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No Child Left Behind

No Child Left Behind Ensures Your Right to Know

The Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires school districts that receive federal Title I funding to notify parents of their right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct their child.  Parents have the right to request the following information about the instructional staff working with their child:
  • Has the teacher met state certification for the grades and subjects that he or she is teaching?
  • Is the teacher working with an emergency or conditional certificate?
  • What was the baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held?
  • What are the qualifications of the paraeducators working with the child?
In addition, all Title 1 schools must notify parents individually when their child has been assigned to or has been taught by a teacher who does not meet NCLB highly qualified requirements.  All Clarion Area School District K-12 teachers and paraeducators currently meet the highly qualified definitions set by No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

More information can be found at the No Child Left Behind page on Wikipedia.