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Parents Right to Request Teacher Qualifiations

Parent Notification
Compliance with Public Law 114-95, Section 1112(e)(1)(A)(i)-(ii)] and Section 1112(e)(1)(B)(ii)]

Notification to Parents of Teacher/Paraprofessional Qualifications 

In accordance with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)/ PARENTS’ RIGHT-TO-KNOW, this is a notification from Panhandle Elementary to every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive in a timely manner: a) information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers and/or paraprofessionals. 

The information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers/paraprofessional shall include the following: 

  1. If the teacher has met state certification/qualification criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught: 

  2. If the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state certification/qualification criteria are waived; 

  3. The teacher is assigned in the field of discipline of the certification; 

  4. Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their 

    qualifications [ESSA 1112(e)(1)(A)(i)-(ii)] 

In addition to the above information you will be notified if your student has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet the applicable state certification requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned. [ESSA 1112(e)(1)(B)(ii)] 

If you would like to receive any additional information about any of the above issues, please contact Allison Mitchell at 806-537-3579