• Spring Hill Elementary is identified as a Title I school. Title I is a federal aid program for schools. The goal of Title I is to ensure a high quality education for every child, by providing extra help to students who need it most. Title I has three primary objectives:

    1. to improve student achievement for all participating children
    2. to improve staff development
    3. to improve parental and community involvement


    Spring Hill Elementary is identified as a Targeted Assistance School. Specific criteria are used to identify which students receive Title I services. Those services are supplemental services to the core program; they focus primarily on reading and mathematical support.

    All teachers and paraprofessionals who work at the school must meet the criteria of Highly Qualified set forth by the Kansas Department of Education. Parents are welcome to inquire regarding the qualifications of those teachers and paraprofessionals who teach their children. 

    Under the federal government’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), parents have the right to know the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher. Schools are required to let you know:

    • Whether the teacher has met state qualifications and licensing standards for the grade levels and subject areas he or she teaches.
    • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status where state qualification or licensing standards have been waived.
    • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
    • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.


    If you would like to receive any of the above information, please contact: Cindy Dziadosz, Director of Special Services, dziadoszc@usd230.org, (913) 592-7293