Parent Right to Know
According to The No Child Left Behind Act of 2011 (Public Law 107-110), parents have the right to know certain information concerning schools that receive grant funding from Title 1, Part A—Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged.
Upon request, the district is required to provide in a timely manner, the following information:
- Whether the teacher has met the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject area 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;
- What baccalaureate degree major the teacher has and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification;
- Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals (aides), and if so, their qualifications.
In addition to the information that parents may request, districts must provide to each individual parent:
- Information on the achievement level of the parent’s child in each of the state academic assessments as required under this part; and;
- Timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.