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Title I Updates

ESEA Flexibility Waiver

At West Liberty-Salem Local Schools we receive Federal funding from the state to supplement our instructional programs. In our Title I program, a portion of the Title I funds are being used for the ESEA Flexibility Waiver, a part of No Child Left Behind. These funds will supplement core academics such as reading and math interventions to assist students in meeting state standards in grades K-5. For More information go to www.ode.state.oh.us and click on ESEA Flexibility Waiver found on the bottom right hand of the screen.

Parent Notification for Title I, No Child Left Behind

All parents have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher in a school receiving Title I funds. The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires that any local school district receiving Title I funds must notify parents that they may ask about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher.

These qualifications include:

1. Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides their child instruction.

2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives state licensing requirements.

3. The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification) held by the teacher and the field of discipline of certification or degree.

4. Whether their child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Any parent may ask for the information by sending a letter to the district of residence. Please be sure to include the child’s full name, parent’s full name(s), address, and the teacher’s name.