Our School received $54,000 in discretionary money to spend for academic improvement this year:

Did you know the School Community Council voted to spend the funds

for Instructional Aides and replacement of aging instructional equipment (projectors)?

Did you know that Utah received 7 million acres of land at statehood to generate funding for schools?  Half of the land remains in a trust for public education.  The School and Institutional Trust Lands Aministration (SITLA) manages the trust land.  The School and Institutional Trust Funds Office (SITFO) invests the endowment funds and the annual interest and dividends from the fund is how the School Land Trust Program receives the annual allocation.  That is how our school receives this discretionary money.

For more information, please contact:
School Community Council Chair:  Annette Hall
School Employee Members:  Liz Staten, Shannon Sanders
Principal:  Melanie Johnson


School Plan 2017-18 for Riverdale Elementary


School Plan Approved


School Plan Approval Details

Submitted by:

Melanie Johnson

Submit Date:


Admin Reviewer:

Paula Plant

Admin Review Date:


District Reviewer:

Karla Porter

District Review Date:


Board Approval Date:


Goal #1


Using technology and other resources, students will meet grade-level reading benchmarks as assessed by DIBELS and/or District Mandated tests by the end of the 2017-18 school year.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Technology


DIBELS will be the measurement used in K-2.  DIBELS DAZE and SAGE benchmarks will be the measurements used in Grades 3-6.  The baseline will be the beginning of the year scores for each grade level.  Riverdale will be striving for all students to make growth with at least 80% of students meeting or exceeding end of year DIBELS benchmark and at least 80% meeting or exceeding District benchmark levels.

Action Plan Steps

1 - The Academic Team will develop a school-wide learning plan with professional development for teachers to develop and implement research-based teaching skills and strategies.

2 - Technology will be used to enhance the students' educational experience and broaden their depth of knowledge for informational text.  Students will research, analyze and interpret readings with accuracy.

3 - Teachers will identify grade-level essential learning targets for reading and developa plan to address the targets with interventions and increase student growth.  This will be completed in Professional Learning Communities.

4 - Aides will provided for PLC coverage and classroom interventions guided by the teacher.

5- We will replace seven projectors for our ten-year old SMART board systems which are essential to student success with learning objectives and instrumental for using our current student response systems, software programs and other audio-visual materials.


Category Description Estimated Cost
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) Instructional aides for PLC's and Interventions $41,000
Professional and Technical Services (300) Professional Development to enhance best teaching practices


Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730) Purchase seven projectors


Total: $50,000

Summary of Estimated Expenditures


Estimated Cost

(entered by the school)

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) $41,000
Professional and Technical Services (300) $ 1,500
Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730) $ 7,500
Total: $50,000

Funding Estimates

Estimates Totals
Estimated Carry-over from the 2016-2017 Progress Report $    657
Estimated Distribution in 2017-2018 $50,278
Total ESTIMATED Available Funds for 2017-2018 $50,935
Summary of Estimated Expenditures for 2017-2018 $50,000
This number may not be a negative  Total ESTIMATED Carry Over to 2018-2019 $     935

Increased Distribution

The 2017-2018 distribution in this plan is an estimate.  If the actual distribution is more than the estimate, how will additional funds be spent to implement the goals described in the plan?

If we receive additional funding we will spend the money on technology.


  • School website
  • School newsletter

Council Plan Approvals

Number Approved Number Not Approved Number Absent Vote Date
15 0 2 2017-02-08


Need to amend this school plan?

 No Comments at this time


Riverdale Elementary Community Council will meet on the following days.  

The day and times are found below, witih all meetings being held in Riverdale's Library.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


(All previous years have been archived on the our webpage)


Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Election for Community Council Members was held,

with notification being made February 29, 2016.



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