Parent Right to Know

Parents' Right to Know Requirement

As a parent you can request information about your child’s teacher.  Under federal law, parents have the right to know:

  • whether a teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction; 
  • whether a teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; 
  • the baccalaureate degree major of a teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree;

Teacher qualifications can be accessed at Educator Qualification Search (

Title I Schools must provide parents with a timely notice when the child has been assigned or taught by a teacher who is not highly qualified for four or more consecutive weeks.  This applies to all teachers teaching core academic subjects in a Title I school, regardless if the school has a school wide or targeted assistance program.