Parents Right to Know

Parents Right to Know

Parents Right to Know

PARENTS’ RIGHT TO KNOW: In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, parents/guardians have the right to request information about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information:

  • Whether the teacher has met the NYS qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas he/she teaches;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status under which state qualifications or other licensing criteria have been waived;
  • The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of those degrees; and
  • If your child receives services from any instructional assistants or similar paraprofessional, the qualifications of those individuals.
  • In addition, schools must notify parents/guardians if their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not qualified.

Requests to receive any of the above information may be directed in writing to the building principal. All requests will be honored in a timely manner.
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