Blue Flower

Dave and Susan Dudas, co-founders of the Edge Academy, established Akros Middle School for parents that demand a choice for their child's education.  

203.2    Title I and Parent’s Right to Know

In accordance with the requirement of Federal law, if the School receives Title I funds the School shall notify all parents that they may request, and the School will provide in a timely manner, the following information on the student’s classroom teachers:

  1. whether the teacher(s) have met the State requirements for certification or licensure for the grade levels and subject areas in which they teach;
  2. whether the teacher(s) is teaching under any emergency or provisional status through which the State requirements have been waived;
  3. whether the teacher(s) is teaching in the field of discipline of their certification; and
  4. whether any paraprofessionals are providing services to their child(ren) and the qualifications of those paraprofessionals, where applicable.

In addition, the parents shall be provided:

  1. information on the level of achievement and academic growth of their child(ren), if applicable and available, on the required State academic assessments; and
  2. timely notice if the student is assigned to, or has been taught for more than four (4) consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet applicable State requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.

Testing Transparency

If the School receives Title I funds, the School shall notify all parents of students that they may request, and the School will provide in a timely manner, information about the School’s policy regarding student participation in any required assessments, including the School’s policy and/or procedure for the parent to opt the child out of such assessment, where applicable and permitted by federal and state law.

The School shall make publicly available information about all State-required assessments and, if such information is available and feasible to report, any assessments required by the School, for each grade served.  Such information shall be posted in a clear and easily accessible location on the School’s website or, if the School does not operate a website, the School shall post the information in a clear and easily accessible location in the building.  Information about assessments shall include:

  1. the subject matter assessed;
  2. the purpose for which the assessment is designed and used;
  3. the source of the requirement; and
  4. if available, the amount of time students will spend taking the assessment, the schedule for the assessment, and the time and format for disseminating results. 

The notices and information shall be provided in an understandable and uniform format, and to the extent practicable, in a language the parent(s) understand.

20 U.S.C. 6312(e); R.C. 3319.074.

See Appendix 203.2-A Parent’s Right-to-Know Letter and Appendix 203.2-B Letter to Parent Regarding Instruction Provided by Teacher that Does Not Meet State Qualification Requirements.  See also Policy 204.11 Assistance to English Language Learners and Immigrant Students and Policy 241.1 R.C. 3314.041 Notice