Parents Right to Know
You have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher in a school receiving Title I funds. The federal “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) Act requires that any local school district receiving Title I funds must notify parents that they may ask about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher.
These qualifications include:
1) Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child instruction.
2) Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives state licensing requirements.
3) The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification) held by the teacher and the field of discipline of certification or degree.
4) Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
Or you may ask for the information by returning a letter to the school address or email to my email address. Be sure to give the following information with your request:
Child’s full name :
Parent/guardian full name : ……………………………..
City : State: Zip:
Teacher’s name: Grade:
Annual Meeting About Title I Programs
At the beginning of every school year, we talk about Title programs during our Student/Parent orientations. Please look for the announcements for those dates.
ELL Parent and Students
We provide ELL services for students whose primary language is not English. We also provide information about our services to our parents in a language they understand. Please contact the office for details.
We follow the following guidelines for homeless children.
The McKinney-Vento Act’s definition who qualifies as a homeless child or youth is quite broad: “Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence,” including, but not limited to:
- Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason (“doubled up”).
- Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations.
- Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
- Abandoned in hospitals.
- Awaiting foster care placement.
- Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live.
- Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc.
- Migratory children living in the above circumstances
If a child is homeless, we provide the following services.
- We will work with the students to help with transportation.
- Students have a right to immediate enrollment, even if they don’t have all of their paperwork – for example, medical/health records, proof of residency, former school records, immunization records.
- Students have a right to access to all of the school’s programs and services on the same basis as all other students, including special education, migrant education, vocational education, school nutrition programs (school breakfast and lunch), and extracurriculars.
- Students and their families have access to a dispute resolution process through the Ohio Department of Education when they disagree with a school about how the McKinney-Vento Act applies in their situation.
IDEA Part B Funds
The district holds a public hearing that provides an opportunity for comment to the general public, including individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities concerning the use of IDEA Part B funds. The public hearing will be held on April 14, 2018 at 9:30am. The meeting will be held at Horizon Science Academy Middle School, 2350 Morse Road.