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School Land Trust & TSSA

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. North Davis Preparatory Academy has a School LAND Trust Committee whose responsibilities include creating and approving the School LAND Trust Plan each year which identifies 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. School LAND Trust Committee members are willing volunteers who care about the success of students and overall school improvement and North Davis Preparatory Academy is grateful for their time and dedication.

Council Meeting Schedule

The School LAND Trust Committee meetings are open to the public. See Agendas below. The council will utilize their adopted LAND Trust Council Rules of Order. For more information about the School LAND Trust Program visit www.SchoolLANDTrust.org.

2019-2020 Meeting Schedule
(agendas & minutes)

School Land Trust Committee Members

Emily Hansen – Chair, Parent
Candace Hamblin – Parent
Gaby Smith – Parent
Kimberlee Mills – Parent
Kellie Moss – Parent

Plans

Visit the School LAND Trust website for the Current School Plan and additional information.

For the 2019-2020 school year, NDPA funds (estimated $121,800) will be allocated for the purchase of computer hardware, instruments, furniture, and supporting staff salaries. Established goals include:

  1. Through more consistent access to technology, NDPA students will be able to work on skill enhancement, skill practice, assessment review, and curriculum research. To help prepare students for high academic achievement, bi-literate proficiency, and a love of learning, NDPA, in providing more access to technology expect to increase student proficiency on RISE scores in Language Arts, Math, and Science by a minimum of 1%.

Let your voice be heard by volunteering on NDPA’s LAND Trust Committee!

TEACHER AND STUDENT SUCCESS ACT (TSSA)

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

Student Success Framework (pdf)
TSSA Plan (pdf)

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

25% of the TSSA fund will be used for professional learning activities.
25% of the TSSA funds will be used for faculty/staff incentives.
50% of the TSSA funds will be used for augmentation of existing programs.

Funding will be used to support these goals:

  1. Students at NDPA in grades K - 9 will increase language arts scores by 2 percentage points as compared to the previous years’ proficiency scores.
  2. Students at NDPA in grades K - 9 will increase math scores by 1 percentage points as compared to the previous years’ proficiency scores.