• Any parent can request information about any teacher of their child. Under federal law, parents have the right to know:

    • whether a teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction; 
       
    • whether a teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; 
       
    • the baccalaureate degree major of a teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree;
    • the qualifications of any paraprofessional working with students on an instructional basis.

    Paraprofessionals

    In addition, there are federal requirements for in place for paraprofessionals

    • any paraprofessional assisting with instruction in a Title I school must meet the standard of having successfully completed 48 college hours from an accredited college or university or have passed the ParaPro test;

    • paraprofessionals must work under the supervision of a licensed teacher;