Parents’ Right to Know
ESSA §1112(e); Minn.Stat. §124D.60
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires school districts to notify parents of all children attending Title I schools that they have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their student’s classroom teachers.
District 622 has high standards for all of its instructional staff and only employs those who meet or exceed ESSA’s Highly Qualified requirements.
If your child is enrolled in one of District 622’s Title I schools and you require information about the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, we will respond in a timely manner with the following:
- Whether or not the teacher has met Minnesota’s licensing requirements for the grade levels and core academic subjects he or she teaches;
- Whether or not the teacher is teaching under a variance status;
- The education level and subject area of the teacher’s college degree major, and any graduate degree or certificate held;
- Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.
In addition, the district or your child’s school will always provide you with:
- Information on your child’s level of achievement on state academic assessments as it becomes available;
- Timely notice that the child has been assigned to, or been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.