The division of Federal Programs encompasses a range of programs financed through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These programs provide services to help schools effectively develop, implement, and evaluate their plans for the academic success of all children. You may contact Wendy Cowan at the Tallassee City Schools Board of Education at 334-283-5675 or wendy.cowan@tcschools.com if you have questions/concerns about Federal Programs.

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ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)—Parents’ Right-to-Know

In compliance with the federal law, it is our responsibility at the beginning of each school year to notify parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under Title I, Part A that the parents may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including, at a minimum, the following:

1. Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived. 

3. The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.

4. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

A school that receives funds under Title I, Part A shall provide to each individual parent information on the level of achievement of the parent’s child in each of the State academic assessments as required under Title I, Part A. If you have questions or need further assistance, or if you wish to receive the above mentioned information, parents may contact the Board of Education Office at (334) 283-6864.

ESL, Homeless, Migratory, Students in Foster Care

Section 3001 of Title III of the ESSA 2015 and the Stewart B McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, for serving students who are homeless, migratory, limited-English proficient (LEP) and immigrant students, children in foster care, requires that children must have equal access to the same free appropriate public education, provided to other children and youth. Such children will be provided the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and state student performance standards to which all students are held, without being stigmatized or isolated. Tallassee City Schools identifies all language-minority students and provides them with academic or social support through accommodations in the regular education program and assistance with the acquisition of English language skills. For inquiries call Wendy Cowan at (334) 283-5675.