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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