NCLB - Parent and Public Notification Requirements

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires that all parental notification must be:

  1. In a uniform format.
  2. In understandable language.
  3. In a language parents can understand, where practicable.

No Child Left Behind - General Notification Requirements

  1. Policy on parents' right to inspect instructional materials, excluding tests - (Policy 105.2) - annually at beginning of school year and within reasonable time after substantive policy revision.
  2. Policy on administration of non-emergency, invasive physical examinations and screenings and parent right to opt-out student - (Policy 209) - prior to administration of examination or screening - annually at beginning of school year, listing of the specific or approximate dates scheduled or expected to be scheduled, and within reasonable time after substantive policy revision.
  3. Policy on parents' right to inspect surveys administered by school and opt-out student; prior written consent required for 8 restricted survey topics; measure to protect student privacy - (Policy 235) - annually at beginning of school year, listing of specific or approximate dates scheduled or expected to be scheduled, and within reasonable time after substantive policy revision.
  4. Policy on collection, disclosure, and use of personal student information for marketing purposes; parents' right to inspect instrument and opt-out student measures to protect student privacy - (Policy 235) - annually at beginning of school year, listing of the specific or approximate dates scheduled or expected to be scheduled, and within reasonable time after substantive policy revision.
  5. Military recruiter access to student information (name, address, telephone number) - only to parents of secondary students’ parents can request
    information not be released without prior written consent - (Policy 250) - annually at beginning of school year.
  6. District and school report cards - must report required information - (Policy 919) - distributed to all parents; distributed to public by public means - annually when data is available, at beginning of school year.
  7. Individual student achievement level on state assessments - (Policy 127) - as soon as practicable after results received.
  8. Parents' and public's right to review assessment instruments and data (except personally identifiable information (Policy 127) - annually at beginning of school year; reasonable efforts to inform public.
  9. Title I Parent Involvement Policy and program - (Policy 918) - only to parents of students participating in Title I programs - annually at beginning of school year.
  10. Parents' right to request the qualifications of student's classroom teachers - (Policy 424) - only to parents of students attending Title I schools - annually at beginning of school year.
  11. Notice to parents of students being taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not high qualified - (Policy 424) - notice given in a timely manner.
  12. Parents' right to request the qualifications of paraprofessionals performing instructional duties for student - (Policy 524) - only to parents of students attending Title I schools - annually at beginning of school year.
  13. Limited English Proficiency Program - student's placement, program, parents' rights, and parent involvement - (Policy 138) - annually within 30 days of beginning of school year; within 2 weeks of placement for student not previously identified.
  14. Migrant Education Program - student's placement, program, policy and parent involvement - (Policy 142) - annually at beginning of year and placement.
  15. Homeless Education Program - student placement, 251) - upon enrollment and twice annually.
  16. Notice of school being designated "persistently dangerous" - all students' right to transfer to another school in the district - with 14 days prior to beginning of school year.
  17. Individual student's right to transfer to another school in district when a victim of a violent crime on school grounds - with 14 days prior to beginning of school year.
  18. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) - parental right to inspect test and opt-out student for any reason student is not required to answer all questions or finish the test - given when the school receives notice of class selection.

No Child Left Behind - Requirements for Specific Programs

  1. Violence and drug prevention efforts, programs and activities - parents can opt-out student; parent involvement - required only if district receives safe and drug-free schools funds - reasonable efforts.
  2. Voluntary school choice program - availability and operation of program - only if district receives specific federal grant money.
  3. Evaluation of 21st Century programs and activities provided by district.
  4. NCLB waiver requests to U.S. Department of Education - public notice.
  5. Terms of local flexibility agreement with U.S. Department of Education under which school consolidates funds.

No Child Left Behind - Requirements For School Identified For Improvement

  1. Identified for Improvement status - parents of school students.
  2. Identified for Improvement school choice options - parents of school students.
  3. Supplemental Education Services - availability, services, and providers - annually to parents of eligible students.
  4. Corrective Action status and plan - parents of school students and teachers.

Requirements of Other Laws - Federal and State

  1. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) - federal - student records - annually at beginning of school year.
  2. Individual With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)/Child Find - federal - special education - annually.
  3. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - PA - annually at beginning of school year.
  4. Children's Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) - PA - annually at beginning of school year.