Parents Have the Right to Know the Professional Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals
Under Title II of the the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, parents and guardians have the right to know:
- whether a teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- whether a teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
- the baccalaureate degree major of a teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
Other School Policies
GMC parents of student ages 3 to 21 years, as well as their teachers, who notice any special issues in the student’s development, including fine/gross motor, speech/language development, acquisition of age-appropriate cognitive skills or other significant developmental delays should contact Jessica McCraw, Special Education Coordinator and 504 Coordinator, at 864-469-7571. This also applies to homeless children and children of families of migrant workers.
The South Carolina Public Charter School District has a child identification process that includes the location, identification and evaluation of a child suspected of having a disability. The South Carolina Public Charter School District, in conjunction with each of the charter schools within the district, coordinates the child identification process. The South Carolina Public Charter School District, its schools, and its staff use a variety of community resources and systematic activities in order to identify children requiring special services.
Greer Middle College Charter High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or immigrant status in its programs and activities. For questions pertaining to the school’s Title IX policy, or to report sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and/or assault, contact the school’s Title IX Coordinator, James Dillard, firstname.lastname@example.org, at 138 W. McElhaney Road, Taylors, SC 29687 or 864-468-7571.
To safeguard the property and lives of our students, staff and administration and to help prevent the possession, sale and use of illegal drugs on the school premises, and support the school’s prohibition of possessing weapons on the school premises. Pursuant to S.C. Ann. § 59-63-1110 et. seq., any person entering the premises of our school will be deemed to have conceded to a reasonable search of his person and effects therefore, school administrators and officials may conduct reasonable searches on the school property of lockers, desks, vehicles and personal belongings such as purses, book bags, wallets, satchels with or without probable cause.
In addition, the school reserves the right to search any employee’s office, desk, files, locker, computer or any other area or article on the school’s premise. In this connection it should be noted that all offices, desks, files, lockers and so forth are the property of the school and are issued for the use of the employees only during their employment with the school. Inspections may be conducted at any time at the discretion of the school.
In conjunction with implementing this policy, this school has posted notices in conspicuous places throughout the school informing all employees, visitors, students, parents and other persons of the school’s policy and the right to conduct inspections and question individuals.
Persons entering the premises who refuse to cooperate in an inspection conducted pursuant to this policy will not be permitted to enter the premises.
Employees working on or entering or leaving the premises who refuse to cooperate in an inspection as well as employees who after the inspection are believed to be in possession of stolen property or illegal drugs, will be sent immediately to the office and will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge if on investigation they are found to be in violation of the school security procedures or any other school rules and regulations