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Governance & Accountability

University High School Governing Council

The UHS Charter Governing Council replaced the School Based Management (SBM) starting in the 2018-19 school year. This council hosts similar function to the previous SBM but expanded the opportunities for parent, student, and staff members to participate as voting members. Our charter outlines the following; The educational program, measurable pupil outcomes and methods by which pupil progress toward outcomes will be measured. Our school governance, employee qualifications, health and safety procedures and means to achieve racial and ethnic balance.  It also clarifies admission requirements, annual financial audits, suspension and expulsion procedures, along with  employee retirement systems, public school attendance alternatives, the rights of district employees, mandatory dispute resolution, and charter school closure procedures. Elections for voting members are held bi-annually in the Fall. 

School Site Council

Parents retain four seats (25% of the voting members) on University High School's School Site Council (SSC). The SSC, which is a decision-making council comprised of teachers, students, staff, and parents, meets once a month after school, check the school calendar for dates. This elected body oversees and decides upon how our schools annual Title I funding will be used to support students. Parents and other community members are welcome at these meetings even if they are not elected members. Elections are held annually in September. Join the Parent Involvement Schoology Group to stay connected with current events and meetings. The code to join the Parent Involvement Schoology Group is CGSR-WN3G-C7VFT.

Title I 

"Title I" generally refers to the federal compensatory education services and funding provided to students and schools under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Every year schools who receive this funding create a Single Plan for Student Achievement that guides the programs and services provided by this funding. The budgets for the next years program are decided and voted on by the SSC members. University High School has over 75% free and reduced lunch qualified students. For more information on income eligibility for the National School Lunch Program, please refer to the CDE website.  Aside from receiving free or reduced-price meals, students who qualify for Title I services also qualify for a variety of other benefits:

  • Fee Waivers for PSAT, SAT, SAT II (Subject), and ACT tests

  • Partial Fee Waivers for Advanced Placement (AP) Tests

Schools also receive additional funding based on the percentage of their student population who qualify for Title I Services. These funds are used to increase and facilitate parent involvement at the school, and upgrade the instructional program throughout the school. 

ELAC

The English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is composed of the parents of the English Learners at Uni High and discuss issues concerning the English Learner community. Many times, these issues are school wide issues like attendance. All parents, whether they are parents of English Learners or not, are welcome to attend and participate in the meetings. There are five elected officers that will make decisions and submit recommendations to the School Site Council. Click on the ELAC link on the top left to be directed to the ELAC page and find out more about our meetings.