Parents’ Right to Know
Title 1: The law states that the districts receiving asistance under this part shall ensure that all teachers hired after the first day of the new school year in 2002 and teaching in a program supported with Title 1 funds are “highly qualified.” “Highly qualified” refers to teachers who teach subject areas and/or other areas of expertise for which they are certified.
All paraprofessionals hired after the date of enactment (Jan. 8, 2002) of NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT OF 2001 and working in a program supported with Title 1 funds shall have:
(A) Completed at least 2 years of study in an institution of higher education:
(B) Obtained an Associate’s (or higher) degree; or
(C) Met a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate knowledge through academic assessments.
In verifying compliance with Section 1119(i), QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHERS AND PARAPROFESSIONALS, each district, shall require that the principal of each school receiving Title 1, Part A: BASIC funds attest annually in writing as to whether each school is in compliance with these requirements. Copies of these attestations shall be maintained at each school and at the Title 1, Part A office of the district. They shall be available to any member of the general public on request. Parents must be notified if a teacher who is not “highly qualified” is teaching their child for four or more consecutive weeks.
In addition parents may request:
*Whether a teacher is state certified;
*Whether a teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status;
*The Bachelor’s degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree major or certification; or
*Whether a child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
The process for requesting information:
*Parents, guardians, or the general public may make request, either in writing or verbally, directly to the school or district office
The process for providing information:
*Upon receipt of either a verbal or written request, the information will be provided in a timely manner.
Parent involvement helps to promote academic success! The more involved you are, the more likely your child will give his or her best effort and be successful. Become a member of your child’s School Advisory Council (SAC) and/or Parent – Teacher Organization (PTO); attend Literacy Nights and other special events hosted by your child’s school; and keep the line of communciation open between you and your child and between you and your child’s teacher (s). School success takes TEAM WORK! Stay involved!
SJCSD Parent Involvement Plan Policy:
Parent Involvement Plan Policy
Reading is the building block to success. You can prepare your child for reading by providing a text rich environment at home, such as books, magazines, newspapers, etc., that your child has access to everyday. Help promote literacy by reading to your child, by talking about the story with your child , and by allowing your child to read to you and discuss the story together. Below is link with activities that you can do with your child to help him or her sharpen those reading skills!
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Middle Years Newsletter
As children advance in school, having good reading skills and habits become even more important, especially as it relates to high stakes testing. Below is a link with activities that you can do with your middle school-aged child to help him or her sharpen their reading skills.
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School – Parent Compact
The School – Parent Compact is an agreement between parents, students, and teachers. The purpose of the compact is to establish a partnership between the home and school, which is necessary to maximize student learning. Compacts are created at the beginning of each school year during a parent/teacher conference. Compacts should be reviewed, evaluated, and modified throughout the school year.