Training Materials

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Training for School Community Councils (SCC) or a Charter Trustland Councils

The School Children’s Trust Section at the Utah State Board of Education provides these training materials to assist in the  training of School Community Councils and Charter Trustland Councils.

Councils 101

Council Overview (YouTube)

Community Council and Trust Land Council Training- Fall 2023 (YouTube)


Holding Meetings

Recommended Timeline for School Community Councils

Recommended Timeline for Charter Boards NOT Serving as Trust Land Councils

Recommended Timeline for Charter Boards Serving as Trust Land Councils

Rules of Order and Procedure Information Video (YouTube)

Rules of Order & Procedure Template (Google Doc) - for School Community Councils and elected Charter Trust Lands Councils


Council Signatures

This past Fall, the Utah State Board of Education updated its rule requiring council member signatures (R277-477-3). Previously, the form was created and maintained at the state level through the School Land Trust website. Now, districts and charters are required to design and distribute their own signature pages. Signatures may be collected on paper or digitally and copies should be provided to LEA leadership prior to approving the School LAND Trust Plans. This revised rule should allow for greater flexibility and a more meaningful, local process for parents to provide LEAs with feedback. 


Information about Updated Council Signature Rule

Signature Page Template

Updated Council Signature Rule Video

Updated Council Signature Rule Video (Spanish)




School Website Resources

Schools participating in the School LAND Trust program are required by Utah Code and Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Rule to have certain items on their individual school website, and to provide notice of meetings on the school website one week before the council meeting is held. The School Children’s Trust section of the USBE has been tasked with reviewing a portion of school websites annually to determine compliance. If your school receives School Land Trust funds, your school website should provide your community valuable information about your council and your LAND Trust Plan. These resources will help you to understand what is expected and how compliance is monitored. 

Training Videos

School Website Requirements Video (YouTube)


Checklists and Forms

School Website Checklist for School Leaders & Council Chairs

School Website Compliance Monitoring Form for SCT Office


Reviewing Council Plans

Checklist for Reviewing Council Plans