Parent Right To Know

                                West Side Elementary School
                               Title 1- Parent’s Right to Know
                                    School Year 2020-2021
                                        August 28, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian:
Your child’s school receives Federal Title I funds to assist students in meeting state achievement
standards. This letter lets you know about your right to request information about the qualifications of
classroom staff working with your child and information about student assessments given during the
school year.
Title I schools must meet federal regulations related to teacher qualifications as defined in the ESEA
(Elementary and Secondary Education Act). These regulations allow you to learn more about your child’s
teachers’ training and credentials. At any time, you may ask:
 If the teacher meets state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and
subject he/she is teaching
 If the teacher has received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state
qualifications were waived
 What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, and major(s) or area(s) of
concentration.
 Whether your child receives help from a paraprofessional, and if so, his/her qualifications
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which was signed into law in December 2015 and reauthorizes the
ESEA, contains additional parent right to know requests, including:
 Information on policies regarding student participation in assessments and procedures for opting
out
 Information on required assessments including:
o subject matter tested
o purpose of the test
o source of the requirement (if applicable)
o amount of time it takes students to complete the test
o time and format of disseminating results
All of the above information can be requested through your school principal.
West Side Elementary staff is fully committed to helping your child develop the knowledge and skills
needed to succeed in school and beyond. We appreciate your support and partnership as we work to
provide the best education for your child.

Sincerely,
Robert Mountjoy, Principal
[email protected]

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