Parents' Right to Know (English)

Dear Parent/Guardian:
The purpose of this letter is to inform you of your right to request information about the qualifications of classroom staff working with your child and information about student assessments given during the school year.
Title I schools must meet federal regulations related to teacher qualifications as defined in the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act). These regulations allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials. At any time, you may ask:
If the teacher meets state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teaching
If the teacher has received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived
What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration
Whether your child receives help from a paraprofessional, and if so, his/her qualifications
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which was signed into law in December 2015 and reauthorizes ESEA, contains additional parent right to know requests, including:

Information on policies regarding student participation in assessments and procedures for opting out
Information on required assessments including:
 - Subject matter tested
 - Purpose of the test
 - Source of the requirement (if applicable)
 - Amount of time it takes students to complete the test
 - Time and format of disseminating results
Pamlico County Schools is fully committed to helping your child develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. We appreciate your support and partnership as we work to provide the best education for your child.
Wade Reifsnyder