School Land Trust Program
The concept of the School Land Trust Program has been around since 1785! Congress reserved one square mile out of every thirty-six square mile township for the maintenance of public schools. In 1850, two square miles in every township were granted. The states are responsible for the spending of that money. In 1980 the Utah State Office of Education found this money had been mismanaged. Much reform took place in the School Land Trust Program and now Utah has a well-managed program that ensures the money is not only used in public schools, but used wisely for the education of children.
The School Community Council decides how the Land Trust funds are to be spent based on recommendations from the school and community. Yearly each school is required to make a report to the public on how they spent the money provided by the School Land Trust. Below you will see how the money was used at Delta North Elementary.
Delta North was allocated $43.429.94 for the 2015-16 school year.
The school needed to improve the students’ reading and math mastery and additional intervention help was needed for interventions. Delta North Elementary School hired (3) 3-hour instructional assistants to assist with Tier II interventions for a total of $17,707.00.
The Behavior Initiative program purchased Data Binders for $1,114.13. Students use these binders to track their progress. The binders will be reused this school year.
A Chrome Lab was purchased as well as 6 refurbished iPads for new teachers. Three class microphones were also purchased under equipment for a total of $12,794.00.
Total for the 2014-2015 year was $43,430.00. There was no carry-over fund for the 2016-2017 school year.
The State Office of Education uses the end-of-year tests (SAGE) to determine a grade for each school. Delta North Elementary received a ‘C’ grade for the 2013-2014 year. With the help of the additional instructional assistants and a lot of hard work from students, parents, and teachers, we are happy to say Delta North Elementary received a ‘B’ grade for the 2014-2015 year. The school scored two points lower for the 2015-2016 school year but the state increased the grading parameters so Delta North Elementary received a ‘C’ grade.
Being actively involved in your child's education is essential in developing a strong partnership between home and school. Whether you are working fulltime or stay at home, make sure you take time everyday to connect and be present with your child. Talk to your child about what they are doing in school, have your child read to you, provide a quiet place to do homework everyday, and help your child stay organized!
Delta Elementary's vision is to provide enriching, meaningful learning experiences in a safe and supportive learning environment. Our outstanding Parent Volunteer Group is essential in supporting our school. Their efforts provide many school activities and support our programs. Please support them as well, as they can always use help. We are a school where everyone shares in the responsibility for the success of every one of our students. We cannot do it alone.
Here's to a strong year of teamwork, community building, and a commitment to do our best and be our best for our amazing student population.