A. Intake Procedures: Parent Notification

 

Parent Notification

 

According to NCLB Title III requirements, districts must, not later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year, provide notification to parent(s) of ELs identified for participation in an English language instruction educational program of:

 

  1. The reasons for the identification.
  2. The child’s level of English proficiency.
    1. How such level was assessed.
    2. The status of the child’s academic achievement.
  3. The method of instruction used in the program.
  4. How the program will meet the educational strengths and needs of the child.
  5. How the program will specifically help their child learn English and meet
    age-appropriate academic achievement standards for grade promotion and graduation.
  6. The specific exit requirements for such program, expected rate of transition from such program into the regular education classroom, and the expected rate of graduation from secondary school.
  7. In the case of a child with a disability, how the program meets the objectives of the individualized education program of the child.
  8. Information pertaining to parental rights that includes written guidance detailing: 

 

 

Ø  The right of the parents to have their child immediately removed from supplemental Title III programs upon request. 

 

 

Ø  The options that parents have to decline to enroll their child in such supplemental Title III programs or to choose another program or method of instruction if available.

 

 

Ø  The various programs and methods of instruction if more than one program or method is offered by the eligible entity.

 

 

Separate Notification Regarding Accountability for Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs)

In addition to providing the above information, each LEA or school that is using Title I and/or Title III funds to provide a language instruction educational program and that has failed to make progress on the annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs) for any school year, shall separately inform a parent or the parents of a child identified for participation in the program, or children currently enrolled in the program, of such failure not later than 30 days after such failure occurs.

                                                            

If a child enrolls in school after the beginning of the school year, the LEA must notify parents of the failing school’s language instruction educational program within two weeks of the child being placed in such a program.  Parent notifications must be communicated in a language and/or manner that the parents can understand.

 

 

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