Parents' Right to Know Staff Qualifications

In accordance with the requirement of Section 1111 of Title I, for each school receiving Title I funds, all parents of students in that school may request, and the District will provide, information on the qualifications of the instructional staff working with their children.

Parents Right-to-Know 

At the beginning of each school year, an LEA must notify parents/guardians of each student who attends a school receiving Title I.A funds informing them they may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers.

The teachers’ qualifications will include, at a minimum, the following:

  • whether the teacher has met state certification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher is providing instruction;

  • whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;

  • whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher; and,

  • whether their child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

In addition to the above information parents may request, a school that receives Title I.A funds must provide to each individual parent:

  • information on the level of achievement and academic growth of their student, if applicable and available, on each of the state academic assessments required under Title I.A; and,

  • timely notice their child has been assigned, or has been taught, for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who has not met applicable state certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.