What is Title 1 Part A?
Title 1 School-Wide Program Design
Family/Parental Notification of Assessment Opt Out Policies
On December 10, 2015, Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) was signed into law. Section 1112(e)(2) of ESSA states that parents of students in Title I schools have a right to know about state or division policies regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by ESSA, including any policy, procedure, or parental right to opt students out of such assessments. If you would like to receive information about this topic, please contact the Title 1 Coordinator at (804) 733-2700.
Teacher Licensing Information
On December 10, 2015, ESSA was signed into law. Section 1112(e)(1)(A) of ESSA states that as a parent of a student in PGPCS, receiving Title I funds, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers instructing your child. Federal law requires the school division to provide you this information in a timely manner if you request it. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:
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 emergency or other provisional status because of special circumstances.
- Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification or degree he/she received.
- Whether paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if so, their qualifications.
PGCPS is committed to providing quality instruction for all students and the division staff diligently work to employ properly licensed and endorsed individuals to teach our students. If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact the Title 1 Coordinator, at (804) 733-2700.