PARENT’S RIGHT TO KNOW

A. Right to Request Teacher Qualifications

As a parent of a student in the Norristown Area School District, you have the right to request the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:
  • Whether the Pennsylvania Department of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  • Whether the Pennsylvania Department of Education has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
  • The teacher’s college major, as well as any advanced degrees that he or she may have attained.
  • Whether any paraprofessional provide services to your child, and, if they do, their qualifications.
If you would like to receive any of this information, please send a request in writing to your child’s principal. In addition to specifying the information which you would like to receive, please be certain to include your name, address and a telephone number at which you can be contacted during the day.

B.  Non-State Certified Teacher Notification

Norristown Area School District must provide to each individual parent timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned, or taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a teacher in a Title I school or program who does not yet meet the definition of “appropriate state certification.”

C. Title I Services

Because all NASD students are eligible for Title I services in a school-wide program, your child may receive supplemental instruction in reading or math.
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