Title I - Parent Information
Parents' Right to Know Requirement
The local school district must disseminate a blanket statement that any parent can request information about any teacher of their child. Under federal law, parents have the right to know:
* whether a teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- * whether a teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
- * the baccalaureate degree major of a teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree;
Teacher qualifications can be accessed at Educator Qualification Search. This is the Public Lookup
(This site does not provide all teacher information to which the parent is entitled)
Parent Notification of Teacher's Non-Highly Qualified Status
In addition to the information that parents may request, a school that receives Title I funds must provide each individual parent a timely notice that the parent's child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.
The notice and information provided to parents must be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand. This applies to all teachers teaching core academic subjects in a Title I school, regardless if the school has a school wide or targeted assistance program.
School Parent Involvement Policy
New Heights Middle School
The Parent Involvement Policy at New Heights Middle School is jointly developed with, agreed with, distributed to all of the parents of participating children. We will, to the extent possible, provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports in a language that the parent can understand. Furthermore, we will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities at the school level with other federal, state, and district programs. We will meet to update and revise this policy as needed with a team including parents, community members, school and district administrators, and school faculty and staff.
Due to the Covid-19 procedures, our parent meetings may be held virtually. Any information that would normally be given to parents during these meetings will be posted on our school’s website and Facebook page and will be made available for download. If you have any questions about these processes, please feel free to contact the school at 843-658-6830.
New Heights Middle School adheres to the mandates set forth by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I. Those mandates require the following:
The Home School Compact at New Heights Middle School will be developed jointly with, agreed upon with, and distributed to all parents, students and the entire school staff. The goal is to share in the responsibility for high student achievement. A team including parents, community members, school and district administrators and school faculty and staff will meet annually to review the compact.
Building Capacity for Involvement
To ensure effective involvement of parents, and to support a partnership among the parents, community and school to improve student achievement, we will: