Pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, enacted on January 8, 2002, a parent may request information regarding the professional qualifications of his/her child’s classroom teacher(s), including information about:
- Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subjects areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
- The baccalaureate 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 paraprofessional and, if so, their qualifications.
Parents who wish to obtain such information must submit a written request to District office, directed to the Superintendent. The request must identify the information sought, and the staff member(s) about whom the information is requested.
As required by law, the District will provide staff qualification information within a reasonable time after receiving a written request in accordance with the above paragraph.