LAND Trust Program


In the state of Utah, monies from school trust lands are distributed to every public school through the School LAND Trust Program. Syracuse Arts Academy has a School LAND Trust Committee for each campus whose responsibilities include creating and approving the School LAND Trust Plan each year which identifies an academic need and a proposed solution using the annual funds. Each campus committee is an advisory body that may be comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators. All School LAND Trust Committee actions and plans are overseen and approved by the Governing Board of Directors. School LAND Trust Committee members are willing volunteers who care about the success of students and overall school improvement and Syracuse Arts Academy is grateful for their time and dedication.

The School LAND Trust Committee meetings are open to the public.  See the agendas and minutes below.  Each council has adopted the LAND Trust Council Rules of Order & Procedure. 

Committee Members

NAMEPOSITIONCONTACT
April EmpeyEmployeeaempey@saacharter.org
Amanda DeJongParentmotherofsaadragons@gmail.com
Jamie WhitesidesParentjmewhitesides@gmail.com
Rebecca LawsParentrebeccalaws8@gmail.com
Heather CastroParenththrncastro@gmail.com
Rebecca OkeyAdministratorrokey@saacharter.org

Art Hansen

Administratoralhansen@saacharter.org


Interested in running for a future committee council position? Contact your school administrator for more details.

NAMEPOSITIONEMAIL
Kaitlyn PhillipsChairkaitlynphillips@gmail.com
Kaeli MacbethVice Chairkaeli.macbeth@gmail.com
Kelli BlakeMemberkellertson3@gmail.com
Judy NixonPrincipaljnixon@gmail.com
Jeff MarchantVice Principaljmarchant@saacharter.org

Upcoming Meetings

ANTELOPE CAMPUS
October 12, 2023 | 3:45 PM

November 2, 2023 | 3:45 PM

Feb 8, 2024 | 3:45 PM

March 7, 2024 | 3:45 PM (Tentative, if needed)

Agendas & Minutes

Current & Past Plans/Reports

 Please visit the School LAND Trust website for current & past plans and additional information. 

Teacher & Student Success Act Plan


TSSA Plan

The Teacher and Student Success Act is designated to improve the school's performance under the state's accountability system. 

Funding will be used to support these goals:
  • Syracuse Arts Academy will increase the percentage of 3-6 students at or above benchmark for reading fluency from the beginning to the end of the year by 1%
  • Syracuse Arts Academy will increase the percentage of K-9 students at or above benchmark on accuracy from the beginning to the end of the year by 1%
Funds will be allocated in the following areas based on the budget:
  • 50% Augmentation of Existing Programs
  • 25% Teacher/TA Salaries
  • 25% Profession Learning Activities
  • Feb28
    A Day
    Chess Club
    Fortis Forum - Math Help
    Girls Home Basketball Game - Mount Ogden
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