Teacher Qualification Requests
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Parental Notification Regarding Highly Qualified Teachers
Upon parent/guardian request and in a timely manner, the District will provide information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teacher(s), including, at a minimum:
- Whether the teacher has met State qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver through which the State qualifications 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 or discipline of the certification or degree; and
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
Additionally, schools that receive Title I funding shall provide each individual parent/guardian timely notice that the parent’s/guardian’s child has been assigned or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified, as per ESSA.