Title I Information

  • Parents Right To Know

    The federal Every Student Succeeds Act [ESSA – Public Law 114-95, Section 1112(e )(1)(A)] requires school districts to notify parents of children attending a Title I school of their right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct their child.

    As a recipient of Title 1 funds, New Albany Primary School will provide you with this information in a timely manner if you request it. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:

    • Whether the teacher meets the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grades and core academic subjects he or she teaches.
    • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency status because of special circumstances.
    • The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
    • Whether teacher assistants provide services to your child and, if so, their qualifications.

    In addition, the law requires that all schools that receive Title I funds must provide notification to every parent in the school whose child is being taught for four or more weeks by a teacher who is not Highly Qualified.

    New Albany Primary School is committed to providing quality instruction for all students and does so by employing the most qualified individuals to teach and support each student in the classroom. If you would like to receive any of the information listed above for your child’s teacher, please contact New Albany Primary School at 614-413-8600.

    1. New Albany Primary School’s Title I committee will consist of a classroom teacher, the Primary School administration team, a Primary School parent, the Director of Elementary Education, and the Teaching and Learning team.  This committee will plan, review and suggest changes needed in the Title I program.  
    2. Our annual parent informational meeting will be held in the fall after reading groups have been formed.  At this meeting, parents will be informed of the Title I program, opportunities to participate in their child’s education, and their parental rights and requirements.  The Parent/Student/Teacher Compact will be explained at the annual meeting. Unsigned compacts will be sent home to parents unable to attend the annual meeting.
    3. Parents will be provided classroom information through the following sources:
      1. Newsletters and calendars will be sent home at least quarterly by classroom teachers.
      2. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held twice a year. Additionally, separate conferences may be scheduled with Literacy Specialists.
    1. The following programs will be provided for parents:
      1. Parent informational brochures and academic tips will be made available. 
      2. Title I Parent Literacy Night.
    1. The following programs will be provided for staff:
      1. Professional development, collaborative goal setting, and/or staff meetings.
      2. A professional library will be maintained in the Literacy room,  and Literacy Specialist’s offices.
    1. When possible, Non-English speaking families will be provided with communication assistance.