Parent Right to Know

Dear Parents and Guardians:

In accordance with Parents Right-to-Know requirement under Every Student Succeeds Act - ESSA, Section1112 (e)(1)(A) this is a notification from Broken Bow Public Schools to every parent/guardian of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive in a timely manner:

  1. information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers. The information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers shall include the following:

  • If the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;

  • If the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which the state qualifications and licensing criteria are waived;

  • The teachers baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field of discipline; and

  • Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

 [ESSA, Section 1112(e)(1)(A)(i)-(ii)]

  1. information regarding any State or local educational agency policy regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by section 1111(b)(2) and by the State or local educational agency, which shall include a policy, procedure, or parental right to opt the child out of such assessment, where applicable.

[ESSA, Section 1112(e)(2)(A)]

  1. upon request, parents of an English learner may:

    • have the child immediately removed from an English Learner (EL) program; [ESSA 1112(e)(3)(A)(viii)(i)]

    • decline the child’s enrollment  in an EL program, or choose another program or method of instruction, if available; [ESSA, Section 1112(e)(3)(A)(viii)(ii)]

    • receive assistance in selecting among various programs and methods of instruction, if more than 1 program or method is offered by the eligible entity. [ESSA 1112(e)(3)(A)(viii)(iii)]

  2. In addition to the above information you will be notified if your student has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet the applicable state certification for licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.

[ESSA, Section 1112(e)(1)(B)(ii)] 

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your building site principal.