Rogersville City School receives federal funds under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 to assist with a variety of components of the education program. The specific areas that Rogersville receives funds for include the following:
Title I, Part A- Improving Academic Achievement for the Disadvantaged
Title II, Part A-Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
NCLB requires that school systems annually notify parents of certain rights and responsibilities they have under the legislation.
RCS values contributions that parents make to the overall educational program. Opportunities for parental involvement is particularly critical in Title I schools where parents are requested to assist with the planning of the overall program and are invited to learn about programs at annual Title I meetings.
Assessment results are shared with parents at the first parent-teacher conference. Additional information regarding assessment results may be obtained by contacting your child's homeroom teacher.
LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT OUTREACH
The system annually conducts a search for students that could benefit from the Limited English Proficient outreach service. Students are assessed regarding their English proficiency and an appropriate program is planned. Any parent of a Limited English Proficiency Students required assistance in the interpretation of school forms should contact the school office. Assistance will be provided by the English as a Second Language teacher or other appropriate individual.
NOTICE OF SCHOOLS IDENTIFIED FOR PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT
Rogersville City School successfully met all federal requirements for academic performance during the 20010-11 school year and is in good standing with the state.
PARENTS RIGHT TO REQUEST INFORMATION ON A TEACHER'S QUALIFICATIONS
As a part of the NCLB ACT of 2001, school systems are required to notify parents of children in schools receiving Title I funds of their right to request information on the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s). All teachers at RCS are properly certified to teach in the school system and are highly qualified. To request information regarding the qualifications of your child's teacher, a written request should be submitted to William Walker, Principal, 116 West Broadway, Rogersville, TN 37857. Information regarding certification may also be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Education's web site at www.state.tn.us/education.
RELEASE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION TO MILITARY RECRUITERS
The NCLB legislation requires school systems to release to military recruiters the same directory information that high schools normally make available to institutions of higher learner. Parents of children in high school can request that their child's name, address and telephone number not be released to a military recruiter without prior written consent.
INSTRUCTION BY "HIGHLY QUALIFIED" TEACHERS
All teachers in RCS are properly certified to teach the courses to which they are assigned. NCLB requires school systems to notify parents of any situation where their child has been instructed by a teacher not meeting the "highly qualified" requirements for a period of four or more weeks. All newly hired teachers and paraprofessionals must meet the requirements of highly qualified before they are hired.
RCS strongly believes that children learn best in a safe and drug free environment. NCLB allows parents to exercise a school choice option if their child attends a school defined by the state as a "persistently dangerous" school. RCS is classified as a "safe" school.
UNSAFE SCHOOL CHOICE
As required under section 9532 of NCLB, and the Tennessee State Board of Education's Unsafe School Choice Policy, parents shall be notified immediately if their child is a victim of a violent crime, as defined in TCA 40-38-111 (g). Any child that is a victim of such a crime has the right to attend another grade-appropriate public school in the district. In situations where only one school is available, the system will attempt to facilitate a transfer to a school in another district; however, such transfer is not required.
NCLB added to the existing McKinney-Vento Homeless Act by expanding upon those who qualify for services under the act and insuring that appropriate educational services are delivered to children experiencing homelessness. If you believe that you may be living in homeless circumstances, you should contact Rhonda Winstead, McKinney-Vento Coordinator, at 272-7651.
All RCS paraprofessionals who work directly with students meet specific guidelines set forth under NCLB. Specifically, each assistant must have either two years of college, an associate's degree, or pass a content specific exam in reading, writing, and math.
RCS has a crisis plan to be used in times of crisis. The details of the plan are to be distributed to all staff members and appropriate training conducted in the implementation of the plan.
CODE OF CONDUCT
NCLB requires that schools be safe and drug-free environments. RCS has a board approved Code of Behavior and Discipline for students. Specific information regarding the policy can by obtained by reading the policy or the RCS handbook. A student discipline and safety handbook is distributed to each household at the beginning of the school year.