#SITLAfunds19 Photo Challenge


How does your school use its School LAND Trust Funds?

 

Elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the state received $74.79 million in School LAND Trust funds this school year, at no cost to taxpayers.

 

Show us how your school used its School LAND Trust Funds by posting a photo to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook  or sending it to us by email by Friday, April 26 with the #SITLAfunds19 hashtag and you could win $1000 for your school.


Open to all Utah K-12 public school students, administrators, school community council members, teachers, and principals

 

  • Contest Dates: Monday, April 1, 2019 through 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019

     

  • Entering is Easy! Find out how your school is using its School LAND Trust Funds for this school year.

    Not sure? Ask your principal or School Community Council member.

    Take a photo that best represents how your school spent its funds, include a short description, the full name of your school, and school district if applicable.

    Post to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with #SITLAfunds19 or email your photo to sitlanews@utah.gov by 5 p.m. MST Friday, April 26, 2019.

     

  •  Prizes: Two $1,000 prizes awarded to the top photos. Our judges will select their favorite two photos.

     

  • Judging: Judges include one representative from: SITLA Board, School Children’s Trust Office – Utah State Board of Education, and one SITLA staffer. Photos will be judged on theme relevancy and creativity.

     

TIPS:

  • Use the correct hashtag #SITLAfunds19

  • Don’t worry about perfect photography, we’re looking for fun and inspiring photos

  • Get permission from those in your photo so that we may post it online

  • Questions? Give us a call at 801-538-5102 or email at sitlanews@utah.gov

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Elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the state received $74.79 million in School LAND Trust funds this school year, at no cost to taxpayers. The School Children’s Trust Office at the Utah State Board of Education distributed the record funds, which are annual interest income from the $2.5 billion Permanent School Fund.
Individual schools use their School LAND Trust funds on projects determined by their individual School Community Councils. This council, which includes parents, teachers, and the principal, identifies and discusses their school’s needs and administers the funds accordingly. Last year, School Community Councils statewide chose to augment teaching staff, and purchase computers and other technology. Other schools supported language, tutorial, special needs, music, and other programs.
SITLA manages Utah’s 3.3 million acres of school trust lands for the public education system.  The Administration generates revenue from a diverse portfolio of energy, real estate development, and other sales, leasing, and permitting activities. Revenue is deposited into the $2.5 billion Permanent School Fund, which is invested by SITFO.