Parents have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child's classroom teacher in a school receiving Title I funds. We are pleased to report that all teachers in the Highland Local School District have met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for their respective grade level and subject area. Regardless, the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act requires that any local school district receiving Title I funds must notify parents that that they may ask about the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teacher. These qualifications include:
- Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject area in which the teacher provides your child instruction.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives state licensing requirements.
- The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification) held by the teacher and the field of discipline of certification or degree.
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
Parents may ask for this information by sending a letter of request to the Office of the Superintendent, Highland Local Schools, 3880 Ridge Road, Medina, Ohio 44256. Be sure to include the following information with your request: child's full name, parent/guardian's full name, address, and teacher's name.
The Highland Board of Education Policy - Federal Regulation for Right to Know