Plans & Notices

Maria Montessori Academy will be using the ESSER III funds awarded by the state in the following ways:

• 20% of the funds may be used to address student learning and accelerate student achievement to regain ground lost in learning.

• 80% of the funds may be used to upgrade wireless technology, technology devices, equipment, and services to ensure the health and safety of students.

  • The following notices are provided to parents annually during the registration process. Please click here to open the Annual Notices.
  • Notice of Directory Information
  • AHERA Notification
  • Notice of Nondiscrimination
  • Notice to Parents Regarding Withdrawing from School
  • Notification of Rights under FERPA
  • Notification of Rights under PPRA and Utah FERPA
  • Parental Rights to Academic Accommodations
  • Student Data Collection Notice
  • Student Transfer Notice

School LAND Trust is a program established by the Utah Legislature to distribute the “annual dividend” funds from the State School Fund to all public schools in the state. All schools are required to have a Community Council / School LAND Trust Committee, which can be the Governing Board or an elected group of parents, teachers, and administration that will prepare an annual plan to address the schools greatest academic needs.

If you would like to know more about the School Land Trust Program, please watch these videos:

  • Utah’s Education Endowment Video
  • Building the Trust Video

For more information or to attend a meeting, email Sara Tucker or visit the School LAND Trust website.

School LAND Trust Meetings

The School LAND Trust Committee typically meets the third Monday of each month after school. The committee will meet on the third Tuesday of the month:

School LAND Trust Committee

We are grateful to the members of the School LAND Trust Committee for their service. We advertise openings in this committee through our weekly family newsletters. To apply submit a formal intent via email to Sara Tucker and the school will follow the LAND Trust Council Membership and Election Procedures.

Plans and Reports

Carson Smith Scholarship Notice

If you are the parent of a child with an IEP enrolled in a public school, we are required by Utah Code Section 53A-1a-704(10) to inform you of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program.

Child Find Notice

The Maria Montessori Academy’s Special Education Department is attempting to identify all children with disabilities who are currently enrolled at the school.

If a child is having significant difficulty with vision, hearing, speech and/or behavior or is experiencing slow development atypical for his/her age, physical impairments or learning difficulty then he/she may be a child with a disability. Disabilities that could interfere with education include: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disabilities, communication disorders, traumatic brain injury and visual impairment. Federal law mandates the provision of free educational programs and/or services for such persons.

If you know of a current Maria Montessori Academy student who might qualify for Special Education services, including a student suspected of having a disability even though he/she is advancing from grade to grade, please contact Maria Montessori Academy’s Special Education Department.

Maria Montessori Academy participates in the Utah Student Data Privacy Alliance (USPA). The USPA is a collaboration of the Utah State Board of Education and Local Education Agencies (Maria Montessori Academy) that share the common concerns regarding student privacy. The goal of the USPA is to set standards of both practice and expectations around student privacy such that all parties involved have a common understanding of expectations.

To access the list of the applications that we use here at MMA and to see how those applications follow the COPPA (The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) standards click on the following link.  

Maria Montessori Academy SDPA

The Teacher and Student Success Act plan is designed to improve the school’s performance under the state’s accountability system.

Maria Montessori Academy employs individuals holding an LEA-specific educator license, license areas, and / or endorsements. Additional information on educator licensing can be found on the USBE CACTUS website.

The following designations or levels apply to educator licenses, license areas (i.e. elementary, secondary, special education), and content endorsements (i.e. mathematics, music, Spanish, social studies):

  • Professional: The educator has completed an educator preparation program that includes content and pedagogical knowledge. This program may have been completed at a university or in an alternate pathway that was supported by school districts/charter schools and the Utah State Board of Education.
  • Associate: The educator is currently completing an educator preparation program, but has not yet completed all requirements for a Professional Educator License, license area, or endorsement. The educator is enrolled in a university-based or Local Education Agency (LEA)-based program. When the educator completes the program, they will have a professional level license.
  • LEA-Specific: The educator has not completed an educator preparation program and is not currently enrolled in one.

The licenses held by educators employed in the school are reflected here:

  • Professional – 76%
  • Associate – 1%
  • LEA-Specific – 22%
  • Non-Licensed – 1%

Please follow this link to see the school reports provided by the Utah State Board of Education.

USBE Data Gateway