Right To Know
RIGHT TO KNOW
Your child’s school receives Title I funding and is included under the regulations of the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) that was signed into law in December 2015.
Increased accountability for states and school districts.
Greater choice for parents, especially those in low performing schools.
Greater flexibility for state and local education agencies in the use of federal funding.
Under ESSA, parents have a right to request professional qualifications of their children’s teacher(s) or paraprofessionals(s). This letter is to inform you of the right to ask for the following information about your children’s classroom teachers or paraprofessionals:
- Whether the teacher met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teaching.
- Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which Pennsylvania licensing criteria have been waived.
- What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration.
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you would like to receive specific information about your child’s teacher or paraprofessional, please contact your school principal.
Our district is fully committed to the success of your child. We appreciate your partnership in our efforts to provide the best education for your child.
Dr. Leanne Spazak