Right to Review Teacher Qualifications

NOTICE TO PARENTS

RIGHT TO REVIEW TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS

As a parent of a student in a Title I school in Summers County , you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law, specifically the No Child Left behind Act, allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:

  •      Whether the teacher is licensed or qualified for the grades and subjects he or she teaches;
  •      Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which the state qualifications or license criteria have been waived;
  •      The teacher’s college major and other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field or discipline of the certification or degree; and
  •      Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

Please contact the personnel office of Summers County Schools by telephone, letter, fax, or in person if you would like to request information pertaining to any of the above.