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IN GRADES 1 TO 3, A CHILD LEARNS TO READ. AFTER THIRD
GRADE, A CHILD
READS TO LEARN.
CHILDREN WHO HAVE NOT
LEARNED TO READ BY
FALL BEHIND IN
Parents, know your rights:
Right to Know Qualifications of Your
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
(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
* Key tips for Parents:
(Provided by the Student Advocacy Center of Michigan.)
For more information on parental rights, click on
Parents Get Involved
PPII - POSITIVE
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND INFLUENCE
Parents, it is your responsibility to supply your child's needs: food,
love, clothing, encouragement, safe nurturing environment, and a sense
PTA , PTO
The primary goal to bring parents and teachers together to
intelligently in the education of children and youths. Many PTAs sponsor
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
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
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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