Right to Request Teacher and Paraprofessional Qualifications

As a parent of a student in a Title One school in RSU 3, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child, and Federal law requires the school district to provide you this information in a timely manner if you request it. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:

  1. Whether the teacher meets the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.

  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status because of special circumstances.

  3. The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.

  4. Whether paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if so, their qualifications.

If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact Dawn Blanchard, Assistant Superintendent at 948-6136 or dblanchard@rsu3.org

Title One Compact