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
schools and school districts to improve the learning
from low-income families. The U.S. Department of
Title I funds to states to
give to school districts
based on the
number of children from low-income families in each
best way to determine if your child's school is a Title 1
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
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.
Click here for Parents Rights to Know
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
Click here for Class Size
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
of a violent
act, you have the right under NCLB to ask and
a transfer to another school?
Click here for Unsafe School Choice
5) Is your child having difficulty with school
assignments, even when
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
Contact your child's school district
to find out if your child
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
The primary goal of the PTA is to bring
parents and teachers together to
intelligently in the education of children and youths. Many PTAs
sponsor activities that
reinforce and enhance the education program.
of Service/User Agreement