Right To Know
You have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher in a school receiving Title I funds. The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires that any local school district receiving Title I funds must notify parents that they may ask about professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher.
These qualifications include:
1) Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for grade level and subject area in which the teacher provide instruction.
2) Whether the teacher is under emergency or temporary status that waives state licensing requirements.
3) The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification) held by teacher and field of discipline of certification or degree.
4) Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
According to the guidelines set forth by the state of Ohio, all teachers and para professionals employed by Putman Elementary meet the qualifications.