Parents' Right to Know
Each of the District’s five, K-8 school buildings has a KSDE approved school-wide Title I program. A school-wide program permits our schools to use funds from Title I, Part A and other Federal education program funds and resources to upgrade the entire educational program of the school in order to raise academic achievement for all the students. This contrasts with a Title I targeted assistance program, through which Title I, Part A funds are used only for supplementary educational services for eligible children who are failing or at risk of failing to meet State standards.
As a school-wide Title I program we are required, at the beginning of every school year, to tell parents they have a right to request the following information about the professional qualifications of their children’s teachers.
In addition, USD 506 must notify parents if their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks— by a teacher who is not highly qualified.
It is not the intent of USD 506 to use teacher data as a means of drawing attention to teachers or create questions as to the competency of a school’s teaching staff. Rather, it is our intent to provide this data as a means of working together in upgrading teaching skills and improving instruction.
For further information about the school-wide Title I program in your child’s school, please contact the building principal.