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Parents can become more involved by seeking election to their School Community Council (SCC). State lawmakers are requiring each school this year to list its SCC agendas and meetings on the school websites.
Prior to Nov. 16, principals must post on their Internet and in the school office: names and contact information (email or phone) for each member of the council; the proposed meeting schedule for the school year; and a summary of the School LAND Trust Program Plan completed in the prior school year.
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Each public school receives LAND Trust money, which comes from private industry using public land. Each school received about $62 per student last school year, or in West High’s case, roughly $119,000. The SCC then uses that money to help improve student academics.
At West, the LAND trust money was used last year for several projects, including: paying stipends to the teaching staff for their work after school and during the summer; the Freshman Focus program, which trains them in study skills and introduces them to the school’s programs; purchasing reading books and workbooks for English as a Second Language students; and purchasing iPads and a cart so teachers could teach the new technology to students and put applications on the Internet.
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