In accordance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, parents have the right to request information about the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information concerning your child’s teachers:
• Whether the teacher has met New York State qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas he or she teaches;
• Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which the State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
• The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees or certifications and, if so, the subject of those degrees or certifications; and
• Lastly, if your child receives services from any instructional assistants or similar paraprofessionals, the qualifications of those individuals.
Requests to receive any of the above information may be directed, in writing, to the school’s principal.