The most recent law that affects Title 1 is the No Child Left Behind Act (Public Law 107-110 (1118). The law requires:

  • That school districts have a written policy regarding parental involvement;
  • That parents be involved in the design, operation, and evaluation of Title 1;
  • That parents be consulted about home/school activities and be trained to help their children;
  • That whenever possible, activities should be presented in the language spoken by the majority of the Title 1 parents.

Teacher and Staff Professional Qualifications

You may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teachers, including whether a teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction; whether the teacher has an emergency permit or other provisional status for which state requirements have been waived; whether the teacher is currently teaching in the field of discipline of his or her certification. You also have the right to request information about the qualifications of any paraprofessional who may provide services to your child.