To:                All Parents or Guardians

From:                Joe Lee Johnson Elementary

Date:             November 1, 2018

Subject:              Notification to Parents of Teacher/Paraprofessional Qualifications


Dear Parent:


In accordance with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)/ PARENTS’ RIGHT-TO-KNOW, this is a notification to every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive in a timely manner information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers and/or paraprofessionals.


The information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers/paraprofessional shall include the following:

I.        If the teacher has met state certification/qualification criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught:

II.        If the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State certification/qualification criteria are waived;

III.        The teacher is assigned in the field of discipline of the certification;


IV.        Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications [ESSA 1112(e)(1)(A)(i)-(ii)]


In addition to the above information you will be notified if your student has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet the applicable state certification requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned. [ESSA 1112(e)(1)(B)(ii)]


If you would like to receive any additional information about any of the above issues, please contact your campus administrator. For general information about ESSA, you may access the Texas Education Agency website at or contact Margo Vogelpohl, Director of Title I and Prekindergarten Programs at 512-464-5024.


Our district is fully committed to the success of your child. We appreciate your partnership in our efforts.




Gabi Niño

Joe Lee Johnson Principal

Joe Lee Johnson Elementary School

2800 Sauls Drive

Austin, TX 78728