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7 questions you need to ask yourself?

1) Does your child attend a Title 1 school?
Title I This is the part of No Child Left Behind that supports
programs in schools and school districts to improve the learning
of children from low-income families. The U.S. Department of
Education provides Title I funds to states to give to school districts
based on the number of children from low-income families in each
district. The best way to determine if your child's school is a Title 1
school is to ask school officials.

2) Does your child have fully certified teachers in all of his/her classes?
Unfortunately, many classes are staff with substitutes and have been
since the beginning of the school year.  Check to make sure you child's teachers are permanent teachers and fully certified in the area in which
they teach.  If yourchild has had a substitute for more than 20 days, and you weren't notified, the school may have broken the law under NCLB.

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3)  Is your child's class overcrowded?
Leveling of classes should have been completed by the 15th day of
school. Check to make sure your child is not in an overcrowded class. 

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4) Is your child being bullied or has your child been a victim of violence?
Bullying is against Georgia State law. If your child has been a victim
of a violent act, you have the right under NCLB to ask and receive
a transfer to another school?

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5) Is your child having difficulty with school assignments, even when
 she/he gives 90+ percent?
NCLB may also provide your child with free tutoring and extra help with schoolwork if the state says your child's school has been "in need of improvement" for at least 2 years. This extra help is often referred to as Supplemental Educational Services. Contact your child's school district
to find out if your child qualifies.

6) Do the public school choice options include only schools in the same district?
Not necessarily. Options may include a neighboring school district.
If all schools served by the district are in school improvement, corrective action or restructuring, the district must try to establish a cooperative agreement with other districts to provide students the option to transfer
to another public school. In addition, nothing in No Child Left Behind prohibits districts from establishing cooperative agreements, regardless of whether or not all schools in a particular district are in need of improvement.

7)  Have you joined the P.T.A. or P.T.S.O., and do you know the officers?
The primary goal of the PTA is to bring parents and teachers together to
cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youths. Many PTAs sponsor activities that reinforce and enhance the education program.












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