615 East 8000 S, Sandy, Utah 84070

September 19, 2019 – Minutes


In Attendance: Kelly Tauteoli, Shelly Karren, Michelle Erb, Brian Mecham, Lynn Nelson, Stacey Timmerman, Kelly Patrick, Stacie Weatbrook, Cindy Hanson and Jeff Landeen.

  1. Welcome and Introductions – Shelly Karren/Kelly Tauteoli
  • The All For All Assembly was a great kick-off to the year. Students learn expected behavior in the auditorium while building team spirit. Each team parades in to Olympics music, displaying their country’s flag. There are some spirited competitions, including performing the team cheer, etc. A shout out to our three judges: Mont Millerberg (School Board Representative), Ginger Perry (Our Hall Monitor), and Candace Koester (Our PTSA President).
  • Replacing Student Body Officers this year are the Student Ambassadors – representing each grade level team. Ambassadors will help promote team spirit and unity, plan activities, and participate in monthly round table discussions. 

2. Election of SCC Officers & Related Business

  • Business President – Brian Mecham
  • Scribe – Lynn Nelson
  • Vice Chair – Michelle Erb

3. Data Review

  • Union Middle won the School Safety Award, presented by the Board for completing all drills on-time and following all Canyons District safety protocols.
  • Reviewed RISE and Reading Inventory (RI) Data – We had some disappointing drops in some areas, but also some big celebrations. Of particular note:
    • o Science Scores have increased 4 years in a row (an 11 point increase). Most impressive, was the 6th grade science students that had 67% of students demonstrate proficiency.
    • o In the 8th Grade, there were increases in ELA, Math and Science.
    • o On the Reading Inventory in 7th and 8th Grade, 73% of students are at grade level for reading.
    • o Our Special Education students in 8th grade increased proficiency on the Reading Inventory from 19% in the fall to 44% in the spring!!
    • o Our Hispanic students are thriving academically at Union. On the Reading Inventory, 35% of our Hispanic students are scoring in the advanced range, with 41% proficient overall.
    • o A whopping 54% of Union students are scoring in the Advanced Category on the Reading Inventory, with 67% proficient overall. We believe our strong reading, ELA, and social studies programs, as well as the focus on rigorous instruction have all contributed to our strength in reading.

4. Cell Tower Expenditures—see info below

Union School Community Council members unanimously approved the cell tower expenditures as outlined below.

5. Meeting Schedule & SCC Trainings 

Next Meeting at Union Middle School: Thursday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m. In October, SCC members will attend district SCC training.

UMS Cell Tower Expenditures 2019-20

$3000 Each Year (There is currently $7000 in this account.)
We would like to suggest 3 spending categories for approval:

1)    PBIS Student Rewards

Rewards for students, teams, grade levels for accumulation of CATS Cards Examples include:

  • Mini-candy bars
  • UMS water bottles
  • UMS T-shirts
  • Ice cream/cookie class rewards
  • UMS pencils
  • UMS bracelets

2)      Field Trip/Festival Buses

Examples include:

  • Debate Buses
  • Dance Fieldtrip
  • Festival Bussing

3)      Teacher Recognitions/Expenditures

Examples include:

  • Teacher appreciation
  • Waffle Breakfasts (monthly)

Any of these areas that have a single expenditure over $1000 would need individual approval by the School Community Council.

Meeting Schedule and District SCC Trainings for 2019-20

Next Meeting at Union Middle School: Thursday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m. In October, SCC members will attend district SCC training.

District School Community Council Training Schedule:
Reminder: The “SCC 101” training is for new members who have never served on a council before, and “SCC Training” is for all members, including those who opt to participate in the “SCC 101” course. All training sessions will be held in the Professional Development Center at CAB-East at 9361 S. 300 E. Parking may be an issue, so please plan to park in the north lot of Mt. Jordan Middle School or the LDS church north of the district office.

  • October 2nd:
    10:00 a.m. SCC Training
    5:00 p.m. SCC 101
    6:00 p.m. SCC Training


  • October 8th 
    9:00 a.m. SCC 101
    10:00 a.m. SCC Training
    6:00 p.m. SCC Training


  • October 10th
    9:00 a.m. SCC Training
    6:00 p.m.SCC 101
    7:00 p.m. SCC Training