No Child Left Behind

about 1 year ago

In January of 2002, President George Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act . This law represents President Bush's education reform plan and contains the most sweeping changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since it was enacted in 1965. It changes the federal government's role in kindergarten through twelfth grade education by asking America's schools to describe their success in terms of what each student accomplishes.

This act reauthorizes and amends federal education programs established under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The focus of the No Child Left Behind Act is for historic school reform based on:

  • Accountability
  • Flexibility
  • Research-Based Education
  • Parent Options
For more information on No Child Left Behind legislation as it affects Tennessee, click the Read More button below.

By Henderson County BOE

Attendance

about 1 year ago

During each school year, each student is allowed: 5 unexcused-absence days, and/or 5 unexcused- tardy days. Parents may provide a note to the school for days missed. While parent notes count towards a students "unexcused" absent totals, a parent note does allow the student to make up work missed while absent or tardy.    Exceeding the limit of 5 unexcused-absence-days or 5 unexcused-tardy days will result in a notification to appear before the Truancy-Disciplinary Hearing Authority Board. At that time, parents will be fined $20.00 for each day over the 5 day unexcused limit for either unexcused-absence days and /or unexcused tardy days. For tardies exceeding 7/8, parents may be charged up to $75.00.

By Henderson County BOE

Homeless

about 1 year ago

State Coordinators for the Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE

 

Tennessee

•      Paula Gaddis, Migrant, Homeless & Private Schools Project Director
Tennessee Department of Education

Paula.Gaddis@tn.gov

(615) 741-3262

Twitter: @TNedu

Facebook.com/TennesseeEducation

 

Other Homeless Education Contacts

United States Department of Education

John McLaughlin, Ed.D.

Education Program Specialist

Federal Coordinator, Homeless, Neglected &

Delinquent Education Programs

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 3C106

Washington, DC 20202-6132

Phone: (202) 401-0962

Email: john.mclaughlin@ed.gov

 

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)

Mr. Tim Stahlke, President

Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO)

Charles A. Dana Center

The University of Texas at Austin

2901 N IH 35, Room 2.200

Austin, TX 78722

Phone: (512) 475-9709

Fax: (207) 471-6193

Email: tstahlke@austin.utexas.edu


National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)

Ms. Barbara Duffield

Policy Director

NAEHCY

4701 Connecticut Avenue, NW, #402

Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 364-7392

Fax: (202) 318-7523

Email: bduffield@naehcy.org


National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Mr. Eric Tars

1411 K Street, NW, Suite 1400

Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 638-2535, ext. 211

Fax: (202) 628-2737

Email: etars@nlchp.org


National Center for Homeless Education

Ms. Diana Bowman

Director

P.O. Box 5367

Greensboro, NC 27435

Phone: (800) 755-3277

Fax: (336) 315-7457

Email: dbowman@serve.org

By Henderson County BOE

Kindergarten Enrollment

about 1 year ago

What do I do to get my child prepared for kindergarten?



Certified Birth Certificate (not the mother’s copy) *children born in Tennessee can obtain a certified birth certificate from the Health Department.
Social Security Card
Proof of Immunizations from Health Department or Physician
Proof of Physical Examination (within 1 calendar year)
Two (2) Proof of County Residence (E-911 address)(Example: electric bill, water bill, etc.)

Proof of Income (Pre-K only)

 

No Pre-k or Kindergarten student will be allowed to begin school until ALL documents are completed and on file.



At what age can my child begin kindergarten?


In 2014, the cut-off date for Kindergarten will be August 15th.  Children will need to be five years old by August 15th.

By Henderson County BOE

Imagination Library

about 1 year ago

The State of Tennessee, Governor Phil Bredesen, the Henderson County Imagination Library Committee and other generous community sponsors have teamed up with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program so that all preschoolers in Henderson County can have their own Imagination Library. Just think, a book mailed to their home each month until their fifth birthday!

Each month, a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in the child’s name directly to the home. He/she can look forward to new and

exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library until they turn five years old as long as they remain a resident of Henderson County. If they should move within Tennessee, call the local library to change the address so the child will not miss any books.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a FREE Gift to your children! All you have to do is read to your children. The key to proficiency in reading is to start early. Reading to a child can begin the day he/she is born! The report of the Commission on Reading states that “the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.”

We are in search of preschool brothers and sisters of Henderson County students. If you have a child who is age 0-4 years old and/or would like to know more about the program, please fill out the form below and return it the school office. You will then be sent more information along with a simple registration form for the program. If you decide you would like for your child to participate, fill out the form and send it back to school. We will then get your child registered to receive a book a month free until he/she is five years old! If you have more than one preschooler, you will need to fill out one form for each child


By Henderson County BOE

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