The U.S. Department of Education announced in July 2012 that Oregon’s request for waiver of No Child Left Behind provisions had been approved. The waiver releases Oregon schools from some punitive requirements of NCLB. Under the waiver, Oregon will take a more positive approach to school improvement and create an accountability system that focuses on student growth.
Title I: Parental Right-to-Know
Upon the request of a parent, a school receiving Title I federal funds must disclose, in a timely manner:
- Whether the teacher has met state licensure requirements for the grade level and/or subject area in which they are currently teaching.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status through which state licensing criteria have been waived.
- Whether the child is provided services by an instructional assistant (paraprofessional), and if so, their qualifications.
- In addition to notification of their right to request information on the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher, schools must also provide timely notice to parents if a child is assigned to, or has been taught for more than four consecutive weeks by a teacher that is not highly qualified under the definition of federal law.
Under ESEA, schools must provide students’ names, addresses, and telephone listings to military recruiters, when requested, unless a parent opts out of providing such information. A parent may opt out by notifying their school that they do not want his/her child’s directory information released.
Contact the district’s Title I office at 503-399-3353.