2700 East 7000 S., Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

French Dual Language Immersion School

March 29, 2023 – Minutes (Draft)

Butler Elementary School

SCC  Minutes



Parent Members                                           Employee Members

Lori Carter                  X                                 Aubrey Doyle             X

Tyson Grover              X                                Gretchen Givone         X

Annettte York             ____                            Jeff Nalwalker            X

Sherrie Merrell           ____

January Anderson       X

Carrie Welter              ____




Motion to approve February Meeting Minutes.   Motion to approve Tyson Grover.  Aubrey Doyle seconded, all approved, non opposed,  Motion passes.


The team reviewed the TSSP.  Jeff noted that the TSSP includes all of our school plans regardless of how they are funded

Group reviewed the overall goal discussing the 80% of demographically like schools

The next section discusses the data points that we have reviewed and discussed through the year

Reviewed the goals as part of the TSSP

ELA Goals

A large portion of our land trust money is here 89k for the land trust.  That is used to pay for our interventionist.

Increase 58% to 70% by May of 2024 of K-3

Increase 73% to 80% of 4-5 grade students

The group then reviewed the Action Plan Steps associated with these goals.

There was no feedback from the group for adjustments.

Math Goals

Pathway of Progress is based on their initial test scores, how they grow compared to other kids of the same criteria.   32% of students are not in the pathway to progress

Increase Math Composite Scores 81% to 85% by May 2024

Increase at or above benchmark Math Composite from 77% to 80%

Raise Overall RISE in 3-5 grades from 71st to 80th percentile

The group then reviewed the Action Plan Steps associated with these goals.

The group discussed the benefits of the number talk process and how they helps them in their lessons

Science Goals

3500 TSSP Funds to pay for software the school uses

Goals for Science include 75% of 4th and 5th graders will rise up from 71% on RISE.

Science is keyboarding, science then social studies.

The group discussed how to keep students thinking scientifically throughout the year.

The RISE test is not any more science facts as much as it was in the past.  RISE is now more based on process.  So Butler changed their map to allow students to adapt to the new process of testing and have a systematic review planned out.  Funds will be used to allow the teachers time to plan out how they want to assist and test the children.

Lori Carter had a question on 504.  She asked how are we, and how can we help our teachers follow these 504 Plans.

The teachers said they have all they need to execute these, and for new students, they always reach out to the teachers from the last year.

Jeff Nalwalker actions

Gretchen Givone pays for safe share.  She pays 5 a month.  Jeff said they have a way they can do it through Google Docs, but Aubrey said the district has a way to pay for that as well.  Additionally, Jeff will research the Brain Pop funding.  If Brain Pop funding is TSSP or Land Trust then the budget will be adjusted accordingly.

Classroom Management

The group reviewed the classroom management

By May 2024 assist teachers with students that need additional assistance and how they can influence positive behaviors.

PBIS Rewards is taking the bob cat tickets and digitizing them.   Similar to ClassDojo but has more features.

The group had no additional feedback.  The group was eager for the PBIS rewards and supportive.

School Climate Goals

87k Funds from TSSP

Lori asked the teachers if they would be willing to do monthly surveys.   Gretchen said yes, they would be helpful and willing, but they need to be anonymous.  Jeff Nalwalker said yes we can make them anonymous.   The TSSP Plan was updated to ensure these are autonomous.

If there is additional money from TSSP the SCCA has voted to spend those funds on additional interventionist, or hours of the current, purchase hardware, technology software, all to support academic goals

Sherrie Merrell motion to approve the plan.   Second was from Carrie Welter.  All approved the TSSP, non opposed. 


The group reviewed the in-day criteria.  Lori asked what is the difference between what we do now and the proposal herein.  This proposal is just more detailed and ensuring the data has been reviewed and reasonable.

The group voted on the criteria proposal-below.  Motion to approve by Tyson and a second from Carrie.   No one is opposed.  Motion passes. 

In-Day Criteria


Widely accepted guidelines from the medical community for outdoor winter play state, “In general, when the wind chill is 32° F and above, it’s safe to be outside. In temperatures 13° F to 31° F, indoor breaks should happen every 20-30 minutes. For wind chills of 13° and below, you should move activities indoors and outside of the cold as frostbite can set in very quickly.”


The criteria suggested by Canyons School District align with these guidelines and suggest that we bring/keep students inside when the temperature is below 22° F. In order to include other factors, such as windchill, Butler will use the “Real Feel” temperature provided at Accuweather.com. This reading may be higher or lower than the actual thermometer-measured temperature. We will also call an in-day when it is raining more than a drizzle or if we are experiencing a blizzard. In addition to these weather-related criteria, we will hold in-days in accordance with directives from the Utah Department of Air Quality.


We intend to bring/keep students inside when the Real Feel temperature is below 22° F.  Every effort will be made to make these decisions in a timely manner. In the event of extenuating circumstance, we understand the advice of medical professionals and realize that it is reasonable for students to play outside for up to 20 minutes in temperatures as low as 13° F. As students should not be lined up outside of school more than 15 minutes before the first bell and all recess periods are 20 minutes or less, we are satisfied that our students would be safe as long as the temperature, including windchill, is at least 13° F. This, however should be the exception rather than the rule, especially when temperatures are well below 20° F approaching the lower threshold of this range.






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