Title 1

Notice of Parent's Right to Request Teacher and/or

Paraprofessional Qualifications for Title 1 Schools

We are fortunate here at Einstein to receive Title 1 funds from the federal government to help support the education of our students. One of the requirements for receiving these funds is that we annually share the following notice. http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/default.aspx

Parent’s Right to Know

Parents whose children attend a school that receives Title I funding have the right to get information on the professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers and instructional assistants. Title I refers to schools that have more students from lower income homes than other schools. The information parents can ask for follows: ·Whether the teacher has met state qualifying and licensing criteria for the grades and subject areas the teacher is teaching ·Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status through which the state qualification or licensing criteria has been waived ·The bachelor’s degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree ·Whether the child is provided services by an instructional assistant or paraprofessional, and, if so, what their qualifications are As a parent, if you are interested in receiving this information, contact the school principal. Teachers who meet specific standards are called “highly qualified.” If your child is assigned to or taught by a teacher who is not “highly qualified” for four or more consecutive weeks, you will receive a timely notice of that information.

Notice of Parent Right to Request Teacher and/or Paraprofessional Qualifications

Districts will notify parents of each student attending any schools that receive Title I funds of the right to request information on teacher’s qualifications. Teachers must meet state certification requirements for grade level and subjects taught; teachers must have degree major and graduate certification in the subject area taught. Parents will also be notified whether a child is provided services by paraprofessional and, if so, their qualifications. [Section 1111(h) (6) (A), NCLB.] Parental Involvement Guidance C-6.

Derecho de los padres a saber

Los padres cuyos hijos asisten a una escuela que recibe fondos de Título I tienen derecho a recibir información sobre los títulos profesionales de los profesores y asistentes de enseñanza del salón de clase de sus hijos. Título I se refiere a escuelas que tienen más estudiantes de hogares de menores ingresos que otras escuelas. A continuación encontrará la información que los padres pueden pedir: ·Si el profesor ha cumplido criterios estatales de títulos y licenciatura para los grados y materias que está enseñando. ·Si el profesor está enseñando bajo condición de emergencia o provisional por medio de la cual se ha exceptuado el requerimiento de título o licenciatura estatal. ·El título de licenciatura del profesor y cualquier otra certificación de graduación o título que tenga el profesor, incluyendo el campo de disciplina de la certificación o grado. ·Si el niño recibe servicios por parte de un asistente educativo o auxiliar de enseñanza, y, si es así, cuáles son sus títulos. Como padre, si usted está interesado en recibir esta información, comuníquese con el director de la escuela. Los profesores que cumplen normas específicas se denominan "altamente calificados". Si a su hijo lo asignan a, o le enseña un profesor que no es "altamente calificado" durante cuatro o más semanas consecutivas, usted recibirá una notificación oportuna de esa información.

Title 1, Part A - http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/CitizenComplaint.aspx

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