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  • What is the "Parents' Right to Know"?

    The "Parent's Right to Know" provision is an important component of Title I, which ensures that parents or guardians of students receiving services under Title I programs have access to certain information about their child's education and the qualifications of their child's teachers.

    Under the Parent's Right to Know provision, schools that receive Title I funding are required to notify parents or guardians in a timely manner if their child has been assigned to, or taught for more than four consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not fully certified or licensed to teach the subject or grade level they are instructing. This notification must include information about the teacher's qualifications, including their certification or licensure status and any relevant degree or credentials held.

    Additionally, schools must inform parents or guardians if their child is receiving services from a paraprofessional and provide information about the paraprofessional's qualifications.

    The purpose of the Parent's Right to Know provision is to ensure transparency and provide parents with information about the qualifications of their child's teachers and paraprofessionals. By having access to this information, parents can make informed decisions and actively engage in their child's education.

    It is important to note that while parents have the right to be informed about teacher qualifications under Title I, it does not provide the right to request or choose specific teachers for their child. The provision aims to promote transparency and facilitate parental involvement in their child's education.