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READING
IS FUNDAMENTAL


IN GRADES 1 TO 3,  A CHILD LEARNS TO READ.  AFTER THIRD GRADE, A CHILD
READS TO LEARN.


Kid reading

CHILDREN WHO HAVE NOT LEARNED TO READ BY FOURTH GRADE
WILL FALL BEHIND IN
SCHOOL.

Parents, know your rights:

NCLB:  Right to Know Qualifications of Your
Child's Teacher


NCLB  ED.GOV

Unsafe School Choice Option
SEC. 9532. UNSAFE SCHOOL CHOICE OPTION.

(a) UNSAFE SCHOOL CHOICE POLICY- Each State receiving funds under this Act shall establish and implement a statewide policy requiring that a student attending a persistently dangerous public elementary school or secondary school, as determined by the State in consultation with a representative sample of local educational agencies, or who becomes a victim of a violent criminal offense, as determined by State law, while in or on the grounds of a public elementary school or secondary school that the student attends, be allowed to attend a safe public elementary school or secondary school within the local educational agency, including a public charter school.

(b) CERTIFICATION- As a condition of receiving funds under this Act, a State shall certify in writing to the Secretary that the State is in compliance with this section.


Student Advocacy Center of Michigan has great information, including sample letters for parents on school related issues.  Information on their website can be used as a guide for parents and students.

* Key tips for Parents:
(Provided by the Student Advocacy Center of Michigan.)

For more information on parental rights, click on resources.


Parent  Perspectives

Parents Get Involved

PPII - POSITIVE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND INFLUENCE

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
Parents, it is your responsibility to supply your child's needs: food, shelter, education,
love, clothing, encouragement, safe nurturing environment, and a sense of belonging.

PTA , PTO
The primary goal to bring parents and teachers together to cooperate
intelligently in the education of children and youths. Many PTAs sponsor activities that
reinforce and enhance the education program.

THE BIG 'D' - DISCIPLINE
Definition:  In Locos Parentis - In place of the parent. Processing a portion of the
parent's rights, duties, and responsibilities.


Questions and Answers:

Q1. What does it mean?
A1.  Simply put - The school can act in place of the parent, in certain instances, possessing a
portion of the parent's rights, duties, and responsibilities.

Q2. Do schools have to notify me before disciplining or suspending my child?
A2. No, not necessarily.

Q3. Can my child be suspended for trivial incidences?
A3.  Yes. Remember that the only reason why the school building was constructed was
for educational purposes. Your child does not have the right to stop the educational process. Throwing paper, joking, or disturbing other students is not trivial when another child's right to an education has been hindered.

Q4. Can joking be considered bullying?
A4.  Yes, especially if the victim feels intimidated. Remember, it is not what the perpetrator
intended; it is how the victim feels.

Q5. What about sexual harassment?
A5.  Singing of explicit songs, making remarks about body parts, using certain names,
or certain touches can be considered sexual harassment. Remember, it is not what the
perpetrator intended; it is how the victim feels

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