Your Right to Review

PARENT NOTIFICATION

Right to Review Teacher’s Qualifications

August 2015

Dear Parent:

On January 8, 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was signed into law. Section 1111(h)(6)(A) states that as a parent of a student in a school receiving Title I funds, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers instructing your child. Federal law requires the school division to provide you this information in a timely manner if you request it. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:

  • Whether the teacher meets the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status because of special circumstances.
  • The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
  • Whether paraprofessionals provide services to your child, and, if so their qualifications.

If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact the school principal.

Farmington Elementary Mrs. Gail Brewer 540-825-0713

Pearl Sample Elementary Mrs. Kristin Williams 540-825-5448

Sycamore Park Elementary Mrs. Valeri Meza 540-825-8847

Sincerely,

Karie Lane

Federal Programs Supervisor