- Parent & Family Involvement & Engagement Policy
- CARES Act
- Title I Parents' Right to Know
- Parent Notification
The District encourages effective involvement by parents, guardians, and families to support the education of their children. In consultation with the State board, educators, local associations, parent organizations, and individual parents/guardians whose children are enrolled in the Fort Osage R-1, the District will:
1. Promote regular, two-way communication between home and school.
2. Promote and support responsible parenting.
3. Recognize that parents and families play an integral role in assisting their children to learn.
4. Promote a safe and open atmosphere for parents and families to visit the school that their student(s) attend and actively solicit parental/family support and assistance for school programs.
5. Include parents as full partners in decisions affecting their children and families.
6. Avail community resources to strengthen school programs, family practices, and the achievement of students.
The message below was issued by the Missouri Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE) in regards to the Coronavirus Aide, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act:
The CARES Act allows ALL nonpublic schools to participate in CARES Act services whether they have or have not participated in federal programs before. While Missouri has a robust nonpublic registration system where most nonpublic schools are registered, we know there are nonpublic schools across the state that are not registered. We have developed and posted to our CARES Act page a public notice asking nonpublic schools who have not registered with us but are interested in participating in services through the CARES Act to contact Julia Cowell, director of federal programs, or Theresa Villmer, assistant director of federal programs and the state ombudsman for equitable services.
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Our district is required to inform you of information that you, according to the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-95), have the right to know.
Upon your request, our district is required to provide to you in a timely matter, the following information:
- Whether your student’s teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
- Whether your student’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
- Whether your student’s teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
- Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
In addition to the information that parents may request, a building receiving Title I.A. funds must provide to each individual parent:
- Information on the level of achievement and academic growth of your student, if applicable and available, on each of the State academic assessments required under Title I.A.
- Timely notice that your student has been assigned, or has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who has not met applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.
Parent Notification The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires notification to parents when any of the following situations exist in a Local Education Agency (LEA) receiving federal funds. Additional information regarding these requirements can be found in this manual. 1. LEAs must annually disseminate DESE’s ESSA Complaint Procedures to parents of students and appropriate nonpublic school officials or representatives. 2. At the beginning of each school year, a participating LEA must notify the parents of each student attending a school that receives Title I.A funds that they may request, and the LEA will provide in a timely manner, information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers and any paraprofessionals providing services to their child. 3. A school that receives Title I.A funds must provide all parents notice their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks, by a teacher or a person who is not appropriately certified. 4. Within 30 days after the beginning of the school year, an LEA must inform parents their child has been identified for participation in a language instruction educational program. 5. Parents/guardians of students enrolled in a persistently dangerous school or students who are victims of violent criminal offense while on school property must be notified of their option to transfer their student to a school that is not designated persistently dangerous. 6. Testing Transparency – LEAs must make available to the public for each grade and each assessment required by the state, the following: a. the subject matter assessed; b. the purpose for which the assessment is designed and used; c. the source of the requirement for the assessment (statutory cite); d. the amount of time spent on the assessment; e. the schedule for administering the assessment; and, f. the time and format for disseminating results.