Your child is attending a school receiving Title I federal funds through the No Child Left Behind Act (in English, referred to as NCLB). This Federal law requires that parents be notified of their right to know the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) in core academic subject areas, including the following:
1. The type of state credential or credentials that the teacher holds. Some teachers will have a credential in a particular subject area, such as English or mathematics, and others will have a multiple subject credential, which allows them to teach a variety of subjects, such as in elementary schools.
2. The education level and subject area of the teacher’s college degree(s). All teachers have a bachelor’s degree, and many teachers have graduate degrees beyond the bachelor’s, such as a masters or doctoral degree.
At Nelson Elementary all teachers have met the requirements of NCLB and its professional qualifications by holding the appropriate credentials. In addition to the qualifications of the teacher, if a paraprofessional (teacher’s aide) provides your child services, you may also request information about his or her qualifications. At [School] all of our paraprofessionals have two years of college, and/or have passed a test that verifies their qualifications.
If you would like this information, please contact Shannon Shannon Harris-Heilbut at 559/327-7600.
|Nelson Elementary School
1336 W Spruce • Pinedale, California 93650
559-327-7600 • FAX 559-327-7690