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Falcon Ridge School Community Council

November 18, 2020



Approve Minutes

Budget Review

Internet Safety

Behavior Plan

  • Restorative Practices
  • Playworks

Trustlands 2021-2022

  • 2020-21 goals and data (Trustlands and TSSA)
  • Discuss 2021-2022 goals

Please join us on November 18, 2020 from 5:30-6:30

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Falcon Ridge Elementary
2020-2021 School Community Council Members

Laura McKee Chair (801) 608-7515
Melina Huntsman Vice Chair (801) 633-1264
Theresa Christensen Principal (801) 282-2437
Joy Edman Teacher
Deborah Craver Teacher deborah.
Gordon Hayes Parent
Jessica Brinton Parent
Karen Beebe Parent
Christopher Viehweger Parent
Stephanie Morgan Parent

Falcon Ridge Elementary
2020-2021 School Community Council
Meeting Dates

Sept. 16 at 5:30
Nov. 18 at 5:30
Feb. 16 at 5:30
Mar. 17 at 5:30

Falcon Ridge Elementary
School Community Council
September 16, 2020
5:30 pm

Meeting will be held via Zoom
Approve Minutes
Budget Review
Playworks Update
School Reopening Update


Falcon Ridge Elementary
School Community Council
January 16, 2020
5:30 pm


Approve Minutes

Budget Review

Dual Immersion Update


SNAP Plan Approval

SPIRE Update

SCC Meeting Dates

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Tuesday, March 18, 2020

Falcon Ridge Elementary

School Community Council Members 2019-2020

Laura McKee                                       801-608-7515      Chair (Parent)

Melina Hunstman                       801-633-1264      Vice Chair (Parent)

Michelle Peterson           801-282-2437      Principal

Karen Beebe                                        801-419-3271      Secretary

Deborah Craver               801-282-2437      Teacher/Parent

Jessica Brinton                                        801-440-8816      Parent

Lauren Evans                                       801-706-4022      Parent

Oscar Mena                                        801-638-5452      Parent

Misty Mena                                          801-638-5452      Parent

Julianne Duncan                                 801-834-5119      Parent

Gordon Hayes                                          385-237-7060      Parent

Lori Mathews                                         801-979-0313      Parent

Agustin Rondon                               385-388-2251      Parent

Joy Edman                                     801-282-2437      Teacher/Parent

School Land Trust Information can be found at:
https://School Land Trust Reports

School Land Trust Funding Information Chart for Falcon Ridge Elementary School
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
       12 Basic Rules of Parliamentary Law
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Propositions may yield to privileges. Matters affecting the convenience or privileges of the assembly or an individual may interrupt considerations of a question.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Silence gives consent. The right to vote must be exercised. Silence has the same effect as assent to the will of the prevailing side.
  12. 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

  1. A member requests the floor.
  2. The floor is assigned.
  3. The motion is made. “I move…”
  4. The motion is seconded. If there is no second, the Chair states, “Since there is no second, the motion is not before this meeting.”
  5. The Chair states the motion. “It has been moved and seconded that…”
  6. Debate is held. Chair opens the debate by saying, “Is there any discussion to the motion?”
  7. 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’.
  8. 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.