For those states with third grade retention policies, is parental input required?

State Kindergarten-Through-Third-Grade Policies

For those states with third grade retention policies, is parental input required?

June 2018


This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations. A profile was sent to each state for review and modification, as needed.
 

For those states with third grade retention policies, is parental input required? Citations
Alabama Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Alaska Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Arizona Parental notification is required. Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15-701
Arkansas Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
California Parental consultation is required and parental appeal is allowed. Cal. Educ. Code § 48070.5
Colorado Parental input is solicited. Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 22-7-1202, Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 22-7-1205
Connecticut Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Delaware Parental notification is required and parental appeal is allowed. 14 Del.C. 153
District of Columbia Parental notification is required. D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5-E, § 2200
Florida Parental notification is required. Fla. Stat. Ann. § 1008.25
Georgia Parental notification is required and parental appeal is allowed. Ga. Code Ann., § 20-2-283
Hawaii Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Idaho Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Illinois Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Indiana Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Iowa Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Kansas Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Kentucky Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Louisiana Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Maine Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Maryland Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Massachusetts Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Michigan Parental notification is required and parental appeal is allowed. Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1280f (5.d)
Minnesota Personal learning plans must be made in consultation with parents, and the plan may include retention. Minn. Stat. Ann. § 120B.12
Mississippi Parental notification is required. Miss. Code. Ann. § 37-177-13
Missouri Districts are required to inform parents of the methods and materials used to teach reading to students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Parents are also required to be notified if their child is on a reading improvement plan. Mo. Ann. Stat. § 167.645
Montana Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Nebraska Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Nevada Parental notification is required. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.765
New Hampshire Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
New Jersey Parental notification is required and parental appeal is allowed. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 18A:35-4.9
New Mexico Parental notification is required. If the parent opposes retention, the student is promoted to the next grade with an academic improvement plan. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 22-2C-6
New York Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
North Carolina Yes. Parental notification is required, including monthly written reports on student progress and information sessions between teachers and parents. Parents or guardians of students have the final decision regarding a student attending reading camp. N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 115C-83.9
N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 115C-83.8
North Dakota Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Ohio Parental notification is required, including the use of intervention strategies. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3313.608
Oklahoma Parents must be notified if their child has not met the proficiency standard for promotion. Parents must be provided updates throughout the intervention process. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 1210.508C
Oregon Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Pennsylvania Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Rhode Island Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
South Carolina Parental notification is required and parental appeal is allowed. S.C. Code Ann. § 59-155-160
South Dakota Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Tennessee Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Texas Parental notification is required and parental appeal is allowed. Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 28.0211
Utah Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Vermont Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Virginia Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Washington Meetings between parents and teachers are required to determine the intensive improvement strategy and placement decision for the student. If the school principal and parent cannot agree on the grade placement decision and improvement strategies, the parent’s request will be honored. Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 28A.655.230
West Virginia Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Wisconsin Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Wyoming Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.

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