Right to Know - Parental Notification

  • Right to Know Parental Notification 

    This Notice is to Meet Requirements to Notify Parents of Their Right to Request Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals Working Directly with Parent’s Child(ren).

    Under ESSA, Section 1112 (c) (6), each local education agency (LEA) supported with Title I funds will ensure that all teachers and paraprofessionals working in a program supported under this part meet applicable state certification and licensure requirements, including any requirements for certification obtained through alternative routes to certification.

    Under ESSA, SED. 1112(e)(1)(A). At the beginning of each school year, Tallapoosa County shall notify parents they may request, and Tallapoosa County will be provided upon request and in a timely manner, information about the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers, including:

    1. Whether the student's teacher:

      • Has met state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grades and subjects in which the teacher provides instruction

      • Is teaching under emergency or another provisional status through which state qualifications or licensing criteria have been waived

      • Is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher

    2. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications including state requirements.

      • Secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent

      • Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education

      • Obtained an associate's degree (or higher)

      • Work Keys Assessment.

    3. ESSA, Sec. 112 (e)(1)(B). Additional information. In addition to the information that parents may request under subparagraph (A), a school that receives funds under this part shall provide to each individual parent of a child who is a student at school such, with respect to such student:

      • Information on the level of achievement and academic growth of the student, if applicable and available, on each of the state academic assessments required under this part.

      • Timely notice that the student has been assigned or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet applicable state certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.

    If a parent is interested in requesting information regarding their child’s teacher (s) qualifications, they may contact the Personnel Director for Tallapoosa County Schools. The information may be requested via telephone or by letter. The information will be provided to the parent ten working days after receiving the request. The information will be mailed to the student’s home address. This plan will be reviewed and revised, if necessary, each year. This plan is effective beginning August 1, 2016.