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Parent's Right To Know

Biloxi Public School District


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Parents' Right to Know Letter



In accordance with Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Section 1111(h)(6)), this is a notification to every parent of a student attending a Title I school in the Biloxi Public School District has the right to request and receive information in a timely manner regarding the professional qualifications of his/her child’s classroom teacher(s) and, if appropriate, paraprofessional staff. If requested, the information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher(s) shall include the following:


 whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;


 whether the teacher is teaching under a provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;


 the baccalaureate degree and/or any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the degree; and


 whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.


If at any time your child has been assigned or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified, you will receive timely notification by the school of this information. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school principal.