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For Advising Parents of the Right to Know Information about a Teacher’s Qualifications as Required by No Child Left Behind [Section 1111(h)(6)(A) ESEA]
At ECOT, we are very proud of our teachers and feel they are prepared to give your child a high-quality education. As a Title I school (we receive federal funds), we must meet federal rules related to teacher qualifications as defined in the Elementary and Secondary School Act. These rules allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials. We are happy to provide this information to you. At any time, you may ask:
- Whether the teacher met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teaching,
- Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived, and
- What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration.
Our staff is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he/she needs to succeed in school and beyond. That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled.
In addition, if a child is assigned, or taught by, a teacher who is not “highly qualified” for four or more consecutive weeks, the parents must receive timely notice.
These and other communications with parents must be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practical, in a language the parents can understand. According to ED guidance, if there is no other way to provide information, it should be provided in oral translation.
If you have any questions about your child’s assignment to a teacher, please contact your child’s Principal.