Parents Right to Know
Our school receives federal funds for Title I, Part A programs. Throughout the school year, we will be providing you with important information about this law and your child's education. We would like to inform you about your right to request information about the qualifications of the classroom staff working with your child. If you request this information, the district or school will provide you with answers to the following questions as soon as possible:
1. Has our child's teacher met state licensing requirements for the grade level and subject in which the teacher is providing instruction?
2. What are the college degree, majors, and the fields of discipline for any graduate degrees or certificates the teacher holds?
You also have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of the paraprofessional(s) assisting your child's teacher(s). If you request this information, the district or school will provide you with answers to the following questions as soon as possible:
1. Is your child receiving Title I, part A services from a paraprofessional?
If your answer is yes, then:
2. Has she/he completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher learning?
3. Has she/he completed an associate's (or higher) degree?
4. Has she/he met a rigorous standard of quality by meeting our state's certification procedure for determining the quality of paraprofessional staff?
5. Does she/he have the(a) knowledge of, and ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics or (b) knowledge of, and the ability to assist in learning activities such as homework, reading readiness, writing, mathematics and other support as appropriate?
If you would like to request this information, please contact your child's school or Joyce Harting at 777-1102.