Right to Know (APPR)

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You Have the Right to Know About Teacher Qualifications

Because the Hudson City School District receives Title I funding (What is Title I?), parents/guardians have the right to request information regarding the professional qualification of your child’s classroom teacher(s).

The letter below outlines what information about your child’s teacher(s) you have the right to know, as well as how to get that information:

 

September 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I am writing in compliance with provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 to inform you that, because your child’s school receives Title I funding, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualification of your child’s classroom teacher(s). Specifically included in your right to know the following:

  • Whether the teacher has met State qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency of other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
  • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and field of study of the certification or degree;
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Should you wish to exercise your right to obtain the above information about your child’s teacher(s) please contact the Office of the Superintendent in writing at the following address to make the request:

Dr. Maria J. Lagana Suttmeier
Hudson City School District
215 Harry Howard Avenue
Hudson, NY 12534

If you have questions about the above information, please do not hesitate to call my office at 518-828-4360, ext. 2101.

Sincerely,
Dr. Maria J. Lagana Suttmeier
Superintendent

 

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