Title 1 & FERPA Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that the Norristown Area School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. Please click here to access NASD's official FERPA Letter.
Click on the link to access the 2022-2023 Parent Right to Know Letter
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What is title 1?
The purpose of title 1 is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. This is accomplished by —
- Ensuring that high-quality academic assessments, accountability systems, teacher preparation and training, curriculum, and instructional materials are aligned with challenging State academic standards so that students, teachers, parents, and administrators can measure progress against common expectations for student academic achievement.
- Meeting the educational needs of all children (limited English proficient children, migratory children, children with disabilities, Indian children, neglected or delinquent children, and young children in need of reading assistance
- Closing the achievement gap between high- and low-performing children, especially the achievement gaps between minority and nonminority students, and between disadvantaged children and their more advantaged peers
- Holding schools, local educational agencies, and States accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students
- Distributing and targeting resources
- Improving and strengthening accountability, teaching, and learning by using state assessment systems designed to ensure that students are meeting challenging state academic achievement and content standards and increasing achievement overall.
- Providing greater decision-making authority and flexibility to schools and teachers in exchange for greater responsibility for student performance
- Providing children an enriched and accelerated educational program, including the use of school wide programs or additional services that increase the amount and quality of instructional time
- Promoting school wide reform and ensuring the access of children to effective, scientifically based instructional strategies and challenging academic content
- Significantly elevating the quality of instruction by providing staff with substantial opportunities for professional development.
- Coordinating services under all parts of this title with each other, with other educational services, and, to the extent feasible, with other agencies providing services to youth, children, and families and affording parents’ substantial and meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.
Parent & Community Engagement Opportunities
We are excited to host monthly workshops on a variety of topics.We are committed to ensuring that our families and school community have the most current information and opportunities to connect and interact with each other. Our team will share information about curriculum, assessment, programs and many other tools of learning . These events will all take place on site at Paul Fly, and at other school locations, as well as virtually. We hope you can join us as we learn together this school year! Please be on the lookout for a school flyer detailing these special events!
Parent Right to Know Letter
This letter lets you know about your right to request information about the qualifications of the classroom staff working with your child. Click here to access this information: Parent Right to Know Letter