Bell Elementary participates in the Title 1 Program. Title 1, Part A is part of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Its goal is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards.
Bell Elementary qualifies for federal grant money which we use for additional staffing, parent involvement, and staff development to help us meet that goal. Here is some important information about this law and your child’s education. Please contact the principal if you would like more information about Title 1 activities or parent participation at Bell!
What is Title 1, Part A Links:
This is our written agreement to formalize our shared responsibility – the activities that parents, school staff and students will carry out to improve academic achievement.
Right to Request Teacher and Para Qualifications:
All parents and guardians have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher(s) or instructional paraeducators. If you request this information, the district will provide you with the following:
1. Whether the teacher has met Washington teacher certification requirements for the grade level and subjects in which the teacher provides instruction;
2. Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional status for which Washington qualifications or certification has been waived;
3. The college major of the teacher and any graduate degree or certificate;
4. Whether your child is receiving Title 1 services from paraprofessionals, and if so, whether those paraprofessionals meet state/federal requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s and paraprofessional’s qualification, please contact the principal.
District and School Report Card Information:
Are you interested in knowing how Lake Washington School District and Bell Elementary did on state assessments? How different groups of children performed compared to other schools? You can find out by clicking on the following links:
Lake Washington School District Report Card:
Bell Elementary Report Card:
Parents Right to be Informed Links:
Citizen Complaint Procedures
A citizen complaint is a written statement that alleges a violation of a federal rule, law or regulation or state regulation to applies to a federal program. Anyone can file a citizen complaint. There is no special form. There is no need to know that law that governs a federal program to file a complaint. Below please find more information about complaint procedures.