Parents Right to Know
August 7, 2017
Dear Ewa Elementary School Parent & Guardian:
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides parent(s)/guardian(s) of a HIDOE student, the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and if the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so their qualifications. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s) and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner upon your request.
You have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s).
1. Whether the teacher has met tState qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which he/she provides instruction.
2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
3. Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of their certification.
4. Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
If you would like to receive any of this information, please submit your request in writing to me that includes a phone number that you can be reached so that I can contact you with a response.
Stanley G. Tamashiro, Jr.