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Dixon Middle School

Last modified: September 26, 2023

Community Council

School Community Council Meetings for 2022-2023 will be held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 from 3:30 PM-4:15 PM.

Community Council Members 2022-2023

John Anderson
Shyrel Petersen
Elizabeth Molinaro
Marie Patrick
Michelle Wages
Carrie Prince
Dawn Anderson

Summary of Proposed Goals

Goal 1: Have teachers use data to find out how to improve their classes by providing each team a data day each term.

Goal 2: We will increase the help available to struggling students (students with an IEP, or who are ELL) through a wellness center, reading help, and smaller English classes.

Goal 3: We will provide tier I and tier II support in English, Science, and Math to increase struggling student’s success in these classes.

Upcoming Agenda for Next Meeting (posted one week prior to next meeting)

Current School Year Agendas & Minutes (2022-2023)

Previous School Year Agendas & Minutes (2021-2022)

Rules of Order and Procedure

To promote ethical behavior and civil discourse each council member shall:

  • Attend council meetings on time and prepared
  • Make decisions with the needs of students as the main objective
  • Listen to and value diverse opinions
  • Be sure the opinions of those you represent are included in discussions
  • Expect accountability and be prepared to be accountable
  • Act with integrity

Rules of Procedure:

All meetings are open to the public and the public is welcome to attend.

The agenda of each upcoming meeting with draft minutes of the prior meeting will be made available to all council members at least one week in advance, will be posted on the school website and made available in the main office.  The agenda will include the date, time and location of the meeting.

Minutes will be kept of all meetings, posted on the school website and then approved at the next scheduled meeting.

The council will prepare a timeline for the school year that includes due dates for all required reporting and other activities/tasks that the council agrees to assume or participate in.  The timeline will assist in preparation of agendas to be sure the council accomplishes their work in a timely manner.

The council consists of the principal, 2 school employees elected yearly, and is open to up to 10 parent members without election. In the event that there are more than 10 parent members wanting to join, an election will be held.  In the event there is a tie vote in an election, the principal shall flip a coin to determine the outcome.

The chair conducts the meetings, makes assignments and requests reports on assignments.  In the absence of the chair the vice-chair shall conduct meetings.

The council must have a quorum to vote. A quorum is equal to a majority of council members.

The council will determine a procedure for a council member to disclose a conflict of interest if required by the local school board.

Meetings shall be conducted and action taken according to very simplified rules of parliamentary procedure as required in 53G-7-1203(10).  Council actions will be taken by motions and voting with votes and motions recorded in the minutes.

A motion (or an action to be taken by the council) is stated as a motion.  Someone else on the council “seconds” the motion indicating that at least one other person on the council feels the motion is worthy of discussion.  Then the council members may provide input and discussion as called upon by the chair.  When discussion seems complete the chair may call for a vote on the motion.  Or when a member of the council “calls the previous question” (a motion to end discussion of the first motion), a second is required.  Without discussion the chair calls for a vote that must pass by 2/3.  If the vote on the previous question fails, the council goes back to discussing the first motion.  If the motion to call the previous question passes, the chair directly calls for a vote on the first motion.  A vote to call the previous question is usually used to move business along.

  • A tie vote is a lost vote.
  • Most motions are main motions.  A main motion may be amended.
  • A point of order is offered when there is some question if procedure had been followed correctly.
  • To stop debate or discussion on a motion and force the vote a member would say, “I move the previous
    question.”  This requires a second and a 2/3 vote.
  • Hasty action may be corrected by use of the motion to reconsider. This motion may be made only
    by one who voted on the prevailing side.

A person who made the motion may withdraw the same motion.