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What is the School Community Council?

Butler Middle School’s School Community Council (SCC) is made up of parents from the community and teachers from the staff of Butler Middle School. Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents to be actively involved in their children’s education. Each year, the school receives a distribution of funds from Utah’s School LAND Trust Program, and it’s the Council’s job to prioritize how these funds will be used to address the school’s greatest academic needs. School Community Councils hold elections once a year to fill open seats, and are comprised of parents and school employees, including the principal. Parents make up the majority of the Council, outnumbering employees by at least two. Working together, Council members review school data, identify school needs, establish school goals (or a success plan), and allocate LAND Trust funds toward accomplishing those goals. School Community Councils also discuss school digital and safety plans, and throughout the year, serve as an advisory group to the school principal, district administrators, and the Canyons Board of Education. In this role, the Council fosters communication between the school and the community on local school issues, and is a vital partner in fulfilling Canyons’ college- and career-readiness mission. Resources to assist Council members in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities can be found on Canyons District’s website.

2019 - 2020 LAND Trust Distribution:


2019 - 2020 TSSA Distribution:


2019-2020 Council Members

If you have information you would like to present to the SCC, please contact either Mr. Hallenbeck or Ms. Denise White, the SCC Chair at least one week prior to the meeting to be included in the agenda.

Denise White – Parent/Chair

Becky Parkin – Parent/Co-chair

Paula Logan – Principal

Doug Hallenbeck – Assistant Principal

Tatiana Grant – Counselor

Monica Alm – Teacher

LaDena Saxey – Secretary

Lori Carter – Parent

Brenda Sim – Parent

Debbie Durtschi – Parent

Honor Steele– Parent

Inga Plucinski-Holbrook – Parent

Jennifer Atwood – Parent

Laurel Miller-Jones – Parent

Micah Baker – Parent

2019-2020 Meeting Schedule

All meetings will be held at Butler Middle School in the Main Office Board Room at 3:30 p.m.  Visiting patrons will be added to the attendance list. Only council members participate in the discussion of agenda items and voting. 

September 4, 2019

October 9, 2019

November 20, 2019

January 15, 2020

February 15, 2020

March 18, 2020

April 15, 2020

May 13, 2020

2019-2020 Minutes, Agendas, and Reports

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