On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). A provision of this new Title I law requires all districts to notify parents of all children in Title I schools that they have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers.
You are entitled to know:
1) Whether the teacher has met State Qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
2) Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status.
3) The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and other graduate certification of degree of the teacher and the field of the certification or degree.
4) Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
Because our school district receives Title I funds, we are notifying you of your “Right-to-Know” this information. Please call me at school if you have questions regarding this notification.
Cc: Everett C. Burns, Chief School Administrator
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