To: All Parents in Title I Schools
From: Mr. Brady Johnson
Date: November 18, 2011
Subject: Notification to Parents of Teacher Qualifications
The federal No Child Left Behind law requires school districts to notify parents of children attending a Title I school of their right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct their child.
As a recipient of these funds, Iredell-Statesville Schools will provide you with this information in a timely manner if you request it. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:
• Whether the teacher meets the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grades and core academic subjects he or she teaches.
• Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency status because of special circumstances.
• The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
• Whether teacher assistants provide services to your child and, if so, their qualifications.
In addition, the law requires that all schools that receive Title I funds must provide notification to every parent in the school whose child is being taught for four or more weeks by a teacher who is not Highly Qualified.