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.
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.