The parent’s right-to-know provision of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) allows parents, guardians, and stakeholders the ability to request information on the qualifications of their child's classroom teacher. Under ESSA § 1112(e)(1)(A), at the beginning of each year, an LEA shall notify parents that they may request, and the LEA will provide, certain information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s teachers and paraprofessionals. This includes information about 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 not of the certification of the teacher; and 4. is teaching alongside paraprofessionals and, if so, the paraprofessional’s qualifications [ESSA § 1112(e)(1)(A)].
Requests should be made in writing to:
Lake County Board of Education 819 McBride Street Tiptonville, TN