Bedford County Schools is conducting a survey about school climate and learning in school. The survey will help us create safe and supportive school environments that promote academic success. In prior years, schools have used this information to drive positive changes for student and staff culture. Information regarding this survey can be found in the attached letter. If you have any questions, please contact Chad J. Fletcher, Federal Programs Supervisor at (931) 684-3284 or via email.
PARENT'S RIGHT TO KNOW
In order to meet the requirements of ESSA concerning parents' right to know, you are formally being notified that as a parent of a child attending a Title 1 school you may: request information regarding your child's teacher, including, at a minimum: (1) whether the teacher has met the State requirements for licensure and certification for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction; (2) whether the teacher under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; (3) the college major and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and (4) whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.
The professional development component of the LEA's consolidated plan [Title I, Part A, Subpart1, Section 1119]: addresses how all teachers teaching in core academic subjects within the State are highly qualified no later than the 2005-2006 school year. All Paraprofessionals working in a program supported with funds under this part shall have met a rigorous standard of quality and have demonstrated that by attaining a passing grade on a formal State assessment test.
Victims of Violent Crime/ Right To Transfer To Another School
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2016 requires parents receive written notification if their child should become a victim of a violent crime at school and that he/she has the right to transfer to another school within the LEA.
Release of Student Information to Military and College Recruiters
Recognizing the challenges faced by military recruiters, Every Student Succeeds Act requires high schools to provide the military recruiters, upon request, access to names, addresses, and phone numbers of high school juniors and seniors. The law also requires high schools to release information to colleges or other higher education institutions, upon request. If parents of eligible students (18 years old) do not want to disclose this information, you must notify us in writing. Spanish translations for additional newsletters under Files section.
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