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Parent Information - Right to Know


Dear Parent/Guardian,

In compliance with provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, because your child’s school receives Title I federal funding, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher(s).  Specifically included is your right to know the following:

  1. Whether the NYS Education Department has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  2. Whether the NYS Education Department has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
  3. The teacher’s college major and whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degree.
  4. Whether any paraprofessionals provide service to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.

Should you wish to exercise your right to obtain the above information about your child’s teacher, please contact the office of the Superintendent of Schools in writing at the following address to make your request:

Mrs. Maureen Donahue, Superintendent
Southwestern Central School District
600 Hunt Road
Jamestown, NY  14701

Should you have any questions concerning the above, please do not hesitate to call (716)484-1136.