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School Community Council

School Community Councils (SCC’s) improve educational programs and conditions at public schools. Councils operate using the shared governance approach: collaborative, site-based decision making to meet individual school improvement goals. Every public school in Utah has a community council consisting of two elected groups: parents (that’s you!) and teachers/administrators.

The Southland SCC has responsibilities defined both by the Jordan School District and the Utah Legislature. Two of our biggest responsibilities are assisting in the development of School Improvement Plans (SIP’s) and LAND Trust Plans. SCC’s also work on issues brought forth by parents, staff, and faculty.

How can I get involved with the Southland SCC?

• Complete an SCC Application to become a voting member (completed by the September deadline each year) and attend scheduled meetings OR

• Attend scheduled meetings as a public member (no voting rights)

• Read the minutes

• Become an elected member (elections held at the last meeting of the school year)

School Community Council Meetings

We invite you to attend Southland Elementary SCC meetings to learn about our greatest academic needs, our School Improvement Plan and help in the decision-making process for using LAND Trust funds. At Southland, we also regularly discuss school safety, share District news, get PTO Updates, and talk about other important issues affecting our school. You have a voice and together we can make a positive difference in the education of our children!

Southland SCC Rules of Order and Procedure (2023 Draft)

Southland's LAND Trust Distribution(s):

2023-2024 School Year: $92,025.86

2022-2023 School Year: $90,483

2021-2022 School Year: $90,462

2023-2024 Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday October 12, 2023-5:30 p.m. (Agenda)
  • Thursday November 16, 2023-5:30 p.m. (Agenda)
  • Thursday January 18, 2024-5:30 p.m. (Agenda)
  • Thursday March 21, 2024-5:30 p.m. (Agenda)

2023-2024 Southland School Community Council Contacts

Garett York Principal 801-254-8047
Lay Kou Faculty Rep. 801-254-8047
Katie Enniss Chair 801-916-4242
Joshua Harrison Vice-Chair 801-580-4521
Julia Halliday Parent Rep. 801-652-0849
Jennifer Preece Parent Rep. 801-875-3334

Copies of previous year's SCC minutes can be found in the main office at Southland Elementary

Southland SCC Minutes March 16, 2023

Southland SCC Minutes January 19, 2023

Southland SCC Minutes November 17, 2022

Southland SCC Minutes September 22, 2022

Southland SCC Minutes March 10, 2022

Southland SCC Minutes January 20, 2022

Southland SCC Minutes November 18, 2021

Southland SCC Minutes September 16, 2021

Southland SCC Minutes March 18, 2021

Southland SCC Minutes January 28, 2021

Southland SCC Minutes November 19, 2020

Southland SCC Minutes September 24, 2020

Southland SCC Minutes March 31, 2020

Southland SCC Minutes January 23, 2020

Southland SCC Minutes September 26, 2019

Southland SCC Minutes May 16, 2019


Southland Elementary Land Trust Plan 2023/2024

Southland Elementary Land Trust Plan 2022/2023

Southland Elementary Land Trust Plan 2021/2022

2023-2024 Southland TSSA Plan

2022-2023 Southland TSSA Plan

2020-2021 Southland TSSA Plan

Learn more about shared governance and the role of councils here:

School Land Trust 

Jordan School District School Community Council Resources