Parents 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:

  • Information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher(s) and paraprofessional staff

  • Information regarding whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in the which the teacher provides instruction

  • Information regarding whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived

  • Information regarding 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

  • Information regarding whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so their qualifications

  • Information on their child’s level of achievement in every state academic assessment Also, timely notification must be sent to the parent if their child has been assigned to or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

Parents may contact the Federal Programs Director at 601.736.2366 to request information regarding any state or LEA policy on student participation in required assessments, including parental rights to opt-out where applicable.

Parent and Family Engagement Policy


Parental and family involvement/engagement is very important for effective implementation of all Federal Programs in the Columbia School District.  Click below to view our Parent and Family Engagement Policy.  Please contact the Federal Programs Director at 601.736.2366 if you have any suggested edits.


           Columbia School District Parent and Family Engagement Policy LAA





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