Title I is a federally funded program aimed at helping students reach state academic standards. Funding is awarded to school districts according to the number of families that qualify for free or reduced meals. The Aurora Public Schools uses its Title I Funding at Aurora Elementary School to support students in reading, helping them meet the state reading standards.
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 states that the parents may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by section 1111 (b) (2) and by the State or local education agency, which shall include a policy, procedure, or parental right to opt the child out of such assessment, where applicable.
Notification of Teacher Qualifications
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 gives parents/guardians the right to request information about professional qualification of their child’s classroom teachers. Upon request (and in a timely manner), the agency will give parents/guardians the following information about their child’s teacher:
- whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction
- whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or provisional teaching certificate
- is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher
- whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.