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Parents' Right to Request Teachers' Qualifications

Parents or guardians of students at a school that receives funds under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teachers who instruct their children and of the paraprofessionals - if any - that assist those teachers.

Federal law gives parents and guardians the right to receive the following information about each of their children's classroom teachers and paraprofessionals:

  • Whether or not the State of Illinois has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects that he/she teaches;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency permit or other provisional status by which the State of Illinois's licensing criteria have been waived;
  • The teacher's college major;
  • Whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees; and
  • Whether any instructional aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to their children and, if they do, the qualifications of those individuals.

A comprehensive listing of the entire faculty and their academic profiles is made available to parents and guardians annually at the school's Learning and Teaching Night, and also may be downloaded below by clicking on the link.

Faculty Profile

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