Parent Rights

Bellaire Local School District
340 34th Street
Bellaire, OH  43906
Phone: 740-676-1826
August 24, 2009
RE:  Parent Right to Know Teacher Qualifications
Dear Parent/Guardian:
You have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher.  The federal law, No Child Left Behind, requires that any local school district receiving federal Title I, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged, must notify parents of each student attending any school receiving Title I that they may request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teacher, including the following:
1.      Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child instruction.
2.      Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives State licensing requirements.
3.      The college degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification).
4.      Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals (sometimes called teacher’s aides) and their qualifications.
You may request this information by contacting Mr. Kevin Roseberry, Administrative Assistant, at 740-676-1826.  Please be sure to give your child’s full name, your full name, and the name of your child’s teacher.
Tony Scott
                                                                   KR: Parent Right