12.130 Parent Notices Required by the Every Student Succeeds Act

  • I. Teacher Qualifications
    A parent/guardian may request, and the District will provide in a timely manner, the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers, including, at a minimum, whether:

      1. The teacher has met the State qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
      2. The teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status.
      3. The teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
      4. Paraprofessionals provide services to the student and, if so, their qualifications.

    II. Testing Transparency
    The State and District requires students to take certain standardized tests. For additional information, see handbook procedure 12:20 2

    A parent/guardian may request, and the District will provide in a timely manner, information regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by law or District policy, which shall include information on any applicable right you may have to opt your student out of such assessment.

    III. Annual Report Card
    Each year, the District is required to disseminate an annual report card that includes information on the District as a whole and each school served by the District, with aggregate and disaggregated information for each required subgroup of students including: student achievement on academic assessments (designated by category), graduation rates, district performance, teacher qualifications, and certain other information required by federal law. When available, this information will be placed on the District’s website at __________________. 3

    IV. Parent & Family Engagement Compact 4

    V. Unsafe School Choice Option
    The unsafe school choice option allows students to transfer to another District school or to a public charter school within the District under certain circumstances. For additional information, see handbook procedure 12:100.  5

    VI. Student Privacy

    Students have certain privacy protections under federal law. For additional information, see handbook procedure 12.105.  6

    VII. English Learners
    The school offers opportunities for resident English Learners to achieve at high levels in academic subjects and to meet the same challenging State standards that all children are expected to meet. For additional information, see handbook procedure 12:60.  7

    VIII. Homeless Students

    For information on supports and services available to homeless students, see handbook procedure 12:30. 8

    For further information on any of the above matters, please contact the building principal.


    1Required for school districts receiving federal funds. We have only included those mandatory notifications that are appropriate for placement in the student handbook. Your school may be required to provide additional information to parents. For more information, see PRESS 6:170-AP2, Notice to Parents Required by ESSA, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and Protection of Pupil Rights Act.

    2Insert applicable student handbook procedure.

    3Insert District website address or other place where such information will be made available.

    4Insert your school or district Parent & Family Engagement Compact, if applicable.

    5Insert applicable student handbook procedure.

    6Insert applicable student handbook procedure.

    7Insert applicable student handbook procedure.

    8Insert applicable student handbook procedure.

    Cross-References:
    PRESS 6:170-AP2, Notice to Parents Required by ESSA, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and Protection of Pupil Rights Act