Carter County ESSER Documents
ESSER Health and Safety Plan
Pre-ESSER Needs Assessment
Pre-ESSER Federal Spending Plan
Pre-ESSER Community Engagement
2021 Child Tax Credit Important information
New Science Standards Survey
"The Tennessee Academic Standards are the grade- or course-level expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The State Board of Education (SBE) is charged in law with conducting a review of the math, science, English language arts, and social studies standards on a rotating, six-year cycle. The first step in this review process is a transparent survey open to all members of the public in Tennessee. The State Board appreciates your interest in the K-12 science and/or high school math standards and welcomes your input."
Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
According to the ESEA, "The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended in Dec. 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) makes it clear that Congress expects local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools receiving federal funds to ensure that parents are actively involved and knowledgeable about their schools and their children's education. The law requires schools to give parents many different kinds of Information and notices In a uniform and understandable format and, to the extent practicable, In a language that the parents can understand. Listed below are some of these required notices that must be made to parents by school districts or Individual public schools."
Teacher Qualifications and Highly Effective Teachers
"At the beginning of each year, an LEA shall notify parents that they may request, and the LEA will provide, information regarding whether professionals are highly effective, including the qualifications of the student's teachers and paraprofessionals. This Includes Information about whether the student's teacher:
1) has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
2) is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
3) is teaching in the field of discipline not of the certification of the teacher, and
4) is teaching alongside paraprofessionals and, if so, the paraprofessional's qualifications [ESSA § 1112(e)(1)(A)]."
Currently, Cloudland High School, Hampton High School, Happy Valley High School, and Unaka High School have teachers in categories two and three.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Richard Church, firstname.lastname@example.org, 423-547-8349.
2021-2022 Returning Student "Beginning of the year" Paperwork
If your child is a RETURNING STUDENT, meaning your child was enrolled in the Carter County School District at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, please use the following link, login, and then click the “Returning Student Registration” to complete your child’s online registration for the 2021-2022 school year.
2021-2022 New Student Enrollment
2021-2022 Returning Student Registration