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  • According to the Georgia Department of Education, "the mission of Federal Programs is ​to provide technical assistance, program monitoring and resources to local educational agencies (LEA) to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education and to achieve proficiency on the state's high academic achievement standards.​​​" 

    Federal funds are provided through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high poverty rates to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards. 


 

A Parent's Right To Know

Title II, Part a guidance

 

Parent's Right To Request A Teacher's And A Paraprofessional's Qualifications:

By law, LEAs are required to notify parents of their ‘Right to Know’ the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers. In Georgia, within 30 calendar days from the start of school, LEAs are required to notify parents in all schools that they may request, and the LEA will provide the parents on request, information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers or paraprofessionals, including at a minimum, the following:

  • Whether the student’s teacher—
    • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
    • 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.
 
LEAs should as best practice:
  • Notify parents in multiple ways in order to ensure that all parents have the opportunity to receive the information. This may include, but is not limited to a LEA or school handbook, a letter mailed home, inclusion in a newsletter or brochure, posting on a website, and/or a school-wide email.
  • Notify parents in a format that is accessible in language and format and ensures the notification, or document that contains the notification, includes the point of contact information by position, the school or LEA name, the day, month and year of notification.
  • Maintain records that document the dissemination of the Right to Know notifications in multiple forms to the parents of all students.

 

Parent Notification Letter

Right to Know Professional Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Dear Parents,

In compliance with the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended through P.L. 114-95, enacted December 10, 2015, the Japer County Charter School System would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s) and paraprofessionals. The following information may be requested:

  • Whether the student’s teacher—
    • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
    • 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.

If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s qualification, please contact the principal of your child's school as identified below:

 

Jasper County Primary School
Pam Edge
pedge@jasper.k12.ga.us
(706) 468-4968
 
Washington Park Elementary School
​​​Laura Thompson
lthompson@jasper.k12.ga.us
(706) 468-6284
 
Jasper County Middle School
Dionka Jackson
ddjackson@jasper.k12.ga.us
(706) 468-2227
 
Jasper County High School
Jim Strength
jstrength@jasper.k12.ga.us
(706) 468-5016
 
 

Contact


 

 

 

 

Dr. Susan Stone

Chief Academic Officer
(706) 468-6350 ext. 134

Useful Information:

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