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Parent Right to Know

August 21, 2023

Dear Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s):

Your child attends North Primary, South Primary, East Primary, or Upper Elementary
School which receives Federal Title I funds to assist students in meeting state achievement
standards. Throughout the school year, we will be providing you with important information
about this law and your child’s education. This letter lets you know about your right to request
information about the qualifications of the classroom staff working with your child.

At North Primary, South Primary, East Primary, and Upper Elementary School, we are very proud of our  teachers and feel they are ready for the coming school year and are prepared to give your child a high-quality education. As a Title I school, we must meet federal regulations related to teacher qualifications as defined in ESEA. These regulations allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials. We are happy to provide this information to you. At any time, you may ask:
  • Whether the teacher met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade
    level and subject he/she is teaching,
  • Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived, and
  • What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration.
You may also ask whether your child receives help from a paraprofessional. If your child
receives this assistance, we can provide you with information about the paraprofessional’s

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which was signed into law in December 2015 and
reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1956 (ESEA) includes additional
right-to-know requests. At any time, parents and family members can request:
  • Information on policies regarding student participation in assessments and procedures for opting out, and
  • Information on required assessments that include
    o subject matter tested,
    o purpose of the test,
    o source of the requirement (if applicable),
    o amount of time it takes students to complete the test, and
    o time and format of disseminating results.
Our staff is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical
thinking he/she needs to succeed in school and beyond. That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals meet applicable Pennsylvania state requirements.
If you have any questions about your child’s assignment to a teacher or paraprofessional, please contact the school principal. For general information regarding Title I or other Federal Programs contact Mrs. Emily Mather at 724-845-2022 or email me at [email protected].


Mrs. Emily S. Mather
Director of Curriculum and Instruction/Federal Programs
Parent Right to Know Information as Required by The Elementary and Secondary Education Act
(ESEA) [Section 1112(e)(1)(A)] and the Every Student Succeeds Act [Section 1112(e)(1)(A)]