If you are the parent of a student attending a school receiving Title I funds, you have the right to request the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers:
- Whether the Pennsylvania Department of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches;
- Whether the Pennsylvania Department of Education has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances;
- The teacher's college major, as well as any advanced degrees that he or she may have attained;
- Whether any paraprofessionals provide services to your child, and, if they do, their qualifications.
You also have the right to be notified if your child is being taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not considered to be highly qualified for the subject area in which they are teaching.
If you would like to receive any of this information, please send a request in writing to the principal of your child's school. In addition to specifying the information you would like to receive, please be certain to include your name, address, and a telephone number at which you can be contacted during the day.