Parents have always played an important role in the Title I Program and today the need for parental involvement and responsibility is greater than ever before. Congress believes that parental involvement is vital to a successful Title I Program. Parents help their children experience greater success in school by teaching their children in ways that support the teacher’s work, by learning more about their school, by supporting their children and the school, and by making decisions about their children’s education. Schools welcome ideas for involving parents in the education of their children.
You can request a full copy of your school’s Parent Involvement Plan at the front desk or view it on their website.
Specific activities are announced through the Wednesday envelope and on-line.
Your school also is a school-wide Title I program. Your school’s plan is available from the front office or through the principal. The School-wide Plan is also posted on-line on your schools website.
Parent’s Right to Know
Any student’s parents/guardians may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their student’s teachers. Specifically, the parent has the right-to-know:
- whether a teacher has met state qualifications for license and certification,
- whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or provisional certificate, and
- the baccalaureate and graduate degree majors of the teacher(s).
Additionally, parents may request information concerning whether the student will be provided assistance from a paraprofessional and, if so, the qualifications of the paraprofessional.
Timely notification also is required if a student receives instruction from an unqualified teacher for four or more consecutive weeks.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your school’s principal.
Although the district tries to make all critical documents available in multiple languages you may still be in need of translation services. Translation services for meetings and documents are available upon request through the school office. Please make sure that you make the request before your meeting in order to maximize your ability to support your student.