Parent's Right to Know

Applies to ALL Schools

As a parent of a student enrolled in one of Florence County School District 3's schools, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and instructional assistants who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for the following information about your child's classroom teachers and requires the district to give you this information in a timely manner:

  • whether the teacher is certified to teach the subjects and/or grade levels that teacher is teaching.
  • whether the teacher's certificate is a waiver or substandard certificate,
  • the teacher's academic major, graduate degrees, if any, and
  • the teacher's certification area.
Teacher qualifications can be accessed at Educator Qualification Search.

Parent Notification of Teacher's Non-Highly Qualified Status

In addition to the information that parents may request, a school that receives Title I funds must provide each individual parent a timely notice that the parent's child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.

The notice and information provided to parents must be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand. This applies to all teachers teaching core academic subjects in a Title I school, regardless to whether the school has a school wide or targeted assistance program.