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Parental Rights Notification

Pass Christian Public School District is required to notify parents that they have the right to receive information on the following:

• Whether the teacher has met state qualifying and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher is teaching;
• Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
• The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
• Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. *Pass Christian Public School District requires all paraprofessionals to meet the NCLB definition of highly qualified prior to being recommended for employment.

In addition, the district is required to notify parents when their child is assigned or taught by a teacher who is not highly qualified for four or more consecutive weeks. Each school will notify parents by letter when this situation exists. Please contact your child's principal or the Federal Programs Coordinator if you have questions concerning notification rights or would like a copy of this information.

Title I, Part A (Improvement of Instruction)

Pass Christian School District uses Title I funds in all four schools in our district. Each school operates a Title I schoolwide program. Schools with more than forty percent of students receiving free and reduced-price lunches are eligible to use Title I funds for schoolwide programs that serve and meet the educational needs of all students in the school. Each school develops a continuous improvement plan based on needs identified within the school. The Title I school plans include research-based strategies for improving student achievement and supporting parental involvement.

Parent and Family Engagement Plan:

District and School-Wide Plans: MDE Approved FY20 CFPA (MCAPS Application)

Title II, Part A (High-Quality Teachers and Principals)

As funding permits, Pass Christian School District use Title II funds to support class size reduction in elementary classrooms. Title II funds may also be used to provide evidence-based, high-quality professional development that improves the knowledge of teachers and principals.


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