No Child Left Behind
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) Parent’s Right-To-Know
Professional Qualifications of Classroom Teachers and Paraprofessionals
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed into law in January 2002. The provision of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) allows for the right of parents to request the professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers and/or paraprofessionals providing services to their children at a school that receiving Title I funding.
The following information may be requested regarding qualifications of classroom teachers and/or paraprofessionals providing services to their students at a school site receiving Title I funding:
- Whether the teacher has met State of California qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the classroom teacher provides instruction.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through with the State of California qualifications or license criteria has been waived.
- The baccalaureate degree major of the classroom teacher and other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
- Whether the child is provided services by the assigned classroom paraprofessional. If so, their qualifications in working at a school site receiving Title I funding.