Curricular Information

 

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ESEA Title I Parent Notifications Final

 

PARENTAL NOTIFICATION
Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended in Dec. 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) makes it clear that Congress expects local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools receiving federal funds to ensure that parents are actively involved and knowledgeable about their schools and their children’s education. The law requires schools to give parents many different kinds of information and notices in a uniform and understandable format and, to the extent practicable, in a language that the parents can understand. Listed below are some of these required notices that must be made to parents by school districts or individual public schools.

Plan for Hiring Teachers Working with English Learners

All teachers of any language instruction program for English Learners (ELs) need to be fluent and competent in the four domains of language assessed by the English Language Proficiency Assessment: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Tullahoma City School District will take the following steps when assessing a teacher for employment to work with EL students:
  • Reading:  The applicant’s college transcript will be reviewed for appropriate college level courses which require strong reading skills, which may include but are not limited to literature, science, history, etc. The applicant must have earned a “C” or higher to be eligible for employment for EL students.
  • Writing:  The applicant’s college transcript will be reviewed for appropriate college level courses which require strong writing skills, which may include but are not limited to literature, science, history, etc. The applicant must have earned a “C” or higher to be eligible for employment for EL students.
  • Speaking:  During the interview, a designee will document incorrect grammar and syntax mistakes. Appropriate speaking fluency will also be noted.
  • Listening:  During the interview process, a designee will document listening mistakes as noted by inappropriate responses to questions.

All applicants must hold a valid Tennessee teacher license with the appropriate endorsement and be highly-qualified in their respective field(s).