Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA)
Public Participation Meeting Notice
Waterloo Local School District receives federal funding through the Special Education - IDEA (Part B) grant to assist with education of handicapped children, ages 3 through 21. Community members who would like to have input into the planning of the use of the federal IDEA funds are welcome to provide comment during our public Board of Education meeting to be held on June 10, 2021 at 7:00pm at the Waterloo High School Media Center located in Atwater, Ohio at 1464 Industry Road.
Notification for Parents Whose Students Attend Title 1 Schools (‘Parent’s Right To Know’)
The federal education law put in place by the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that all parents in a Title I school be notified and given the opportunity to request information about the professional qualifications of classroom teachers and paraprofessionals instructing their child. You may also request information on the level of achievement and academic growth of the student, if applicable and available, on each of the State academic assessments. The school district is required to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it.
Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:
Whether the Ohio Department of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
Whether the Ohio Department of Education has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under the state regulations because of special circumstances.
The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
If you would like to receive any of this information, please call the district office at 330-947-2664.