Dear Parent or Guardian:
Your child currently attends a school that receives funds from the Title I, Part A program. Title I, Part A is a federal supplemental program designed to help children achieve high academic standards. We are required to inform you, as parents of children attending a Title I school, of information available to you regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher/teachers. Information will be provided to you, upon request, of the following:
- Whether your child’s teacher has met New York’s qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
- Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which New York State’s qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
- The baccalaureate degree major of your child’s teacher and any other graduate certification degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
- Whether your child is provided services by a paraprofessional and, if so, their qualifications.
You may also request additional information on the level of achievement of your child on each of the New York State assessments.
You will receive timely notice if your child is, for whatever reason, assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher, who is not highly qualified. A highly qualified teacher would be defined as a teacher that meets New York State’s qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level or subject area in which the teacher provides instruction.
If you have any additional questions, please call the Director of Student Programs and Curriculum, Michelle Ploss, at (315) 866-2230 ext. 1001.