From the Desk of the Principal
November 4, 2019
It is hard to believe we are already two months into the school year with Parent-Teacher Conferences in the books.
At the beginning of the school year, a school receiving Title 1 Part A funds (which Mission View does) must notify parents of children enrolled in those schools receiving these funds that they can request the following information regarding instructional staff who work with their children:
Whether or not the child’s teacher has met state certification for the grades and what subjects he or she is teaching
Whether or not the teacher is working with an emergency or conditional certificate where state certification criteria have been waived
The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held, including the field of discipline of the certificate or degree
If the child receives instructional services from a paraprofessional(s) and if so, his or her qualifications.
In addition, each Title 1 School is required to notify parents individually when their child has been assigned to or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet the highly qualified definition set by No Child Left Behind.
In this newsletter, I will specifically respond to each of these bulleted items for you. As for the first bullet, all teachers at Mission View have met state certification for the grades that they teach. Mission View does not have teachers working with an emergency or conditional certificate. As for the last bullet, all teachers here at Mission View meet the highly qualified definition set by No Child Left Behind. Regarding bulleted items 3 and 4, I would need to correspond with any parent that had a question regarding these two items.
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