School system officials and Title I school personnel shall provide effective notice of the following information as required by law. The notice must be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.
1. Program for English Learners
Each year the principal or designee shall provide notice of the following to parents/guardians of English learners identified for participation in a Title I, Part A or Title III funded language-instruction educational program:
a. the reasons for the child’s identification;
b. the child’s level of English proficiency and how such level was assessed;
c. methods of instruction;
d. how the program will help the child;
e. the exit requirements for the program;
f. if the child has a disability, how the language instruction educational program meets the objectives of the child’s individualized educational program (IEP);
g. any other information necessary to effectively inform the parent/guardian of the program and the parental rights regarding enrollment, removal, and selection of a program for English learners; and
h. notice of regular meetings for the purpose of formulating and responding to recommendations from parents.
2. System Report Card
Each year, school system officials shall disseminate to all parents, schools, and the public a school system report card containing information about the school system and each school, including, but not limited to:
a. the following information both in the aggregate and disaggregated by category: student achievement, graduation rates, performance on other school quality and/or student success indicators, the progress of students toward meeting long-term goals established by the state, student performance on measures of school climate and safety, and, as available, the rate of enrollment in post-secondary education;
b. the performance of the school system on academic assessments as compared to the state as a whole and the performance of each school on academic assessments as compared to the state and school system as a whole;
c. the percentage and number of students who are:
- assessed using alternate assessments,
- involved in preschool and accelerated coursework programs, and
- English learners achieving proficiency;
d. the per pupil expenditures of federal, state, and local funds; and
e. teacher qualifications.
3. Teacher Qualifications
a. At the beginning of each year, school system officials shall notify parents/guardians of students who are participating in Title I programs of the right to request certain information on the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals providing services to the child (see policy 7820, Personnel Files).
b. The principal or designee of a Title I school shall provide timely notice informing parents/guardians that their student has been assigned to or has been taught for at least four consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet applicable state certification or licensure requirements at the grade level or subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.
4. Parental Rights and Opportunities for Involvement
a. Each year, the principal or designee of a Title I school shall provide notice to parents/guardians of the school’s written parent and family engagement policy, parents’ right to be involved in their child’s school, and opportunities for parents and family members to be involved in the school.
b. Each year, the principal or designee of a Title I school shall provide notice to parents/guardians of their right to request information regarding student participation in state-required assessments.