• UTAH COUNTY ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
     
    ______________________________________________________________________
     SECTION: C - General School Administration
    POLICY TITLE: Parent and Family Engagement
    POLICY: CG
    DATED: November 2019
    ______________________________________________________________________
     
    PURPOSE & PHILOSOPHY 
    In compliance with Title I School LAND Trust Program funding received, the Utah County Academy of Sciences (UCAS) (in its capacity as a both an LEA and a school) shall build the school’s and parents’ capacity for quality parental involvement through the following ways.
     
    1.  INVOLVING PARENTS AND FAMILIES
     
    When developing the UCAS Community Council, participation may be accomplished through bi-monthly meetings of an Advisory Committee in partnership with the UCAS Board of Trustees. The membership of the council shall include parents, grandparents, or guardians of students enrolled at the charter school and may include other members. The number of council members who are parents, grandparents, or guardians of students enrolled at the charter school shall exceed all other members combined by at least two.  A parent, grandparent or guardian of a student enrolled at the school shall serve as chair or co-chair of the council that prepares a plan for the use of School LAND Trust Program money.
     
    2. ADVISORY COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES
         2.1 The UCAS Community Council acts as an advisory committee to the UCAS Board of Trustees. The Board approves the use of the School Land Trust Program money.
         2.2 Involve parents and families in the process of school review and improvement.  Specifically, parents will be involved in school accreditation reviews and other program reviews (e.g. School Accreditation,             Special Education and Comprehensive Counseling Guidance Plan).
         2.3 Distribute information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities in a format (and to the extent practicable) in a language parents can understand.
         2.4 Provide parents timely information, assistance with, and materials & training regarding the following:
               2.4.1 Curriculum in use at the school
               2.4.2 Forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress
               2.4.3 Proficiency levels students are expected to meet
               2.4.4 Utah academic content standards
               2.4.5 The importance of parental involvement and ways parents can help improve their student’s achievement.
         2.5 Convene an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which parents shall be invited, with the purpose of informing parents of their school’s opportunities for parent participation and their right to be                   involved. In addition to the annual meeting, parents may schedule a time to meet with the school principal to discuss these items at a mutually convenient time.

    REFERENCE:
    HB 303 S2
    SB 55 S1
     
    HISTORY:
    Approved Approved 11/19/2019