Parents Right to Know

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;
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