In accordance with State requirements, we are providing you with information regarding Wasatch Charter School’s receipt and use of School Land Trust funds.  The trust land council members for WCS include the Executive Director, Emily Merchant, and all members of the Governing Board (the majority of whom are parents in the school).  A list of Board Members and their contact information can be found at:  http://wasatchwaldorf.org/governing-board/.

Our Trust Land Council meets throughout the year as part of the public Board meetings which are held on the fourth Monday of the month at 6 PM at the school.  Agendas for these meetings are posted in the school and online prior to each meeting, and include notice of when the trust lands council will be meeting.  The council follows the same rules of order and procedure as the Governing Board, abiding by a loose for of Robert’s Rules of Order.

Financial Proposal and Report

This report is automatically generated from the School Plan entered in the spring of 2017 and from the District Business Administrator’s data entry of the School LAND Trust expenditures in 2017-2018.

Description

Planned Expenditures

(entered by the school)

Actual Expenditures

(entered by the school)

Actual Expenditures

(entered by the District

Business Administrator)

Carry-Over from 2016-2017

$0

N/A

$0

Distribution for 2017-2018

$48,725

N/A

$49,057

Total Available for Expenditure in 2017-2018

$48,725

N/A

$49,057

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

$0

$0

$0

Employee Benefits (200)

$0

$0

$0

Professional and Technical Services (300)

$48,725

$49,057

$49,057

Repairs and Maintenance (400)

$0

$0

$0

RETIRED. DO NOT USE (500)

$0

$0

$0

Printing (550)

$0

$0

$0

Transportation/Admission/Per Diem/Site Licenses (510, 530 and 580)

$0

$0

$0

General Supplies (610)

$0

$0

$0

Textbooks (641)

$0

$0

$0

Textbooks (Online Curriculum or Subscriptions) (642)

$0

$0

$0

Library Books (644)

$0

$0

$0

Technology Related Hardware/Software (< $5,000 per item) (650)

$0

$0

$0

Software (670)

$0

$0

$0

Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)

$0

$0

$0

Technology Equipment > $5,000 (734)

$0

$0

$0

Total Expenditures

$48,725

$49,057

$49,057

Goal #1

Goal

WCS teachers will actively participate in a Waldorf teacher training within two (2) years of employment and will complete training within the expected timeframe for the selected course. WCS teachers will also pursue ongoing training and curriculum development specific to their class assignments, based on WCS’s model of looping.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Health
  • Foreign Language

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

WCS will measure the number of teachers who have enrolled in and completed a Waldorf teacher training program.  The baseline measurement will be the number of teachers who have enrolled in or completed a Waldorf teacher training at the start of their employment.  The corresponding completed measurement is the number of teachers who have enrolled in a Waldorf teacher training program within two (2) years of employment.  WCS will further measure the number of teachers who timely complete the training program in which they enroll.  WCS will also measure the number of teachers who participate in a summer grade-level training program each year.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

Percent trained in 2016:  22%

Percent trained in 2018:  52%

Percent on track to complete training within 2 years of hire:  82%

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

WCS has contracted with Gradalis, a member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education, to provide training to WCS teachers.  Gradalis will provide ongoing teacher training on Waldorf education and philosophy that spans 26 months.  This training includes summer intensives, weekend practicums, pedagogical webinars, and field mentors who visit the school throughout the school year.  WCS teachers will enroll in this training within two (2) years of employment and will complete the training within 26 months of enrollment.  Through this program, WCS teachers will receive ongoing instruction and mentorship on Waldorf philosophy, the arts, music instruction, curriculum development, and assessment and remedial approaches in Waldorf schools.

WCS will also send teachers to grade-level trainings over the summer, where teachers will focus on curriculum development specific to the grades they will be teaching in the upcoming school year.  This training is essential to WCS’s model of ‘looping,’ whereby teachers move with their students up the grade levels. The summer trainings may also focus on music instruction or serving children with special needs.  WCS administration will offer a variety of summer training options to teachers, including courses at Sebastapol Independent Charter School, Rudolf Steiner College, Sunbridge Institute, the Center for Anthroposophy, Millenial Child, and Nourishing the Roots.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

Teachers were provided with expectations regarding training, as well as financial and logistical support to complete training activities.

Expenditures

Category

Description

Estimated Cost

Actual Cost

Actual Use

Professional and Technical Services (300)

WCS has contracted with and will continue to employ Gradalis Waldorf Consulting & Services, LLC, to provide a 26-month Waldorf training program to 20 WCS teachers. WCS will also pay for tuition at summer grade-level trainings at several pre-approved training institutes.

$48,725

$49,057

$49,057

Increased Distribution (and Unplanned Expenditures)

The school plan describes how additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution would be spent. This is the description.

Any additional distribution will be used to further support Goal 1. Specifically, additional funds will pay for travel expenses and/or lodging for teachers who are attending the summer grade-level trainings. This will better enable the teachers to participate in these trainings at Waldorf colleges and schools, which are outside of Utah.

Description of how any additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution were actually spent.

As described, for additional grade-level and subject-based training experiences.

Publicity

The following items are the proposed methods of how the Plan would be publicized to the community:

  • School newsletter
  • School website

The school plan was actually publicized to the community in the following way(s):

  • School website
  • Other: Please explain.
    • -Sent to parents by email. -Made available to parents in the front office.