Title I Parent Meetings will be held on the dates listed below. All are welcome to attend. We encourage parent participation in our program so we can promote student success.
November 3, 2016 & March 2, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 P.M.
March 2, 2017 PowerPoint Slideshow Presentation
Each year since 1968 the federal government has made funds available to school districts under its Title I program to provide support to students in the areas of reading and mathematics. Title I is the section of the law called “No Child Left Behind,” passed by Congress in 2002. The purpose of Title I is to ensure all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education. The Mid Valley School District takes advantage of Title I funds by employing reading and math specialists and providing additional supports to eligible students in grades kindergarten through six each year. We consider various measures and test scores, teacher opinions, and parent opinions to determine which students may benefit from a bit of additional help in these areas.
Under the No Child Left Behind Act, parents have a right to request professional qualifications of their children’s teachers(s) or paraprofessional(s). Parents are notified if their child is assigned to or being taught for four consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified in a core academic subject. As a parent, you have the right to ask the following information about your children’s classroom teachers or paraprofessionals:
- Is the teacher licensed for the grades or subjects he/she teaches?
- Is the teacher teaching under emergency or provisional status?
- What was the teacher’s baccalaureate degree major and does the teacher have any advanced degrees, and if so, what subject?
- Is any instruction being provided by a paraprofessional and, if so, what are their qualifications?
Parents are an important influence in helping their children achieve at high levels. When parents are involved in education, children do better in school and schools improve. Our district is fully committed to the success of your child. We appreciate your partnership in our efforts to provide the best education possible for your child. For information and resources about parent involvement in schools, visit the Pennsylvania State Parent Advisory Council at www.spac.k12.pa.us.
Fall 2016 Newsletter
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