[NOTE: the NCLB Act requires local school units to notify the parents of each student attending a school receiving Title I funds that they may request information regarding teacher qualifications. Such notice must be provided at the beginning of each school year. This sample letter addresses the requirements found in 20 U.S.C. ¶ 6311. The law requires that “to the extent practicable,” this information must be provided in a language that parents can understand.]
Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, you have a right to request certain information about the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher or teachers:
- Whether the teacher has met State certification 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 certification criteria have been waived;
- The teacher’s college major and the field of discipline of any advanced degrees held;
- Whether your child is provided services by any paraprofessionals such as educational technicians, and if so, their qualifications.
If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact me at the above address or by telephone at 799-7339.
[NOTE: local school units may choose to send these letters out under the Superintendent’s signature.]
Reviewed: December 14, 2004
1/14/14 – deletion from policy manual