Parents' Right To Know



In accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher. 

1. Whether the student’s teacher:

  • has met state qualification 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
  • Is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher

 2. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications, including state requirements:

  • Secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent
  • Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education
  • Obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree
  • WorkKeys Assessment

3.  In addition, you may request:

  • Information on the level of achievement and academic growth of the student, if applicable and available, on each of the state academic assessments required.
  • Timely notice that the student 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.


Parent's Right To Know Request Teacher Qualifications Form. 
English / Spanish
You may send the form to your school or to the Central Office.

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