Local Control Accountability Plan

NCLB - Parents' Rights

NCLB- Qualifications of Teachers, Parents’ Right to Know
20 USC 6314(b)(1)(C), (20 U.S.C. 6314[b][1][C], 6315[c][1][E], 6319(a), 20 USC6311(h)(6)
Parents have the right to request information regarding the qualifications of their child’s teacher as per the federal governments Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) designation based on the NCLB act of 2001. Please contact the school principal for information pertaining to your child’s teacher.

Parents of  pupil attending  school receiving Title I funds may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher(s) and requires timely notification when a child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks, by a teacher of a core academic subject who does not meet NCLB teacher qualification requirements.



NCLB School Program Improvement Parent Notification 20 USC 6316(b)(3)
Elementary Schools
Cambridge Elementary Esplanade Elementary Handy Elementary
Jordan Elementary Lampson Elementary Palmyra Elementary
Prospect Elementary Sycamore Elementary Taft Elementary
West Orange Elementary    
Middle Schools
Yorba Middle School Portola Middle School
High Schools
Orange High School




Rights of Parents and Guardians:
Parents and guardians have the right to be informed by the school and to participate in the education of their children. Parents and guardians have the right to observe classrooms within a reasonable time of their request.  Parents should call ahead and arrange a mutually agreeable time with the principal and teacher.  It may be appropriate for an administrator to accompany the visitor.  Parents are requested to stay for a reasonable time and honor instructional time by not talking to the teacher or pupils during their visitation. The school reserves the right to reschedule the visitation at their discretion; volunteer their time and resources; be notified on a timely basis if their child is absent from school without permission; receive the results of their child’s performance and the performance of the school on standardized tests; request a particular school for their child and receive a response from the District; have a school environment for their child that is safe and supportive; examine the curriculum materials of their child’s classes; be informed of their child’s progress in school and of the appropriate staff to contact should a problem arise; access the school records of their child; receive information about the academic performance standards, proficiencies, or skills their child is expected to accomplish; be informed in advance about school rules, including disciplinary rules and procedures in accordance with Section 48980, attendance policies, dress codes, and procedures for visiting the school; receive information about any psychological testing and deny permission to test; participate as a member of a parent advisory committee, school-site council, or site-based leadership team; challenge anything in their child’s record and receive a response from the school; and be notified as early in the year as practicable if their child is identified as being at risk of retention and their right to consult with school personnel regarding any decision to promote or retain and to appeal a decision to promote or retain. Annual notification recommended (EC 51101).


EC 51101.1 Rights-Parents/Guardians Who Lack English Fluency
The District is required to take all reasonable steps to ensure that all parents and guardians of pupils who speak a language other than English are properly notified in English and in their home language under EC § 48985 (15 percent rule) of the rights and opportunities available to them. Rights include being given any required written notification, under any applicable law, in English and the pupil’s home language under EC § 48985. It encourages schools with a substantial number of pupils with a home language other than English to establish parent centers with staff who can communicate with the parents or guardians (amended by AB 2525, Ch. 896, Statutes of 2004).


Uniform Complaint Process