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LAWS AND POLICIES

No Child Left Behind
Addresses key NCLB elements as they are implemented in North Carolina including methods of measuring students’ academic progress, standards for teachers, and ramifications for Title I schools.


School Report Card
This report card includes important information about student performance, class size, school safety and teacher quality in your child's school.


TITLE PROGRAMS

Title I – Improving the Education of the Disadvantaged
This program provides financial assistance through State educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.


Title III – Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
To help ensure that children who are limited English proficient, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.


Title IV – Safe and Drug-free Schools and Communities
The purpose of this part is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools.


Title V – Informed Parental Choice and Innovative Programs
Promoting informed parental choice and innovative programs


Title IX – Gender Equity
Title IX benefits both males and females, and is at the heart of efforts to create gender equitable schools.


Title X – Education for Homeless Children and Youth
Homeless children and youths should have access to the education and other services that such children and youths need to ensure that such children and youths have an opportunity to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.


North Carolina General Statues for Public School Law
Chapter 115C: Elementary and Secondary Education


State Board Policies
NC State Board policy manual


Parents’ Rights for Exceptional Children
The purpose of this handbook is to provide you with information about your rights, the rights of your child, and the responsibilities of the local education agency (LEA) toward meeting the special needs of your child.


Complaint Resolution Procedures
Section 9304(a)(3)(C) of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-110) requires states to adopt written procedures for the receipt and resolution of complaints alleging violations of law in the administration of the programs in P.L. 107-110. North Carolina State Board of Education policy #EEO-E-001 outlines the procedures to be followed in resolving complaints alleging violations of requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Complaint Resolution Procedures
(pdf, 41kb)
Federal Program Complaint Procedures
(pdf, 88kb)


US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.


Section 504 (Students with Disabilities) Questions
Questions and answers on disability discrimination under Section 504 and Title II


Section 504 How to File a Complaint
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/qa-disability.html


Bullying and Harassment
Questions and answers on disability discrimination under Section 504 and Title II


Title IX Sex Discrimination
Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972