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Your Right to Know— Title I, Part A schools Professional Qualifications of Teachers

Your Right to Know— Title I, Part A schools Professional Qualifications of Teachers

Parents of children attending Title I, Part A schools have the right to request and receive information about the 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 students teacher–

1. Has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher
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 I, Part A schools have the right to request and receive information about the qualifications of the paraedu- cators who teach students in a core academic subject area.
Our state is developing new paraprofessional standards that will become effective for the
201718 school year. In the meantime, districts will follow the requirements under ESEA for school year 201617. 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 I, Part A pro- gram must have a high school diploma or GED and completed the following:

1. Completed at least two 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.