Parents' Right To Know
What are Parents’ Rights under Title I?
Title I schools must notify parents/guardians of their right to receive certain information.
Parents' Right to Know (from ESEA amended by ESSA, Section 1112(e) (A) and (B))
Parents may request and have the right to know information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teacher including the following:
Whether the student’s teacher -
- has met State qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
- is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
Parents may also ask if the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, the paraprofessional’s qualifications.
Title I Schools must also notify parents timely that the student has been assigned or has been taught for 4 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.