At Toledo Public Schools, the safety and education of your child comes first. We take advanced steps to ensure we meet and exceed state and federal mandates, as well as meet the needs of your child.
Below are details about No Child Left Behind, how to find information about your child’s teachers and our non-discrimination policy.
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS. — (A) IN GENERAL.— At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including at a minimum, the following: (i) Whether the student’s teacher — (I) has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction; (II) is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and (III) is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher. (ii) Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. (B) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.— In addition to the information that parents may request under subparagraph (A), a school that receives funds under this part shall provide to each individual parent of a child who is a student in such school, with respect to such student — (i) information on the level of achievement and academic growth of the student, if applicable and available, on each of the state academic assessments required under this part; and (ii) timely notice that the student has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet applicable state certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.
Acts of discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin are prohibited and will not be tolerated in the District.
Anyone who believes he or she has been subjected to or has observed discrimination based on race, color or national origin should report such conduct to the principal or director of a school/department or to the deputy superintendent for Toledo Public Schools.
The District is committed to conducting a prompt investigation of any such allegations or concerns.
ESEA Flexibility Waiver Update
The United States Department of Education approved Ohio’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver request for flexibility from portions of the No Child Left Behind legislation on May 29, 2012. With this waiver approval many changes will take place in our district.
TPS is no longer required to offer Public School Choice, however, students can remain in their PSC school for the 2012-2013 school year but transportation will not be reimbursed.
TPS is no longer required to offer Supplemental Education Services (SES). Funds that were set aside for this program are being channeled towards district wide improvement with an emphasis on our lowest achieving schools (priority, focus and alert) as identified by the Ohio Department of education.
- Historic professional development initiative for all K-12 teachers throughout the school year that focuses on: standards, instructional practices, data and assessment. All teachers will be held accountable and offered intensive support to improve teaching practices which will in turn improve student achievement.
- Additional staff in our lowest achieving schools that will focus on interventions based on assessment data. The support staff will work with those K-3 students that are not “on track” per the reading diagnostic assessment.
- Each school will have a specialized tutoring program with HQ teachers who work on areas of need with the lowest achieving students. Progress will be monitored and tutoring will be based on this data.
- Adopting an assessment for K-3 students to identify those that will not be proficient by the end of 3rd grade. This data will be used to develop an improvement and monitoring plan for each student. Interventions will be tailored to the plan and be facilitated by extensively trained district teachers.