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Parents' right to know.   

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(a) At the beginning of each school year, an LEA that receives funds under subpart A of this part must notify the parents of each student attending a Title I school that the parents may request, and the LEA will provide the parents on request, information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers, including, at a minimum, the following:

(1) Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

(2) Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

(3) The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.

(4) Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

(b) A school that participates under subpart A of this part must provide to each parent--

(1) Information on the level of achievement of the parent's child in each of the State academic assessments required under Sec. 200.2; (2) Timely notice that the parent's child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher of a core academic subject who is not highly qualified.

(c) An LEA and school must provide the notice and information required under this section--

(1) In a uniform and understandable format, including alternative formats upon request; and (2) To the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number


(Authority: 20 USC 6311(h)(6))

(Amended by by Federal Register, Vol.67, No.231 December 2,2002 effective January 2,2003.)