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We care about keeping parents informed. If you cannot find the information or forms you need among the items to the left, please feel free to reach out to your child's school administrator or to the ECS Public Relations Coordinator.


Admission of Suspended or Expelled Students
The Board may deny admission of any student who has been expelled or suspended from another school system in Tennessee or another state even though the student has established residency in the system in which he/she seeks enrollment.


Textbook Information
Should any parent/citizen wish to view textbook materials being considered for adoption, please contact the principal at any school in the system. He/she will arrange for a time and location for viewing those materials.


Safety Plan
Parents have the right to review the Safety Plan which is on file at Central Office.


No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, Pub. L. No. 107-110, has strong provisions that support parents’ right-to-know. Two main provisions of NCLB are important for districts to implement immediately.

Annual Notice to Parents
NCLB requires local educational agencies to notify parents at the beginning of each school year, their right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of the students’ classroom teachers and any paraprofessionals providing support to the child. “This notice must be provided in an understandable and uniform format, and to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand.” No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. No.107-110 § 1111 (h) (6)(C). The district must respond to such requests in a timely manner. Pursuant to § 1111 (h)(6)(A) of NCLB, the information that the district is required to provide, at a minimum, to parents includes:

(i)Whether or the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
(ii)Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
(iii) The baccalaureate degree major the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
(iv) Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.


 Special Notice to Parents When Teacher Does Not Meet Qualifications
Schools are responsible for providing “timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned, or has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.” No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. No.107-110 § 1111(h)(6)(B). Pursuant to §1111 (h) (6)(C) of NCLB, this notice must also be provided in an understandable and uniform format, and to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand.

Opportunity for employment, as well as continuation and advancement in employment, shall be afforded equally to members of all races, creeds, colors, sexes, religions, ages, national origins, and individuals with disabilities or veteran status with regard only for qualifications for the position involved.