Parent Right to Know

  • Parents have a right to:
    • Request information about staff members' credentials. Ask your child's principal about how to do this and/or check the school's website for information.
    • To be notified if their child has been assigned or has been taught four consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet the "Highly Qualified" definition.
    • Know how your child's school is performing. The most recent North Carolina School Report Card for your child's school can be viewed at NC School Report Cards
    • Be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent and family engagement program at their school.
    • Be involved in the development of the Parent and Family Engagement Policy by completing annual surveys and attending Parent Involvement meetings at your child's school.
    • Receive information about the Parent and Family Engagement Policy / Program at an annual meeting.
    • Receive material and training for parents and staff to foster greater parent and family engagement.
     What can parents do?
    • Attend school events.
    • Visit your child's classroom as an observer or volunteer.
    • Volunteer for schoolwide projects.
    • Participate in the Parent Advisory Council and School Leadership Team.
    • Fill out and abide by The Parent/Student/School Compact 
     What can schools do?
    • Invite parents to take an active role in the total school program.
    • Offer adult programs such as workshops or classes to help parents with academic or parenting skills.
    • Reach out to parents through Remind App, newsletters, special events, media outlets, and/or parent-teacher conferences.
    • Describe how the school and parent will share in the responsibility of improved student academic, emotional and social achievement through the school-parent compact.
    Testing Transparency
    At the beginning of each year, all Ashe County Schools that receive Title I Funds shall notify parents of each student attending those schools' information regarding any State or local educational agency policy regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by section 1111(b)(2) and by the State or local educational agency, which shall include a policy, procedure, or parental right to opt the child out of such assessment, where applicable. 

    Ashe County Schools under this part shall make widely available through public means for each grade served by the school system information on each assessment required by the State, and where the information is available and feasible to report, and assessments required district wide by Ashe County Schools including:

    • The subject matter assessed
    • The purpose for which the assessment is designed and used
    • The source of the requirement for the assessment; and
    • Where such information is available
      • The amount of time the students will spend taking the assessment, and the schedule for the assessment; and
      • The time and format for disseminating results.
    ​Local assessments given by Ashe County Schools may be viewed here.
    For more information concerning the Annual State Testing Program, Guidelines, Policies and Requirements, visit the Testing Policy and Operations page at NCDPI.