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Parent's Right to Know
Parents of children in Title I schools have the right to know how the schools are performing and the background of the teachers who work with their children. Under the provisions of No Child Left Behind, parents have the right to request and receive in a timely manner:

 information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher(s);
 whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria 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 state qualification of licensing criteria 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;
 whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications; and
 whether or not their child has been assigned to (or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks) by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

The law also requires that each parent be given information on their child’s level of achievement in each of the state academic assessments. Students in grades third through eight take the MAAP for Language Arts and Mathematics in the spring. At the junior high, students take the Grade 5 and 8 Science in the spring. At the high school, students will take subject area tests in Biology I, English II, U.S. History, and Algebra I. Students who qualify for the Limited English Proficient (LEP) program in grades K-12 will also be assessed with LAS Links in the spring. Parents will receive the assessment results in the fall of the following year.

If you have any questions or would like to make a request, please call the Office of the Federal Programs Director at (601) 847-8000. Your information will be taken and a written response will be provided within two weeks.

Thank you for your continuous support of your child’s education.