August 17, 2015

Dear Parents:

As a parent of Genoa Central Elementary School, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of each classroom teacher who instructs your child.  This is a federal law requirement for all districts that receive Title I funds.  Genoa Central Elementary School receives federal funds for Title I, Part A programs. You have a right to request and receive in a timely manner the following information regarding the qualifications of your child’s teacher(s).  

  1. Whether the teacher meets the State qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status because of special circumstances;
  3. The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other advanced degrees held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the teacher’s certification or degree.

If at any time your student has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher(s) that is not highly qualified, then you will be notified by the school.

You also have the right to request information regarding the qualifications of the paraprofessional(s) assisting your child’s teacher(s). If your child is receiving Title I, Part A services from a paraprofessional, then our district or school is able to provide you with the following information:

  1. Whether the paraprofessional has completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education;
  2. Whether the paraprofessional has completed an associate’s degree (or higher);
  3. Whether the paraprofessional has met a rigorous standard of quality through our state’s certification procedure for determining the quality of paraprofessional staff.

To request this information, please contact your child’s school by phone at 870-653-2248 or by e-mail at creeves@dragons.k12.ar.us.

Should you have any other questions regarding your child’s education, please do not hesitate to contact us at 870-653-2248.

Sincerely,

Cathy Reeves

Principal, Genoa Central Elementary School

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