Westfall Elementary School 9391 State Route 56 West Williamsport, Oh 43164Janice Gearhart, Principal Deborah YoungeAlissa Putnam, Asst. Principal Curriculum Director740-986-4008 Westfall Local School District Parent Right To Know Westfall Elementary School is a school-wide title school meaning we receive federal dollars due to our percentage of economically disadvantaged students identified through free and reduced meal recipients. The title monies are to provide intervention, information and support services to students and families in our school throughout the year. As part of the federal requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, we are notifying you that all students at WES are taught core subject areas by teacher s and paraprofessionals that are ‘highly qualified.’ In order to be Highly Qualified in the state of Ohio, a teacher /substitute must meet three requirements: 1. Have at least a bachelor’s degree, and 2. Have full state certification or licensure, and 3. One of the following: - Have successfully completed a State Licensing Exam - Have a Master’s Degree in Education (K -6) or Master’s Degree in a content area (7 -12) - Hold an eight -year Professional or Permanent Certificate - Have National Board Certification - Have completed 90 clock hours of professional development in appropriate content knowledge. You have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child’s class room teacher in a school receiving Tit le I funds. The federal NCLB Act requires that any local school district receiving Title funds must notify parents that they may ask about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher. These qualifications include: 1. Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child instruction. 2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives state licensing requirements. 3. The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as national Board Certification or Master Teacher Status) held by the teacher and the field of discipline of certification or degree. 4. Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
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 federal fundingthrough 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 submitted electronically to theOhio Department of Education. Any individual interested in reviewing the application maycontact Westfall District Office at 740-986-3671 to schedule 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 regardless of theseverity of the disability, and who are in need of special education and related services arelocated, identified and evaluated in accordance with all federal regulations and 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 or emotionaldevelopment deficit.For children age three through five years of age, a disability means that a child has a documenteddeficit in one or more of the following areas: communication skills, hearing abilities, motorfunctioning, social emotional/behavior functioning or vision abilities.For school-age children, a disability means a person having one or more conditions such asautism, developmental handicap, hearing handicap, multi-handicap, orthopedically and/or otherhealth handicaps, emotional/behavior handicap, specific learning disability, traumatic brain injuryor vision handicap.If you are aware of a child you think may have a disability, please contact Billy Dennis, Directorof Special Programs for Westfall Schools, at 740-986-2911 or 740-986-4008.