Parent's Right to Know
No Child Left Behind
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) reauthorized a number of federal programs aiming to improve the performance of U.S. primary and secondary schools by increasing the standards of accountability for states, school districts, and schools, as well as providing parents more flexibility in choosing which schools their children will attend.
Selecting a Provider
The Ohio Department of Education's Office of Federal Programs accepts Requests for Proposal (RFP) applications from potential Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers and employs independent raters to determine if the providers. application meets the requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 (Section 1116) for the following:
1. Instructional content is consistent with and aligned to district and state academic content and student academic achievement standards;
2. Services address students. individual needs as described in their SES plans, and;
3. Services have contributed to increasing students. academic proficiency.
4. Takes into account parent recommendations, results from parent surveys or other evaluation results.
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has oversight of the final approval process for providers seeking to provide SES services within the state of Ohio. Inclusion on the state and school Web sites are not a recommendation or endorsement of a particular provider. Parents are encouraged to review the approved providers to make the best possible service match to meet the supplemental educational needs of their child.
ODE annually requires districts that have Title I served buildings in School Improvement Year 2 status and above that contract with state-approved SES providers to submit effectiveness reports on each of the contracted providers. The effectiveness reports follow compliance with NCLB Section 1116. ODE may remove a provider for evidence of violation of health, safety or civil rights. Providers also may be removed from the state provider list in the event that the provider is found to be ineffective in increasing student achievement for two consecutive years.
For more information regarding public school choice or supplemental educational services, contact:
(937) - 567-9426, Ext. 1113
Parental Information and Resource Center
Parental Information and Resource Center (PIRC)
The Parental Information and Resource Centers are school-linked or school-based centers established by nonprofit organizations and consortia of nonprofit organizations under funding from the U.S. Department of Education. In 1995, PIRCs were created to provide parents, schools and organizations working with families the training, information, and technical assistance needed to understand how children develop and the essential components for them to succeed in school. PIRCs work closely with parents, educators and community organizations to strengthen partnerships so that children can reach high academic standards.
Student Acceptable Use Policy for Alliance Community Schoolsc Computer Resources and Online/Internet Services
This Computer Use Policy has been created to ensure that all Dayton Leadership Academies students use the computer resources properly. It is every user's duty to use the computer resources responsibly, ethically and lawfully. Access to these resources may be designated a privilege, not a right. The following rules and obligations apply to all users of the school's computer resources, regardless of the physical location of the resource. Violations will be taken very seriously and may result in loss of computer privileges, disciplinary action and possible civil and criminal liability.
Homeless and Highly Mobile Students
If you lost your housing due to foreclosure and now live doubled-up with family or friends; in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child(ren) may be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act.
Who is considered Homeless? The word homeless does not mean only someone who literally lives on the street. In the words of the law a homeless student includes:
· "an individual who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence; and
· an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is:
o a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations;
o an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or
o a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings."
A "homeless" student is any child who is living in a motel, in a shelter, with family members or friends, in a car, in a park, or in a any other public place because her family has lost their housing or have no housing
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, eligible children and youth have the right to:
· Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there.
· Continue attending their school of origin or be enrolled immediately in the local school where they are living, depending on their best interest; the school of origin is the school the student attended before losing housing or the school the student last attended; the student can attend the school of origin even if he/she now lives outside that district's lines.
· Receive transportation to and from the school of origin at no cost to the parent or student.
· Enroll in the new local school immediately, even if missing records and documents normally required for enrollment, such as a birth certificate, proof of residence, previous school records, or immunization/medical records.
· Enroll, attend classes, and participate fully in all school activities while the school gathers records.
· Have access to the same programs and services that are available to all other students, including transportation and supplemental educational services.
· Receive free school meals.
Every school district has a local homeless education liaison. This person can help you decide which school would be best for your child and communicate with the school. The local liaison also can help your child get school supplies, supplemental services, and free school meals; set up transportation to and from the school of origin; and help you find community supports.
Please contact our main office for assistance at:
937 567-9426 ext 1101 and 937 262-4080 ext 1101
National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
NCHE can explain your child's school rights and provide resources to assure your child is getting the assistance they need. The Center provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Toll-free Helpline: 800-308-2145 or email@example.com
What can I do to help my child in school?
· Make sure your child goes to school every day and arrives rested and fed.
· Provide a quiet place for your child to do homework and set aside time every day to help your child with homework.
· Pay attention to your child's health needs and take care of problems early.
· Ask your child what he or she is learning in school; have him or her explain it to you. If you show interest in your child's education, he or she will know that it's important.
· Read to your child every day! Set aside time each day for you and your child to read together silently. Talk about what you read.
· Praise your child for what he or she does well like getting a good grade or playing on a school sports team.
· Listen to what your child shares with you and talk about any problems he or she is having. You can also talk about these problems with a teacher or school counselor.
· Encourage your child to participate in activities like sports, clubs and music.
What resources and services are available in Ohio?
Visit the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for a listing of Ohio organizations which may be able to provide your family with assistance.