Dear Editor:

The purpose of this correspondence is to invite community members to become a member of the Grand County High School Community Council and inform you of the nature of this organization.

Utah Code 53G-7-1202 along with Board Rule R277-491 requires all schools in the state to have

a school community council. The main purpose of this council it to help each school improve

student achievement by developing a plan based on district and school goals. The purpose of the

high school council will be to:

Review Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE), Junior ACT results, AP

results, the new MAP assessment data and other pertinent data related to student


Develop a school improvement plan for improving student achievement/learning. This

plan may be multi-year and must be presented and approved annually by the Grand County Board

of Education. (See the School Lands Trust website at: for

more information.)

Assist in the development and implementation of a plan for staff development. We will

continue to implement goals from our accreditation in March of 2017.

If applicable, appoint individuals to serve on subcommittees to assist in the development

of the plans. (Note: Appointed individuals need not be members of the council.)

In response to the council, the school shall:

Implement the plans that are developed by the council and approved by the Grand County Board

of Education.

Provide ongoing support for the council’s plans.

Meet the Grand County Board of Education’s reporting requirement regarding performance and


Publicize to its patrons and the general public its plan to enhance or improve academic

excellence at the school and the results of those efforts. The plan for 2018-2019 can be

accessed on the GCHS website:

Prepare and present an annual report to the Grand County Board of Education by the end of each

school year.

If you would like to be considered for membership on this year’s council at GCHS, or would like

to find out more information regarding the council and its endeavors to date, our first

organizational meeting and election, if applicable, of new members for this school year will be on

September 10 at 4:30 p.m. in classroom No. 100 (to one’s immediate left when entering the Technical

Science and Arts Center east of the main building). You must have a student in the high school to

be eligible. If you would like more information, contact Dr. Stephen Hren at 435-719-4890 or 435-260-


Dr. Stephen Hren

GCHS Principal