Falcon Ridge Elementary
2019-2020 School Community Council
January 16, 2020
March 18, 2020
Falcon Ridge Elementary
School Community Council
January 16, 2020
Dual Immersion Update
SNAP Plan Approval
SCC Meeting Dates
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Tuesday, March 18, 2020
Falcon Ridge Elementary
School Community Council Members 2019-2020
Laura McKee firstname.lastname@example.org 801-608-7515 Chair (Parent)
Melina Hunstman email@example.com 801-633-1264 Vice Chair (Parent)
Michelle Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org 801-282-2437 Principal
Karen Beebe email@example.com 801-419-3271 Secretary
Deborah Craver Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org 801-282-2437 Teacher/Parent
Jessica Brinton email@example.com 801-440-8816 Parent
Lauren Evans firstname.lastname@example.org 801-706-4022 Parent
Oscar Mena email@example.com 801-638-5452 Parent
Misty Mena firstname.lastname@example.org 801-638-5452 Parent
Julianne Duncan email@example.com 801-834-5119 Parent
Gordon Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org 385-237-7060 Parent
Lori Mathews email@example.com 801-979-0313 Parent
Agustin Rondon firstname.lastname@example.org 385-388-2251 Parent
Joy Edman email@example.com 801-282-2437 Teacher/Parent
School Land Trust Information can be found at:
https://School Land Trust Reports
|School||Actual Funding 2015-16||Actual Funding 2016-17||Actual Funding 2017-18||Actual Funding 2018-19||Current Funding 2019-20|
|Falcon Ridge Elementary||$55,458.00||$57,839.00||$72,721.00||$78,782.00||$72,006.00|
- The organization is paramount. To it belongs the power. Its interest and convenience supersedes those of an individual member. It has the right to make its own rules, which then must be observed by all members.
- All members and their rights are equal. Each member has the equal right to attend meetings, propose business, discuss it, make motions, to vote, to make nominations, and to hold office—rights which cannot be suspended or restricted save in the interest of the whole, and then only by a two-thirds vote.
- One thing at a time. There can be but one main proposition before the assembly at one time. Only one member can have the floor at one time.
- Full discussion before action. The presiding officer may to put a debatable motion to vote as long as members wish to debate it. This applies to all main propositions and may be suspended only by a two-thirds vote.
- Propositions rather than persons. Personal remarks in debate are always out of order. The objective is the opinion and decision of the group upon the proposition, hence debate is impersonal. The presiding officer must rule all personal remarks out of order. Debate must be direct to motions and not to motives, principles and not to personalities.
- Propositions may yield to privileges. Matters affecting the convenience or privileges of the assembly or an individual may interrupt considerations of a question.
- No discussion for interruptions or suspensions. Matters of sufficient urgency to interrupt discussion may not themselves be discussed. Motions that have the effect of suspending a rule are not debatable.
- No second time in the same form. To protect the assembly against waste of time, a question once decided may as a general rule, not be presented again at the same meeting in the same form under similar circumstances unless reconsideration is ordered.
- The majority decides-usually. This rule is basic to the democratic process. The minority has the right to be heard, but once a decision has been reached by a majority of the members present and voting, the minority must then respect ad abide by a decision. The majority decides all ordinary questions, but it requires more than a majority to limit a member’s parliamentary rights to introduce and discuss questions, and vote, or suspend or modify (without notice) a rule of order previously adopted.
- Two-thirds votes for extraordinary questions – such as motions to amend by-laws, to change or repeal (without notice) a motion previously adopted, to suspend the rules or restrict the rights of members to introduce questions, discuss them, and vote.
- Silence gives consent. The right to vote must be exercised. Silence has the same effect as assent to the will of the prevailing side.
- A quorum must be present to do business. The purpose of a quorum is to prevent an unrepresentative group from taking actions in the name of an organization.
(Robert’s Rules Simplified. Lewis, Arthur T. and Robert, Henry. (2006) Mineola, NY: Dover Publications; Robert’s Rules in Plain English. Zimmerman, Doris. (2005). New York: Collins)
Rules of Order and How a Motion is Made and Acted Upon
- A member requests the floor.
- The floor is assigned.
- The motion is made. “I move…”
- The motion is seconded. If there is no second, the Chair states, “Since there is no second, the motion is not before this meeting.”
- The Chair states the motion. “It has been moved and seconded that…”
- Debate is held. Chair opens the debate by saying, “Is there any discussion to the motion?”
- The Chair puts the question to vote. “The Chair restates the motion, “The question is on the motion that…All in favor of the motion, please say ‘aye’… those opposed, say ‘no’.
- The Chair announces the vote.
- Main motions require a second (unless coming from a committee), can be debated, can be amended, and require a majority vote.
- The maker of the motion has the first right to speak to it.
- Every member has the right to speak once to a motion and no more than twice.
- To amend a motion means to change the wording of a motion to make it clearer, more complete, or more acceptable before the motion is voted upon. This is called “perfecting the motion.”
- Three ways to amend: 1.) Add words or phrase; 2.) Strike out words or phrases; and, 3.) Substitute an entire motion or paragraph.
- An amendment must be germane (related) to the motion on the floor to be in order.
- A motion should be in the affirmative to avoid confusion in a vote. (E.g. Instead of being that “We do not accept the invitation” the motion is stated, “We decline the invitation.”)
- Adoption of an amendment does not adopt the motion. If an amendment is not adopted, the motion is on the floor as it was originally worded.
- An amendment may be amended, but only two amendments may be on the floor at any time.
- Use general consent when possible to keep the meeting moving. When business is routine (such as adopting the minutes) or when the group seems to be in agreement, a formal vote or a formal motion may be unnecessary. In these instances, the Chair says, “If there is no objection…” If there is a single objection, a formal motion must be made and voted upon.
- A “friendly amendment” may be adopted by general consent.
- Previous question is the motion to end debate and to bring the group to an immediate vote on the pending motion.
- It is rude to call out “Question,” is out of order, and the presiding officer should ignore such calls.