• Get Involved!

    Studies have indicated that children whose parents and/or other significant adults share in their formal education tend to do better in school. Some benefits that have been identified that measure parental involvement in education include:

    • Higher grades and test scores
    • Long term academic achievement
    • Positive attitudes and behavior
    • More successful programs
    • More effective schools

    Please contact your child's school to learn how you can become more involved in the educational process.

     Parents' Right to Know 

    Under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind legislation {Title I Section 1111 (h)(6)} and Board of Education policy, the parent/guardian of each student attending a school in the system may request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers, including, at a minimum, the following:

    • Whether the teacher has met State certification for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
    • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which certification has 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.
    •  If the child receives services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

    Also under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind legislation {Title I Section 1111 (h)(6)}, the schools will provide timely notice to parents/guardians that their student has been assigned to or is being taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not certified in the grade level or content area assigned for instruction.  More information can be found here.