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Parents Right to Know


Right to Know Professional Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Every year, in compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Effingham County School District sends out a letter to our parents explaining their right to request information about the professional qualifications of their student's teacher(s) and /or paraprofessional(s). The following information may be requested:

  • Whether the student's teacher
    • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
    • is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

If you wish to request information concerning your child's teacher and/or paraprofessional's qualifications, please contact your child's school principal or you may contact Dr. Kirbi Ratner, Executive Director of Human Resources, at the Effingham County Board of Education at 912-754-1119.

The letter below was sent home to parents for this current school year.

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