LEXINGTON CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION

99 Monroe Ave.

Lexington, TN 38351

731-967-5591

ESEA/Title I

PARENT MEMO - 2013-2014

Please be advised of the following:

All elementary schools are eligible and receive Title I, Part A and Title III services this school year.  Both Caywood Elementary School and Lexington Middle School will continue as Title I School-Wide Schools based on free and reduced priced lunch data.

Professional qualifications of classroom teacher(s) and paraprofessionals may by requested by parents.  Information regarding teacher certification may also be obtained from Tennessee Department of Education’s website at www.state.tn.us/education.  All instructional paraprofessionals must meet highly qualified guidelines before being hired.

Parents of the district’s students will receive notification if their child has a teacher for four or more weeks who does not meet the highly qualified requirements. One hundred percent of instructional personnel at each school meet highly qualified requirements.

Should any Lexington City School ever be identified as unsafe, parents will receive written notification of their rights. Parents may exercise a choice option if their child attends a “persistently dangerous” school as defined by the State.  LCSS does not have any schools that have been determined dangerous.

Parents will receive written notification of their child’s right to transfer to another school within the district if he/she is a victim of a violent crime.   Parents have the right to access the TN Curriculum Standards which guides all curriculum areas.  The state curriculum standards can be accessed at tn.gov/education/curriculum.shtml or caywood.org.

Parents may access the district and schools’ Parent Involvement Policy and Plan at the Lexington City Schools website.  Questions may be directed to the Lexington City Schools central office at 731-967-5591

Parents have the right to receive an explanation of their child’s achievement.  At minimum,

Parents of students have the right to request their child’s name, address and telephone number not be released to a military recruiter without prior written consent.  

Per federal law (FERPA), parents have the right to access their children’s official records.  

During the 2012-2013 school year, Lexington City Schools met federal academic benchmarks.


 



If you have questions about assessment or wish to be included in meetings to discuss and plan the implementation of the Title I program in Lexington City, please contact Jamie McAdams, Director of Federal Programs, at (731) 967-5591 or email him mcadamsj3@caywood.org.  For more information please visit the Lexington City Schools website at www.caywood.org.




It is the policy of the Lexington City School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (1972 Educational Amendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.