What are School Trust Lands?
School Trust Lands date back to 1785 when the Founding Fathers of our country set aside land to support schools in conjunction with statehood. One-ninth of the land in Utah, 3.3 million acres, is set aside to financially support public schools. These lands are held by the state as a trustee for public schools and are managed by the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA). Net revenues are distributed to school throughout the state. Expenditure of these funds are determined by the local School Community Council.
The Rose Creek Elementary School Community Council spend these funds on a literacy intervention program, professional development for teachers, Beverly Taylor Sorenson music specialist, Leader in Me program, and technology support.
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