Parents' Right to know

2018-2019

PARENT NOTIFICATION LETTER

(in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA),
and New Mexico Public School Code 22-10A-16)

Parents’ Right To Know

Date (to be filled in)

Dear Parent:

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and the state Public School Code, permits you as a parent, the right to request information about the licensure and other qualifications, teaching assignment, and training of your child’s teacher, instructional support providers, including paraprofessionals, and school principal(s) who may work with your child.

Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers:

  • Whether the New Mexico Public Education Department has licensed or certified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  • Whether the New Mexico Public Education Department has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or certified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
  • If the teacher is certified or licensed to teach in another discipline.
  • Whether any teachers' aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
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