At the beginning of each school year, a student's parents/guardians may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their student's teacher/s. Specifically, the parent has the right-to-know:
- whether a teacher has met state qualifications for license and certification,
- whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or provisional certificate, and
- the baccalaureate and graduate degree majors of the teacher/s
Additionally, parents may request information concerning whether the student will be provided assistance from paraprofessionals and, if so, the qualifications of the paraprofessional.
Timely notification also is required if a student receives instruction from an unqualified teacher for four or more consecutive weeks.