Parents have a variety of rights in connection with their children's education, as part of the partnership between school and home.
These parental rights cover such areas as a parent's right to know about the qualifications of their child's teacher and to give approval for what information about their child can be released to the public.
Here's a summary of three parental rights:
Ohio law permits the public release of what is called Directory Information about a student, unless the parent specifies that no information be given out. Federal law allows CPS to determine what is considered Directory Information.
CPS designates Directory Information as a student's name, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and awards received.
CPS will release Directory Information to highlight the accomplishments of our students, and, by law, the district must release Directory Information to any member of the media or public requesting it.
With written consent from a student’s parent or legal guardian (or from a student 18 or over), CPS will release additional student information beyond designated Directory Information.
To keep Directory Information private, parents must sign a Privacy Request Form and give it to the child's school. The form is available through the school office or you may download it from the Web. (See top of column at right.)
Federal law allows parents to ask for information about the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teachers. For general information about a teacher, ask the teacher or talk to the school's principals.
For detailed information, a formal request must be made in writing to a child's school.
Services for Students with Disabilities
All children with disabilities living within the school district are eligible for educational services through CPS' Department of Student Services. For information, contact the department, 363-0280.
Parents and community members may call 513-363-0305 to reach a message that gives detailed information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).