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Title I District LEAD Contact
Dr. Scott D. Hayes
Assistant Superintendent of Schools

 

Union R-XI School District Title I Parental Involvement Policy

The purpose of the Title I Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 is to provide funding to ensure that all children, regardless of their economic background, have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. This purpose can be accomplished by ensuring that high-quality academic assessments, accountability systems, teacher preparation and training, curriculum, and instructional materials are aligned with challenging State academic standards so that students, teachers, parents, and administrators can measure progress against common expectations for student academic achievement.within the Union R-XI School District annually receive Title I funding to help support reading and math programs. Resources are provided on this site to guide parents and guardians through the District Title I Policies and Procedures, as well as to inform them of their rights and ways to get involved in developing an educational partnership to support their child’s educational progress.

 

School Compacts

Family Involvement Plans

Parents' Right To Know HQT and Para Qualifications

 

Dear Parent or Guardian:

 

At the beginning of each school year, the Union R-XI School District must inform parents and guardians of each student attending a Title I, Part A School of their right to request information about the professional qualifications of both the teachers and the paraprofessionals who teach and work with their children. In compliance with Federal Law (Every Student Succeeds Act), you may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s). The information regarding the professional qualifications of a child's teacher(s) will include:

  • Certification type

  • Subject area coverage and grade level of coverage

  • Degree(s) and defined major area of work

  • Services to be provided by the paraprofessional under the direct supervision of the teacher

Federal law requires that schools receiving Title I funds hire highly qualified teachers and instructional paraprofessionals. The Union R-XI School District employs certificated personnel according to the Missouri Department of Education requirements.

 

In addition to this letter, Missouri laws state, "When a teacher in a district school system is assigned teaching duties in a class dealing with subject matter that is outside the field in which the teacher is certified, the parents or guardians of all students in the class shall be notified in writing of such assignment." If a child is being taught by one or more teachers that fall within this category for four weeks or more, our district will provide you with a letter of notification and the steps our district is taking to ensure the teacher or paraprofessional is highly qualified.

 

Our staff is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he/she needs to succeed in school and beyond. That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled. If you would like to request any of the above information, please contact the principal at your child's school. Additionally, you may contact your child's teacher directly regarding your child's academic progress.

 

Sincerely,

 

Scott Hayes

 

Dr. Scott D. Hayes, Assistant Superintendent

 

Parent Survey Link will be activated in March, 2018
 

 

All elementary schools within the Union R-XI School District annually receive Title I funding under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Legislation, to help support reading and math programs. 
 
As a part of this federal program, parents and guardians are asked to complete the Title I Parent Evaluation Survey to gather information to help each school and the district improve Title I instruction and programs.
 
In March there will be a link to click and complete the Title I Parent Evaluation Survey.  We appreciate your willingness to provide us with valuable information by completing the Title I Parent Evaluation Survey. 

 

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Every Student Succeeds Act Complaint Procedures - Posted 09/20/17
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Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC)
PIRCs generally develop resource materials and provide information about

PIRCs help implement successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student academic achievement, and that strengthen partnerships among parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and other school personnel in meeting the education needs of children; and to assist parents to communicate effectively with teachers, principals, counselors, administrators, and other school personnel.


The Parental Information and Resource Center (PIRC) program is funded by the US Department of Education, established to provide training, information, and support to parents and individuals who work with local parents, districts, and schools that receive Title I.A funds high quality family involvement programs to families, schools, school districts, and others through conferences, workshops, and dissemination of materials.  Projects generally include a focus on serving parents of low-income, minority, and limited English proficient (LEP) children enrolled in elementary and secondary schools.


Missouri has two PIRCs - one in St. Louis and one in Springfield.