Trust Land Funds
Link to: Land Trust State-Wide Information
Trust Land Funds are grant monies the school can receive based on a proposal written by the school and must be approved by the School Community Council, Alpine School District, and the State of Utah. We have received a little over $87,000 for the 2017-2018 school year. This money supports our School Improvement Plan to improve reading scores in our lower grades and math scores in our upper grades. Our scores have reflected positive gains in these areas over the past academic years with these funds in place.
For the 2017-18 school year we have been able to use these funds for several staffing needs. We have hired a full-time aide for each of our kindergarten classs. We have also been able to provide an extra hour of instruction for some of our kindergarten students needing additional academic support. These funds have also made it possible to hire “double dose interventionists” for 1st-6th grade levels to help with extra instruction during small group time. This time is to provide students with small group academic support in ares of math or language arts. In addition, we are able to use these funds to provide professional development opportunities for a number of our teachers and purchase a class set of 40 I-pads with a charging cart to be placed in our lower grades. This technology will provide students will access to various educational programs, including Lexia. With these new additions, we believe our focus on student growth and achievement will increase in the coming years.
2016-17 Trust Land Funds
We received a little over $65,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. This money was used to support our School Improvement Plan to improve reading scores in our lower grades and math scores in our upper grades. Our scores reflected positive gains in these areas.
Funds were used in a variety of ways. With these funds, we hired a full-time aide for each of our kindergarten classes. We were also able to provide an extra hour of instruction to some K students who were identified as needing additional academic support. In addition, we hired double dose aides to help with extra instruction for 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades during small group time. First-sixth grade levels were provided with an additonal hour of aide time each day to assist teachers and students academically. Lastly, we were able to provide extra professional development for a number of our teachers and purchase a class set of 40 chrome books and a chrome book cart to further support instruction in upper grades.
History of Trust Lands Funding for Ridgeline Elementary
2013-14: $51, 101.00