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SOJH Mission Statement
The mission of South Ogden Jr High is to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and strategies to excel now and in the future. 
We unite students, teachers, and parents to create a community based on integrity and accountability.
 
SOJH Vision Statement
Empowering Students to Excel

Our Administration Contacts

Mrs. Nicole Meibos, Principal
nmeibos@wsd.net

Mr. Quinn Talbot, Assistant Principal
qutalbot@wsd.net

To promote ethical behavior and civil discourse each council member shall:

• Attend council meetings on time and prepared

• Make decisions with the needs of students as the main objective

• Listen to and value diverse opinions

• Be sure the opinions of those you represent are included in discussions

• Expect accountability and be prepared to be accountable

• Act with integrity

Rules of Procedure:

All meetings are open to the public and the public is welcome to attend.

The agenda of each upcoming meeting with draft minutes of the prior meeting will be made available to all council members at least one week in advance. Minutes will be kept of all meetings, prepared in draft format for approval at the next scheduled meeting.

The council will prepare a timeline for the school year that includes due dates for all required reporting and other activities/tasks that the council agrees to assume or participate in.

The timeline will assist in preparation of agendas to be sure the council accomplishes their work in a timely manner.

The chair or a co-chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments.

In the absence of the chair or co-chair, the vice-chair or other co-chair shall conduct meetings.

Meetings shall be conducted and action taken according to very simplified rules of parliamentary procedure as required in 53A-1a-108.1(9)(i). Items on the agenda take priority over other discussions coming before the council. Action of the council will be taken by motions and voting. The motions and voting are recorded in the minutes.

A motion (or an action to be taken by the council) is stated as a motion. Someone else on the council “seconds” the motion indicating that at least one other person on the council feels the motion is worthy of discussion. Then the council members may provide input and discussion as called upon by the chair. When discussion seems complete the chair may call for a vote on the motion. Or when a member of the council “calls the previous question” (a motion to end discussion of the first motion), a second is required and then, without discussion the chair calls for a vote that must pass by 2/3. If the vote on the previous question fails the council goes back to discussing the first motion. If the motion to call the previous question passes, the chair directly calls for a vote on the first motion. A vote to call the previous question is usually used to move business along.

Every public school in Utah has a School Community Council formed of parents and school employees. The School Community Council acts as a liaison between parents and the school, and develops plans for improving the school using funds from the School LAND Trust Plan (the amount varies but is usually  between $20,000 and $50,000 per year).

School Community Council Responsibilities:

  • Develop a School Improvement Plan
  • Develop a School LAND Trust Plan
  • Review school U-PASS data (U-PASS is a series of student tests that measure school performance.
  • Participate in the development of the Professional Development Plan
  • Develop a Child Access Routing Plan (High Schools are not required to do this.)
  • Advise the school administration on local school issues
  • Provide an opportunity for issues of concern in the community to be presented to the school administration
  • Develop a Reading Achievement Plan (Elementary schools only)

(The plans produced by the School Community Council must be approved by the district school board.)

Who's on the School Community Council?

  • Principal
  • Faculty/staff members
  • Parent/guardian members
  • The size of the council may be determined by each individual school. Most councils have at least five members.
  • The number of parent/guardian members must exceed the number of faculty/staff members including the principal.

How are Council members elected?

All council members, except the principal, are elected. Employees vote for employees (majority vote), and parents/guardians vote for parents/guardians (majority vote of those voting in a an election held at the school). In the event of vacancies, each group appoints replacement members from within its ranks. The selection of council members should be made no later than July 1 prior to the start of the new school year.  Those interested in being on the council should inform the principal.

Where does the funding from the School LAND Trust come from?

There are 3.3 million acres of school trust lands in Utah granted at statehood to support schools. These lands generate revenue, all of which is saved in the permanent State School Fund. This fund is invested and the interest and dividends are distributed to every public school in the state based on enrollment figures. School Community Councils prepare plans, approved by local school boards, that identify an academic need and a proposed solution using the dollars that the school received from the School LAND Trust Fund.

Your School's Community Council

See who's on your School Community Council and read their School Improvement Plan and School LAND Trust Plan.

Remember, if you'd like to become a member of a School Community Council, contact your school's principal.

Information from: http://utaheducationfacts.com/index.php/tools-for-parents/school-community-councils

Parents

Parents act as the primary advocates for all children. By working as a group and understanding the legal responsibilities that lie with the principal, parents ensure the representation of various viewpoints and values within the community. Parent engagement is a key element to student achievement and student progress. Parents have at least a two-member majority of a school community council, and are often the driving force. Parents will serve as chair and may serve as vice-chair. It is important that parents on the council understand the responsibilities of the council, and are able to collaborate well with the other members of the council to effect meaningful school improvement for all children.

2017-2018 South Ogden Junior High Community Council
     
Faculty & Staff:  
Term
(8 members)
     
Nicole Meibos This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 1st
Quinn Talbot This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 1st
Glen Larsen-Vice Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 5th
Jenna Augustin-Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 2nd
Cristen Ottley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 2nd
Jenifer Hadley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 1st
Jodi Kennedy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 1st
Jonathan Ward This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 1st
Parents:  
Term 
(13 members)
Melanie Milne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 5th
Jennifer Burdett This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 5th
Lanny London This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 2nd
Brandon Richards This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 2nd of 1st
Jen Dunyon- Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 2nd of 1st
Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 2nd of 1st
Bryan Browning This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 2nd of 1st
Raquelle Johnson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 1st
Kandy Borup This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 1st
Brady Herbert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1st of 1st
     
2017-18 Meeting Dates:  All @ 3:00 in the Library
 
1. September 15th    
2. October 16th    
3. November 6th    
4. February 5th    
5. April 23rd    
     
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