Georgetown County School District

Office of Federal Programs

Parents Right to Know Letter

 

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law on December 10, 2015.  The ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and is the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  As required by ESSA, every parent of a student attending a Title I school has the right to request and receive information in a timely manner regarding the professional qualifications of your child's classroom teacher(s) and, if appropriate, paraprofessional staff.  If requested, the information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's classroom teacher(s) shall include the following:

  • Whether the teacher has met the state qualification and certification requirements for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under a provisional status through which state qualification or certification requirements for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction have been waived;
  • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
  • Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school principal.

 

Distrito Escolar del Condado de Georgetown

Oficina de Programas Federales

Carta de derecho de los padres a saber

El Congreso de los EE. UU. Aprobó la Ley de Todos los Estudiantes Triunfa (ESSA) y la promulgó el 10 de diciembre de 2015. La ESSA reemplaza la Ley No Child Left Behind (NCLB) y es la última reautorización de la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (ESEA) Según lo exige ESSA, cada padre de un estudiante que asiste a una escuela de Título I tiene el derecho de solicitar y recibir información de manera oportuna con respecto a las calificaciones profesionales de los maestros del salón de clases de su hijo y, si corresponde, del personal paraprofesional. Si se solicita, la información con respecto a las calificaciones profesionales de los maestros del aula de su hijo deberá incluir lo siguiente:


• Si el maestro ha cumplido con los requisitos de certificación y calificación estatal para los niveles de grado y las áreas temáticas en las que el maestro brinda instrucción;

  • Si el maestro está enseñando bajo un estado provisional a través del cual los requisitos estatales de certificación o calificación para los niveles de grado y las áreas temáticas en las cuales el maestro proporciona instrucción han sido eximidos;
  • El título de licenciatura del maestro y cualquier otra certificación de postgrado o título que posea el maestro, y el campo de disciplina de la certificación o título; y
  • Si el estudiante recibe servicios de paraprofesionales, y si es así, sus calificaciones.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en comunicarse con el director de la escuela.

 

 

Georgetown County School District

Title I Parent Involvement Policy

                                                   Local Educational Agency (District) Policy

 

 

The Georgetown County School District has developed jointly with, agreed upon with, and distributed to parents a written parent involvement policy that will address the following six statements:

 1.         Involve parents in the joint development of the District's plan and the process of school review and improvement through a planning questionnaire, recommendation form, and by working directly on the planning committees.  This will be met by:

a)         distributing copies of the proposed and final applications, needs assessment, budget, evaluation, state and federal laws and regulations;

b)         providing meeting space and staff availability for further regular meetings of parents;

c)         offering training programs for parents; and

d)          reviewing other reasonable requests.

 2.         Provide coordination, technical assistance, and support to schools for effective parent involvement, through the parent involvement coordinator, guidance counselors, and Title I coordinator and to improve student achievement and

school performance through parenting workshops, home visits, and other methods that may be suggested from parental contacts.

 3.         Build the school's and parents' capacity for strong parent involvement through:

 a)         at least one scheduled conference between individual parents and teachers each year;

b)         the solicitation of parents' suggestions in the planning, development and operation of the program by sending a planning questionnaire to Title I parents;

c)         requesting parental input by discussing the program of the current year, and by allowing input by parents in the planning of the program for the next fiscal year;

d)         requiring all parents, students and schools (principals) to sign a promise of commitment (compact) to affirm their responsibilities as a team in accordance with the Georgetown County Board of Education Policy JF-E (1);

e)         reporting to each child's parent(s) on the child's progress by sending

reports home at the end of each grading period; and

 

f)         providing training for parents on how to help their children academically.

g)         providing information, programs and activities for parents in a language and form that they can understand.

 

4.         Coordinate and integrate parent involvement under this program with parent involvement under other programs such as Head Start, the Parents as Teachers Program, the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters, and State-run programs through monthly meetings.

 

5.         Conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy to determine:

 

a)         the effectiveness as to increasing parent participation; and,

b)         barriers to participation as noted in section 1118 of the law.

 

Note:  Parents will be given recommendation forms to indicate any barriers to greater parent participation and to determine possible steps to overcome those barriers for the next fiscal year.  Minutes of any meetings and a summary of recommendations will be maintained.

 

6.         Involve parents in the activities of the school served under this part.

 

7.         Use such findings to design strategies for school improvement and revise, if necessary, the District and school parental involvement policies.

 

Parent Comments

 

If the plan is not satisfactory to parents of participating children, the District shall submit any parent comments with this plan as part of its submission to the State.  Parents' input will be solicited in the spring of each year.

 

If you have any questions or additions, please contact Mrs. Adrienne Watford at 843-264-

3419.