RE: Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114-95), Section 1112 (e)(1)(A)
Following are the Right to Know requirements:
1. At the beginning of each school year, each district must notify the parents of each student attending a schoolreceiving Title I funds that they may request, and that the district will provide the parents upon request and in a timely manner, information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers. That information must include, at a minimum, the following:
- Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction; and
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other temporary status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
- Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher; and
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
2. In addition, a school receiving Title I funds must also provide to each parent:
- Information on the level of achievement of the parent's child in each of the State academic assessments; 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 does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned. The district should use the criteria recommended by the Ohio Department of Education to determine whether each of their teachers in core academic subjects meets the State certification for the purpose of parental notification.
- All districts receiving Title I funds are responsible for notifying parents of their right to know about teacher qualifications and for informing parents about teacher qualifications. This responsibility applies to each student attending a school receiving Title I funds, whether or not the teachers are employed directly by the district or under contract with another entity.
Please contact your building principal to request any of the above information.