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Tiegerman Preschool/Elementary School-Glen Cove » Parent Bill of Rights

Parent Bill of Rights

ALL PARENTS HAVE THE FOLLOWING RIGHTS:

1) THE RIGHT TO A FREE PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION

Parents have the right to a free public school education for their child in a safe and supportive learning environment. 

Parents have the right to:

a) free public school education for their child as provided by law;

b) have their child receive his or her full instructional schedule for the 12 month school year; 

c) have their child learn in a safe and supportive learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment, bullying, and bigotry;

d) have their child receive courtesy and respect from others and equal educational opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, religion, age, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex) or weight;

e) have a child accorded all the rights set forth in Tiegerman's Students’ Bill of Rights.

2) THE RIGHT TO ACCESS INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR CHILD

The Department of Education and its schools are responsible for providing parents with access to their child’s education records and any available information on educational programs and opportunities.

Parents have the right to:

a) oral and written translation if they require or request language assistance in order to communicate effectively with Tiegerman staff;

b) information regarding all policies, plans and regulations which require parent consultation at Tiegerman;

c) be informed about required health and immunization requirements;

d) information concerning expectations relating to their child’s educational program, attendance and behavior;

e) be assured of the confidentiality of their child’s records in accordance with FERPA;

f)access and review their child’s education records no more than 45 days from receipt of the request;

g) request that their child’s education records be released to an outside agency with written consent;

h) have their child’s education records sent in a timely manner to another school to which their child has transferred;

i) consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in their child’s education records, except to the extent that Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) authorizes disclosure without consent.  One exception permitting disclosure without consent is disclosure to Tiegerman's officials and the School District who need to review education records to fulfill their professional responsibility.  Examples of school officials include Tiegerman employees (such as administrators, supervisors, teachers, other instructors, or support staff members).

3) THE RIGHT TO BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED AND ENGAGED IN THE EDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN

Parents have the right to:

a) feel welcomed, respected and supported in their school communities;

b) be treated with courtesy and respect by all school personnel, and to be accorded all rights without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, ethnicity, alienage/citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability;

c) participate in regular written or verbal communication with teachers and other school staff and share concerns regarding their child’s academic, social and behavioral progress;

d) meet with their child’s teachers and principal in accordance with established procedures;

e) participate in meaningful and productive parent-teacher conferences to discuss their child’s progress in school and have access to other school staff, as appropriate, throughout the school year to discuss concerns;

f) be informed on a regular basis, both informally and through formal progress reports, of their child’s academic and behavioral progress in school;

g) due process as set forth in Tiegerman's Code of Conduct when their child is subject to discipline;

h) have school staff make every reasonable attempt to ensure that parents receive important notices from the school, including notices about parent-teacher conferences, Parent-Teacher Association meetings, Parent Education meetings, school events, etc.;

i) be a member of Tiegerman's Parent Teacher Friends Association;

j) receive a copy of the “Parents’ Bill of Rights and Responsibilities”, the Students’ Bill of Rights”, and the Code of Conduct.

Parents’ Responsibilities

          SHAPE  \* MERGEFORMAT                          Adapted from the NYC Department of Education