School Land Trust - School Community Council Final Report 2019-20
One of the responsibilities of the School Community Council (SCC) is to decide how to spend our Land Trust dollars. Land Trust dollars are given to school based on earnings from federal protected lands. They come to us from the United States government. State law gives the SCC the power to decide how best to use these funds.
Last year, Circleville received $68,000 in Land Trust monies. This money was used in the following ways:
- IXL Learning is available to our students in social studies, science, math, and language arts, to provide practice in these core areas.
- We purchase Studies Weekly for some of our grades. This is a weekly newspaper that helps students learn history tied to the core curriculum.
- We supplemented our math and language arts programs with additional consumable materials. Consumables are those things that are used by students every year that need to be re-purchased for a new set of students.
- We took our students on a field trip in October to the pumpkin patch.
- We purchased an online program for our lower grades called Really Great Reading to ensure that students are reading on grade level by the 3rd grade.
- We paid for a literacy specialist to help students struggling with reading. This person hosted students in the library weekly and facilitated a Battle of the Books competition.
- A person on staff was compensated to be our local science specialist.
- Teachers were provided with additional teacher supply money to ensure their students had the materials necessary for quality learning.
- We brought in an author, Gary Hogg, to motivate our students to read and write.
- We funded our character education program.
Due to school closures in the spring, we were not able to do all the things that we had anticipated when creating the 2019-20 plan. We also were not able to collect accurate performance data to see if our Land Trust academic goals were met.
For a copy of the 2020-21 plan, please visit the Circleville website at https://www.piutek12.org/schools/circleville-elementary.html.
Anyone wishing to attend a School Community Council meeting may do so, even if not an elected member. These meetings are open to the public. You can find details of the meetings on our website. These details are also emailed out monthly. Our next meeting is scheduled for October