Your Right to KnowTitle I, Part A Program Requirements under ESEA
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) directs schools and districts to notify parents about four key requirements of a Title I, Part A program.
- Professional qualifications of teachers and paraprofessionals who instruct;
- Notification if your child’s teacher is not high qualified;
- Individual report card that lets you know how your child is progressing; and
- Notification that the school has entered school improvement because its students did not make Adequate Yearly Progress - meet the state standard in math or reading or both - for two school years in a row.
All Clover Park School District teachers have met the highly qualified status as identified under the No Child Left Behind Act. If you would like information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers, you may request the following:
- Whether or not they met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject(s) he or she is teaching;
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or conditional certificate by which state qualifications were waived; and/or
- What undergraduate and graduate degree(s) the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration.
Clover Park School District employs paraprofessionals to provide instructional support - consistent with the instruction provided by the classroom teacher or teachers. In schools that operate a school-wide program, all paraprofessionals who instruct must have special qualifications. In schools that operate targeted assistance program, the paraprofessionals who instruct students served by Title I, Part A program must also have earned these same qualifications:
- Completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education; or
- Obtained an associate’s or higher degree; or
- Meet a high standard of quality either through
- The ParaPro Assessment; or
- A paraprofessional apprenticeship program approved by Washington State.
For information relating to your child’s teacher(s) professional qualifications, please contact DeeDee Hill, Human Resources Supervisor, at 253-583-5096.