Westfall Middle School 19545 Pherson Pike Williamsport, Oh 43164Kathy Payne, Principal Deborah YoungeSue Smith, Guidance Curriculum Director740-986-2941 Westfall Local School District Westfall Middle School is a school –wide Title school which means that we receive some federal money through the Title program. The money the district receives for the Middle School is based on the percentage of economically disadvantaged students identified through the federal free and reduced meal program. Title monies are to provide ADMISSION OF HOMELESSand support services to students and families in our school interventions, information throughout the year. STUDENTS As part of the federal requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, we areThe Board notifying that all school-aged at WMS are taught core subject areas by teachers and believes you that all students paraprofessionals that are ‘highly qualified.’ In order to be Highly Qualified in the statestudents, including homeless students, of Ohio, a teacher/substitute must meet three requirements:have a basic right to equal educational 1. Have at least a bachelor’s degree, andopportunities. Accordingly, the District 2. Have full state certification or licensure, andmust enroll each homeless student in the 3. One of the following:District in the school determined to be inthe student’s best interest.- A Have successfully completed a State Licensing Exam homeless - Have a Master’s Degree in Education (K-6) or Master’s Degreestudent is defined as an individual wholacks fixed, regular and adequate content area (7-12) in a - Hold an eight-year Professional or Permanent Certificatenighttime residence including: - Have National Board Certification 1. a "doubling up" or Have completed 90 clock hours of professional development in - sharing the housing with another family due to appropriate content knowledge. loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason; to know about the teaching qualifications of your child’s classroom You have the right teacher in a school receiving Title I funds. The federal NCLB Act requires that any local 2. living in a motel, hotel, trailerfunds must notify parents that they may ask about the school district receiving Title park or campground due to theof their child’s classroom teacher. professional qualifications These qualifications include: lack of alternative adequate 1. Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the accommodations; grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child 3. living in emergency or instruction. transitionalWhether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status 2. shelters; 4. abandonmentwaives state licensing requirements. that in hospitals; 3. The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate 5. awaiting foster care placement; (such as national Board Certification or Master degree or certification Teacher Status) held by the teacher and the field of discipline of 6. a primary nighttime residence that is a public or privateor degree. certification place not designed for, or ordinarily childas, provided services by instructional 4. Whether your used is a regular sleeping accommodation if so, their qualifications. paraprofessionals and, for human beings; 7. living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings and
This information may be requested from Kim Davey at the Westfall District Office, 740-986-3671.Federal Funding for 2010-2011: Westfall Local School District will receive federalfunding through the following student programs for the 2010-2011 school year:Title I: Schoolwide AssistanceTitle II-A Improving Teacher QualityTitle II-D TechnologyTitle VI-B Special EducationVI-B ECSE Early Childhood Special EducationThe Consolidated Application for this school year is prepared and submittedelectronically to the Ohio Department of Education. Any individual interested inreviewing the application may contact Westfall District Office at 740-986-3671 toschedule a review appointment.CHILD FIND: Westfall School District’s Child find Policy requires that all children belowtwenty-two (22) years of age residing within the district, who have a disability regardlessof the severity of the disability, and who are in need of special education and relatedservices are located, identified and evaluated in accordance with all federal regulationsand state standards.For children birth through age two, a disability means that a child have a behavior,cognition, communication, physical development, sensory development and/or social oremotional development deficit.For children age three through five years of age, a disability means that a child has adocumented deficit in one or more of the following areas: communication skills, hearingabilities, motor functioning, social emotional/behavior functioning or vision abilities.For school-age children, a disability means a person having one or more conditionssuch as autism, developmental handicap, hearing handicap, multi-handicap,orthopedically and/or other health handicaps, emotional/behavior handicap, specificlearning disability, traumatic brain injury or vision handicap.If you are aware of a child you think may have a disability, please contact Billy Dennis,Director of Special Programs for Westfall Schools, at 740-986-2911 or 740-986-4008.