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School 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. Mountain West Montessori Academy has a School LAND Trust Committee whose responsibilities include creating and approving the School LAND Trust Plan each year which identify an academic need and a proposed solution using the annual funds. The 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 Mountain West Montessori Academy is grateful for their time and dedication.

The School LAND Trust Committee meetings are open to the public. Agendas are posted to the Utah Public Notice Website (7) days in advance. If you are interested in receiving an automatic e-mail regarding committee meetings, you may visit this website and search for Mountain West Montessori Academy. The council has adopted a LAND Trust Council Rules of Order & Procedure (pdf). For more information about the School LAND Trust Program visit

SLT Reports
2016-2017 SLT Final Report (pdf)
2017-2018 SLT School Plan (pdf)
2017-2018 SLT Final Report Summary (pdf)
2019-2020 SLT Plan (pdf)

2018-2019 SLT Committee Meeting Agendas
10.10.2018 SLT Committee Meeting Agenda (pdf)
02.21.2019 SLT Committee Meeting Agenda (pdf)

2019-2020 SLT Committee Meeting Agendas
10.03.2019 SLT Committee Meeting Agenda (pdf)

2021-2022 SLT Committee Meeting Agendas
10.14.2021 SLT Committee Meeting Agenda (pdf)

2022-2023 SLT Committee Meeting Agendas
02.09.2023 SLT Committee Meeting Agenda (pdf)

Let your voice be heard by volunteering on MWMA’s Land Trust Committee! MWMA Land Trust Committee Information

School LAND Trust Committee Members


Angie Johnson
Jake Hinkins
Richard Linton
Danielle Young
Andrew Shadel
Jen Alshemary
Gene Ushinsky
Mel Smith
Yvette Amparo-Espinoza
Ryan Burt


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

MWMA Student Success Framework (pdf)
2020-2021 TSSA Plan (pdf)
2021-2022 TSSA Plan (pdf)
2022-2023 TSSA Plan (pdf)

Based on the budget allocated, the funds will be spent as follows:

5% of the TSSA fund will be used for professional learning activities.
25% of the TSSA fund will be used for teacher salaries and bonuses.
70% of the TSSA funds will be used for augmentation of existing programs.

Funding will be used to support these goals:

  1. With end of year summative assessment, students at MWMA in grades K - 6 will increase language arts scores by 2 percentage points as compared to the previous years’ proficiency scores.
  2. With end of year summative assessment, students at MWMA in grades 4 - 9 will increase math scores by 1 percentage point as compared to the previous years’ proficiency scores.