Title I Parent Letter

September 6, 2016

Dear Leland Public School Parent or Guardian,

On behalf of Leland Public School I would like to welcome you to another great year.  We are excited to welcome your children into our school and experience the wonderful programs that Leland Public School has to offer.  As most of you know we are in the Candidate Phase of the International Baccalaureate Program and we have our PYP and MYP Authorization visits in October.  It has been a great deal of work, but those long hours of organizing and planning will pay off.

If you did not know Leland Public School, like most schools, receives funds from the Title I, Part A program.  Title I, Part A is a federal supplemental program designed to help children reach high academic standards. In receiving funds from this program the district has a requirement to inform you, as parents of children attending a Title I school, of information available to you regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher(s). Information will be provided to you upon request and in a timely manner of the following:

  • Whether your child’s teacher has met Michigan qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

  • Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which Michigan qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

  • The baccalaureate degree major of your child’s teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.

  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

You may request additional information on the level of achievement of your child in each of Michigan’s assessments.  Michigan uses the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to determine levels of achievement.

Your will also receive timely notice if your child is, for whatever reason, assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks, by a teacher who is not highly qualified.  A highly qualified teacher would be defined as a teacher that meets Michigan’s qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level or subject area in which the teacher is providing instruction.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thanks for choosing Leland!

 

Sincerely,

Jason Stowe

Superintendent

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