If you are
a parent of a student at a school that receives Title 1 funds, you have the
right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teaches who
instruct your child. Federal law allows
you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers and
requires a district 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:
- Whether the Office of
Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has licensed or qualified the
teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
- Whether OSPI 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;
whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the
- Whether any teachers’ aides or
similar paraprofessionals provide service to your child and, if they do, their
would like know if your child’s school is a Title 1 school and/or to receive
any of this information, please contact the district office at (360) 396-3000.