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Parents Right-to-Know
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(Teacher Qualifications)

   

ESSA, Section 1112 (c)(6)

 

(6) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW

 

(A)    QUALIFICATIONS- At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers, including, at a minimum, the following:

 

(i) Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

 

(ii) Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

 

(iii) 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.

 

(iv) Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

 

(B)    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION- In addition to the information that parents may request under subparagraph (A), a school that receives funds under this part shall provide to each individual parent—

 

  1. information on the level of achievement and academic growth of the student, if applicable and available, on each of the State academic assessments required under this part; and
  2. timely notice that the student has been assigned, or has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.

     

    (C)       FORMAT- The notice and information provided to parents under this paragraph shall be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Montgomery Public Schools – Georgia Washington Middle School

    Parents Right-To-Know ‚óŹ Request Teacher Qualifications

     Title I, Part A, Section 1112(c)(6), Every Student Succeeds Act,, Public Law 114-95

     

    I am requesting the professional qualifications of ____________________________________________

     

    who teaches my child,  _________________________________  at  _____________________________

                                                                   Child’s Name (Please Print)                                               School (Please Print)

     

    My mailing address is __________________________________________________________________

                                                        Street (Please Print)                                          City                                            Zip

     

    My telephone number is _________________________________________.

     

    My name is ___________________________________________________.

                                             Name (Please Print)

     

    __________________________________________________          _____________________________

                                                  Signature                                                                                                       Date

     


     

     

    This Section to be Completed by School

     

     

    Date Form Received:   ____________________________ Received by:  __________________________

     

    Teacher’s Name:  ___________________________________   Subject: ___________________________

     

    Has the teacher met state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which he/she teaches?                             Yes                                         No

                                                   

     

    Is the teacher teaching under emergency or other provisional status?

                                                                                Yes                                         No

     

     

     

     

     

    Undergraduate Degree     _____________________________________________     (University/College)

             Major Discipline     _____________________________________________

     

    Graduate Degree             _____________________________________________      (University/College)

             Major Discipline     _____________________________________________    

     

    Does a paraprofessional provide instructional services to the student?

                                                             __________          Yes                      __________ No

     

    If yes, what are the qualifications of the paraprofessional?

     

    High School Graduate                                   (Year)

     

    Undergraduate Degree    ___________________________________ (University/College)         

          Major/Discipline     ___________________________________

     

    College/University Credit              ______________ (Hours)

    Major/Discipline            ___________________________________

     

     

    ________________________________________________________            ______________________

                                       Signature of Person Completing Form                                                                  Date Returned to Parent

      Parents Right-to-Know (English Learners)

     

    Title I   Section 1112 (3)(A)

     

    Language Instruction-

     

    (A) NOTICE.—Each local educational agency using funds under this part or Title III to provide a language instruction educational program as determined under Title III shall, not later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year, inform parents of an English learner identified for participation or participating in such a program, of—

    (i) the reasons for the identification of their child as an English learner and in need of placement in a language instruction educational program;

    (ii) the child’s level of English proficiency, how such level was assessed, and the status of the child’s academic achievement;

    (iii) the methods of instruction used in the program in which their child is, or will be, participating and the methods of instruction used in other available programs, including how such programs differ in content, instructional goals, and the use of English and a native language in instruction;

    (iv) how the program in which their child is, or will be, participating will meet the educational strengths and needs of their child;

    (v) how such program will specifically help their child learn English and meet age-appropriate academic achievement standards for grade promotion and graduation;

    (vi) the specific exit requirements for the program, including the expected rate of transition from such program into classrooms that are not tailored for English learners, and the expected rate of graduation from high school (including four-year adjusted cohort

    graduation rates and extended-year adjusted cohort graduation rates for such program) if funds under this part are used for children in high schools;

    (vii) in the case of a child with a disability, how such program meets the objectives of the individualized education program of the child, as described in section 614(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education

    Act (20 U.S.C. 1414(d)); and

    (viii) information pertaining to parental rights that includes written guidance—

    (I) detailing the right that parents have to have their child immediately removed from such program upon their request;

    (II) detailing the options that parents have to enroll their child in such program or to choose another program or method of instruction, if available; and

    (III) assisting parents in selecting among various programs and methods of instruction, if more than 1 program or method is offered by the eligible entity.

     

    (B) SPECIAL RULE APPLICABLE DURING THE SCHOOLYEAR.—For those children who have not been identified as English learners prior to the beginning of the school year but are identified as English learners during such school year, the local educational agency shall notify the children’s parents during the first 2 weeks of the child being placed in a language instruction educational program consistent with subparagraph (A).

     

     

     

     

     

     

    (C) PARENTAL PARTICIPATION

      (i) IN GENERAL.—Each local educational agency receiving funds under this part shall implement an effective means of outreach to parents of English learners to inform the parents regarding how the parents can—

    (I) be involved in the education of their children; and

    (II) be active participants in assisting their children to—

    (aa) attain English proficiency;

    (bb) achieve at high levels within a well-rounded education; and

    (cc) meet the challenging State academic standards expected of all students.

  3. REGULAR MEETINGS.—Implementing an effective means of outreach to parents under clause (i) shall include holding, and sending notice of opportunities for, regular meetings for the purpose of formulating and responding to recommendations from parents of students assisted under this part or title III.

 

(D) BASIS FOR ADMISSION OR EXCLUSION.—A student shall not be admitted to, or excluded from, any federally assisted education program on the basis of a surname or

language-minority status.

 

(4) NOTICE AND FORMAT—The notice and information provided to parents under this subsection shall be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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