Students at Title I schools are expected to receive instruction in core academic subjects (reading and language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts) from highly qualified teachers. In fact, City Schools is working hard to ensure that all teachers in all schools meet state and federal “highly qualified” standards. City Schools is committed to ensuring that teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled, and the district monitors teachers’ qualifications, certifications and ongoing professional development.
All parents and guardians have the legal right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of the teachers and paraprofessionals who work with their children, including:
• Whether a teacher has met state qualifications and licensing requirements for the grade levels and subject areas being taught
• Whether a teacher is teaching under a waiver as an emergency, temporary or provisional teacher
• A teacher’s undergraduate degree major and other education and certification background information
• A paraprofessional’s qualifications
City Schools notifies parents and guardians directly when their children are taught for more than four consecutive weeks by a core subject area teacher at a Title I school who has not met the requirements to be considered “highly qualified.”