Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is a federally-enacted law governing elementary and secondary education. It affects states and school districts in four basic ways.
These changes support the district's current focus on delivering a strong standards-based educational program designed to improve student achievement in the gateway skills of reading, writing, and mathematics.
Effect for District Schools
Parents whose children attend Title I schools may request information from their schools about the professional qualifications of their children's classroom teachers, including any paraeducators working in the classrooms with their children.
Parent Notification and Involvement
Elementary and Secondary Education Act requires that districts provide information to parents about a variety of education related issues. Many of these notifications are provided in letters sent directly to parents at their home.
Educating Homeless Students
Title IX of Elementary and Secondary Education Act requires, among other things, that the district notify parents in homeless situations, of their child's educational rights under this act. The Centinela Valley Union High School District provides schools with materials that help explain parents' rights under ESEA. Read More>>
Highly Qualified Paraeducators
Under ESEA, paraeducators who directly assist with instruction in a classroom setting, and whose site or department receives Title I funding, must comply with the new minimum qualification requirements. To ensure that all students will benefit from the intent of ESEA, the district has determined that all paraeducators, regardless of how the site receives its funding, must comply with these new requirements. Read More>>
Private, Non-Profit Schools
In accord with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Centinela Valley Union High School District has an obligation to achieve equitable participation of private school children, teachers and other education personnel in major federal programs. Participation is limited to private schools that have non-profit status.