PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW
The Federal education law “Every Student Succeeds Act” requires that all parents in a school which receives Title I funds be notified and given the opportunity to request information about the professional qualifications of classroom teachers and/or paraprofessionals instructing their child.
If you are interested in this information, you may send your written request to the building principal who will provide a response in a timely manner. The information received must include, at a minimum, the following:
Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
Parents may also request information on the level of achievement of their child in each of the State academic assessments and timely notice that their child has been assigned or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.