Title I Information
How to request the qualifications of your child's teacher(s)
August 1, 2014
Dear Lapwai School District Parents and Guardians:
Federal law requires that each school district receiving Title 1 funds notify parents of each student attending any school receiving these funds that information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teacher(s) may be requested.
As a parent of a student attending a school receiving federal program funds, you have the right to know:
- Is my child's teacher licensed to teach the grades and subject(s) assigned?
- Is my child's teacher teaching with a provisional license, meaning the state has waived requirements for my child's teacher?
- What is the college major of my child's teacher?
- What degree(s) does my child's teacher hold?
- If there are instructional aides working with my child, what are their qualifications?
- If my child is or will be taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks this year by a teacher who is not highly qualified, will I be notified in a timely manner?
To request the state qualifications for your child's teacher or instructional aide, please contact David Aiken at 208-843-2622 ext. 207.
If you would like more information about Lapwai Elementary or Lapwai Middle-High Schools please feel free to call David Aiken at 208-843-2622 ext. 207.
Parent Involvement Policy
Policy Title: TITLE I PARENT COMPONENT
The Title I Parent Component is designed to conduct a wide variety of services that promote parent participation, and encourage contact between home and school. The component encourages involvement of parents in school activities and assists in parenting skills through printed material, workshops, personal contacts and annual surveys.
Established district activities that assist in providing input and participation include:
- Title I and other staff are available daily for parents.
- District-wide meetings (Annual 874 Public Hearing, Open House, and Parent-Teacher Conferences) include information on current Title I personnel and services offered as well as allow for input from parents, staff and community members.
- Timely information about the program is made available to parents. This includes: 1) correspondence to parents in reference to class placement, upcoming standardized assessment, and request input from parents; 2) description of the program included in building-level student-parent handbooks; 3) shared information between staff and parents during open house, annual 874 Public Hearing, parent-teacher conferences, or at any other time a request is made by student, parent or staff; and 4) correspondence to parents through ongoing school newsletters, progress reports and district-wide newsletters.
- Parent’s right to be notified and the opportunity given to be a part of the Title 1 annual evaluation process.
PARENTS ARE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INFLUENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE. PARENTS ARE THE PRIMARY EDUCATOR OF THEIR CHILD......PARENT INVOLVEMENT IS THE CORNERSTONE OF SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
David M. Aiken
Superintendent, Federal Programs Director
Lapwai School District # 341