• Parent Notification by Title I Schools

    The “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” requires Title I schools to give timely information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals, if requested by parents or guardians. In addition, schools must provide timely notice to parents when their child has been assigned to or taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not “highly qualified.” If the Tangipahoa Parish School System Title I Program is not providing services in accordance with state and federal regulations, a parent may file a complaint in accordance with the Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Section 349, which is available online at the following website address:http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osc/lac28v115.doc. Parents may also request a copy of this bulletin by calling the State Department toll free at 1-877-453-2721. The bulletin contains detailed procedures that have been established for resolving complaints filed against the Department of Education or a local education agency pursuant to provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. 6301, et. Seq. (ESEA). Contact Deborah M. Forshag, Director of Federal Programs, at 985-748-2473 for further information.