Your Right to Know - Title 1, Part A Schools
Your right to know – Title 1, Part A Schools
Professional Qualifications of Teachers
Parents of children attending Title 1, Part A schools have the right to request and receive information about the qualifications of the educators who teach students core subjects – reading, English language arts and mathematics. At a minimum, the information given to you must explain these three essential components of an educator’s qualifications. Whether the student’s teacher –
- 1. Has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
- 2.Is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
- 3.Is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
Qualifications of Paraprofessionals:
Parents of children attending Title 1, Part A schools have the right to request and receive information about the qualifications of the paraeducators who teach students in a core academic subject area.
Our state is developing new paraprofessional standards that will become effective for the 2017-18 school year. In the meantime, districts will follow the requirements under ESEA for school year 2016-17. Paraprofessionals must work under the supervision of a certified teacher. In schools that operate a schoolwide program, all paraprofessionals must have special qualifications. Schools that operate a Title 1, Part A program must have a high school diploma or GED and completed the following:
- 1.Completed at least 2 years of study at an institution of higher education; or
- 2.Obtained an associate’s or higher degree; or
- 3.Meet a high standard of quality either through a) the ETS ParaPro Assessment; b) a paraeducator apprenticeship program approved by Washington State; or c) portfolio program.