Title I Parents Right-to-Know

Parents Right-to-Know Sec. 1111 (h) (6) of Iowa Code

Parents of students in Title 1 schools are guaranteed annual notification of their “right to know” about teacher qualifications by their school district. That means parents may request and receive information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers including

  1. whether the teacher is state-certified;
  2. whether a teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status; and
  3. the baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree major or certification.
  4. whether the child is provided services by a paraprofessional and, if so, his/her qualifications.

This serves as notification that, parents at the beginning of each year, have the right to information on the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher from the school district.

  • Notification may be included in district news letters or other communications to parents=
  • Notification will occur should a child be taught for four or more weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified

Parents must be informed if their child is placed in a Limited English Proficient program. LEAs must provide parents with information on student’s performance level on each state assessment. (required in Chapter 12 of Iowa Administrative Code).

Parent Notification Sec. 1118 (c) (4) of Iowa Code

Schools must provide parents of participating children –

  • timely information about the Title 1 program
  • a description and explanation of the curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet; and
  • if requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicable possible; and
  • if the school-wide program plan under section 1114 (b) (2) is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, submit any parent comments on the plan when the school makes the plan available to the local educational agency