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Parents' Right to Know Requirement

Parents' Right to Know Requirement (Applies to ALL Schools) 

In accordance with ESEA Section 1111(h)(6) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW, the Sunflower County Consolidated School District is notifying every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right and may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher.

Please select the link to view Parents Right-To-Know InformationParents Right-To-Know

The local school district must disseminate a blanket statement that any parent can request information about any teacher of their child. Under federal law, parents have the right to know:

  • whether a teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;

  • whether a teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;

  • the baccalaureate degree major of a teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree;

 

Teacher qualifications can be accessed at Educator Qualification Search.

(This site does not provide all teacher information to which the parent is entitled)

 

Parent Notification of Teacher's Non-Highly Qualified Status

In addition to the information that parents may request, a school that receives Title I funds must provide each individual parent a timely notice that the parent's child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.

The notice and information provided to parents must be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand. This applies to all teachers teaching core academic subjects in a Title I school, regardless if the school has a school wide or targeted assistance program.

 

Additional Resources & Information

 

External Resources

 


MS Literacy-Based Promotion Act Parent Session

The Mississippi Literacy-Based Promotion Act will ensure that every student reads at or above grade level by the end of third grade. The act is part of a statewide effort called Strong Readers=Strong Leaders to improve literacy among all school children.


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