The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 requires school districts that receive federal Title I funding to notify parents of their right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and paraprofessionals who instruct their child.
As a recipient of these funds, the human resources department will provide you with this information in a timely manner upon request. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers and paraprofessionals:
- whether the teacher meets the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grades and subjects he or she teaches
- whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status because of special circumstances
- the teacher's college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree
- whether paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if so, their qualifications
DeKalb County Schools is committed to providing quality instruction for all students and does so by employing the most qualified individuals to teach and support each student in the classroom.