Title I Schools: Request for Public Records
If you are a parent of a student at a school that receives Title I funds, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers, and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:
- Whether the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
- Whether OSPI has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances that have caused OSPI to waive the licensing or qualification criteria.
- The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
- Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
Schools in the Selah School District that receive Title I funds are: John Campbell Primary, Selah Intermediate School, Selah Middle School, and Selah High School. Title I under the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) federal law distributes funding to schools with a high percentage of students from low-income families.
If you would like to receive any of this information, please submit your written request to: Chad Quigley, Executive Director of Human Services. 316 W. Naches Ave. Selah WA 98942, ChadQuigley@selahschools.org
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