Parent's Right To Know

Parent’s Right to Know

By law, LEAs are required to notify parents that they may request information regarding the teacher's or paraprofessional's professional qualifications, including the following:

  • Whether the teacher/paraprofessional has met the South Carolina certification requirements for the grade level and subject area(s) in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional status through which South Carolina qualifications or certification criteria have been waived;
  • The college major and any graduate certification or degree held by the teacher;
  • Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

 

LEAs must:

  • Notify parents in a format that is understandable and will ensure that all parents have the opportunity to receive the information.  To the extent practicable, the notification should be provided in a language that parents may understand.  This may include, but is not limited to a LEA or school handbook, a letter mailed home, inclusion in a newsletter, posting on a website, and/or a school-wide email.
  • Ensure the notification or document that contains the notification must include the principal's contact information, the school or LEA name, the date/month and year of notification.
  • Maintain records that document the dissemination of the right to know in multiple forms to the parents of all students.
 

For more information please visit:

http://ed.sc.gov/policy/federal-education-programs/esea-title-ii-part-a1/parents-right-to-know-requirement

 

Parent's Right to Know Contact:

 

Candace Hoffman, Ed.D.

Director of Federal Programs

Chesterfield County School District

choffman@chesterfieldschools.org

(843)623-5507