PARENTS RIGHT-TO- KNOW

Title I, Part A of ESEA (The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)

Parent’s Right To Know - (Section 1111(h)(6)(A-C))

Qualifications: At the beginning of each school year, a LEA that receives Title I funds must notify parents of each student attending any Title I school that the parents may request, and that agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner) information regarding the professional qualification of the student’s classroom teachers, including at minimum the following:

Whether the teachers has met State qualifications for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;

Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other professional status that the State has waived;

The 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; and

Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so their qualifications.

Additional Information - A school that receives Title I funds must provide to each individual parent –

Information on the level of achievement the child has made on all state assessments; and

Timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned or taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

Format – The notice and information provided to parents under this paragraph shall be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand.

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