Principal Attestation

Principal Attestation

Compliance with ESSA, Section 1119 - Qualifications for Teachers and Paraprofessionals

As required by the ESSA, Section 1119 of Title I, Part A, the school principals

attest to the following for the 2015-2016 school year.

  1. All teachers teaching core academic subject areas (i.e., reading/English/language arts, math, science, social studies, foreign language, art, music, drama) are highly qualified this includes the hiring of new teachers and ensuring that they meet the ESSA HQ requirements.

  2. All teachers teaching in a program supported by Title I, Part A funds are highly qualified.

  3. All Title, Part A para-professionals with instructional duties teaching in a program supported by Title I, Part A funds, have a high school diploma or its equivalent and meet the Title I, Part A qualification based on their (1) completion of 2 years of education at an institution of higher education, or (2) earning an associate's (or higher) degree, or (3) having met a rigorous standard of quality through a formal local academic assessment that assesses the knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics; or the knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading readiness, writing reading, and mathematics reading, as appropriate.

  4. Copies of the Attestations are available at each of the schools and school district office (Gale Satchel -386-8565) and will be made available to the general public upon request.



The public has the right to know the "highly qualified" status of teachers at all Title I Schools. You may obtain this information from the principal of each school:

Cherokee Elementary School                      Mr. Anthony Olivis

Colbert Heights Elementary School            Ms. Alvie Shaw

Hatton Elementary School                          Mr.  David Isbell

Leighton Elementary School                       Mrs. Vickie Osborn

New Bethel Elementary                              Mr. Tom Windsor

 All Title I schools in the Colbert County School System have 100% Highly Qualified teachers. You may also obtain this information by contacting the Federal Programs Department at the Colbert County School System central office, Dr. Gale D. Satchel, 386-8565.


Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the official policy of the Colbert County School District that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or employment.