Title I funds are Federal dollars aimed at increasing the reading and math achievement of students who are economically disadvantaged or who are eligible for assistance from the McKinney-Vento Act. Title I schools use the supplemental resources to implement a school wide plan targeted toward the identified needs of the students and staff. The programs and services provided are supplemental to the regular educational program, and may include items such as:
All personnel working in a Title I school must meet the criteria to be considered “highly qualified.” For teachers, this means they must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree, full state certification and must have passed a competency test in their areas of instruction.
Instructional assistants must have a minimum of two years of college or pass a competency exam in Language Arts and Math.
Parents have the right to know the educational background and status of their child’s teacher and the school must inform them in writing if their child's teacher has not met the criteria to be “highly qualified."
Summit Academy and Summit Academy High School regard parental engagement vital to the academic success of students. Parents are the initial teachers of their children and serve as partners with the district in helping their children achieve academic success.
Title I schools make an extra effort to involve parents in the education of their children. In addition to Summit Academy's Parent and Family Engagement Policy. Each school belongs to the National Network of Partnership Schools, which provides training and support to involve parents in six key areas.
This office ensures compliance with all federal and state requirements, provides professional development and coaching to teachers and works collaboratively with the school to support parental involvement and increased student achievement. If a patron has a concern which cannot be addressed at the local school, they are invited to contact Wendy Dau, Director, at (801) 826-7511.
In accordance with Federal requirements, the Utah State Office of Education (USBE) also provides a complaint procedure to address concerns, complaints and alleged discrimination or violations of federal regulations concerning Title I programs. It is the commitment of the USBE to resolve complaints with fairness to all parties, quickly, efficiently, and, to the extent possible, at the local level.
Individuals without internet access may contact the Utah State Board of Education (801) 538-7500