Title I Parent Rights and Notifications
Rutherford County Schools
As a parent of a child attending public schools you are given certain rights under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Each school is obligated to inform parents of these rights. It is your right as a parent under Title I law to request information regarding the qualifications of the staff that instructs your child. Parents also have the right to ask for detailed system report cards on student achievement which will include student achievement information from your child’s school.
The law requires schools and districts to keep Title I parents informed about their school’s improvement status, details on whether teachers meet state certification and licensure requirements and details about any interventions being provided. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, every Title I school must provide to parents of participating students, in a timely manner, information about the programs funded by Title I. That information must include:
*A description and explanation of the school’s curriculum.
*Information on the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress.
*Information on the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
Students receive a student handbook for the Rutherford County School System at the beginning of each school year. Please review the handbook for more information about our school system. This information may also be accessed in Skyward. Also, your child is attending a school supported by Federal Title I funds. At the beginning of the year you should have received a copy of your school’s Parent Engagement Policy and Compact.