Parent's Right to Know

Right to Know Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals - ESEA Sec. 1111(h)(6)(A-B)

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A copy of the original letter is available to download in English and Spanish.
The text of that August 10, 2015 letter is included below.

Dear Parents,

In compliance with the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act the Whitfield County School System would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s). The following information may be requested:

  1. Whether the teacher has met the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s requirements for certification for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional status through which Georgia qualifications or certification criteria have been waived;
  3. The college major and any graduate certification or degree held by the teacher;
  4. Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s qualification, please contact the Chief Officer of Human Resource, Dr. Richard Hill at (706) 278–8070.

Judy Gilreath, Superintendent

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