Federal law requires that each school district receiving Title 1 funds notify parents of each student attending any school receiving these funds that information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher(s) may be requested.

As a parent of a student attending a school receiving federal program funds, you have the right to know:

  • Is my child’s teacher licensed to teach the grades and subject(s) assigned?
  • Is my child’s teacher teaching with a provisional license, meaning the state has waived requirements for my child’s teacher?
  • What is the college major of my child’s teacher?
  • What degree or degrees does my child’s teacher hold?
  • If there are instructional aides working with my child, what are their qualifications?
  • If my child is or will be taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks this year by a teacher who is not highly qualified, will I be notified in a timely manner?

To request the state qualifications for your child’s teacher or instructional aide, please contact Carrie Smith, Human Resources at (208) 525-7500.

If you would like more information about your school, please feel free to contact the school directly.

La Ley Federal  requiere que cada Distrito Escolar recibiendo fondos de Title 1 (Programa Federal para Apoyar a los Estudiantes)  notifique a los padres de los estudiantes que están atendiendo estas escuelas que reciben los fondos federales que pueden solicitar información concerniente a las credenciales y títulos profesionales del maestro(a) de su hijo(a).

Como padres de estudiantes  atendiendo una escuela que recibe fondos de programas federales, tienen el derecho de saber:

  • ¿El maestro (a) de mi hijo (a) tiene licencia profesional para enseñar las materias y los grados que tiene asignados?
  • ¿El maestro (a) de mi hijo (a) está enseñando  con una licencia provisional, queriendo  decir que el Estado ha renunciado a pedirle más requisitos al maestro(a)? 
  • ¿De qué Universidad se graduó el maestro (a)?
  • ¿Cuáles son los títulos o título posee el maestro (a)?
  • ¿Si hay algún ayudante de instrucción trabajando con mi hijo (a), cuáles son sus credenciales o cualidades?
  • ¿Se me avisará si a mi hijo (a) esta o será enseñado por más de cuatro semanas consecutivas por un maestro (a) que no está altamente calificado de manera oportuna? 

Para solicitar las Calificaciones del Estado del maestro(a) de su hijo (a) o del ayudante de instrucción, favor de comunicarse con Carrie Smith, Recursos Humanos al teléfono  (208) 525-7500.

Si quisiera más información acerca de su escuela, por favor siéntase libre de ir a la escuela directamente.

Idaho Falls School District 91 is committed to providing the support necessary for effective parental involvement programs in Title I schools.

Parental Involvement Policy

  • Parents will participate in the annual review of this parent involvement document and provide input on the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy in improving the academic quality of Title I schools.
  • Parents will be notified of this document and, to the extent practicable, it will be available in a language they understand.

School Involvement

  • Schools will convene an annual school-based meeting to provide the parents of students in Title I schools with information and tools, give an overview of the District Title I program, give an overview of Title I policies and procedures and solicit input from parents.
  • Schools will develop, with the involvement of parents, a school-parent compact and will conduct an effective parent involvement program.
  • Schools will develop, with the involvement of parents, an annual action plan for parent involvement.
  • Schools will communicate information to parents regarding curriculum, assessment, student achievement and staff.
  • Parents will be involved in the process of review and improvement of schoolwide and targeted assistance programs.
  • Parents will share responsibility for high student academic achievement.

Building Capacity for Involvement

  • District personnel will provide the coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist participating schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance.
  • District or school personnel will provide training and support to Title I schools, including parents, for planning parent involvement programs and providing resources aligned to Title I schoolwide and targeted assistance requirements.
  • Parental involvement initiatives will be coordinated and integrated with other district, state, federal and community programs.


  • Opportunities for participation of all parents, including parents who are economically disadvantaged, disabled, have limited English proficiency or are of any racial or ethnic minority background will be available

Under Title I, a local education agency (LEA) is required to provide to eligible private school children, their teachers, and their families Title I services or other benefits that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children, their teachers, and their families. Private school officials have recourse through the complaint process if they do not believe their eligible children, teachers, or families are receiving equitable services.

Aspects of the complaint process that the private school officials should know:

  • A private school official has a right to complain to the state educational agency (SEA) that the LEA did not engage in a timely and meaningful consultation process or did not give due consideration to the views of the private school officials.
  • Any dispute regarding the accuracy of low-income data for private school students also can be the subject of a complaint.
  • The SEA is required to have complaint procedures in place as required by Sec. 34 CFR 299.10–12. Included in these procedures is a reasonable time by which the SEA must respond in writing to the complaint.
  • No later than 30 days following the written response by the SEA, or in the event the SEA fails to resolve the complaint within a reasonable period of time, the private school official may appeal the decision of the SEA to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Such appeal must be accompanied by a copy of the SEA’s written response, if available, and a complete statement of the reasons supporting the appeal.
  • The secretary must complete an investigation of the complaint and resolve the appeal within 120 days after receipt of the appeal.

Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Acadmic Achievement

 Title I-A is a Federal program intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. Title I-A targets resources to districts and schools where the needs are greatest. Title I-A provides flexible funding for additional instructional time for students who are most at risk for not meeting state academic standards. This funding may also be used to provide professional development, extended-time programs, and other strategies for raising student achievement in high-poverty schools.

Schoolwide Title I Program

A Title I school is eligible to become a Title I Schoolwide Program when the poverty level, (determined by free and reduced meal counts, Aid for Dependent Children [AFDC], census, or Medicaid) is at or above 40%.

  • A.H. Bush Elementary
  • Dora Erickson Elementary
  • Ethel Boyes Elementary
  • Fox Hollow Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Linden Park Elementary
  • Templeview Elementary
  • Theresa Bunker Elementary

Targeted Assistance Title I Program

Targeted Assistance schools receive Title I funds but are either ineligible for a schoolwide program, or choose not to operate a schoolwide program. A Targeted Assistance school may use funds received only for programs that provide services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance.

  • Edgemont Elementary
  • Longfellow Elementary
  • Westside Elementary
  • Eagle Rock Middle School
  • Taylorview Middle School

Parent Involvement

Research shows that regardless of family income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to:

  • Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
  • Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
  • Attend school regularly
  • Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school
  • Graduate and go on to postsecondary education

Idaho Falls School District 91 is committed to providing the support necessary for effective parental involvement programs in Title I schools. Our Parent Involment Policy is available in English and Español.

Title I Support for Private Schools

Under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to provide services for eligible private school students, as well as eligible public school students. Please refer to the complaint process for private school officals for more information.