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Land Trust & TSSP

SCHOOL LAND TRUST PROGRAM

In the state of Utah, monies from school trust lands are distributed to every public school through the School LAND Trust Program. Jefferson Academy has a School LAND Trust Committee whose responsibilities include creating and approving the School LAND Trust Plan each year which identify an academic need and a proposed solution using the annual funds. The committee is an advisory body that may be comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators. All School LAND Trust Committee actions and plans are overseen and approved by the Governing Board of Directors.

Committee Meeting Schedule

Meetings will be held in the Jefferson Academy LIbrary located at 1425 S. Angel Street, Kaysville, UT 84037. Meetings follow the adopted Land Trust Council Rules of Order

Committee Members

Elections for the School LAND Trust Committee were held September 4-18, 2019. Parents serving as committee members are crucial to the development of the plan and can directly influence the expenditure of funds. The following council members can be reached by emailing landtrust@jeffersonacademy.org.

  • Alana Wilson – Chair, Parent
  • Amy Oswald, Parent
  • Shawna Wichtowski, Parent
  • Kari Roane, School Employee

Plans

Visit the School LAND Trust website for the current school plan and additional information.

For the 2018-2019 school year, Jefferson Academy funds ($62,038) were spent on software programs and apps to improve reading skills and on teacher professional development. Established goals include:

  1. Students in grades 3-6 will increase 4.5% in math problem solving as measured by the DIBELS Math assessment from Fall 2018 – Spring 2019.
  2. Students in grades 1-3 will increase reading fluency and comprehension skills by 4.5% as measured by the DIBELS assessment fall 2018 as compared to the spring 2019 scores.

For the 2019-2020 school year, Jefferson Academy funds (estimated $63,500) will be allocated for the purchase of software and equipment, supplies, services, and supporting staff salaries. Established goals include:

  1. Students in grades 1-3 will increase reading fluency and comprehension skills by 5.3% as measured by the DIBELS assessment Fall 2019 as compared to the 2020 scores.
  2. Students in grades 2-6 will increase 5.2% in math problem solving and fact fluency as measured by the DIBELS Math assessment from Fall 2019 – Spring 2020.

TEACHER AND STUDENT SUCCESS PLAN (TSSP)

The Teacher and Student Success Plan is designed to improve the school’s performance under the state’s accountability system.

Based on the budget allocated, the funds will be spent as follows:

  • 40% of the TSSA funds will be used to increase teacher salaries.
  • 60% of the TSSA funds will be used for augmentation of existing programs.

Funding will be used to support these goals:

  1. Students in grades 3 - 9 will increase language arts scores by 2 percentage points as compared to the previous years’ proficiency scores.
  2. Students in grades K-3 will increase in reading proficiency by 7 percentage points as measured by the DIBELS test from BOY to EOY.
  3. Students in grades 3 - 9 will increase math scores by 2 percentage points as compared to the previous years’ proficiency scores.

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Contact Information

Jefferson Academy
1425 S. Angel Street
Kaysville, Utah 84037
Phone: 801-593-8200
Fax: 801-660-6996