815-1293
Aaron Wilhelm Vice Chair/Parent aaroncwilhelm@gmail.com (801) 349-7744
Cynthia Vandermeiden Principal cynthia.vandermeiden@jordandistrict.org (801) 412-2300
Tina Lyoh Parent ttlyon44@gmail.com
Amy Ogden Parent aeogden6@gmail.com
Betsy Reitzel Parent ejrdeltaz@gmail.com
David Pack Parent david@octappella.com
Ellen Hensel Licensed School Employee ellen.hensel@jordandistrict.org (801) 412-2300
Jessica Otero Licensed School Employee jessica.otero@jordandistrict.org (801) 412-2300

School Land Trust Plans, Reports & Program Funding

Each year, every school in Utah is allocated a certain amount from the state to be used as seen fit by the school community council. Land Trust funds have been allocated in the following amounts:

2019-2020: $147,065
2018-2019: $116,178
2017-2018: $105,684
2016-2017: $84,562
2015-2016: $83,593

For a more detailed breakdown of amounts, historical plans, etc., view the files listed below:
TSSA Grant 2019-2020
Land Trust Final Report 2018-2019
Land Trust Final Report 2017-2018
Utah's School Land Trust Public Reports Website