School Community Council (SCC)

School Community Council


School Community Councils (SCCs) improve educational programs and conditions at public schools. Councils operate using the shared governance approach: collaborative, site-based decision making to meet individual school improvement goals. Every public school in Utah has a community council consisting of two elected groups: parents and teachers/administrators.

The Highland Park SCC has responsibilities defined both by the Salt Lake City School District and the Utah Legislature. Two of our biggest responsibilities are assisting in the development of School Improvement Plans (SIPs) and LAND Trust Plans. SCCs also work on issues brought forth by parents, staff, and faculty (local examples are school walking safety and arts funding).

How can I get involved with Highland Park SCC?

  • Attend meetings – 3rd Thursday of every month at 6PM
  • Read the minutes – available on school website
  • Become an elected member – parents represent their neighborhood communities and serve a 2-year term
  • Contact the SCC chairperson with questions and concerns to be addressed


School Community Council Meetings

We invite you to attend the Highland Park SCC meetings to learn about our greatest academic needs and our School Improvement Plan, and to help in the decision-making process for using LAND Trust funds. At Highland Park we also regularly discuss school safety, budgets, and District news, and talk about other important issues affecting our school. You have a voice! Together we can make a positive difference in the education of our children.

SCC Meetings are regularly held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6PM on Zoom.A link will be sent by email by Mrs. Cluff. Our next meeting will be October 15th at 6pm. Currently the members listed below were last school year’s members.

School Community Council Members

Name Position Email Phone Number
Jessica Balderas SCC Chair 801-580-6935
Debora Cluff Principal 801-481-4833
Shannon Higgens Vice Principal 801-481-4833
Heidi Boogert SIC Chair 801-481-4833 ext. 181
Timothy Wolfe SIC 801-481-4833
  SCC Vice    
  SLTA Rep    
Jenny Kearl SCC Secretary upon request upon request
Kim Francis Arts Night Chair    
April Garff PTA Co-Chair 310-909-4183
Emily Koelliker PTA Co-Chair 801-573-7160
Spring Smith Parent    
Edie Morgan Parent    
Gene McIntyre Parent    
Bruce Simpson Parent    
Erica Chamblee Parent    
Jennifer Larkin Parent    
Heather Parry Parent    
Sonal Kerr Parent    
Cindy Remke Parent    


School Community Council Meetings 2020 - 2021

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
August 27, 2020 English English
September 17, 2020 English English
October 15, 2020
November 19, 2020
January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021
March 18, 2021
April 15, 2021
May 20, 2021

School Community Council Meetings 2019 - 2020

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 19, 2019
October 24, 2019
November 21, 2019

School Community Council Meetings 2018 - 2019

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 20, 2018
October 25, 2018
November 15, 2018
January 16, 2019
February 20, 2019
February 21, 2019 English
March 19, 2019
April 16, 2019
May 21, 2019

School Community Council Meetings 2017 - 2018

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
September 21, 2017 English English
October 26, 2017 English
January 10, 2018
February 08, 2018 English
February 21, 2018
March 15, 2018 English
March 21, 2018
April 18, 2018
April 19, 2018 English English
May 16, 2018

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